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Please consult this list of Organizations Suspended by the University as of Spring 2020. Some suspended organizations continue to operate despite the action taken by the university. We encourage you to review an organization’s status before becoming involved with it, especially because sometimes an organization’s status is revoked due to serious concerns like hazing and other behavior that risks your health and safety.

During spring semester 2020, many student organizations will be operating virtually while others may suspend their operations. Please use the search features below to find and contact organization leaders for specific details about their plans.

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Defenders at Ohio State

Campus: Columbus
Status: Active - New/Re-Established II
Purpose Statement: Defenders at Ohio State has five goals: (a) help current law students figure out if public defense is the right career path for them; (b) provide a nurturing and supportive community for aspiring public defenders; (c) teach aspiring public defenders skills to help them succeed as public defenders; (d) connect Moritz alumni who are doing public defense work with one another and provide them with helpful resources; and (e) help connect students and alumni interested in public defense jobs with employers who are looking to hire public defenders.
Primary Leader: Hart Main
Secondary Leader: Jessica Akerman
Treasurer Leader: Nolan Wiley
Advisor: Katherine Federle
Organization Email: defenders.osu@gmail.com
Website: Not Listed
Primary Type: Special Interest
Secondary Types: Awareness/Activism
Community Service/Service Learning
Primary Make Up: Professional
Constitution: 2019_03_26_01_36_54_6329.pdf 
Meeting Time and Place:

Columbus, OH 43210
Office Location: 1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Membership Type: Open Membership
Membership Contact: Not Listed
Time of Year for New Membership: Students can join at any time.
How does a Prospective Member Apply: Not Listed
Charge Dues: No