Resume

Alexander J. Ebert     

Columbus, Ohio

(414) 510-8807 • ajebert@wisc.edualexjebert.wordpress.com

EDUCATION

Ohio State University College of Law, on Consortium (2014-2015)

University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI – – – J.D. Expected, May 2015

Top 20 Percent of Class

GPA: 3.49

  • Knapp Fellowship (merit-based scholarship tuition waiver)
  • Advocate, Unemployment Insurance Appeals Clinic (represent clients in administrative hearings)
  • Public Interest Law Foundation
  • Mock Trial

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN – – – Graduated May 2010

Bachelor of Arts in Professional Journalism

  • Star Tribune Scholarship (merit-based award equivalent to four years tuition)
  • cum laude honors graduate
  • Studied abroad in London and Venezuela
  • Member and Director of Academic Affairs, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, University of Minnesota Chapter

LEGAL EXPERIENCE 

City of Upper Arlington, Ohio: City Attorney’s Office, Law Clerk                           May 2014 – Present

  • Draft Motions in Contra and other civil court filings for the city
  • Collaborate with staff to proactively ensure the city’s ordinances meet ever-changing state and federal law

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio                                 May 2014 – Aug. 2014

Extern law clerk for Judge Michael H. Watson, Columbus, Ohio

  • Drafted bench memoranda on 6th Cir. Habeas Corpus Opinion
  • Wrote court Orders for criminal and civil litigation
  • Researched complicated civil procedure and legal issues for court memorandum

Murphy Desmond, S. C., Law Clerk  – – –  June 2013 – Present

  • Researching and writing for litigation: appellate brief; motions to compel and for summary judgment; discovery requests; and findings of fact and conclusions of law
  • Transactional business research and preparation: creation of LLCs, articles of organization, amendments to operating agreements
  • Firm business development: research into expanding legal markets; press releases and marketing for clients and firm

 WRITING EXPERIENCE

Epic Systems Corporation, Technical writer – – – April 2011 – Jan. 2012

  • Deciphered and explained complicated software through extensive research and clear writing
  • Ran and managed teams on several projects under tight deadlines

Portage Daily Register, Reporter, Photographer, Videographer – – – Sept. 2010 – March 2011

  • Discovered, sourced, and wrote city issue, human interest, and business stories on deadline
  • Shot and edited photos and video with topics ranging from traffic accidents to Christmas light displays

 

Minneapolis Star Tribune, Intern reporter – – – June – Aug. 2009, 2010

  • Covered federal court cases, state-funded construction projects, business trends, and municipal news
  • Dug up and reported trend stories, features, and hard news on crime and city boards
  • Wrote 42 stories during a 10-week internship, including four A-1 pieces

 

Minneapolis|St. Paul Business Journal, Intern reporter – – – Jan. – June. 2010

  • Broke news on the website, Twitter, and Facebook account
  • Pitched and wrote profiles of recession-busting companies, corporate philanthropy and women in business

 

St. Paul Pioneer Press, Intern reporter – – –  Sept. – Dec. 2009

  • Researched, pitched, and reported at least one local story every day
  • Wrote for deadline about open-carry gun rallies, local elections, and community profiles

OFF THE CLOCK

• Runner: 800 to marathon distances • Collector: biographies of founding fathers • Roaster: coffee enthusiast •

JD Candidate, Professional Writer

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