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Buckeyes in Law: Moritz DC Summer Program 2021

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Buckeyes in Law: Moritz DC Summer Program 2022

May 3, 2021 Update: This inaugural Moritz DC Summer Program Buckeye Funder is now closed. Thanks to all of you who contributed and supported the campaign. While the Buckeye Funder is closed, you can donate any time during the year to the Law Washington, DC Summer Program Scholarship Fund (Fund Number: 317150), and the donations to this fund all go to provide scholarship assistance for students enrolled in the law school's DC summer program. Your donation will also be counted toward next year's Buckeye Funder initiative. Thanks again! - Professor Chris Walker

Since 2003, the Michael E. Moritz College of Law has offered an amazing opportunity for Ohio State law students to study and work in Washington, DC, each summer. The Moritz DC Summer Program annually places about twenty law students in summer internships in DC—usually in unpaid internships and most often at federal agencies, on the Hill, and at non-profits. As part of the summer program, Professor Christopher Walker teaches a course entitled the Ethics of Washington Lawyering, the students write a final term paper based on a substantive legal topic related to their internship, and they meet with dozens of prominent lawyers in DC, including agency general counsels, White House lawyers, members of Congress, federal judges, and top-flight public interest litigators—to provide just a few examples. For more information on the Moritz DC Summer Program, check out the program website here

The Moritz DC Summer Program attracts some of our sharpest students, including many who are interested in careers in government and public service. Including this summer, 375 Ohio State law students will have participated in the program. These students make a substantial investment to participate in the program, including this year tuition and fees in the amount of $8,445.40 for Ohio residents and $10,718.00 for nonresidents in addition to living expenses.

To make the Moritz DC Summer Program more accessible to our students and to help provide more financial flexibility for students in the program to pursue public-interest employment opportunities after graduation, we are launching this inaugural Buckeye Funder campaign to encourage alums, supporters, and friends of Ohio State to invest in our amazing students. Our goal is to raise $20,000 in scholarships through this initiative, which will be divided equally among the roughly twenty students enrolled in the 2022 Moritz DC Summer Program.

Please donate to support our Buckeyes in Law in DC and spread the word to fellow Buckeye alums, friends, and supporters!

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Years of Moritz DC Program

This year we celebrate 20 years of the Moritz DC Summer Program!


Article II Presidents' Club

This year we saw the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, and many of our students have interned in the Executive Branch over the years.


Senators' Club

Each summer a number of students intern on Senate committees.


Number of Program Alums

Since its inception in 2013 through 2021, 350 students have participated in the Moritz DC Summer Program!


Article I Congressional Club

Over the years, our students have interned for countless members of Congress in both the House and Senate as well as for outside organizations involved in the legislative process.


Article III Judges' Club

There are currently 870 authorized Article III judgeships: nine on the Supreme Court, 179 on the courts of appeals, 673 for the district courts, and 9 on the Court of International Trade. Many of our students have interned for judges in DC over the years.


Moritz Club

With 20 students typically in the program each summer and $20,000 being our 2022 BuckeyeFunder goal, giving $1,000 covers the scholarship goal for one participant in the 2022 program.


Ohio State Law Founders' Club

Ohio State launched its law school in 1871.

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