March 2010


Will Kohn '76 Created Assistance Programs in Illinois, Ohio

Days before his sudden and unexpected passing, Will Kohn ’76 was interviewed for this story. His sincere concern for the law school, our students, and the role of lawyers in society, coupled with his energy and creativity in translating that concern to real world applications was very special and, frankly, inspiring. All of us at the College were so fond of Will and so appreciative of his support, we decided that publishing this feature was one of the ways we could pay tribute to our special friend.
- Alan C. Michaels, Dean ››Read story

Jamie Ryan '85

Catch up with Jamie Ryan ’85 as he explains his role as partner at Bailey Cavalieri in Columbus, work that he is particularly proud of, and how OSU Law changed his life. ››Watch video

Law School News

Dean's Desk: Assoc. Dean Garry Jenkins

Garry Jenkins

New Advanced Courses Complement Clinical Programming

As always, exciting things are happening in the classrooms of Drinko Hall. Of particular interest to alumni may be the expansion of our advanced curricular offerings to include more and more courses explicitly designed to introduce students to professional lawyering skills. ››Read more

Moritz LL.M. Graduate to Head OSU’s China Gateway

Phoebe You, a 2009 Moritz LL.M. graduate, was named acting director of The Ohio State University's new China Gateway, which will be implemented in stages with the first exploratory phase opening in Shanghai in February. ››Read more

Law Symposium to Discuss American Government/Business Relationship

On March 11-12, the Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal at the Moritz College of Law will host a symposium titled "The Relationship Between American Government and American Business." The programming will examine how the government historically has interacted with business; the effect on individual businesses of that interaction; and the relationship between government, business and the law. A major focus will be the bailouts. ››Click to learn more and register

Photos from Two Recent Moot Court Competitions

In February, Moritz hosted a Regional Round of the 2010 National Trial Competition and the 19th Annual Herman Moot Court Competition. Check out photos from each! ››View photos

Jamie Ryan '85

Jamie Ryan ’85 talks about his career progression, how he became interested in business law, and why he calls his story the embodiment of the "American dream." ››Watch video
Week in Pictures

Week in Pictures

View photos taken recently from around the Moritz College of Law ››View Photos

5-Minute Classroom: WestlawNext

Thompson Reuters unveiled the highly anticipated WestlawNext system this month. WestlawNext represents a dramatic change from the traditional Westlaw interface. The most significant change involves database selection. Database selection, an integral part of proper Westlaw use, is not required with WestlawNext. Users enter their searches into a Google-like search bar. The search will run through everything in the Westlaw databases and will return results, in order of relevance, from specific group ... ››More From Opinio Juris Newsletter

Moritz 'On the Record'

Ever pick up the Sunday paper and read a quote by one of your former professors? Check out where Moritz professors were mentioned in the last month. For the most recent appearances, visit the Faculty in the News page.

Columbus Alumni Event

New Ohio Union
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Dayton Alumni Event

Crowne Plaza
May 6, 2010
Alumni News

Adria M. Tippins ’01 was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in March 2009. She was also selected by the U.S. Coast Guard's deputy JAG for a detailed assignment as a loaned executive for the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area. She assisted the Department of Homeland Security in successfully raising and exceeding its $3.4 million goal from federal employees in the area. She was also recently accepted to American University's School of Public Affairs in pursuit of a master's degree in public administration for the 2010-11 school year.

Stephen C. Barsotti ’02 was elected firm director of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter. Barsotti, of Columbus, works in the firm’s business, intellectual property, and international business practice areas, advising clients on general business matters, acquisition transactions, contract negotiation, and intellectual property protection. Barsotti was also named an Ohio "Rising Star" in intellectual property in Law & Politics.

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