The Board of Counselors is comprised of alumni and non-alumni representatives invited by the Dean to serve as advisers on policy matters. It is a diverse group, representing the broad reach of the law school: solo practitioners, law firms, corporations, and government and public interest law settings.
Established in 1998, the board was convened to assist in the development of a strategic plan for Capital University Law School, and once developed, to monitor its implementation. Additionally, the board provides continuous, independent input from important constituencies, reflecting on such matters as the caliber of graduates, the academic program, and faculty and administration relations with the larger community, among other issues.
The mission of the Law School's Board of Counselors is to serve the school as a connection to the community, as a trusted adviser to the dean, and as an enthusiastic advocate for the school, its students and its worthiness for support.
Board of Counselors 2014 - 2015 Jo Ellen Yeary, L'80, Northeast Natural Energy, LLC (Chair)James D. Abrams, L'03, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLPMary Augsburger, L'02, Ohio Bar AssociationMark A. Engel, L'79, T'90, Bricker & Eckler LLP Todd Ernsberger, L'03, T'04, Onda, LaBuhn, Rankin & Boggs, LPALisa L. Eschleman, L'87, Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (Immediate Past Chair) Hon. Kathleen Graham, P’77, L’82, Franklin County Municipal CourtDavid Grauer, L'85, Squire Sanders LLP Mark Hatcher, L'06, T'06, Baker & Hostetler LLP Daniel G. Hilson, L'86, Roetzel & Andress LLP Senator James M. Hughes, L'94, Ohio Statehouse Michael Jordan, L'97 Ice Miller LLP Eric R. Keller, L'95, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LPA Emmett M. Kelly, L'99, Frost Brown Todd LLC Jon F. Kelly, L'76, AT&T Services, Inc. Edward L. "Skipp" Kropp, L'78, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Christine L. Liberto, L'10, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP Jonathan W. Marshall, L'70 J. Thomas Mason, L'84, M/I Homes R. Lindsey McCutchan, L'97, Nationwide Insurance David P. Meyer, L'95, LLM'96, Meyer Wilson Co., LPA Gretchen Koehler Mote, L'78, Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Co. Kathy A. Olson, L'77, Battelle Memorial Institute Nicholas A. Pittner, L'70, H'01, Bricker & Eckler LLPDonna M. Ruscitti, L'86, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP Allen L. Rutz, L'98, Vorys, Sater Seymour and Pease LLPJeff Standley, L'88, Standley Law Group LLP
Ex-OfficioJames R. Beattie, Professor Shawn M. Beem, L’02, Assistant Dean for Professional Development Terri T. Botsko, L’91, Director of Alumni Relations Johanna Evans, SBA President/JD Candidate 2015 Rachel M. Janutis, Interim DeanSandra R. McIntosh, L’04, Freund, Freeze & Arnold John H. Strick, Major Gifts Officer
Emeriti Robert J. Weiler, L'83, H'05, The Robert Weiler Company Past Chairs Counsel J. Miles Gibson, L'78, Isaac Wiles (2005-2006) Barbara J. Lucks, L'76, Barbara J. Lucks, LPA (2006-2007) Kathleen M. Trafford, L'79, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP (2007-2008) Gary W. Hammond, L'80, Hammond Sewards & Williams (2008-2009) Philip J. Fulton, L'80, Fulton Law Offices (2009-2010) Georgeann G. Peters, L'83, Baker & Hostetler LLP (2010-2011) Hon. Teresa L. Liston, L'81, (ret.) Franklin County Municipal Court (2011-2012)James D. Abrams, L'03, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP (2012-2013)Lisa L. Eschleman, L'87, Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (2013-2014)
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