David Roper learned some of the most important lessons of life and leadership on a pitcher’s mound.
“Composure is extremely important in that position because the pressure is on literally every play. It starts with you,” Roper said. “So I’ve always tried to focus on doing the next best thing and staying under control. Really thinking about what the next best move is, as opposed to becoming tight and letting the emotions get the best of you.”
Roper is a second-year student at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, and next year he will be the new editor-in-chief of the Ohio State Law Journal – the oldest of the college’s five law journals.
The Ohio State Law Journal is a generalist law review. The journal is edited by law students and publishes several issues each year.
Roper is also the first African American to serve as editor-in-chief for the journal. The selection went to a runoff and he was chosen to lead the journal earlier this month.
Find out more about David in Ohio State News.