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 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.
September 22, 2016
In an era of increasing discord in communities in all parts of the country, the panel will discuss: What should local leaders do in the midst of community unrest? What plans should they make during more tranquil times? What special contributions can lawyer-leaders make in both situations? In addition, they will examine the unique challenges faced by communities given the current controversies, and share best practices of what local and lawyer-leaders are doing to meet them. Special focus will be on how to forge collaboration amongst a multitude of stakeholders. The discussion will be moderated by Nancy H. Rogers, Director, Program on Law and Leadership, Professor Emeritus, OSU Moritz College of Law. Panelists:
- Grande Lum, Former Director, U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service; Director, Divided Community Project, OSU Moritz College of Law, led the federal mediation that intervened in Ferguson, MO, Baltimore, Sanford, Florida, and elsewhere
- Barbara Langhenry, director of the Cleveland Law Department, which had a critical role in planning for the anticipated demonstrations during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this past summer.
- Carl Smallwood, Partner, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease LLP; past president, National Conference of Bar Presidents, chairs a local Columbus effort to take advantage of tranquil times to plan ahead, and to enhance trust among communities within the larger community.
Co-sponsors: The OSU Moritz College of Law’s: Program on Law and Leadership; Divided Community Project; Program on Dispute Resolution; Ohio State University Democracy Studies; as well as the Truancy Mediation Project, and Dispute Resolution & Youth. A box lunch will be provided for the first 100 attendees.For additional information, contact Mary Rose Sullivan, Coordinator, Program on Law and Leadership, at Sullivan.firstname.lastname@example.org; or 614-247-8879
October 7, 2016
“Would You Share a Few Words? Preparing Short Talks Lawyers are Called to Make,” will be presented by premier communications consultant Ruth Milligan, from 1-4 p.m., Friday, October 7, in Drinko 349. Ms. Milligan will use the format of a TED talk to illustrate what makes a compelling talk, how to draw in a listener, and the best way to make a few salient points. She will highlight the process of developing an interesting, short talk.
Lawyer-leaders are frequently asked to say a few words; sometimes there is an opportunity to prepare, and at other times, the comments are off-the-cuff. This workshop will help build a speaker’s confidence in delivering a message that is easily understood, and memorable.
Ruth Milligan is the co-curator of TEDxColumbus program, and founder and principal of ar.tic.la.tion, where she is the lead executive speech coach, trainer and facilitator. She pulls from her over 25 years of communications expertise, helping individuals at all levels move from good to great in the communication influence. She is highly regarded for her curation of TEDxColumbus, as well as for her passion and skill in developing communications’ talent.
October 21, 2016
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Moritz ’89, has an impressive leadership background. He was the youngest state gaming commissioner at 35, he was the first Latino elected to state-wide office. He gave up a federal judgeship to run for Governor. He has previously been a guest of the PLL, and students valued his remarks on leadership and his perspective on being a governor. The Conversation will be held in Drinko 349. A box lunch will be served.
November 7, 2016
Mr. Francis, Moritz ’83, was appointed by Columbus Mayor Ginther as the first Chief Diversity Officer for the City of Columbus. Previously, he managed Corporate Affairs for Honda of America, where he also held a variety of positions from handling government affairs, diversity, and public relations, as well as working as senior assistant counsel. A sit-down lunch will be served at the Barrister Club, 12:10-1:15 p.m.
Professor Emeritus and PLL Director, Nancy Rogers, will moderate.
November 14, 2016
Ms. Trott, Moritz ’91, is the Founder and CEO of Quantum Health. In 1999, when Quantum Health opened its doors, it was first company in the healthcare industry to apply consumer behavior mapping strategies. Prior to founding Quantum Health, Ms. Trott was a corporate attorney with the law firm Bricker & Eckler, and she also served as a strategic marketing consultant and project manager at RPA, an international consulting firm.
A sit-down lunch will be served at the Barrister Club.
The conversation will be moderated by Professor Emeritus and PLL Director, Nancy Rogers.
November 18, 2016
Sarah McMahon, an undergraduate OSU alumna, is the Chief Judge of one of the nation’s most important courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, based in Manhattan. Chief Judge McMahon will share her thoughts for law students on good lawyering and leadership, and also address their relevance to national security. This luncheon with Judge Sarah McMahon is a part of The Ohio State National Security Crisis Simulation project, directed by Prof. Dakota Rudesill. Students may attend the luncheon without being a part of the two-day simulation taking place in the Ohio Union.
A buffet lunch will be served in the U.S. Bank Theater in the Ohio Union, 12:10-1:10 p.m.