Paying forward to future generations of lawyers was always a point of emphasis for Judge George C. Smith ‘59. Even after his passing in April of 2020 at the age of 84, his family is working to ensure Smith’s legacy continues to live on.
The mock trial team of Brooke Zentmeyer, Joseph van‘t Hooft, Jessica Akerman and Joseph Blythe just missed out on a national championship, but still earned a pair of individual honors in the All Star National Challenge Moot Court Competition.
Nationally known trial lawyer Frank C. Woodside III, who currently serves as counsel at Dinsmore and Shohl LLP, has donated $1M for an Endowed Clinical Professorship in Trial Advocacy. The Frank C. Woodside III Endowed Clinical Professorship in Trial Advocacy is the first endowed clinical professorship at the college.
The Mershon Center and the Moritz College of Law’s Divided Community Project recently established a partnership with the goals of building peace and strengthening dispute resolution efforts in the United States and around the world. The partnership resulted in a first-of-its-kind set of ideas in a guide aimed at helping communities in the United States address and advance racial equity through structured and collaborative problem-solving.
Health care executive and Ohio State University alumna Kara J. Trott has given $4 million to The Ohio State University to endow three professorships within the Michael E. Moritz College of Law and add to an existing endowed professorship in the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture.