August 2012


Alumna works on behalf of children, institutionalized people

After spending time in Los Angeles teaching elementary school students in under-resourced communities as part of Teach For America, Lori Turner ’06 knew she wanted to make a larger impact on children’s lives.

As a staff attorney for the Roger Baldwin Foundation of the ACLU of Illinois, Turner has focused on improving educational outcomes for children in foster care by assuring access to adequate and stable education while providing appropriate mental health care services as well.

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Mentoring relationship leads to passing of torch decades later

A mentoring relationship 23 years in the making between two alumni of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is key to the success of the GAR Foundation and the thousands of people touched by the nonprofit organization’s grant projects every year in Northeast Ohio. Christine Amer Mayer ’96 earlier this year took over for her long-term mentor, Rob Briggs ’66, as president of the GAR Foundation.

Amer Mayer was able to glean valuable experience from working closely with Briggs as his chief operating officer and legal counsel. Though Briggs has stepped down after 15 years serving as president, he continues to be part of GAR Foundation’s mission.

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Harrowing journey at sea ends with rescue for Ohio attorney

Tom Corogin ’53 always has been a man with incredible focus. It’s served him well over his nearly 60-year legal career, but now he’s devoted to a new cause: sailing around the world. The 84-year-old graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law recently returned from his seventh attempt to circumnavigate the globe by sail.

His most recent voyage was marred by injuries and mechanical troubles and ended with a rescue from the Chilean navy. It’s a harrowing story, something out of an adventure novel instead of a courtroom drama.

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Law School News

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

Trustees promote faculty, approve appointments

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved multiple appointments and promotions for faculty members of the Michael E. Moritz College of Law. ››Read more
Peter Swire

Swire testifies on federal privacy laws

Professor Peter Swire testified before a subcommittee of the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “State of Federal Privacy and Data Security Law: Lagging Behind the Times?” ››Read more
Donald Tobin

Tobin targets public charities’ activities in congressional testimony

Donald Tobin, the Frank E. and Virginia H. Bazler Designated Professor in Business Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, testified July 25 before a U.S. Senate Ways and Means subcommittee on the increased complexity of public charities. ››Read more

Washington, D.C. Summer

Professors Swire and Tobin testify before Congress as Moritz students head to the nation's capital for the summer. ››View Photos

Summer in Oxford

Olympians, royalty, dignitaries ... and Moritz students all are enjoying summer in the U.K. View photos submitted by our Oxford Summmer Program students! ››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.

Football Tailgates

New season, new coach ... same awesome tailgates at the Barrister Club! Join us! ››Visit the Tailgates Webpage

Class Reunions

Class years that end with a 2 or 7 will be celebrating Oct. 5-7. ››Visit the Reunions Webpage
Alumni News

Matt Mayer '97 has published his second book, Taxpayers Don't Stand a Chance: Why Battleground Ohio Loses No Matter Who Wins (and What to Do About It), which came out on July 2 and is available on Mayer focused his text on Ohio as an election battleground.

Rachel C. Laing '09 and her husband, Nathan, welcomed their son, William Mark, on May 1. The couple also has a 7-year-old son, John Laing, and 2-year-old daughter, Sylvia Laing. Rachel Laing has been an assistant prosecuting attorney with the Delaware County Prosecutor's Office since 2009.

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