March 1, 2012


Also in this month's SideBar...


›› Moritz grad, veteran, marathoner focuses work in Brazil
›› Partner started career as 3L in energy law

Law School News...

›› Young alumni 'raise the bar' in funding campaign
›› Professor named to Power 100 list
›› 2012 Herman Competition winners announced
›› More than 100 items up for grabs in PILF auction
›› Mediator to discuss ‘The Secret Talks that Led to the Fall of Apartheid’
›› Gov. Brian Sandoval ’89 returns to Moritz
›› Democracy series continues with examination of Supreme Court
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›› Herman Competition 2012
›› OSJDR Symposium
›› Barrister's Ball
›› 12 & High


›› Moritz 'On the Record'

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2012 Herman Competition winners announced

Ashley Johns

Ashley Johns

A group of 2Ls took top spots in this year’s annual Herman Competition at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Leading the pack was Ashley Johns, the Best Oralist. She and three other finalists – Nikki Baszynski, Jason Grenell, and Caitlin Murphy – argued Miller v. Alabama, which explores the constitutionality of life-without-parole sentences for juvenile offenders who are tried as adults, according to Moot Court Program Coordinator Elizabeth Sherowski ’96.

The finalists argued before Chief Judge Alice Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Justice Robert Cupp of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and Doug Berman, the Robert J. Watkins/Procter & Gamble Professor of Law.

As top finishers, the students will represent Moritz on moot court travel teams next year.

– Monica DeMeglio

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