Robert L. Solomon II

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  • B.A., David Lipscomb College
  • J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Robert is a graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Ohio. He also served as a Franklin County Municipal Court Magistrate before joining The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law to work in administration. During his tenure at the College of Law, he has served as Assistant to the Dean, Director of the Moot Court and Lawyering Skills Program, Assistant Dean for Admission & Financial Aid, and as an adjunct professor focusing on Evidence, Trial Advocacy and Appellate Advocacy. In 1999, he left the university to work as an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2001, he returned to the College of Law to assume the role of Senior Assistant Dean for Admission and Financial Aid and to establish an Office of Minority Affairs within the law school as its Director and Chief Diversity Officer. In 2015, Robert assumed his current role as Assistant Vice Provost in the University’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
Robert has also been active in the community, currently serving on the Board of Trustees for the Mansion Day School and Ohio Valley University. Past Board service has included the Equal Justice Foundation, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and the Columbus Academy. Robert has been an active volunteer with LSAC in other capacities as well, including service on the Misconduct & Irregularities in Admission Sub-committee, Finance & Legal Affairs Committee, Diversity Committee and the 2011 Annual Meeting Planning Committee. He also served on the Diversity Committee of American Bar Association. Robert has been active in the local Bar as well, having served as Chair of the Law School Liaison Committee for the Columbus Bar Association (CBA), the Long Range Planning Committee and the Minority Clerkship Task Force. He has served on the Executive Board of the John Mercer Langston Bar Association (the local National Bar Association chapter) as Parliamentarian, Chair of Professional Development Committee and as President. Robert is a President Emeritus of 100 Black Men of Central Ohio and is a Board Chair Emeritus of the Africentric Personal Development Shop. His past honors have include being appointed by former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland to serve on the Ohio Ethics Commission in 2010, selected by Congress to represent the District at the 2006 National African American Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., the 2015 National Hispanic Bar Association Region X President Award and the 2016 George V. Voinovich Public Service Award from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.