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

2016-2017 PLL Orientation and Registration Luncheon

August 25, 2016

New students: You don’t want to miss this event at the Barrister Club!  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 about leadership and share their experiences in the Program.

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Recent Events

Leadership Skills Workshop: Emotional Intelligence

March 4, 2016

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is concerned with understanding oneself and others, relating to people, and adapting to and coping with the immediate surroundings to be more successful in dealing with environmental demands.  EQ helps to predict success because it reflects how a person applies knowledge to the immediate situation.

Want to know what your EQ is?  Want to know how that information can make you a more effective lawyer, leader, and professional?  Then take advantage of this amazing opportunity through a three-part workshop.  As a result of your participation in this workshop you will:  (1) recognize and understand key dimensions of emotional intelligence; (2) develop strategies to improve and enhance their effectiveness, whether at school, work, or at home; and (3) receive the results of your own emotional intelligence assessment.

Part 1:  Complete an online assessment prior to the February 19 deadline (an email with a link to the online test will be sent to you after your participation is confirmed)

Part 2:  Attend the workshop on Friday, March 4 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in 245 Drinko to learn more about EQ and receive your EQ results.

Part 3:  Attend a one-on-one individualized counseling session (1 hour) with a trained professional to analyze the results of your EQ assessment in March (dates to be arranged individually with counselor).

Because space is extremely limited, a lottery for this workshop will be conducted.  To be placed in the lottery pool, please contact Kaiti Curtin at by February 10 at noon.  You will be notified by email if your name was chosen to participate.  Please note that participation in all 3 parts of the workshop is required.  Due to fees involved, by signing up you are committing to full participation and agree to give at least one week cancellation notice if and only if an unavoidable conflict arises.

Dean’s Roundtable with Mary Mertz ’02 (invite only)

February 11, 2016

Dean Alan Michaels will engage Mary Mertz ’02, First Assistant Attorney General under Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, in a conversation about leadership. 1L students only, please contact Kaiti Curtin with questions about this event.

Conversation with Keith Faber ’91, Ohio State Senate President, District 12 (invitation only)

January 20, 2016

Join Associate Dean Garry Jenkins and Senate President Faber ‘91 in a discussion on leadership in government.  Senate President Keith Faber has dedicated the past 15 years to serving Ohioans in the Statehouse. He represents the 12th State Senate District, encompassing all of Allen, Champaign, Mercer and Shelby counties, as well as portions of Auglaize, Darke and Logan counties. He currently serves in his second term as President of the Senate. Prior to his election to the Senate, he served three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives. For his efforts, he has been named a Watchdog of the Treasury five times (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 & 2012), Outstanding Legislator of the Year (2004) by the United Conservatives of Ohio, as well as Legislator of the Year (2014) by the Ohio State Chiropractic Association. Other honors include receiving the Moms for Ohio’s Public Service award for his work to promote strong families and traditional Ohio values. He has been recognized for his commitment to agriculture with the “Friend of Agriculture” award (2014) by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Agriculture for Good Government Political Action.

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.

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.

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