April 2010


Marx Leads With Community, Professional Service

Carol Seubert Marx '79 wears many hats, sporting each one with pride, dedication, and passion. In addition to being a wife (Gregg Marx '79), mother of two, and solo practitioner, she is committed to professional and community service — her two greatest passions.

"I've always felt it's important to participate in the community and be involved in our profession," she said. "I've always made that a priority and I’ve always felt that it's important to help improve the place you’re in." ››Read more

Benita Kahn '82

Benita Kahn '82 explains how she became interested in privacy and data security law, and discusses her long career at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. ››Watch Video

Law School News

Dean's Desk: Assoc. Dean Kathy Seward Northern

Kathy Northern

Moritz Class of 2013: Most Applicants in College’s History

The work of a law school admissions officer or admissions committee member is part art, part science. There is art to selecting a group of students that you hope will bring intellectual curiosity, academic potential, diverse experiences, high aspirations, common sense, and uncommon enthusiasm to create a community of scholars ... ››Read more
Douglas Whaley

Professor Whaley Has a Heart

Douglas Whaley, Moritz Professor Emeritus, wrote the following story detailing his recent heart transplant. Whaley describes the experience as well as what he’s learned about the OSU student whose heart he received. ››Read more

Alumnus Carl D. Smallwood Honored with University's Distinguished Service Award

Carl Smallwood ’80 has distinguished himself for leadership in advancing diversity in the Columbus legal community as well as supporting Ohio State by giving generously of his time, advice, and resources in advancing diversity at his alma mater. For those reasons, Smallwood was recognized March 21 as a University Distinguished Service Award winner. ››Read more

2009-10 Schwartz Lecture is April 15

Professor James Fishkin of Stanford University, best known for developing the practice of Deliberative Polling®, will present the lecture titled, "Making Deliberative Democracy Practical: Public Consultation and Dispute Resolution." ››Read more

Benita Kahn '82

Benita Kahn '82 is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, chair of the technology and intellectual property group, and a member of the energy, environment and utilities groups. ››Watch video

New Ohio Union Opened Monday

View photos from the new Ohio Union, which opened Monday at the site of the previous Union (across from Drinko Hall). ››View photos
Week in Pictures

Week in Pictures

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

Dean Michaels' Faculty Scholarship Digest Now Available

On a regular basis, Dean Michaels prepares a memorandum summarizing recent scholarship published by members of the Moritz faculty. The College boasts 50+ faculty members with national and international reputations. ››Read more

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
April 14, 2010 ››Read more

Dayton Alumni Event

Crowne Plaza
May 6, 2010
Alumni News

Karim A. Ali ’03 was recently promoted to senior associate at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur in the firm’s Columbus office. Ali’s practice includes real estate law, various types of business transactions, and corporate governance. Ali also serves as a board member of Directions for Youth & Families and has been named an Ohio “Rising Star” in both Law & Politics and Super Lawyers.

Robert Briggs ’66 was named chairman of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Briggs became a Knight Foundation trustee in 2002 and served as vice chair from 2005 until his appointment as chair elect in March 2009. Briggs is the president of the GAR Foundation in Akron, Ohio, and chairman emeritus and former CEO of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs.

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