Buckeyes in Law: Moritz DC Summer Program 2021

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Buckeyes in Law: Moritz DC Summer Program 2021

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.

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, 350 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 $30,000 in scholarships through this initiative, which will be divided equally among the roughly twenty students enrolled in the 2021 Moritz DC Summer Program.

For more information on the Moritz DC Summer Program, check out the program website here. On the program website, we also list where all of our students have worked in prior summers.

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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$19

Years of Moritz DC Program

This year we celebrate 19 years of the Moritz DC Summer Program!

$46

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.

$100

Senators' Club

Each summer a number of students intern on Senate committees.

$350

Number of Program Alums

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

$535

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.

$870

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.

$1,871

Ohio State Law Founders' Club

Ohio State launched its law school in 1871. This donation would exceed our fundraising goal of $1,500 per student enrolled in the 2021 Moritz DC Summer Program.

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