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Moritz Names New Assistant Dean for International & Graduate Affairs
February 11, 2009
Contact: Barbara Peck, (614) 292-0283
Jessica Richman Dworkin
Jessica Richman Dworkin started as the College’s new assistant dean for international and graduate affairs at the Moritz College of Law this week. She’ll take over for Professor Anne Doyle, who has been filling the position on an interim basis.
Dworkin will be heading the College’s LL.M. program that was started in the 2007-08 academic year. “I hope to build upon the success of the LL.M. program by growing the program both in size and reputation,” she said. She will also oversee the College’s Master in the Study of Law program and the College’s study abroad offerings in Oxford.
Dworkin received her bachelor’s degree in international studies and Spanish from The Ohio State University in 1999 and her law degree and LL.M. in international and comparative law from Duke University School of Law.
“Since graduating from The Ohio State University, I’ve moved around the country – but am always drawn back to Columbus, Ohio,” she said. “I'm very excited to be coming home to Ohio, and to rediscovering Columbus, and all that it has to offer.”
After law school she worked as an associate at the Columbus firm, Baker & Hostetler LLP and later as an associate at the Washington, D.C., firm, Ludwig & Robinson PLLC.
Dworkin served as senior law career counselor at the George Washington University Law School from 2005 to 2009. There she was in charge of placement services for more than 200 annual LL.M. students.
“I'm very proud of the impact I had on the LL.M. experience for my previous students at George Washington. I was able to respond to student needs and created a ‘Stop Telling Me To Network; Show Me How!’ program for our international students that has been replicated across the university and at other law schools in the D.C. area,” she said. “I am most proud of their ability to navigate what was once foreign territory to them.”
Dworkin also served as adjunct professor at George Washington University and Trinity University. She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. She has also worked as a contract language monitor for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Dworkin is a native of Wooster, Ohio. She has spent a significant amount of time in Ecuador, which she says had a lasting impact on her. She considers the nation a second home.