November 2009


Kelly Schneider '96: Starting New Ohio Program Targeting Wrongful Convictions

The arduous and demanding life of a public defender was never an option for Kelly Schneider ’96. It was the only option.

Schneider, through the Ohio Public Defender’s office, is starting the state’s first program that focuses on wrongful conviction claims that do not involve DNA evidence and the death penalty. ››Read more

Lauren Dubick '07

Hear about Lauren's job in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in this month's video feature.››Watch video

Law School News

Dean's Desk: Asst. Dean Pamela Lombardi

Pam Lombardi

Reengagement is Key

Throughout the fall, the Moritz College of Law has reengaged with countless alumni through new and continued efforts. The programming – which we are always fine-tuning to better serve our alumni – is vital to maintaining the strong ties ... ››Read more

Don’t Miss Justice Scalia at Moritz!

Seats are still available to watch U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speak in Saxbe Auditorium Nov. 17. Justice Scalia will keynote an Ohio State Law Journal symposium entitled “Originalism and the Jury.” ››Register now

Practice Interview Program Needs Alumni Volunteers

Moritz’s Career Services staff invites alumni to volunteer one hour of their time to “interview” one or two students in your office as part of the office’s mock interview program. ››Read more

Program on Law and Leadership Welcomes Renowned Consultant

On Oct. 20, Moritz’s Program on Law and Leadership welcomed Dennis Perkins, who presented “Leadership at The Edge: The Shackleton Saga” to a packed audience of Moritz students and faculty at the Barrister Club. ››Read more
Robert Solomon II

Five Questions with Assistant Dean Solomon '88

Assistant Dean Rob Solomon explains how he's helping students, and what he does when he's not in Drinko Hall. ››Watch video
Week in Pictures

Week in Pictures

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

5-Minute Classroom: Tips from the Moritz Law Library

Learn about JuriGlobe, which provides a free multilingual database containing general information about foreign legal systems, official languages, international commercial conventions, and multilateral commercial tools. ››Read more

New All Rise Arriving Soon!

The Fall 2009 edition of All Rise should be arriving in your mailbox soon. Look for stories about legal controversies surrounding the Bowl Championship Series, the upcoming keynote speech by Justice Scalia, and Professor Merritt’s Supreme Court a ››Read All Rise Online

Football Picks

As the season progresses, leaders are emerging in this year's alumni college football picks. ››See Picks

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.

Only One Tailgate Left!

Come back to Moritz one last time this season for the OSU vs. Iowa game Nov. 14. We'll offer a gourmet brunch, a shuttle to Ohio Stadium, and the chance to meet old friends and make new ones. ››Register Today!
Alumni News

Daniel Griffith ’02 was named partner of Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh, LPA. Griffith is a member of the firm’s estate planning and business practice groups. He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, including wills, trusts, probate administration, elder law, business succession planning, and family limited partnerships. Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh has offices in both Canton and Dover, Ohio.

Joyce B. Link ’83 was named partner in the Philadelphia-based law firm, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads LLP. Link is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment departments. Her practice focuses on litigation and labor and employment matters for higher education and nonprofit organizations.

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Did You Know

Prof. Deborah Merritt Incorporated 'Ohio State' Into Her Argument Before the U.S. Supreme Court Last Month

While arguing on Oct. 7 in the case of Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick, she said: "For large universities like Harvard University or The Ohio State University, we have to obtain permissions for every article that is distributed in course packs to our students." Read more about Prof. Merritt's argument.
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