Briefing Room


Alumnus authors book to help others find confidence in conflict

When Kwame Christian 13’ walked through the doors of Drinko Hall last year to co-teach the college’s Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy course, he became flushed with emotion. Christian realized that very moment marked a full-circle journey, one that began eight […]

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The ball’s in your court: New scholarship combines athletic, law aspirations

Moritz alum Michael Segal is combining his love for law and sports into a new scholarship to students with both athletic and legal aspirations.

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Jonathan Morris

Alumnus shares journey from the National Guard to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Jonathan Morris ’14 joined the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as associate counsel in 2016. Earlier this year, he became an appellate litigation attorney in the Office of General Counsel.

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Timothy Myers

Alumnus uses free legal clinics to reach some of Chicago’s neediest students

Timothy Myers ‘14, legal director of the Chicago Law & Education Foundation, rotates his office throughout eight high schools across the city’s west and south sides. His free legal clinics are meant to empower and educate some of Chicago’s most underserved students and their families.

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Judge Marie Hoover

First female judge on Fourth District Court of Appeals continues breaking barriers in law, life

Throughout her career, Judge Marie Hoover ’94 has shown there isn’t much she can’t conquer, whether that’s being the first woman elected to the Fourth District Court of Appeals, or working to find ways to improve the effectiveness of the legal system.

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Meet our new National Council members

The National Council provides the law school with constructive advice on programs and plans; recognizes the accomplishments of graduates through awards and other methods; and members serve as ambassadors for the college.

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2018 Moritz Alumni Award recipients announced

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Moritz College of Law Alumni Award recipients. Awards will be presented on Oct. 5 at the annual reunion cocktail reception held during reunion weekend.

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Alumna helped resolve billions of dollars in civil penalties following BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Abigail Andre ‘10 was just weeks away from graduating with her JD when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana. In 2015, Andre and her colleagues successfully resolved civil claims against BP over the resulting damage.

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Keeping an Open Mind: How Alumna Catherine Heigel ’95 Found Her Career Path

For Catherine Heigel ’95, president of Carolina Water Service, Inc., working in the utility industry offers the opportunity to make a significant difference in the quality of life of her customers.

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Cheyenne N. Chambers

‘Because Moritz chose me, I felt like I had to give back to Moritz in some way,’ alumna says

By: Madeleine Thomas If Cheyenne N. Chambers ’14 hadn’t been selected as the ninth U.S. Supreme Court Justice for a First Amendment moot court case in her high school AP Government class, she probably would have become a history professor. As […]

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Rachel Tallmadge

Greif Fellowship allows alumna to pursue dream of helping victims of human trafficking

An interest in the Greif Fellowship in Juvenile Human Trafficking initially led Rachel Tallmadge ’17 to apply to the Moritz College of Law. Now as the Greif Fellow, she provides legal representation to juvenile victims in Ohio.

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Ryan Ragland

To succeed in public defense, ‘compassion is everything’ says alumna

Although Ryan Ragland ’15, felony trial counsel at the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office, originally considered becoming a prosecutor after graduation, the last two years working in defense have been more rewarding than she could have ever imagined.

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