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SPOTLIGHT

Amber Zibritosky ’10

Amber Zibritosky ’10 is the law director for Stow, a city of nearly 35,000 people in Northeastern Ohio. "I feel very privileged with this job because I am tasked with doing the right thing and the best thing for the people all of the time… My job on the criminal side is to achieve justice, not to just win.. And it's similar even on the civil side. Our job here is to make the best laws and the best policies and to execute them in a way that is best for the people of Stow, and not just best for the individual people I work for like the mayor or anyone else,” she said.Read more

Evidence Moot Court Team finishes first at Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Moot Court Competition

The Moritz College of Law’s Evidence Moot Court Team brought home the first place trophy from the Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Moot Court Competition. 2L Lydia Bolander Reback, 3L Shane Wiegerig, and 2L John Bullock faced 31 other teams who traveled to Brooklyn for the competition last month. Reback won Best Oralist in the final round, which was argued before two federal appeals court judges and a federal district court judge.Read more

Karen Christian ’01

Karen Christian ’01 was one of six Capitol Hill lawyers featured in a write-up that appeared in The National Law Journal about the attorneys working behind the scenes on health care legislation efforts and the American Health Care Act. Christian serves as general counsel for the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Energy and Commerce. According to the article, Christian started her career on Capitol Hill as counsel to the Committee on House Administration. Read more

ALUMNI NEWS

  • Barry Breslow ’87 appointed to Second Judicial District Court

    Barry Breslow '87 was recently appointed to the Second Judicial District Court, Department 8, by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval '89. He has served as a commercial litigation attorney for nearly 30 years in Reno, Nevada. During that time, Breslow has practiced in both state and federal courts in Nevada as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Christian Spears ’02 named Eastern Michigan University’s interim director of athletics

    Christian Spears '02 has been named interim director of athletics at Eastern Michigan University. He is now in his third year as the deputy director of athletics for the university. He arrived in Ypsilanti following a five-year tenure in the Northern Illinois University Athletics Department. In 2013, Spears served as Northern Illinois University's acting director of athletics for nearly five months while the university conducted a national search for its new athletic director following the football team's Orange Bowl appearance.
  • Gwen Silverberg Callender ’91 named chief counsel for the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc. and the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council, Inc.

    Gwen Silverberg Callender '91 was promoted to the position of chief counsel for the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc. and the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council, Inc. The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc. is Ohio's largest law enforcement organization with a membership of over 26,000 and close to 200 local lodges. Callender has served as general counsel for the FOP for the past 26 years. Read more
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LAW SCHOOL NEWS

  • Moritz Federalist Society named National Student Chapter of the Year

    The Moritz College of Law Federalist Society Student Chapter was awarded the 2016-2017 James Madison Award for Student Chapter of the Year at The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies’ national student symposium in March. There are more than 200 student chapters across the country. Finalists for the award this year included the law school student chapters at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas, University of Virginia, and Yale University.Read more
  • Merritt awarded a President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service

    In March, Professor Deborah Merritt was awarded the President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service. This prestigious award honors Ohio State faculty members who, in addition to remaining dedicated teachers and scholars, go above and beyond in their commitments to develop university policies and programs that improve the overall quality of Ohio State. Recipients of the award are nominated by members of the university community and selected by a committee of faculty, administrators, and prior recipients. Merritt’s own history of impressive university service—toward issues like diversity enhancement and education reform—spans more than a decade.Read more
  • Kelly receives Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

    In February, Professor Katherine Silver Kelly was surprised in her classroom by Vice Provost Kay Wolf, as well as Kelly’s husband, father, stepmother, and two sisters with news that she had won the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. Of the more than 4,000 Ohio State faculty eligible for the award, just 10 are granted each year. Kelly’s award marks the eighth time in 11 years that a Moritz faculty member has been a recipient.Read more

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 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

      Firm: Orrick  (Wheeling, West Virginia, office) Position: Mergers and acquisition/private equity attorney with two – four years of  experience Contact: Julie Cunningham, Human Resources and Recruiting Manager -- jcunningham@orrick.com
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