TUITION REDUCTION For the 2014-15 academic year, ONU Law has announced a 25% tuition reduction. This makes our unique, private legal education available to you at public university costs, and allows a quality legal education to be within reach for more students and families across the country.
OUR TRADITION REMAINS UNTOUCHED
For more than 125 years, the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law has been defined by accessible faculty who inspire and support students, small class sizes that offer individual attention, a diverse international network of students and alumni, and an innovative curriculum that melds theory with real-world experience to graduate practice-ready lawyers.
FURTHER, OUR EMPHASIS ON EXCEPTIONAL OUTCOMES REMAINS EVIDENT: • Consistently strong first-time bar passage rates–with a 92 percent three-year average • Second-in-Ohio for JD-required job placement • 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, one of the lowest in the country • Innovative legal education with the lowest private law school tuition in Ohio • 45-year track record of providing high-impact, guaranteed clinical placements, almost 20 years before any other law school
2013-14 TUITION $33,726
2014-15 TUITION $24,800 DIFFERENCE $8,926 LAW.ONU.EDU/PROMISE
the ONU Law Difference. TRUE VALUE IS GETTING MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK.
92% BAR PASS SUCCESS 2010 - 2013
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Average Ohio Bar Passage Rate for First-Time Takers
“I had a career for a few years before law school, but since coming to ONU, I have felt empowered in a way that I never really did before. I know now that success is in my grasp, and I attribute that in large part to the support and concern of the faculty and the administration at ONU.” DREW PUGSLEY, 3L Editor-in-Chief, ONU Law Review Jefferson, Ohio
CLICK HERE http://law.onu.edu/admissions_tools/quick_facts
Quick Facts No. 1
Avg. of % pass rates
highest in Ohio for Bar required job placement for the class of 2012*
in Ohio for first-time bar passage from 2010-2013
student-to-faculty ratio, one of the lowest of all U.S. law schools
of ONU Law students come from outside the state of Ohio
in the nation for job placement in Public Interest and Government positions - National Law Journal
on-campus deluxe apartmentstyle housing accommodations for law students
In the nation for JD-Required, Full-Time, Non School-Funded Placement
is the average scholarship awarded to the Fall 2013 incoming class
alumni residing and practicing in all 50 U.S. states and abroad
of the incoming class of 2013 identified themselves as minority
school in the country to offer a bar prep course for academic credit
of ONU Law faculty hold a Ph.D. or LL.M. degree in addition to their Juris Doctor
*Mar. 2013 statistics based on National Association for Law Placement (NALP) criteria PG 2
Curriculum, First Year
TOP 20 Top 20 Most Innovative Law Schools in 2012
MOST INNOVATIVE - the National Jurist
FIRST SEMESTER, First Year
First-year students are enrolled in a required comprehensive core curriculum designed to provide a well-rounded understanding of American law. This includes Property, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Torts, and Legal Research and Writing. You are pre-registered for all courses your first semester only.
JANUARY TERM, First Year (Required)
The College of Law offers an innovative January Term. First year students take a course on Legal Problem Solving & Analysis, which has two main purposes: (1) sharpening the first year studentsâ€™ ability to analyze and resolve legal problems, and (2) providing students with an opportunity to interact with members of the profession. The class sizes of 14 to 16 students are deliberately smaller than the size of a typical law school class to enable the professors to provide the students with prompt and thorough feedback. The assignments, writing exercises, and prompt individual feedback help the students learn how to effectively develop and refine their analytical and legal problem solving skills.
SECOND SEMESTER, First Year
In the spring semester of your first year, you will register for Public Law and the Legal Process, Property 2, Civil Procedure 2, Contracts 2, Legal Research and Writing 2, and Criminal Law. If you matriculated in the summer, register for Evidence in lieu of the courses you took in the summer. Make certain to register for the correct section of each of your classes. You must continue each course in the section in which you started. LEARN MORE For course descriptions and upper-level requirements, go to law.onu.edu and select First Year Curriculum.
