The Law School Magazine  ·  Summer 2013

 

Features

 
Student, donor, inspiration: Jenna Grassbaugh’s on a mission to help fellow veterans
Thousands of Ohio veterans and military service members need legal services each year. They return home from tours of duty only to face seemingly insu... Continue Reading →
Storied treasures: Law library’s collection of rare books, artifacts numbers in the thousands
In an era of downloading books to electronic readers and accessing materials across the world online, some have found it easy to diminish the power of... Continue Reading →
New faces on the faculty: Three bring expertise in health law, national security, lawmaking
When students at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law return to classes this fall, they will have the opportunity to learn from three new d... Continue Reading →
Tales from the Clinics: Great lessons learned in courtrooms, with clients
By participating in the Civil Clinic, Matt Grimsley ’13 gained more experience than many young attorneys who have been practicing for years. “Duri... Continue Reading →
1 Degree, 10 Careers
They are journalists with J.D. degrees. Our graduates put their legal education to use in a variety of careers, and in this issue of All Rise, we talk... Continue Reading →
Building laws: Professors lend expertise, skill to establishing uniform laws, restatements
From soldiers casting ballots from Afghanistan to two parties negotiat­ing freely via a long-distance telephone call, the leadership of faculty at Th... Continue Reading →
From Immigrant to International Bridge Builder: Juan Lozada-Leoni ’04 came from Venezuela with a desire to practice law and serve his new country
Three years after graduating from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Juan Lozada-Leoni ’04 was exactly who and precisely where he want... Continue Reading →
Access Crisis: Ohio and other states struggle to provide liberty and justice for all
In a courtroom right now, a young father is fighting for visitation rights for his child. He is unrepresented and, when called to order, merely stands... Continue Reading →
Exit Interviews: 6 members of the Class of 2013 discuss future plans
From trying cases in clinics or externships to tearing up the moot court circuit and finding their legal calling, six members of the Class of 2013 ref... Continue Reading →

Alumni Profiles

 

Eight More Years: Alumna makes career of advising Ohio’s leaders


Looking out of her corner office window from the 17th floor of the Rhodes Tower in downtown Columbus, Mary Mertz ’02 can see her resume on Capitol Square. She spent eight years in the Rife Building, working for former Lieutenant Gov. Mike DeWine an...

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The Problem-Solver: After selling company to Google, Raj Malik ’98 focuses on next venture


Rebecca Malik had a problem. The online merchant with discerning taste in interior design and home furnishings had products customers wanted to buy on her website, 17thandRiggs.com. She saw the traffic from where they pored over pages of elegant lamp...

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With Eyes on the Horizon: Alumnus leads Sierra Club’s efforts to combat climate change


David Scott ’87 gazed out on a wind-whipped sea of 50,000 people at the National Mall on Feb. 17. As a member of the Sierra Club’s national board, he was pleased to see the large turnout for the group’s event on such cold day in Washington, D.C...

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Exit Interviews: 6 members of the Class of 2013 discuss future plans


From trying cases in clinics or externships to tearing up the moot court circuit and finding their legal calling, six members of the Class of 2013 reflect on their time at Moritz and share their future plans.   JANAY STEVENS When Janay Stevens ...

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From Immigrant to International Bridge Builder: Juan Lozada-Leoni ’04 came from Venezuela with a desire to practice law and serve his new country


Three years after graduating from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Juan Lozada-Leoni ’04 was exactly who and precisely where he wanted to be. He was a U.S. citizen, specifically an Army JAG Corps officer, traveling over Kuwait in a ...

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Drawing on clinic experience in his career


Every time he “walks the triangle” in the courtroom, Avonte Campinha- Bacote ’08 has his Civil Clinic experience from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in his back pocket. That’s where Campinha-Bacote learned to perform one of t...

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1 Degree, 10 Careers


They are journalists with J.D. degrees. Our graduates put their legal education to use in a variety of careers, and in this issue of All Rise, we talk with 10 alumni who have combined their law degree with the power of the press.   Clarence M. D...

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Student, donor, inspiration: Jenna Grassbaugh’s on a mission to help fellow veterans


Thousands of Ohio veterans and military service members need legal services each year. They return home from tours of duty only to face seemingly insurmountable challenges – foreclosures, mushrooming problems with debt, issues with litigious landlo...

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Departments

 

Disabled Education: A Critical Analysis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) promises a free and appropriate public education to all children with disabilities. At first glance, the IDEA is a shining example of law’s democratizing impulse. But, in the book Disabled Educ...

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Amy Cohen dishes about the ‘supermarket revolution’ and its effects on developing countries


What are you researching currently? I am working on a project that examines what is at stake when developing countries regulate their food markets around the imperatives of large, corporate supermarket chains. Supermarkets, so common in the West are ...

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In service to others



Ours is a profession of service and justice. We serve our clients, our communities, and the people. In the past decade, with the Great Recession and tightening budgets, it has become apparent that more people are being left behind, left to fight for justice on their own. In March, we marked the 50th...

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