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SPOTLIGHT

Brigid Heid ’90

Brigid Heid ’90 is a partner at Eastman & Smith Ltd. There her work is concentrated on helping businesses and business owners navigate legal issues in the workplace. “Some clients will only understand the value of hiring a lawyer after they have hired either an uninformed lawyer, or they've tried to do it themselves through one of the Avvo's or LegalZoom’s of the world,” Heid said. “They don't know what they don’t know until all of the sudden they understand that they may not have protected their business interests in the way that they intended. One of my favorite sayings to a client is, ‘You can pay me a little bit now, or you can pay me a heck of a lot later. It's your choice.’”Read more

Justice for Children Clinic earns asylum for client

After almost two years of tireless and dedicated work, the Justice for Children Clinic learned last week that one of their clients was granted asylum—a remarkable triumph. The clinic’s client, a teenager who fled his home country of Honduras, stopped by the clinic, proudly displaying his acceptance letter. The Justice for Children Clinic’s dedicated efforts on the asylum case were led by a team of students under the guidance of Professor Kimberly Jordan, director of the Justice for Children Project and an associate clinical professor of law.Read more

Jack Thomas ’82

Jack Thomas ’82 is an Emmy Award-winning writer and executive producer for DreamWorks Animation. He's worked on such popular shows as “The Replacements," "The Fairly OddParents," and the “Regular Show.” “They used to nickname me Logic Lad in writer’s room because I would always be the person trying to make the story make sense,” Thomas said. “I think that definitely comes from law school—the ability to look at the facts of a situation and try to make sure that they all work together."Read more

ALUMNI NEWS

  • Kara Newbury ’05 named rising star under 40 in ASC industry

    Kara Newbury '05 was named a "Rising Star" as one of the top leaders in the ASC Industry under 40. Newbury serves as assistant director of government affairs for health policy at the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.
  • Jonathan D. Mester ’98 profiled in Cleveland Jewish News

    Jonathan D. Mester '98 was profiled in article that ran in the Cleveland Jewish News in January 2017. In it, Mester said he chose to pursue a law degree for two reasons; his love of an intellectual challenge and his passion for helping others. Mester is now a partner at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy where his practice focuses on representing victims of medical malpractice, including obstetrical malpractice cases in which the baby suffers severe deficits at birth including Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy.
  • Craig Byrnes ’99 named to Executive Board of the California Employment Lawyers Association

    Craig Byrnes '99 was named to the Executive Board of the California Employment Lawyers Association. CELA is a professional organization for plaintiff's employment attorneys. It is the largest statewide organization of its kind, with over 800 attorney members who represent employees in termination, discrimination, and wage and hour litigation. As a member of the Executive Board, Craig will help CELA in its mission of advancing workers rights through litigation, education, and advocacy.
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LAW SCHOOL NEWS

  • Moritz Federalist Society named National Chapter of the Year

    Last week at its annual national student symposium, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies selected the Moritz College of Law Federalist Society Student Chapter for the 2016-2017 James Madison Award for Student Chapter of the Year.Read more
  • Spindelman testifies before Ohio House

    Professor Marc Spindelman appeared before the Ohio House of Representatives Community and Family Advancement Committee to give interested party testimony on the constitutionality of House Bill 36—referred to by sponsor Rep. Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) as the “Pastor Protection Act.”Read more
  • Moritz moot court teams compete at prestigious national competitions

    Congratulations to the Moritz College of Law moot court teams who recently competed in two of the most prestigious moot court competitions in the country – the National Moot Court Competition in New York City and the Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court Championships in Houston. Both teams delivered outstanding performances, according to their coaches.Read more
  • College mourns loss of Emeritus Professor Sorensen

    Philip C. Sorensen, professor emeritus at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. He was 83. Sorensen joined the faculty at Ohio State in 1973 where he taught until his retirement in 1995. His expertise lay in the area of tax law, but he also taught courses on business associations, torts, legislation, and nonprofits. He is the coauthor of Ascending Liability in Religious and Other Nonprofit Organizations.Read more

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Predictive Analytics, Law, and Policy: Mapping the Terrain

    Friday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Saxbe Auditorium. Click here for a schedule of events and to register.
  • Data Points: Ideas on Data and Society presents Dr. Lorrie Cranor

    Tuesday, April 11, from 12:10 - 1:15 p.m. in the Barrister Club, located at 25 W. 11th Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 43201. Click here to register.
  • Reunions: Save the Date

    Reunions for the classes of 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012 will be held this year the weekend of Oct. 6-7. Make sure to mark your calendars to reconnect with your law school classmates!

  • ALUMNI JOB CORNER

    • If you are hiring…

      Registration for Fall 2017 On Campus Interviews is open. Please visit our website to register. If you would like to post a job for students to work during the school year, this coming summer, or after graduation, please let us know.  We will post jobs and will arrange for you to interview on campus at any time. Contact Lakin Davis at davis.5477@osu.edu. If you are seeking attorneys with experience, the career services office is happy to place a notice in the newly added alumni job corner and/or place a posting on Symplicity, our job data bank.
    • If you are seeking…

      The career services office often receives job postings for experienced attorneys. Below are some of our most recent listing. More positions can be viewed in Symplicity. Please contact Lakin Davis, davis.5477@osu.edu, if you would like to post a job or obtain Symplicity access.
    • Jobs

      Organization: US Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit Position: Federal Judicial Staff Attorney for a two-year appointment. Location: Atlanta, Georgia Contact: Suzette Williams, Human Resources/Recruiting Coordinator, suzette_williams@ca11.uscourts.gov
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      Law Firm: Javitch Block LLC Position: Associate Attorney Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Contact: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/JAV1000/JobBoard
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      Law Firm: Mowery Youell & Galeano, Ltd. Position: Associate Attorney Location: Dublin, Ohio Contact: Justin A. Morocco, jmorocco@myglaw.com
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      Organization: Legal Aid Society of Columbus (Columbus, OH) Position: Staff Attorney Location: Columbus, Ohio Contact: Kathleen McGarvey, LASC Director, kmcgarvey@columbuslegalaid.org
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