January 2013


Assistant GC credits wealth of experiences for career success

Being trapped has never been a problem for Michele Schoeppe ’96. Her current occupation as an assistant general counsel for the American Chemistry Council and her previous positions with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the American Petroleum Institute have given her a breadth of experiences.

Schoeppe’s work for the American Chemistry Council is diverse. Reading, writing, and researching are part of her everyday tasks.

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’08 grad represents clients in immigration cases

To many of his clients, Ryan Muennich ’08 serves as the only lifeline in their fight to continue pursuing their American dream, and it is not something the 30-year-old immigration attorney takes lightly. Once he gets a call from a potential client seeking immigration assistance, Muennich immediately jumps into research mode. All facts and cases are reviewed ahead of time.

“Some attorneys may not want to do that type of research until they’re actually retained. But I’ve found that doing it beforehand makes me more knowledgeable about the case, and I can really explain things to the potential client in a clearer way,” Muennich said. “A really high percentage of people that I have consultations with end up hiring me, in part, because I’m prepared to discuss their issue in detail.” ››Read more

Justice Stratton’s 10 tips for success

Before retiring from the bench at the end of 2012, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton ’79 shared her 10 tips for success for law students and new attorneys.

Stratton, who is the subject of an upcoming article in the next issue of the alumni magazine All Rise, is pursuing advocacy work on behalf of the mentally ill and veterans in the court system. ››Read more

Law School News
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Swire to lead Do Not Track mediation efforts

Peter P. Swire, the C. William O’Neill Professor in Law and Judicial Administration, has been named by the World Web Web Consortium (W3C) as a mediator for the international efforts to develop Do Not Track standards. ››Read more

3Ls advance to National Moot Court Competition

Three 3Ls from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law will advance to the finals in the National Moot Court Competition in New York City, having successfully won a regional competition held in Detroit Nov. 10-11. ››Read more

Clinic students take home prizes in business competition

Students from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law took top awards in a business project competition hosted by the Fisher College of Business this fall. ››Read more

The Terror Presidency author to speak on national security checks, balances

Jack L. Goldsmith, the Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, will present “National Security Checks and Balances,” as part of the Democracy Studies Speakers Series on Jan. 28. ››Read more

Fall Hooding

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is proud to welcome fall graduates to its alumni ranks. ››View photos

First Snowfall

Students missed the first snowfall of the academic year while on break. ››View 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.

Reception for D.C. Alumni

Alumni in the Washington, D.C. area are invited to a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Gordon Biersch, 900 F St. ››marcum.34@osu.edu

National Security Checks and Balances

Hear Jack Goldsmith of Harvard Law School present "National Security Checks and Balances" as part of the Democracy Studies Speakers Series on Jan. 28. ››RSVP now
Alumni News

Yvette McGee Brown '85 has joined Jones Day as a partner in its Columbus office. McGee Brown is a former Ohio Supreme Court justice and will be part of the firm's litigation group. “If you spend any time with Yvette, you see pretty quickly what an incredible leader she is,” said Elizabeth P. "Liza" Kessler '93, partner in charge of the Columbus office. “I’m so excited about the chance to practice with her. We’re in the talent business and anytime we see an individual with great talent and we have the opportunity to get them, we go.”

Sean Michael Boone '12 and Jillian Wolosiansky '12 married Nov. 17, 2012. The couple lives in Lancaster, Ohio. Wolosiansky is a staff attorney for the Honorable Richard E. Berens in the Fairfield Court of Common Pleas. Boone works for criminal defense attorney James Mayer III in Mansfield.

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