PLL events provide opportunities like none other at Moritz. Whether it’s hearing from a CEO, sitting down with a distinguished alumni, or participating in a Dean’s roundtable, events are where our students make connections and become leaders. For a full list of PLL events and photo galleries, visit our event timelines by year.

Upcoming Events

PLL Informational Event and Welcome for New Students (Barrister Club, Registration Required)

September 4, 2014

New students: You don’t want to miss this event!  You’ll get great food, information on the Program on Law and Leadership’s slate of exciting guests and events, and you’ll hear from upper class students who will lead small group discussions about leadership and share their experiences in the Program.

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Leadership Skills Workshop: Executive Communication in the Electronic Age

September 19, 2014

This two hour workshop, “Executive Communication in the Electronic Age”, taught by author and e-policy expert, Nancy Flynn will give you a crash course in electronic communication at the executive level.  Gain valuable e-policy knowledge from the best!

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Conversation with Subha Lembach ( Barrister Club, invite only)

October 9, 2014

As Director of the Juvenile Justice Community Planning Initiative, Subha works on advocating for and developing data driven systems change to reduce the number of youth in detention. Subha has a passion for board service and is a board member for the Columbus Junior League, as well as the Columbus Museum of Art Women’s Board, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Association, Ohio CASA/GAL Association, Childhood League, Cornell University Alumni Association, Columbus Children’s Theatre, Franklin Park Conservatory Women’s Board and the Girls Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland. Subha has received many honors, including Business First’s 40 Under 40, Young Catholic Woman of the Year, Columbus Alive’s People to Watch, Wendy’s Championship for Children Service for Children Award and many others.

This luncheon is by invitation only, please contact Annina Parini at

Dean’s Roundtable with Christine Mayer ’96 (invite only)

October 24, 2014

Share lunch and conversation at The Barrister Club with Dean Michaels and Christine Mayer ’96, President of the GAR Foundation.  GAR invests in Greater Akron to promote quality of life, education, and economic opportunities for its people, in a culturally vibrant community.

This event is invite only. Please contact Annina Parini at for more information.

Dean’s Roundtable with John Lowe ’98 (1L’s only)

November 3, 2014

Join Dean Alan Michaels and Jeni’s Ice Cream CEO, John Lowe ’98 for a conversation about leadership. 1L’s only, invitation required. Contact Annina Parini for more information at

Recent Events

Speaker Series: The Speaker of The Ohio House of Representatives, William Batchelder ’67

April 15, 2014

The Program on Law and Leadership is excited to welcome Speaker Batchelder for our annual Speaker Series address.  Speaker Batchelder is a 1967 graduate of The Ohio State College of Law, and the second longest serving member of the Ohio House.  We look forward to hearing his thoughts on leadership. This event will take place at the Barrister Club, registration is required. Click here to register:


April 7, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:10 pm Join Dean Michaels and alumna Linda Fisher to discuss leadership. INVITE ONLY

Judges as Leaders: Stories from Behind the Bench, A Panel Event

April 2, 2014

The Program on Law and Leadership is excited to be hosting an event featuring 3 distinguished federal judges on Wednesday, April 2 from 12:10-1:15 p.m. in Saxbe Auditorium.  The panel event, entitled, “Judges as Leaders: Tales from Behind the Bench” will be comprised of Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, of the Ninth Circuit Court, Judge R. Guy Cole Jr., and Judge Jeffrey Sutton, both of the Sixth Circuit.  Professor Nancy Rogers will moderate this prestigious panel.  The Judges will be discussing their collective leadership lessons, as well as sharing stories from their distinguished careers.  Lunch will be served, and the attire is casual.


Registration is required, please visit this link to reserve your seat at this exciting event:


See you on April 2!

March 4, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:10 pm Justice Judith L. French became  the 155th justice of the Ohio Supreme Court on January 1, 2013. She was  appointed by Gov. John R. Kasich on December 20, 2012. Prior to her appointment, Justice  French served at the Tenth District Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from  Franklin County courts and state administrative agencies. She […]

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February 4, 2014 | 12:10 pm Before Griesmer became chief operating officer of Pelotonia, she was a partner at Jones Day, representing clients in complex commercial litigation. She handled Chapter 11 adversary proceedings, took on class action claims, defended breach  of contract actions, and successfully argued before the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, securing a multimillion-dollar judgment on behalf of one […]