A Discussion with JD Vance: How He Turned a Desire for Change into a Non-Profit Organization

March 22, 2018 | 3/26/18 12:10 pm - 3/26/18 1:15 pm

J.D. Vance, the author of the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Book (soon to be a movie), Hillbilly Elegy, first used his law degree to practice in a corporate law firm and later founded a non-profit organization to work on some of the problems his book describes and he faced during his childhood in Ohio.  The non-profit, Our Ohio Renewal, addresses the state’s opioid crisis and works to bring high-quality employment and educational opportunities to Ohioans.  Mr. Vance has a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a law degree from Yale Law School.  Registration is limited, at least initially, to members of the Moritz community and will be filled as registrations are received. Lunch will be available.

This is a joint program of the Moritz Career Services Office and the Program on Law and Leadership and was made possible by a generous gift from Terrence Kessler, (Moritz ’75), former president, CEO and general counsel of the Sisters of Charity Health System in Cleveland, and his wife, Joyce Kessler.