November 2012


Alumna on diplomatic mission through Foreign Service

Wading up to her thighs in water, speaking in Urdu to a camera, Andie De Arment ’07 was in the thick of Pakistan at the most sacred Sikh shrine in the world. The United States Foreign Service officer was filming a TV show for Pakistanis named Hamari Andie, which translates from Urdu to English as Our Andie.

The show, which aired similar to a reality show, gave her the opportunity to travel to every province of the country multiple times and show Pakistanis the gist of her job, something she said is important to her as a diplomat.

“You really feel connections to the countries you’re serving because you live with the people. You literally are completely a part of that country for however long you’re there,” she said. ››Read more

Mentoring important to ethics commission chief

After graduating from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1990, Paul M. Nick wanted to make more than just a paycheck — he wanted to make a difference.

“When I went to law school, I wanted to do more than just join a profession. I wanted to make a difference, either through changing public policy or my role right now in advising public officials and holding those accountable who violate the public trust,” said Nick. “I feel like I’m doing more than just earning a paycheck, I’m making a contribution.”

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John Meyer

College welcomes back development officer

It’s a special homecoming for John Meyer, the new senior director of development for The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Helping the College’s graduates understand the importance of giving back is something he has worked on since the 1980s.

“The perception is that we get all of our funding somehow from the state or tuition. Alumni sometimes mistakenly believe they really don’t need to give that much to the law school, if any, and that their money is then better used for other nonprofit organizations,” Meyer said.

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Law School News

Election Day brings victories for many Moritz alumni

Alumni from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law were campaigning this fall for elected positions ranging from school boards in Michigan to the U.S. House of Representatives. Find out how they fared. ››Read more

Remembering Judge Robert Duncan '52

A memorial service for Robert Duncan ’52, notable alumnus, former Ohio State University Board of Trustees member, distinguished jurist in residence, and longtime friend are at 2 p.m. today at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road. All are welcome, and a reception will follow. There are no separate visiting hours. Duncan died Nov. 2 at the age of 85. For more on his incredible life and career, read his obituary here and see the next issue of All Rise magazine.

Persons, Wightman receive Gerlach Award

Two alumni of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law are recipients of the University’s 2012 John B. Gerlach Sr. Development Volunteer Award: Ray Persons ’78 and Alec Wightman ’75. ››Read more

Sixth Annual Works-in-Progress Conference comes to Moritz

The Association of American Law Schools Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution’s Sixth Annual Works-in-Progress Conference for scholars, professors, practitioners, and researchers involved in dispute resolution will be hosted by The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on Friday and Saturday. ››Read more

Symposium to tackle ‘Second Wave of Global Privacy Protection’

The Ohio State Law Journal will present a symposium Nov. 16 addressing the newest round of privacy initiatives, featuring keynote speakers, lawyers, technologists, and prominent experts in the private sector from the United States and abroad. Registration for the free symposium, in part sponsored by Google and Microsoft, is needed by today. ››Read more

Moot court needs alumni help

The Moot Court & Lawyering Skills Program at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is seeking volunteer judges for the annual Appellate Advocacy oral arguments, to be held in the evenings Nov. 26 through Dec. 4. ››Read more

Winners declared in 2012 Lawrence Negotiation Competition

Records were broken again at this year’s James K.L. Lawrence Negotiation Competition, and the victors have been declared. ››Read more

Behind the scenes at Election Central

Journalists and voters around the country once again turned to Election Law @ Moritz for answers to their questions about voting, provisional ballots, and legal challenges on Election Day 2012. ››View photos

OSU vs. Illinois Tailgate

The Nov. 3 tailgate brought together many alumni, including past members of the Black Law Students Association. ››View photos

Reunion Weekend 2012

Hundreds of Moritz alumni returned to Columbus Oct. 5-7 to reminisce and celebrate Ohio State's homecoming victory over Nebraska. ››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.

Ohio State Law Journal Symposium

"The Second Wave of Global Privacy Protection" is a free symposium for which CLE credit is available. ››RSVP today

Ohio State vs. Michigan Tailgate

Space is filling up quickly for the Nov. 24 tailgate prior to the game against that Team from Up North. ››RSVP today
Alumni News

Clarence Mingo '98, auditor of Franklin County, will provide input to Gov. John Kasich as he prepares to appoint a new justice to the Ohio Supreme Court. Mingo is one of several legal professionals in the state who will provide counsel to Kasich as he looks to replace Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton '79, who retires at the end of the year.

Demetries Jo Neely '84 is the new executive director of The Kings Art Complex, known for its mantra as being the "soul of the city" in Columbus. The board of trustees, on which she served for 12 years, named her to the post in September. She worked at Nationwide Insurance for 22 years prior to retiring in 2008.

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