Cybele Smith, Director of the Public Service Law Center, currently focuses on advising students who are interested in public interest and government sector jobs, honors programs, and fellowships at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. Cybele counsels students and alumni on how to land and change legal and JD preferred jobs and how to prepare for summer and permanent jobs and interacts with a variety of student groups and public and private sector employers through programming and the Annual Public Service Interview Program and Opportunity Forum Career Fair held in February.
She hires student Fellows and oversees the day to day operations of the Project.
Cybele is currently the Vice President of Member Service and Education and served in the 2013-2015 term. She has presented at the NALP annual conference and public service Mini-Conferences. She has written book reviews for the NALP publication committee. In 2006 she has been NALP Workgroup Leader planning the NALP/PSLawNet Mini-Conference in Washington, D.C multiple times. She held the position of Vice Chair for Conference Planning for the 2008 NALP Educational Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and for the Boston Conference in 2008. Cybele was elected to serve as a NALP Nominating Committee Member for the Midwest Region during 2008-09. She held a two year term on the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee and more recently she was the recipient of the Recognition of Service Excellence Award for her work with NALP in 2012.
Cybele completed a three-year term on the Ohio State University Staff Advisory Committee, and a two-year appointment to the university Government Relations Committee. She has served as a hearing panel volunteer for Ohio State’s Office of Student Conduct. Cybele has been involved with the Law and Leadership Institute, a diversity pipeline program for Ohio high school students since its inception. She has served on the Westerville Uptown Review Board and also served for many years on the Board of Zoning Appeals in her township.