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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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Columbus City Prosecutor Bill Hedrick

Alumnus named chief city prosecutor after years of dedicated service to Columbus

After more than 20 years of service at the Columbus City Attorney’s Office, Bill Hedrick ‘96 has been asked to serve as chief prosecutor. It is a nod to Hedrick’s outstanding work over the years helping to find solutions to everyday problems faced by the city’s residents.

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Heidi Kemp

Putting home first: alumna becomes advocate for hometown

Now, as an attorney with Emens & Wolper, she represents landowners in her community as they negotiate with industry officials to lease their land for drilling.

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Jessica Kim

Alumna to bring passion for white-collar crime to the classroom this spring

As head of cybercrimes for the Columbus office, Jessica Kim ’11, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, witnesses firsthand how technology is rapidly altering the way crimes are investigated and prosecuted.

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Dominick Brook

Going green to make green: alumnus helps clients find savings in sustainability

Profits and environmental sustainability. What may seem like two concepts on opposite ends of the economic spectrum are actually mutually beneficial to businesses, according to Dominick Brook ’08, U.S. Leader—Global Sustainability Tax at Ernst & Young LLP (EY).

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Melinda Haggerty

Alumna uses legal skills to guide foundation that helps find loving homes for foster children

As senior vice president and general counsel of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Melinda Haggerty ’10 plays a vital role in helping the organization achieve its mission of finding adoptive homes for children in foster care.

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