The Law School Magazine  ·  Winter 2014

Alumni Profiles

 

An Education in Politics: Alumna combines law degree, Ph.D. in career at mayor’s office


Issue: Winter 2014
  Keisha Hunley-Jenkins ’05 never thought she would pursue a career in politics. But after the office of Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman called with a job offer, she’s now directing an office in City Hall. Hunley-Jenkins is the director of ex...

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‘I achieved my dream’: National Guardsman makes a difference as Chicago prosecutor


Issue: Winter 2014
As both a prosecutor in the city of Chicago and a Judge Advocate General in the military, Shariq Kathawala ’08 is using education from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law to serve a larger community. Balancing the two careers can di...

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Navigating Cultural Differences: Craig Bryson ’00 manages attorneys from afar, abroad at Abbott Laboratories


Issue: Winter 2014
It’s not as simple as walking down the hall and knocking on a door for Craig Bryson ’00 to convene with his legal team. As area counsel for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa at Abbott Laboratories, Bryson oversees 15 lawyers responsible f...

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The Speaker and The President: William Batchelder ’67, Keith Faber ’91 lead Ohio Legislature


Issue: Winter 2014
Hushed conversations are swallowed entirely by the din outside of the legislative chambers at the Ohio Statehouse, making an already warm October afternoon a bit stifling. Freed from their classrooms for a day, school children on a field trip file th...

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1 Degree, 10 Careers


Issue: Winter 2014
 The only things certain in life are death, taxes, and opinions on how the tax code could be changed for the better. All Rise surveyed 10 alumni whose practices focus on taxation for insights into the current debates and future for this specialized ...

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


Issue: Summer 2013
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


Issue: Summer 2013
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


Issue: Summer 2013
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


Issue: Summer 2013
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


Issue: Summer 2013
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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