All Rise

Meet this year’s journal editors-in-chief

By Monica DemeglioThe Ohio State University Law School Magazine | Winter 2013


Barbara Jordan, Ohio State Law Journal, from New Albany, Ohio, graduated from The Ohio State University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. She worked in leadership roles prior to law school as a roadway and traffic engineer.

Jordan mentioned several initiatives in store for the journal this year. Amid continuing the development of Furthermore, an online supplement to the journal launched in April, Jordan said she hopes to reach out to the journal’s alumni with writing and editing programs.


Mallika Reddy, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, from Beachwood, Ohio, graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Spanish. In addition to furthering her leadership abilities, Reddy said she’s looking forward to working with and creating a positive, valuable experience for the journal’s staff members.


Rees Alexander, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, from Powell, Ohio, graduated from Miami University in 2008 with a degree in psychology and English. He said Professor Joshua Dressler, the Frank R. Strong Chair in Law, influenced his interest in criminal law and his decision to join the journal.

He hopes to advance the journal’s online presence through its Amici blog, which provides commentary from practitioners on criminal law topics.


Michael Kroner, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, from Miami Beach, Fla., graduated from Oberlin College in 2007 with a degree in English. Having worked for a newspaper and volunteered at a public radio station prior to law school, Kroner said he initially involved himself with the journal because he was interested in the subject matter.


Dania Korkor, Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, from Canton, Ohio, is a 2010 graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where she studied psychology and minored in Arabic.

Korkor said her involvement with the journal has benefited her career objectives regarding interactions between private and public sectors.

As a previous staff editor, she said, “I decided to join our journal because it allowed me to edit articles on business law and write a student note on an issue relating to the interaction between government and small businesses.”

As was almost unanimous among all the new editors, Korkor said she most enjoys working with a mixed community of faculty and students. “We are similarly interested in business law and in achieving the mission of our journal: producing a publication of scholarly research that explores the legal issues facing entrepreneurs, business owners, and venture capitalists.”