Alumni News

November 9, 2015 at 9:03 pm

16 Alumni Share Insights with Students at Pre-Law Days

16 alumni panelists at Pre-Law Day 2015, plus alum and pre-law adviser Larry Hayman.

16 alumni panelists at Pre-Law Day 2015, plus alum and pre-law adviser Larry Hayman.

Sixteen alumni returned to Ohio University to share their knowledge and expertise with current students interested in law at Ohio University’s 2015 Pre-Law Days on Nov. 5 and 6.

Ohio Supreme Court Justice and alum William O’Neill ’69 kicked off the Pre-Law Days with a keynote on Nov. 5.

The event continued on Nov. 6 with panel discussions where alumni shared personal and professional insights into topics such as navigating through law school, landing a dream job or internship, varied areas of legal practice, ethics in law, and diversity in legal practice.

The alumni panelists’ variety of careers reflect the versatility of a JD, both inside and outside the courtroom. Alumni panelists who made 2015 Pre-Law Day such a success are:

  • Sandra Anderson—Chair of Board of Trustees of Ohio University
  • Liza Dietrich—Attorney with Ohio Innocence Project
  • Robert Dorans—Legal Counsel for Affiliated Construction Trades of Ohio
  • Yousef Faroniya—CEO and Attorney at Law, YMF Inc.
  • Joseph Gibson—Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at Franklin County’s Prosecutor’s Office
  • Justice R. Marc Kantrowitz—Retired Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court
  • Judge Patrick Lang—Judge of Athens County Court of Common Pleas
  • Justice William O’Neill—Supreme Court of Ohio Justice
  • Patrick McGee—Defense Attorney in Athens
  • Tracy Meek—Chief Prosecutor for the City of Athens
  • Dennis Minichello—Shareholder in Chicago Law Firm of Mawredel, Minichello & Reeb, P.C.
  • Laura Myers—Provost Chief of Staff at Ohio University
  • Elizabeth Pepper—Assistant Athens County Prosecuting Attorney, Chief of Criminal Division
  • Damon Scott—Director, Office of Professional Standards, City of Cleveland
  • Micah Siegal—Attorney, Gottschlich & Portune LLP
  • Christopher Stanley—Head Attorney at BroadStreet Partners Inc.

This year’s Pre-Law Day was sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and the Honors Tutorial College.

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