Alumni Events

December 5, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Alum Speak about Law, Nonprofit Advocacy & Government Relations, Dec. 5

Ohio University alumna Laura E. Weidner ’02 visits campus to speak with prospective law students about alternative careers in law, legal work in the non-profit world, law school, and lobbying the federal government on Friday, Dec. 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Bentley 124.

Her talk is on “Nonprofit Advocacy and Government Relations: Using Your Law Degree Outside the Courtroom,”and it is open to all students.

Laura Weidner

Laura Weidner

Weidner is the Director of Federal Government Relations for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where she leads the organization’s federal policy efforts in the areas of Medicaid, long-term services and supports (LTSS), and family caregiving. This involves representing the needs of people with MS and their families on Capitol Hill, strategizing with national coalition partners, and activating grassroots activists to advance federal policy that improves the day-to-day lives of people affected by MS. She is a co-chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities’ LTSS Task Force, a member of the ARCH National Respite Network Advisory Committee and a Board member of Advance CLASS, Inc.

Prior to joining the Society in 2009, Weidner spent three years with the Child Welfare League of America’s Government Affairs Department, where she provided research and analysis of federal legislation and regulations impacting the physical and mental health of vulnerable children, youth and families. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University and a law degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.

Contact Larry Hayman at hayman@ohio.edu with questions.

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