- Modern Family: Alumna finds her passion in helping Ohio’s LGBTQ youth
- Beyond the glass ceiling
- Senator John Glenn to 1L students: “There’s hope for this country yet as long as there are people like you.”
- Garry W. Jenkins Invested as John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law
- Former Columbus mayor and alumnus dies
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
April 6, 2015
Michael G. Oxley, former Congressman and Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is of Counsel at BakerHostetler in D.C. and serves clients in the areas of corporate governance, investigations, and government policy. In addition to his position with BakerHostetler, Mr. Oxley also is Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors of NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. After a 25-year career representing Ohio’s Fourth Congressional District, Congressman Oxley is best known for his co-authorship of the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which restored Americans’ confidence in the capital markets early in the decade and created a new accounting oversight board for publicly traded companies.
March 4, 2015
Dean Garry Jenkins will engage Mary Augsburger in a lively conversation about leadership during this private lunch conversation at the Barrister Club. Be part of this event! Contact Annina Parini to be entered into the lottery for a seat at the table. email@example.com
Conversation with Richard F. Celeste, Former U.S. Ambassador to India & Governor of Ohio (Saxbe Auditorium)
February 3, 2015
The American Constitution Society, PILF, and The Program on Law and Leadership will welcome Former U.S. Ambassador to India and Governor of Ohio Richard F. Celeste on Tuesday, February 3 in Saxbe Auditorium. Mr. Celeste will share stories about his experiences as a public servant and why it is as important as ever that more motivated young people stay engaged in local, state, and national government.
Celeste began his career in public service in 1963 after returning from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Following his time in England, he served in the staff liaison office in the Peace Corps before moving to India as special assistant to Chester Bowles, the then U.S. Ambassador. Celeste returned to Ohio and was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives from Cuyahoga County in 1970. He was next elected to be the 55th Lieutenant Governor in 1974 and served under a Republican, James A. Rhodes. In 1978, Celeste ran for governor, but lost to incumbent Rhodes. President Carter appointed Celeste to serve as Director of the Peace Corps from 1979-1981.
In 1982, Celeste ran for Governor again and won. He served two terms as Governor of Ohio where he navigated Ohio through the savings and loan crisis, increased support for mental health and addiction recovery services, increased funding for education and children services, all while opening more government positions to African Americans and appointing more women to his cabinet than every previous governor combined. At the end of his second term Celeste, controversially, granted clemency to a number of Ohio prisoners acknowledging the racial disparity in sentencing in Ohio and battered women’s syndrome.
Celeste worked briefly on health care reform for the DNC in 1993. From 1991 until 1997 his firm Celeste and Sabety designed regional and local economic development strategies. In 1997 President Clinton named Celeste as his Ambassador to India.
Celeste most recently retired from his position as the President of Colorado College, which was his longest continuous position anywhere in his long career, at 9 years. He now serves on numerous boards and is responsible for the soon to be built U.S. Olympic museum, which is slated to be break ground in Colorado Springs.