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November 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Students & Alumni Invited to Explore Law During Virtual Pre-Law Day, Nov. 12

A Pre-Law day panel with students and alumni.

Ohio University’s annual Pre-Law Day program will be held virtually this year on Nov. 12 from 9:40 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.  All Ohio University students and alumni are invited to participate.

The program is designed to provide students with an interest in legal education and legal careers an opportunity to learn from Ohio University alumni who have gone on to practice law.

Pre-Law Day consists of a series of panels and roundtable discussions that will feature Ohio University alumni who have gone on to obtain Juris Doctor degrees and have practiced law. They will speak about their law school and professional experiences. Students can attend as many panels as they desire and are encouraged to come with questions about law school, practicing law, and the legal profession.

9:40 – 10:20 a.m. 1st Round of Panels

  • Law School Advice
    • Moderator: Dr. Smoki Musaraj, Associate Professor of Anthropology and CLJC Faculty Director
    • Panelists: Anika Holland, Esq., Gregory Lichko, Esq., Sarah Welch, Esq., Hannah Caldwell, Esq., Laura Budd, Esq., Leah Wolfe, Esq.
    • Teams link
  • Corporate Law
    • Moderator: Dr. Kevin Uhalde, Associate Professor of History
    • Panelists: Rob Foehl, Esq., Sarah Tobin, Esq., Brian Grube, Esq., Doug Lowe, Esq., Jennifer Mulrooney, Esq.
    • Teams link
  • Criminal Law
    • Moderator: Dr. Amanda Cox, Assistant Professor of Instruction in Sociology
    • Panelists: Olayemi Olurin, Esq. Lindsey Donehue-Angler, Esq., Amy Flowers, Esq. Joseph Gibson, Esq., Rebecca Wyss, Esq.
    • Teams link
  • Alternative Legal Careers
    • Moderator: Dr. Holly Ningard, Assistant Professor of Instruction in Sociology
    • Panelists: Micah Siegal, Esq., Megan Kelley, Esq., Hon. Marc Kantrowitz, Fred Bryant, Esq., Callista Puchmeyer, David Crane, Esq.
    • Teams link

10:25 – 11:05 a.m. 2nd Round of Panels

  • Public Interest Law
    • Moderator: Dr. Haley Duschinski, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Graduate Director of the MA in Law, Justice & Culture
    • Panelists: Callista Puchmeyer, Esq., Joseph Gibson, Esq., Brian Grube, Esq., Sarah Welch, Esq., David Crane, Esq., Leah Wolfe, Esq.
    • Teams link
  • Women in Law
    • Moderator: Dr. Holly Ningard
    • Panelists: Olayemi Olurin, Esq. Megan Kelley, Esq., Amy Flowers, Esq., Laura Budd, Esq. Lindsey Donehue-Angler, Esq.
    • Teams link
  • Pursuing Your Dream Job or Internship
    • Moderator: Dr. Amanda Cox
    • Panelists: Rob Foehl, Esq., Sarah Tobin, Esq., Fred Bryant, Esq., Hon. Marc Kantrowitz, Doug Lowe, Esq.
    • Teams link
  • What I Wish I Knew Before Law School
    • Moderator: Dr. Kevin Uhalde
    • Panelists: Jennifer Mulrooney, Esq., Rebecca Wyss, Esq., Micah Siegal, Esq., Gregory Lichko, Esq., Hannah Caldwell, Esq., Anika Holland, Esq.
    • Teams link

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Student Organization Presentations

Teams link

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Mock Trial
  • ACLU-OU
  • OIP-U
  • Political Science Majors Association
  • Students Defending Students
Olayemi Olurin, portrait

Olayemi Olurin, Esq.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Olayemi Olurin Keynote Speech

Teams link

Olurin is staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of New York, where she practices indigent criminal defense in New York City. Olurin earned a B.A. in Political Science Pre-Law, a minor in African American Studies, and a certificate in Law, Justice & Culture from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

She went on to earn her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, New York on a full-tuition scholarship.

A native of The Bahamas, she was an active and distinguished student at Ohio University, participating in the Ohio University Women’s Association, Sigma Lambda Gamma and Phi Alpha Delta and receiving a variety of honors.

12:35 – 1:35 p.m. Roundtables

  • Cause Lawyering
  • Gender and the Law
  • Practicing Law During the Pandemic
  • This Year at the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Election Law Issues
A Pre-Law day panel with students and alumni seated around a table.

A Pre-Law day panel with students and alumni.

Pre-Law Day is sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture. Students with questions about law school or the legal profession should schedule a time to speak with CLJC Pre-Law Specialist Larry Hayman, Esq.  by completing this questionnaire and he will confirm your appointment.

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