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

Women in Business Leadership Roles; A Panel Disscusion

October 19, 2015

Discussing the ever-expanding role of women in business leadership roles will be Christie A. Hill ’86, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Dun & Bradstreet Corp., Doreen DeLaney Crawley, ’94, Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, Grange Insurance, and Beth Spain, ’02, Associate General Counsel, Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The panel is co-sponsored by The Program for Law, Finance and Governance.

To register, please click here.

Conversation with Demetries Neely ’84, Exec Dir of The King Arts Center

November 12, 2015

Join Dean Garry Jenkins and Demetries Neely ’84 in a discussion on non-profit leadership.

Conversation with Demetries Neely ’84 (invitation only)

November 12, 2015

Leadership Skills Workshop: Business Development for Lawyers: How to be a Rainmaker

November 13, 2015

In many instances, lawyers don’t just practice the law. They also are running businesses in the forms of their firms and practices. Business development, rainmaking, and networking are often key components to leadership in the law. In this workshop, Mark Beese, president of Leadership for Lawyers, LLC, will teach you how to:

  • Present a framework for consultative selling
  • Deliver a succinct verbal business card
  • How to build a positive first impression using neuro-linguistic programming techniques
  • Network with a purpose
  • Leverage social media to build a professional network
  • Understand the elements of a personal business development plan

Don’t miss this unique training opportunity to further your leadership skills.  Registration is required, refreshments will be served.

General Information

Dean’s Roundtable with Steve Goldfarb ’85 (invite only)

November 30, 2015

Dean Alan Michaels will engage Steve Goldfarb ’85, Partner at Hahn Loeser in a conversation about leadership. 1L students only, please contact Annina Parini with questions about this event.

Recent Events

Protected: A Conversation with Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Dean Alan C. Michaels (invitation only)

September 30, 2015

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Conversation with Brian Sandoval ’89, Governor of Nevada (invitation only)

September 11, 2015

A former  legislator and Nevada’s youngest state gaming commission chairman at the age of 35, Sandoval was elected as the first Latino attorney general in the state and was appointed by President George W. Bush as the first Latino U.S. district court judge. Sandoval opted out of the lifetime judicial appointment to serve as the state’s first Latino governor.

*invitation only

Conversation with Lavea Brachman, Exec Dir of the Greater Ohio Policy Center

September 10, 2015

As Executive Director and a co-founder of the Greater Ohio Policy Center, Lavea has been instrumental in shaping the organization’s direction and strategic policy priorities aimed at restoring prosperity to Ohio. She brings a passion for community and economic redevelopment to this work and a belief in the productive impact of linking sound policy with good practices. To advance this agenda in Ohio, Lavea has also formed strategic organizational partnerships with state and national organizations, including through her previous positions as non-resident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program and as a policy fellow with the German Marshall Fund in Washington, D.C., which she has advised on their “cities in transition” initiative investigating European city revitalization practices that can be modeled in U.S. cities.

Lavea previously practiced environmental law in Washington, D.C. and was a partner with a Cambridge, Massachusetts consulting firm advising Fortune 500 companies on brownfield property redevelopment strategies. She also worked in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management at the Department of Energy during the Clinton Administration on community and neighborhood development and land reuse issues surrounding the U.S. decommissioned nuclear sites.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, a law degree from The University of Chicago Law School, and a master’s in city planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has two teenagers and lives with her family in a first-ring suburb of Columbus, Ohio.

PLL Informational Orientation and Luncheon

August 27, 2015

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.

General Information

Personal Strengths in Leadership

April 17, 2015

“Mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu

Leadership is often achieved by mastering your own strengths, and the best law is practiced by men and women whose practices fully utilize their unique skills and strengths.  The Program on Law and Leadership is producing a workshop tailored to law students, and their strengths.  Take the Strengths Finder test, then attend this workshop and find out how you can apply your strengths in law school and at work.

Participants in this workshop will:

  •  Identify how each of your strengths helps you make a positive impact in law school and work
  • Gain new skills to help enhance and reinforce your strengths at work
  • Select responsibilities that through your top strengths you can help your team reach its highest potential

Mark your calendars for Friday, April 17 from 3-6 p.m. in Drinko Hall (room TBD).  Please secure your spot at this workshop by emailing Annina Parini at Further instructions will be forwarded after Spring Break. If you’ve already taken the Strengths Finder test (through Moritz Career Services), you don’t have to re-take it.