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Fox Legal Analyst to Speak at Moritz Hooding
Greta Van Susteren to deliver keynote address May 10
May 4, 2002
Greta Van Susteren, a legal analyst for Fox News Network, will be the speaker at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law hooding ceremony, to be held at 3 p.m. on May 10 at the Ohio Theatre.
Nearly 220 students will receive their academic hoods during the ceremony, which symbolizes the passage from student to graduate. In addition, the first Moritz Leadership Awards will be presented. Made possible through a gift from the late Michael E. Moritz, the award is presented to one law student each in the first, second, and third-year class on the basis of leadership outside the classroom, which includes the college, university, and broader community. Moritz' wife, Lou Ann, will assist in the presentation.
Cathy Presper, Dublin, the daughter of Moritzes, will lead the class into the theatre. She will carry the new banner which bears the name of the Michael E. Moritz College of Law.
The theatre, located at 39 East State Street in Columbus, has seating available in a first-come, first-served basis. The doors open at 2 p.m., and guests should enter through the State Street entrance. Parking is available in a variety of downtown commercial lots.
Van Susteren, the host of On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, joined Fox in February 2002 after ten years at CNN, where she hosted the prime time analytical news show, The Point and daytime legal affairs show, Burden of Proof.
Known for her no-nonsense, aggressive style of interviewing, Van Susteren was a lawyer before the start of her television career. As a trial attorney, she has represented clients in a variety of civil and criminal cases ranging from murder and racketeering to divorce and product liability.
In 1991, she started out CNN by providing comment on the William Kennedy Smith rape trial, and has since provided insight for the O. J. Simpson trials, the Elian Gonzalaz custody case, and the Florida 2000 presidential election recounts as well.
She holds a law degree and master of laws in trial advocacy from Georgetown Law Center, where she served as an adjunct law professor from 1982 to 1999.
Since 1891, the Moritz College of Law has played a leading role in the legal profession through countless contributions made by alumni and faculty. Graduates of the school reside in all 50 states and 20 other countries and include justices of the Ohio Supreme Court, current and former U.S. Senators and Representatives, managing partners in law firms of all sizes, chief executive officers of Fortune 500 corporations, and attorneys with non-profit organizations and public interest law organizations.