2013-2014 Events

August 27, 2013 The Program on Law and Leadership kicked off its 2013-14 year with a welcome reception in the Barrister Club. Returning students explained the program’s function to incoming students and networked with program directors, Garry Jenkins and Donald Tobin.

September 17, 2013 Tod Friedman, executive vice president and general counsel of the Schottenstein Property Group, joined a small group of Program on Law and Leadership students for a discussion titled “Leadership in Commercial Real Estate.”

Dean’s Roundtable with Bob Gilker ’78

October 18, 2013

Bob is the retired Vice President and General Counsel of Nii Holdings, Inc. He served as Vice President and General Counsel since September 2000. From August 1998 to August 2000, he served as Vice President, Law and Administration and Secretary of MPW Industrial Services Group, Inc., a publicly held provider of industrial cleaning and facilities support services. From 1987 until he joined MPW, Mr. Gilker was a partner with Jones Day.

Leadership Skills Workshop: Facilitating Group Decision Making

October 25, 2013

Facilitation is a process by which a person acceptable to all members of a group, who is neutral and has no decision making authority, intervenes to help a group improve the way it identifies and solves problems and makes decisions. Students in the Program on Law and Leadership enhanced their facilitation skills at this workshop by learning to: • Understand Group Decision Making • run an effective meeting • Save time in group projects • Provide direction to work groups

October 28, 2013 Recent Moritz grads spoke about their successful foray into the world of business. All the panelists have started and successfully launched businesses and were eager to share their stories with students. This panel was moderated by business law Professor Donald Tobin.

Dean’s Roundtable with Bruce Downey ’73

November 7, 2013

Bruce Downey is the former CEO of Barr Pharmaceuticals (bought by Teva Pharmaceuticals), and a member of the Board of Directors for Cardinal Health, and a partner at New Spring Capital, a venture capital firm.

November 21, 2013 | 12/17/13 12:10 pm - 12/17/13 12:10 pm Andre Porter joins the PLL for a converstation entitled, “Leading a State Government Department”. As Director of Commerce, Porter oversees one of the state’s chief regulatory agencies.  The Department of Commerce enforces laws that apply to state-chartered financial institutions, mortgage brokers and loan originators, securities, real estate brokers and appraisers, the state fire code, liquor […]

January 31, 2014 | 1/14/14 3:00 pm - 1/14/14 3:00 pm Emotional intelligence (EQ) is concerned with understanding oneself and others, relating to people, and adapting to and coping with the immediate surroundings to be more successful in dealing with environmental demands.  EQ helps to predict success because it reflects how a person applies knowledge to the immediate situation.    Want to know what your EQ […]

February 4, 2014 | 1/14/14 12:10 pm Before Griesmer became chief operating officer of Pelotonia, she was a partner at Jones Day, representing clients in complex commercial litigation. She handled Chapter 11 adversary proceedings, took on class action claims, defended breach  of contract actions, and successfully argued before the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, securing a multimillion-dollar judgment on behalf of one […]

March 4, 2014 | 1/14/14 12:10 pm - 1/14/14 12:10 pm Justice Judith L. French became  the 155th justice of the Ohio Supreme Court on January 1, 2013. She was  appointed by Gov. John R. Kasich on December 20, 2012. Prior to her appointment, Justice  French served at the Tenth District Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from  Franklin County courts and state administrative agencies. She […]

Judges as Leaders: Stories from Behind the Bench, A Panel Event

April 2, 2014

The Program on Law and Leadership is excited to be hosting an event featuring 3 distinguished federal judges on Wednesday, April 2 from 12:10-1:15 p.m. in Saxbe Auditorium.  The panel event, entitled, “Judges as Leaders: Tales from Behind the Bench” will be comprised of Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, of the Ninth Circuit Court, Judge R. Guy Cole Jr., and Judge Jeffrey Sutton, both of the Sixth Circuit.  Professor Nancy Rogers will moderate this prestigious panel.  The Judges will be discussing their collective leadership lessons, as well as sharing stories from their distinguished careers.  Lunch will be served, and the attire is casual.


April 7, 2014 | 1/14/14 12:10 pm - 1/14/14 12:10 pm Join Dean Michaels and alumna Linda Fisher to discuss leadership. INVITE ONLY

Speaker Series: The Speaker of The Ohio House of Representatives, William Batchelder ’67

April 15, 2014

The Program on Law and Leadership is excited to welcome Speaker Batchelder for our annual Speaker Series address.  Speaker Batchelder is a 1967 graduate of The Ohio State College of Law, and the second longest serving member of the Ohio House.  We look forward to hearing his thoughts on leadership. This event will take place at the Barrister Club, registration is required. Click here to register: