Dean’s Roundtable

DeansRoundtable_HeaderThe Dean’s Roundtable invites first-year law students to converse with Dean Alan C. Michaels and a featured guest, frequently an alumnus of the College, over lunch. These small gatherings allow students to discuss leadership topics, and they offer a unique opportunity to listen to real-world stories about career paths, life balance, and lessons learned since graduating from law school. For first-
year students, the Dean’s Roundtable is a reminder that leadership can come in many forms, and each graduate has the possibility of trailblazing his or her own career. It offers an opportunity to shape how students think of themselves from the start of law school, showing them at the very beginning of their law careers that attorneys have considerable leadership potential that can be sustained throughout their lives.


Dean's Roundtable with Bill Blair '70


February 8, 2012 | Leadership students shared lunch and conversation with a Statehouse mainstay, and arts advocate, Bill Blair '70. Dean Alan Michaels engaged Mr. Blair in a lively discussion about the leadership lessons he's learned lobbying in the Statehouse for over 30 years.

Dean's Roundtable with Jim Tuschman '66


October 23, 2012 | Attorney James M. Tuschman is a former chair of the Ohio Board of Regents and is currently Of Counsel for Barkan and Robon Ltd. Mr. Tuschman has been a trial lawyer for the past 45 years. During most of his professional career, he was involved in the defense of doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases. He received national recognition by being listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Dean's Roundtable with Kara Trott '91


Kara Trott’s ability to lead has garnered a great deal of recognition since founding Quantum Health Inc., an integrated care management firm located in Columbus. Established in 1999, the company offers coordinated health care programs that aid employees in getting the most efficient and correct medical care possible. It has been featured in Businessweek,, and on Harvard University’s innovators’ website, in addition to being recognized as a Leading Disease Management Program by Health Industries Research Companies in 2010.

Dean's Roundtable with Kurt Tunnell '87


January 25, 2012 | Kurt Tunnell is the managing partner of Bricker & Eckler LLP. Kurt has unique expertise in the development and operation of legislative coalitions to advocate public policy goals through the Ohio General Assembly. He has significant experience before the Ohio General Assembly and the Administration in representing trade associations and business coalitions in complex and technical public policy debates to develop and implement strategies for the successful enactment of legislation.