May 2011


Alumni Award Winners Announced

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is pleased to announce the winners of its five prestigious alumni awards: Distinguished Alumna/us Award; William K. Thomas Distinguished Jurist Award; Community Service Award; Public Service Award; and Outstanding Recent Alumn/us.

“As dean, I am always so energized by the opportunity to interact with and highlight the terrific achievements of Moritz alumni who have used their distinctive educations to accomplish so much in their communities and the legal profession,” Dean Alan C. Michaels said. ››Read More

Steven Miller '84

A conversation with Steven Miller '84, vice president and general counsel of intellectual property at Procter & Gamble. ››Watch Video

Law School News

College Welcomes Three New Tenure-Track Faculty in 2011-12

Next school year, the College welcomes three new full-time, tenure track faculty to its ranks: Steven M. Davidoff, Cinnamon Pinon Carlarne, and Guy A. Rub. ››Read More

Corporate Fellowship Program Continues to Grow

The Moritz Corporate Fellowship Program, an innovative initiative launched in January 2011 that places new Moritz graduates in the general counsel offices of leading corporations, continues to add companies to its list of participants. This year, American Electric Power, Broadstreet Capital Partners, Inc., DSW, Kroger, Nationwide Insurance, the National Retail Federation in Washington, D.C., Procter & Gamble, and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company have, or will be, hiring recent Moritz grads. The fellowships, which follow the judicial clerkship model, match the specific needs of each corporate partner while putting recent graduates' top-flight training and ability to immediate use inside the legal departments of major companies. ››Learn More

Moot Court Teams Earn Top Honors

This year, the Moritz College of Law sent 17 traveling moot court and lawyering skills teams to compete throughout the country. These teams travel the country each spring competing in some of the nation's most prestigious competitions. Moritz students, as they do year after year, are bringing home some impressive accolades. ››Read More

PILF Auction Raises More Than $30k for Moritz Students

Each spring, the entire Moritz community takes a break from studying and work to support an important cause. Moritz students, alumni, faculty, and staff grab their bidding paddles and head to the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) Auction. The auction raises money for law students interested in pursuing public interest summer positions. Faculty members Doug Berman, Art Greenbaum, and Deborah Merritt served as auctioneers, and Greenbaum, along with Garry Jenkins, served as faculty advisors and board members. Items included Ohio State apparel, art and entertainment tickets, restaurant gift certificates, vacation rentals, and, of course, dinners and outings with professors. ››View Photos

Ohio State Law Journal Symposium

This year's Ohio State Law Journal Symposium was a day-long exploration of the theory, the practice, and critiques of progressive constitutionalism, joined by some of the country's leading and emerging leaders in law, history, and political theory. ››View Photos

Legislation Clinic Conference: Legislative Constitutionalism

This one-day conference considered the opportunity and responsibility that legislatures have to contribute to constitutional discourse. ››View Photos
Week in Pictures

Week in Pictures

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

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.

New York & New Jersey Alumni Event

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Alumni News

The Ohio Ethics Commission voted April 28 to appoint Paul M. Nick '90 as its permanent Executive Director. Nick has served as the Interim Executive Director since January and has been the Commission’s Chief Investigative Attorney since 2000.

Shawna L. L'Italien '96, a Salem business attorney and member in the law firm of Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, Ltd., received the Ohio State Bar Foundation's District 13 2011 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under. The award recognizes L'Italien's work with local non-profit organizations, including Salem Community Hospital, the Columbiana County Mental Health Clinic, United Community Scholarship Foundation and Salem Kiwanis. She practices in the areas of business transactions, corporate law, real estate law, business financing and employment law.

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