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hours have been donated to U.S. Attorney’s Office locations across the country by the classes of 2012 and 2013 alone.
450 OutLaws honored with University Award n The student-led group OutLaws Mary Beth Beazley said. “All of these was named a recipient of the 2012 Distinschool-based and community organizaguished Diversity Enhancement Award, tions’ members have benefited from a University-wide award that recognizes OutLaws’ commitment to educating the units or individuals that have OSU and local community about demonstrated a significant comsexual orientation and gender H O N O R S identity issues.” mitment to enhancing diversity at The Ohio State University. OutLaws seeks to inspire a spirit The organization, comprised of cooperation and an acceptance of students, faculty, and staff of the of diversity at the Moritz College of Law. College of Law, promotes understanding To that end, the group embraces the of legal issues that affect the gay, lesbian, participation and support of all persons, bisexual, and transgender communities. including heterosexual law students, To do so, the group sponsors a wide range faculty, and staff, as allies in accomplishof events each year and partners with ing their mission. other organizations, both within the law “Thanks and congratulations to Outschool and the broader community, to laws whose outstanding efforts make such create large-scale collaborative events an important contribution, as this recwith speakers from the University, Ohio, ognizes,” said Alan C. Michaels, dean and and nationally renowned organizations. Edwin M. Cooperman Professor of Law. “OutLaws is not timid about challengMembers of OutLaws were invited to ing others to examine and re-examine attend a University luncheon and were their position on social issues, encouragrecognized on the field at halftime of the ing positive social change that starts here Ohio State vs. Purdue football game. at OSU and extends outward,” Professor – Barbara Peck
hours of volunteer service must be accumulated for a student to achieve the distinction of Public Service Fellow with the Dean’s Highest Honors upon graduating. Nine students did so in 2012. student received funds from the Public Interest Law Foundation to work for the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland last summer.
of student requests for PILF funding were met in 2012. The group would have needed an additional $22,825 to meet all needs. is when donations for the 2013 PILF auction are needed. Interested in contributing? Email dunlap.226@buckeyemail. osu.edu.
states were beneficiaries of pro bono work of a Moritz student who was a beneficiary of PILF funding in 2012.
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