Professor Mika Selected to Judge Briefs and Essays in Two Competitions

Professor Karin Mika has been selected to serve as a brief grader for the Capital University Law School and the Family and Youth Law Center 11th annual National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law.  The issue involves the termination of parental rights in a situation where a child has been abused and neglected but also appears not to be adoptable because of psychological issues.

In addition, Professor Mika has been selected to serve as an essay judge for the first annual “We Solve Problems” essay competition sponsored by the Gertsburg Law Firm.  The competition is a collaborative endeavor the firm has put together with Kenston High School in Chagrin Falls that is intended to have students solve difficult issues through research, thought, reflection, and written communication.  The inaugural topic is solving issues related to Cyberbullying.  Winning essays will receive monetary prizes.

Alex Gertsburg, founder of the Gertsburg law firm, is a Cleveland-Marshall graduate, and Brittany Mallow, who currently works for the firm, is a second year student at Cleveland-Marshall.

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