The Academic Affairs and Student Services staff is the key liaison between students and the Moritz administration. The primary staff members are:
Garry W. Jenkins
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Law
Phone: (614) 247-8338
Office: Drinko 220
Associate Dean Garry Jenkins handles all matters involving students relating to honor code, collaborative initiatives (e.g. leadership program), character matters for state bars, etc.
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Phone: (614) 688-4676
Assistant Dean Monte Smith's central responsibilities include interacting with student organizational leaders and assuming primary responsibility for counseling students on matters ranging from personal challenges outside classroom impacting performance to discussing/approving joint degree programs, the judicial extern program and courses outside the College.
April Opper Davis
Director of Student Services; Adjunct Professor
Phone: (614) 688-2974
Office: Drinko 104P
B.A., University of Michigan
M.A., Eastern Michigan University
J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
April Opper Davis graduated from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2003. She served as a law clerk for the Michigan Court of Appeals before working as a litigator for six years. Davis is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. Prior to law school, she worked for four years in the field of corporate communications.
In 2011, April returned to the Moritz College of Law as the director of student services and as an adjunct professor of Appellate Advocacy and Legal Analysis and Writing.
Office Associate, Student & Career Services
Phone: (614) 247-7805
Office: Drinko 104
B.A., The Ohio State University
Coordinator, Mentoring and More @ Moritz
Phone: (614) 688-4359
Office: Drinko 374F
B.A., University of Michigan
M.A., Michigan State University
Responsibilities: Coordinates the Mentoring and More @ Moritz Program.
Moot Court Program Coordinator
Phone: (614) 292-0943
Office: Drinko 365
Elizabeth Sherowski was a solo practitioner, specializing in juvenile, disability, and education matters from her office in Worthington from 1998 to 2011. She also has been an adjunct professor, teaching Appellate Advocacy at Moritz for more than a decade and legal writing at Capital University Law School since 2007. Her most recent paper was selected to be presented at the Seventh Biennial Legal Writing Conference of the Central States Region, held in September 2011 at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She served as an advisor to Moritz’s ATLA National Mock trial team from 1997 to 2001.
She received her J.D. cum laude from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1996, where she also won the Beneman Moot Court Award. She also holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. As Moot Court Coordinator, Elizabeth is responsible for awarding the academic credit for the Moot Court program.