Practicing and Referring Attorneys

studentThe Ohio State University Moritz College of Law supports local attorneys engaged in pro bono work or needing research assistance.

Research

The Moritz Law Library is the largest law library in Ohio and has a vast collection of print and digital materials. Many digital legal databases can be accessed from inside of the library.  In addition, reference librarians are available for consultation  For more information, call (614) 292-6691, email lawlibref@osu.edu, or visit the website.

The Pro Bono Research Group is a student organization that provides research assistance to Legal Services and Legal Aid attorneys throughout Ohio. The research is done by second and third-year Research Fellows.

Referrals

Several of our programs accept client referrals from practicing attorneys:

Grassbaugh Veterans Project – this project assists military veterans in Central Ohio. Please visit the website for more information.

Greif Fellowship in Juvenile Human Trafficking – this project is devoted to providing legal representation and advice to child victims of human sex and labor trafficking in Ohio. Individuals or organizations interested in referring potential clients should call (614) 292-3326 or visit the website.

The College of Law offers a variety of distinct clinical courses that permit third-year law students, under the supervision of law faculty, to represent selected clients in civil, criminal, and juvenile proceedings, as well as to assist start-up companies with legal issues associated with building a business. These clinical programs primarily serve clients referred by the courts, by immigration organizations, and by community partners. For additional information, see the Clinical Programs website or call (614) 292-6821.