Practice-Ready Lawyers & High-Impact Learning
11 Clinical Placements
THROUGH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING, WE TEACH OUR STUDENTS NOT ONLY TO THINK LIKE LAWYERS, BUT ALSO TO ACT AND REACT LIKE THEM. Bankruptcy Clinic Criminal Law Clinic Corporate Transactions Clinic Environmental Law Clinic Governmental Law Clinic Judicial Externships
In the nation for placement in Government & Public Interest Legal Jobs
JOB PLACEMENT - The National Law Journal
Municipal Government Clinic Non-Profit Litigation Clinic ONU Public Interest Legal Clinic Prosecution Clinic Public Defender Clinic
Our clinical placement programs pair you with a practitioner, judge, prosecutor, or public defender to mentor you throughout your entire experience. You will be challenged to participate in client meetings, trials, settlements, and pleadings. CLICK HERE: http://law.onu.edu/academics/clinical-programs
ONU Lawâ€™s off-campus Public Interest Legal Clinic, across from the courthouse - Lima, Ohio
CLINIC DESCRIPTIONS law.onu.edu/academics/clinical-programs
Pursue a Clinic CLINICAL PLACEMENT PROGRAMS More than 45 years of providing real-life practical experience, in and out of the classroom. Developing practice-ready lawyers is ONU Law’s mission, and we offer a high-impact learning environment for each student. We created our clinics in the early 1960s, almost 20 years before any other law school in the country. We are excited to offer some of the most extensive clinical placements in the Midwest. They allow students to interact with and represent clients; draft pleadings, briefs and memos; provide research and writing for federal judges; and make court appearances. Every student is mentored by a specialized attorney, providing the student the opportunity to receive guidance at the elbow of someone who has mastered his or her craft. More than 60 percent of ONU Law’s student body participates in our clinical programs, which are offered for academic credit.
WHY PARTICIPATE IN A CLINICAL PROGRAM?
While we pride ourselves on our ability to teach theory, the skills learned in programs like our clinics set our students apart, both on their résumés and in practice settings. These opportunities to stand out from graduates of other law programs make participating in clinical programs worth every minute. PG 5
WHY ONU LAW? law.onu.edu/whyonulaw
Why ONU Law? A Dozen Reasons... 1. EXCEPTIONAL VALUE 2. VISIONARY CURRICULUM 3. STUDENT SUCCESS 4. FACULTY ACCESSIBILITY 5. RECENT ALUMNI SUCCESS 6. BAR PASSAGE RATES
7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
JOB PLACEMENT RATES HIGH-IMPACT CLINICS UNIQUE LOCATION BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS ON-CAMPUS HOUSING FACILITIES
DISCOVER a dozen reasons to attend ONU Law at law.onu.edu/whyonulaw PG 6
The ONU Law Experience OUR VISIONARY CURRICULUM LEAVES STUDENTS PREPARED TO PRACTICE ANYWHERE, DOING ANYTHING.
Networking Event for L1’s, January Term PG 5
Taggart Law Library PG 6
Life at ONU Law A COMMUNITY WORTH JOINING Ada, Ohio provides a quaint, small-town atmosphere that complements the friendly environment found on campus. Ada offers few distractions â€“ perfect for the rigorous study of law. When law students take a break from the rigors of their legal studies, the village offers affordable entertainment. The Ada Theatre shows first-run movies in a classic setting with $4 admission. Students satisfy their hunger at a variety of local restaurants offering menu options from Chinese to Mexican and several local pizza joints. The Inn at Ohio Northern University offers deluxe accommodations for visiting family and friends, dining options, and a pub. For a change of atmosphere, students can travel to nearby cities like Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Detroit, Ft. Wayne, Louisville, and Toledo. PG 9
RECOGNIZED FOR OUR OUTSTANDING 48 DELUXE ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT-STYLE HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS IN 2012 BY THE NATIONAL JURIST
Housing, On & Off-Campus ON-CAMPUS HOUSING Ohio Northern University and the Village of Ada offer many housing options for Law students. More than 48 deluxe on-campus apartments are available for law and graduate students looking for the convenience of campus living. VIEW A VIDEO OF OUR ON-CAMPUS HOUSING AT: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheONUCollegeofLaw LEARN MORE For photos and floor plans of on-campus housing or information about off-campus living, go to law.onu.edu >> Admissions >> Housing.
OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING The Village of Ada provides inex-
pensive off-campus housing and a cost of living well below the national average. Monthly rental fees can range from $350-$600 depending on your preferences. Most rental locations are within walking distance to the College of Law, restaurants, and other shops along Main Street in Ada. PG 10
NO APPLICATION FEE Deadline: Aug. 15, 2014
Dec. 1, 2013: Admittance decisions sent on rolling basis Dec. 1, 2013: Invitations to interview for the Summer Starter Program sent on rolling basis Jan. 1, 2014: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available â€“ Please complete June 9, 2014: June LSAT administration â€“ we accept June scores Aug. 15, 2014: Deadline to apply
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