September 2011


New Student Commons Announced

When alumni come back to Moritz, one area always looks the same: the student locker area. That’s about to change. The Dinsmore & Shohl Student Commons is a gift to students at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law from the alumni practicing at the law firm Dinsmore & Shohl. The new construction project will transform the student locker area on the first floor – the last remaining part of the building to be renovated. When finished in August 2012, the student commons will feature new lockers, mailboxes, furniture, flooring, ceilings, utilities, and more. The corridor leading to the student journal suites also will be remodeled. ››Read More

Clarence Dass ’10 Hosts Radio Show

Lawyers should get out of their offices more often. That is what Clarence Dass ’10 believes – and what motivated him to approach a Detroit radio station about launching a legal education initiative. “Law school, for me, is a vehicle for change. When you go to law school, you have knowledge that can help other people,” Dass said, “and the most important tool a lawyer has is communication.” ››Read More

Law School News

Alumna Selected As Moritz’ First Director of Student Services

April (Opper) Davis ’03 has wanted to work with students ever since her graduate school years at Eastern Michigan University. Back then, she dreamed of earning her Ph.D. in English and opening up the world of literature and the beauty of the English language to college students. ››Read More
Peter Swire

Professor Swire Testifies Before Congress

Professor Peter Swire testified before the United States Senate Banking Committee in August. His testimony focused on consumer protection and mortgage servicing. ››Read the Testimony

Moritz Welcomes Largest Class of LL.M. Students

They represent eight different countries and have a wealth of experience studying or practicing law abroad. This year’s group of Master of Laws Program students is the largest yet to come through The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, according to Jessica Dworkin, assistant dean for international and graduate affairs. “We have new countries represented (Brazil, Dominican Republic, Germany, Tajikistan),” she said. “Moritz is certainly gaining recognition all over the world!” ››Meet the Students

Reunion Weekend!

This weekend is Reunion Weekend at Moritz! The College will welcome back the classes of 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006 for their respective reunions. If if you cannot attend, it is not too late to donate to the Reunion Challenge, currently being led by the Class of 1961. ››Read More

Dinsmore & Shohl Student Commons Area Video

Miss the old student locker area? Watch this short video announcing the new remodeling project. ››Watch the Video!

Orientation Photos

Ahh..remember the big cookout on the Moritz lawn during orientation? Check out this year's photos! ››View the photos!

Orientation Reception Photos

This year members of the orientation committee planned a reception at the Franklin Park Conservatory. ››Great Photos Here!
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.

Alumni Tailgates

Join us at the Barrister Club prior to kick-off for our famous tailgate party! ››Register Today

Race Judicata

Join the Student Bar Association Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. in Beekham Park for Race Judicata, a 5K run/walk benefitting the Columbus Bar Foundation. ››Register Today
Alumni News

Michael Jones '08 was promoted to Global Privacy Program Manager at Monster Worldwide, a global leader in online employment services. He joined Monster's Global Privacy Office in 2008.

Sara Sampson '97 is now a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the Law Library at University of North Carolina School of Law. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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