News Briefs: October 2012

  • CapLaw alums sought for networking program

    Capital University Law School is recruiting its graduates to participate in a new program that will connect alumni with current students for informal mentorship, career advice and insights into the legal profession.

    Capital Law Connect is an informal professional network created to build and maintain relationships that will help students hone their professional networking skills and develop a stronger understanding of the legal profession. The program will allow students to connect online with active alumni who have expressed a willingness to offer advice, connections within the legal community and student skill-building activities such as informational interviews.

    The Law School currently is building a core group of alumni willing to serve as informal mentors to these current students. Participating alumni can choose to work with just one student or as many as five. Most of the requested commitment is limited to online engagement with current students.

    Capital Law Connect is not a hiring program or a formal mentorship program. It’s intended to be more informal – an opportunity for making professional connections and gaining insights into the legal profession.

    The Law School’s first step is finding enough alumni who are willing to serve as professional connections to these current students. Alumni are asked to either contact Shawn Beem, Director of the Office of Professional Development, at 614-236-6889 or fill out a short informational form. On the form, alumni will be able to indicatethe number of students they are willing to partner with, how they prefer to be contacted and some basic biographic information.


    Loan Repayment Assistance Program applications due by Nov. 15

    Many Capital University Law School alumni graduate with jobs in the public sector that allow for rewarding service to the community – and significant student loans. These jobs offer intrinsic rewards of serving the community and society, but often make loan repayment a challenge. The Capital University Law School Loan Repayment Assistance Program helps alumni who choose these public service careers.

    Capital University Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) applications are accepted from Oct.1 until Nov. 15. To be considered, all materials must be mailed in hardcopy form and post-marked no later than Nov. 15. Documents emailed or faxed will not be considered.

    2013 LRAP Application

    Mail materials to:
    C/O Shawn M. Beem
    Capital University Law School
    303 E. Broad St.
    Columbus, OH 43215

    For more about eligibility review the program information. 



    Three alumni inducted into 2012 Hall of Honor

    Capital University Law School inducted three alumni who have had a significant impact on the school and the legal profession into its Hall of Honor Oct. 18.

    This year’s honorees included former dean, the Hon. John W. McCormac; Professor Emerita Jean A. Mortland; and the Law School’s first female graduate, Esther H. Brocker. This year’s induction ceremony was Oct. 18 at the Law School.

    The hall is the highest level of recognition awarded by the Law School. It is reserved for individuals who rose to the top – who have had a truly profound influence on the development and legal success of the Law School and who reached and remained at the pinnacle of their fields for a period of time that demonstrates perseverance and maturation. It is housed in a prominent location on the second floor of the building.

    Find out more about the Capital University Law School Hall of Honor.