The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) was named student chapter of the year at the organization’s national convention in Washington, DC last month. It was just one of several awards the chapter won at the event.
3L Jenna Grassbaugh was honored with the university’s Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award, which recognizes three to five faculty, students, or staff each year from across the university. Grassbaugh founded the Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project in honor of her late husband.
Second-year students Amy Factor and Madalyn Fairbanks finished second in the National ABA Representation in Mediation Competition held last week in Miami. The team advanced to the national competition after winning their regional competition held in Providence, RI earlier in the winter.
3L Jenna Grassbaugh, 2L Ryan Harmanis, and 2L Hunter West were crowned champions of the Ruby Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition, beating teams from Penn, the University of Florida, William & Mary, and Georgetown along the way.
Jackson Froliklong ’15 was recently named the new editor-in-chief of the Ohio State Law Journal. We asked him 10 questions about the journal, his background, and the meaning of life (well, not really, but we did discover he is the former social chair of the Fleetwood Mac Appreciation Society. True story.)
The mock trial team of 3Ls Gus Lazares and Katie Wallrabenstein won the regional round of the National Trial Competition and advanced to the championship round in Austin, Texas. The team competed against 19 other pairs in a weekend-long event that eliminated teams each round until one victorious duo remained.
Alya Sulaiman walked out of her apartment, across the street, and into a newly-opened boutique called Royal Factory in the Short North, located just south of Ohio State’s campus. She left the shop with a spark of interest that redirected her legal career.
The moot court program is making room in Drinko Hall for extra hardware after a team of 3Ls returned from the Andrews Kurth National Moot Court Championship with multiple trophies and accolades. Lisa Herman, Colin Kalvas, and Jim Saywell came in second for the “Best Brief Award” and third overall. They started as the 12th seed.
He knows it sounds cliché, but Jeff Bartolozzi sticks to his words. Money isn’t necessary for happiness. If it were, how could chicken farmers living off of about $1,300 a year have any joy? But when Bartolozzi lived in that community, about a half a world away in the Republic of Mali in West Africa, he saw it firsthand.
Amid all of music’s brightest stars at the Grammys will be one of The Ohio State Moritz College of Law’s students. 3L Matt Borden won’t be performing or taking the stage, but as the winner of a national writing contest, he will make a presentation to entertainment lawyers from around the country and then hit the red carpet.
Four students who earned national champion moot court honors were recognized on the court during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Iowa. Students Jim Saywell, Whitney Siehl, Ariel Brough, and Nikki Baszynski were joined by Dean Alan Michaels, Assistant Dean Monte Smith, Associate Dean Chris Fairman, and Moot Court Director Elizabeth Sherowski.
For 3L Morgan Cook, winning a Reinberger Fellowship, funded through Moritz’s Fellowship Program in Public Service Law, meant the opportunity to intern in the Kings County District Attorney’s office in Brooklyn, N.Y. The fellowship, funded by the Reinberger Foundation, allows four Moritz students to work in prosecution offices across the country.