2016-2017 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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2016-2017 PLL Community Unrest and Community Leadership Panel in Saxbe Auditorium

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.

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For additional information, contact Mary Rose Sullivan, Coordinator, Program on Law and Leadership, at Sullivan.1009@osu.edu; or 614-247-8879


“Would You Share a Few Words? Preparing Short Talks Lawyers are Called to Make”

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.

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A Conversation with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval

October 21, 2016

Nevada Governor 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.

Professor Emeritus and PLL Director, Nancy Rogers, will moderate the Conversation.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.


A Conversation with Steve Francis

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.

Professor Emeritus and PLL Director, Nancy Rogers, will moderate.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.

 


A Conversation with Kara Trott

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.

Professor Emeritus and PLL Director, Nancy Rogers, will moderate the Conversation.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.

 


Luncheon with Chief Judge Colleen McMahon

November 18, 2016

Colleen 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 (S.D.N.Y.), based in Manhattan.  S.D.N.Y. routinely handles many of the nation’s most consequential finance, white collar crime, civil rights, and national security cases.  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 Chief Judge McMahon is open to the entire OSU community, and also part of The Ohio State National Security Simulation, directed by Prof. Dakota Rudesill.

A buffet lunch will be served.  Location: U.S. Bank Conference Theater, Ohio Union.

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Managing Meetings to Make Them More Effective, a Workshop with Prof. Sarah Cole

January 27, 2017

Professor Sarah Cole is the John W. Bricker Professor of Law; and the Director, Program on Dispute Resolution. Professor Cole has focused her research on the legal issues and policy that have arisen as a result of the increased use of alternative dispute resolution. She is the co-author of two of the leading casebooks on Alternative Dispute Resolution in the country.

The workshop will be held in Drink 349. Snacks will be served.

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A Conversation with Martijn Steger

February 28, 2017

Mr. Steger, Moritz ’83, is Director and  Leader of the Global Business Practice at Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter. He primarily assists clients with global business law issues, intellectual property matters and dispute resolution. Mr. Steger has a particular emphasis in the resolution of international business disputes and disputes arising in the field of logistics, which includes the warehousing, supply and transport of goods.

The Conversation will be moderated by Prof. Katrina Lee.

A sit-down lunch will be served in the Barrister Club.

 


So You Don’t Think You Have an Hour for this Workshop, Even If It Might Save You Many Hours?: Time Management for Leaders

March 2, 2017

Professor Rogers, the former Moritz Dean and former Ohio Attorney General, will host this hands-on workshop.  You will develop a strategic time management approach and then work through an “in-box” exercise adapted from one she used teaching at the ABA New Law Deans Workshop.  Limited to 20 students.

The workshop will be held in Drinko 349.

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Leading in Crisis: Play a Role in a Simulation of Community Leaders Making Decisions in the Midst of Civil Unrest, Political Pressures, and National Media and Social Media Attention

March 9, 2017

Leading in Crisis: Play a Role in a Simulation of Community Leaders Making Decisions in the Midst of Civil Unrest, Political Pressures, and National Media and Social Media Attention

Assume the role of a community leader to get a sense of decision-making during crisis in a simulation written by 3L Jackie Fisher.  During the last half hour, Nancy Rogers, Program on Law and Leadership Director and former Ohio Attorney General, and Bill Froehlich, Associate Director, Divided Community Project and Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution, will lead a discussion of the lessons learned about leading during a time of crisis. The hours spent participating will count toward the Certificate in Dispute Resolution.  Students who have enrolled in Prof. Grande Lum’s spring break course may not attend, as a similar simulation will be used during that course.

The workshop, held in Drinko 349, will be limited to 16 students.

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