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Rob Bilott ’90

A partner at a corporate law firm receives a tip that a major chemical company might be polluting a town’s water supply and begins to investigate. He uncovers boxes—and decades—worth of incriminating evidence that more than 70,000 people have been drinking water laced with potentially poisonous levels of a man-made chemical. Despite years of professional and political pressure, he resolves to bring justice to the victims, no matter what. It sounds like the plot of a new Erin Brockovich-meets-A Civil Action Hollywood blockbuster. But, it’s actually the real life story of Rob Bilott ’90, Read more

Kathryn Mayer ’13

During her time at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Kathryn Mayer ’13 became involved in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program where she earned a Certificate in Dispute Resolution—a decision that would ultimately have a huge impact on the direction her career would take after graduation. She now works as a staff attorney at Disability Rights New York (DRNY). DRNY is a nonprofit law firm that provides all federal Protection and Advocacy (P&A) services for persons with disabilities in the State of New York.Read more

Amirah Salaam ’06

For as long as she can remember, Amirah Salaam ’06 has been fascinated with the political process. Growing up in New Jersey and Virginia, she dreamed of one day working on Capitol Hill. Today, she is living that dream as a lobbyist in D.C. "I've always been interested in the idea of using our voice to influence government, which we, as citizens, should be doing,” she said. “I wanted to represent or advocate on behalf of other people—particularly those who are not able to influence or understand the law.”Read more

ALUMNI NEWS

  • Ann M. Donnelly ‘84 sworn in as federal judge for the Eastern District of New York

    Ann M. Donnelly ‘84 was officially sworn in as the 61st judge of the Eastern District of New York during an investiture ceremony at the Roosevelt Courthouse in Brooklyn earlier this month. She was nominated for the position by President Barack Obama on the recommendation of New York Senator Charles Schumer.Read more
  • Jack Schreibman ’00 selected for first White House Leadership Development Program

    Jack Louis Schreibman ’00 was one of 16 individuals selected for the initial cohort of the White House Leadership Development (WHLD) Program. The WHLD is a one-year program designed to develop the skillsets and networks that enterprise leaders need to deliver results on mission-critical priorities. Read more
  • Gerry Beyer ’80 elected to Estate Planning Hall of Fame

    Gerry W. Beyer ’80, the Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professor of Law at Texas Tech University, was elected to the Estate Planning Hall of Fame by the National Association of Estates Planners & Councils for his exemplary service to the field of estate planning. Read more
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LAW SCHOOL NEWS

  • Professor Ric Simmons chosen for court task force to examine grand jury system

    Professor Ric Simmons has been selected to serve on an 18-member task force, chaired by Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Stephen L. McIntosh ‘83, that will examine potential changes to Ohio’s grand jury system in the wake of controversy over fatal police shootings.Read more
  • The Future of Libraries in the Digital Age

    Because people so often identify libraries with physical books, new digital information and communication technologies have spawned speculation whether these institutions are obsolete. Libraries, however, predate books, and, in their modern form, libraries of all kinds – public libraries, research libraries, school libraries, professional libraries – still typically stand at the informational heart of the communities they serve. Join I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy For the Information Society March 24-25, 2016, on The Ohio State University campus for “The Future of Libraries in the Digital Age,” an interdisciplinary exploration of the emerging roles of libraries, as well as the roles of law and public policy in shaping libraries’ missions.Read more
  • Annual PILF Auction set for March 3

    This year's annual Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) Auction will be held on Thursday, March 3, at the Performance Center at the Ohio Union. Faculty, staff, students, and more than 200 professionals from the Columbus community are expected to attend. Last year the auction raised more than $50,000 to fund student fellowships in positions that serve communities across the nation and groups with limited access to legal services. PILF hopes to exceed that amount this year. Read more

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • The Future of Libraries in the Digital Age

    A symposium by I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy For the Information Society. Thompson Library, March 24, and Saxbe Auditorium, March 25, 2016. Click here to register.
  • The investiture of Kathy Seward Northern

    Barrister Club, February 11, 2016. Email Teresa Kempton Dray at kemptondray.1@osu.edu or call (614) 688-8232 to RSVP.
  • PILF Auction

    The Ohio Union, March 3, 2016, Click here for more information.
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