For as long as Hal Baker ’17 can remember, he’s dreamed of becoming a trial attorney. Now, Baker is on his way to pursuing a career in litigation. He graduated a semester early to pursue several career-shaping opportunities, which he lined up to start after passing the bar.
“I think the Moot Court program at Moritz is unique in the number of ways they try to create community and help people feel supported,” 3L Lydia Bolander Reback said of her experience. “One of the biggest things Moot Court did was help me build confidence in my abilities.”
The unique paths that led her fellow classmates to law school are what motivates 2L Lyndsey Andray as a student leader at Moritz and in her studies in national security law.
3L Garychka Sylvain never imagined leaving New York. The move to Columbus was a big leap of faith, but the risks she took as a 1L ultimately became her biggest rewards. After graduation Sylvain hopes to remain in the Columbus area to pursue a career in corporate litigation.
For 2L Ayesha Cotton, a first generation undergraduate and law school student, a legal education at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law means a chance to find her voice in the legal profession.
After two years of tireless and dedicated work, the Justice for Children Clinic has learned that one of its clients was granted asylum—a remarkable triumph. The clinic’s efforts on the case were led by a team of students under the guidance of Professor Kimberly Jordan.
The Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic at Moritz gives students the opportunity to hone their skills building attorney-client relationships, learning the ins and outs of different business models, spotting areas of potential liability, managing transactions, and more.
The second annual Human Trafficking Awareness Week will take place this month at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law and School of Music Jan. 26 through Jan. 31. Each of the events scheduled throughout the week is designed to help bring awareness to this important issue.
Jonathan Peters ’10 describes the quick moves he learned standing before the Honorable Jeffrey Sutton ’90 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit as a third-year law student.
“I just felt the gravity of that responsibility. You don’t get to feel that in a law school class. Exams are high pressure, but actually practicing law and having an impact on people’s rights and privileges was something that I only got from that experience.”
3Ls Jahan S. Karamali and Kyle Sommerville, students in the Moritz Criminal Prosecution Clinic, won a guilty verdict in an assault case they tried in Delaware County last month – the first trial they had ever handled from start to finish.
Jason Luebbers ’15 was one of several Moritz law students and alumni who served as legal observers at an Oct. 18 “What is Justice? – Rally at the Statehouse.” The event was organized to protest the absence of an indictment in the Aug. 5 shooting death of John Crawford III by police officers at a Beavercreek, Ohio Wal-Mart.