October 24, 2017 at 3:18 pm

CLJC Alumni | Where Are They Now?

Center for Law Justice & Culture logoThe Center for Law, Justice & Culture is proud of OHIO alumni in diverse law and justice fields who participated in the CLJC community during their time at Ohio University. Some of these alumni are in law school, some are in academic or professional M.A. programs, and some are pursuing careers in fields such as criminal justice, social justice, public policy, and international education.

We have collected updates on these recent CLJC alumni, below. This includes students who graduated with the Certificate in Law, Justice & Culture as well as students who took part in CLJC activities and participated more broadly in the Making & Breaking the Law theme.

You can find updates about the Class of 2017 in a separate story.

Alumni, please email CLJC Director Haley Duschinski or CLJC Pre-Law Specialist and Advisor Larry Hayman with any updates or corrections about yourselves or other alumni. We miss you, and we want to know where you are!

And please stay connected to us through Facebook, Twitter, and our CLJC newsletter.

Updates on Alumni from the Center for Law, Justice & Culture Certificate Program

Gabrielle Bacha (B.A. Political Science 2016) currently attends the M.Ed. program in Higher Education at Loyola University of Chicago and is doing research on student political identity development. Daniel Berens (B.A. Psychology and Sociology Pre-Law 2015) is starting his third year at the University of Dayton School of Law. Katie Conlon (B.A. History 2016) completed an M.A. program in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s University Belfast. She is now working a year-long Americorps position with Community Food Initiatives in Athens, Ohio. Luke Kubacki (B.A. Political Science and Global Studies – Africa) is serving as a health volunteer with the Peace Corps in Mozambique. Rachel Lantz (B.A. Political Science 2014) has started her third year at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Sarah Lilly (B.A. Political Science and Sociology – Criminology 2014) is the Coordinator of Public Programs at Equal Justice Works in Washington, DC. Philip Moncla (B.A. Political Science) carried out an internship with Southeast Ohio Legal Services in summer 2015. He will be at 2L at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in Fall 2017. Angelina Moore (B.A. Business Administration) is a rising 2L at the University of Chicago Law School. This past summer, she interned for Judge Young B. Kim of the Northern District of Illinois. Olayemi Olurin (B.A. Political Science Pre-Law 2015) served as a Legal Intern to the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in NYC after serving as a law clerk to Justice Robert Miller in the New York Supreme Court last summer. She started her third year of law school at St. John’s Law School in New York. Andrew Radin (B.A. Communication Studies 2015) is beginning his third year at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He spent Summer 2017 as a Legal Intern at the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office. Maddie Rettig (B.A. Anthropology and Political Science Pre-Law) received the Anthropology Outstanding Graduating Senior Award and  carried out an internship with Marion Correctional Institution in 2014-15. She is working for Marion’s re-entry program, Healing Broken Circles, as an Outside Event Coordinator this summer. She will begin her second year as Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University with a full-tuition Michael E. Moritz Merit Scholarship in Law in Fall 2017. Jack Spicer (B.A. Political Science Pre-Law 2014) finished his third year at Vermont Law School. He has been a Research Assistant at the Water and Justice Program, a Staff Editor at the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, and a Student Clinician at the Energy Clinic at the Institute for Energy and the Environment. Lydia Weiant (B.A. Anthropology) started her first year at Georgetown University School of Law in Washington DC. Sarah Welch (B.A. Music) conducted research for a UChicago professor (Adam Chilton) and worked at the Appeals Section of the Ohio Attorney General during this past summer. This fall she will return to University of Chicago for her second year in law school. Beau Wenger (B.A. Political Science Pre-Law 2014) graduated from Capital University Law School in 2017. Bekki Wyss (B.A. English 2015) has started her second year at the University of Michigan Law School.

Updates on Alumni from the CLJC Community

Katie Bialis  recently completed a M.A. in Sociology and completed her comps in Terrorism, Criminal Homicide, and Criminology theory. She is currently pursuing a career in federal law enforcement. Celia Burke (B.A. Anthropology and War and Peace Studies 2014) is an M.A. student in Anthropology at Brandeis University. She was named a Brandeis-India Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year and carried out ethnographic fieldwork on artists, politics, and state power in Delhi and Kolkata, India in the summer of 2017. Hannah Caldwell (B.A. History 2016) won several Best Witness awards as a member of the OHIO Mock Trial Team and started her second year of law school at Case Western Reserve University in Fall 2017. Kaleb Carter (B.A. Journalism 2016), former Undergraduate Student Associate for CLJC in 2015-16, works as a sports reporter at the Creston News Advertiser in Creston, Iowa. Elizabeth Cychosz (B.A. Anthropology and Journalism 2015), former Treasurer of SLJC and Undergraduate Student Associate for CLJC in 2014-15, is Special Projects Coordinator at the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab in Denver. She graduated with an M.A. in Peace and Justice Studies from the University of San Diego in 2017. Danielle Fultz (B.A. History 2014) is currently a Program Coordinator at the Institute of International Education (IIE) in Washington, D.C. Brendan Margolies (BSJ 2017), former president of SLJC, is pursuing a JD at UC-Irvine in Fall 2017. Hannah Oster (B.A. English 2015) worked as a Summer Associate in Jones Day’s Cleveland office and will be graduating with a JD from OSU Moritz in the Spring. Samantha Rommel (B.A. Anthropology 2014) works as a program coordinator at the Office of Global Opportunities at Ohio University. Kyle Serrott (B.S.S. Race, Gender and Law in American Society 2015) worked full-time this past summer at the Franklin County Public Defender’s office Municipal Unit in Columbus, Ohio, and will begin his final year of study at Capital University Law School in Fall 2017.  

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