FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Annie Yamson
COLUMBUS (August 24, 2018) – The Ohio State Bar Association's (OSBA) Real Property Law Section Council, chaired by John (Jack) Waldeck, Jr. awarded its annual law student scholarship to five Ohio law school students this week. The applicants were each presented with a $2,500 academic scholarship at the Real Property Law Section meeting which took place at the OSBA Annual Convention on Thursday, Aug. 23.
The scholarship recipients are:
Kevin Burns – Akron University College of Law, Second Year
William Braff – The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Second Year
Michael Neiman – Capital University Law School, Second Year
Bridget Sewell – The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, First Year
Joseph Jakubowski – The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, First Year
Pictured from left to right: Council member Edward Horejs Jr. who presented the awards, Sewell, Jakubowski, Neiman, Braff, Waldeck. Burns not pictured.
The Real Property Law Section Council's law student scholarship program is intended to encourage students to pursue a career in real property law and to become an active, contributing member of the OSBA Real Property Section Council. First- and second-year law students who are enrolled in an Ohio accredited law school, student members of the Ohio State Bar Association and interested in participating on the council were eligible to apply for the award. Scholarship recipients also receive a nonvoting seat on the council and the opportunity to work with council members to address issues related to real property law, draft and review legislative changes, plan and present seminars, assist with publications and participate on various other issues presented before the council.
The OSBA maintains 11 sections and 32 committees, each of which specializes in a particular area of law. Sections and committees work to improve the justice system by keeping Ohio lawyers informed about the latest court decisions and regulatory changes. They also comment on bills before the Ohio General Assembly and draft their own legislative proposals to improve existing laws.
The Real Property Law Section Council is the governing body of the OSBA Real Property Law Section and is comprised of approximately 50 real property lawyers who are appointed by the President of the OSBA. Attorneys on the council practice in various areas of real property law all around the state.
About the Ohio State Bar Association
The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 26,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio. Through its activities and the activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the practice of law and the administration of justice.