May 2012


Keeping clients current on political laws, government contracts

With clients engaging in political activity at federal and state levels and working on government contracts overseas, it’s critical for Bassel Korkor ’06 and the staff at Arnold & Porter LLP to monitor changes to laws governing everything from campaign finance to lobbying to government ethics.

Korkor, an associate at the Washington, D.C. firm, practices in political law and government contracts law, to put it simply. But his job requires expertise in a range of extremely detailed areas so he can counsel clients effectively. ››Read more

Alumnus humble about breaking up large drug rings

Run Vincent Chiu’s name through a quick query on the Internet, and one will find headlines screaming with sensationalism: “Convicted Felon Found Guilty of Drug and Weapons Charges in Case Involving a Machine Gun and Grenade Launcher,” “One Tampa and Four Orlando Area Men Charged with Selling ‘Cut’ for Cocaine and Heroin,” “Convicted Felon Sentenced to 15 years for Gun Possession.”

Yet, the 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is humble when it comes to discussing his work as an assistant United States attorney in Orlando. “We’ve been able to take cases where police officers have had a hard time for a long time trying to prosecute a certain group. Being able to deliver for them and come up with strategies for them to see the fruit of their work is rewarding,” Chiu said. ››Read more

Ohio State Law Journal launches online supplement

Since 1935, the Ohio State Law Journal has been promoting and advancing discussion on the legal issues of the day via its traditional print journal format. On April 19, the journal launched a new online supplement, Furthermore, to complement its print publication.

The inaugural issue features three practitioner-written essays focused on major contemporary topics facing the state of Ohio. Furthermore provides the journal with a forum to publish shorter, less-footnoted pieces on current legal issues as well as responses to thought-provoking published pieces. ››Read more

Law School News
Christina Karam

2L wins ‘Best Overall,’ ‘Best Brief’ at Herman Moot Court Competition

Christina Karam won both the “Best Overall” and “Best Brief” awards in this year’s annual Herman Competition at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. The Dublin, Ohio native attended the University of Notre Dame as an undergraduate. ››Read more

Lecturer to explore ‘Utopian Turn in Democratic Theory’

The fourth and final speaker for this academic year’s Democracy Studies Speakers Series will tackle “Anti-politics: The Utopian Turn in Democratic Theory” as part of The Ohio State University’s series focused on the intellectual foundations for understanding the norms and practices of democracy. ››Read more

Immigration conference comes to Ohio State, Moritz

A multidisciplinary conference on immigration will be held at The Ohio State University later this month, with the keynote address, “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” to be delivered at the Moritz College of Law on May 10. ››Read more

‘HAVA @ 10’ to mark changes in way Americans vote

National experts in election administration, elected officials, political scientists, legal scholars, and lawyers will convene in downtown Columbus on May 18 for a conference commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, sponsored by The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the Election Law Journal. ››Read more

Moritz to host Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor, lecture

The Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor Program will come to The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law this fall, featuring Heather Gerken, an expert in constitutional and election law from Yale Law School. ››Read more

Class of 2012 Send-off

The Class of 2012 picked up their gowns and hoods, took a class photo, and celebrated the end of their law school years one sunny afternoon in April. ››See photos

Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal symposium

The April 13 symposium "Repair or Replace: Lifting SEC Regulation from Patchwork to Permanence" examined the current methods being used to circumvent the Securities Acts. ››See photos
Week in Pictures

Week in Pictures

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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.

'Anti-politics: The Utopian Turn in Democratic Theory'

Nancy Rosenblum of Harvard University will discuss the anti-political strain that marks both contemporary democratic theory and the contemporary public mood in America on Monday as part of the Democracy Studies Speakers Series. ››Register today

Conference on immigration

The “Immigration: Moving Forward” conference, presented by Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society, or COMPAS, will cover historical and contemporary policy, economic, enforcement, and citizenship issues May 10-11. ››Register today

'HAVA @ 10'

The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) became law 10 years ago. To commemorate this occasion and discuss how American election administration has changed over the past decade, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Election Law @ Moritz program, its Legislation Clinic, and Election Law Journal are co-sponsoring a conference, “HAVA @ 10.” ››Register today
Alumni News

Alex Wright '09 recently became a Jeopardy! champion by winning an episode of the television quiz show. He currently works in an adminsitrative position at The Ohio State University.

Latonya Dilligard Edwards '96 is pleased to announce the formation of her law practice, Dilligard Edwards, LLC, in Columbia, S.C. To learn more about the firm, visit

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