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Ohio Northern University College of Law A PERSONAL APPROACH TO LEGAL EDUCATION
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ONU Law still has scholarship funds available for qualified candidates with LSATs in your range. Our average scholarship for the 2012 entering class was $25,500. Our application is FREE, which means there is no reason you shouldn’t apply to see what we are able to offer you. APPLY NOW - FREE ONLINE APPLICATION WWW.LAW.ONU.EDU/ADMISSIONS
OHIO BAR PASSAGE RATE FOR FIRST -TIME TAKERS IN JULY 2012 IN OHIO FOR JD-REQUIRED JOB PLACEMENT FOR THE CLASS OF 2010
Table of Contents Scholarship Opportunities Financial Planning & Scholarships Just the Facts Concentrations & Clinical Placements Curriculum, First Year JD/MPPA Program in Taxation JJD/LLM in International Law Life at ONU Law On & Off-Campus Law Housing Admissions Visiting the Law College
“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.”
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DREW PUGSLEY, 2L Jefferson, Ohio READ MORE at law.onu.edu/blog
WE ARE INTERESTED IN YOU
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES You are a great candidate for ONU Law. Your success to date is both noteworthy and impressive. ONU Law offers more than 4 million dollars in scholarships and grants to all three class years. With completion of a full review of your application, you could be qualified for significant scholarships and/or grants. Our average award for the 2012 entering class was $25,500. Our application for admission is free, so there is really no cause not to apply and see what offer we are able to make for you. ONU Law prides itself on its fair scholarship policies, which can be found on the next page. All scholarships and grants are renewable. We are seeking well-rounded students like you and we understand the importance of making your dream to become an attorney financially attainable. This is why Adaâ€™s low cost of living, which is well below the state and national averages, might be a great benefit to you and your legal education. TO APPLY, CLICK HERE: http://law.onu.edu/admissions/prospective_students/applying_law_school PG 2
Financial Aid ONU Law continues to provide a premier legal education at a marginal cost. We remain the lowest private law school tuition of Ohio’s nine law colleges. As a private institution, all students pay the same tuition rates despite permanent state of residence. To offset the cost of tuition, ONU Law offers competitive scholarships and grants to qualified candidates. For the last two years, ONU Law has awarded more than $4 million in scholarships and grants to students in all three class years.
COST OF LIVING
The cost of living may factor into your overall decision on where to attend law school. The cost of living in Ada, Ohio is well below both the state and national averages. The average cost for law students renting a two-bedroom apartment in Ada is near $550.00/month.
Scholarships & Grants SCHOLARSHIPS
ONU Law awards merit-based scholarships to highly qualified students each year. These awards recognize exceptional students who possess outstanding academic credentials, diverse backgrounds, and leadership abilities that indicate the applicant’s potential to excel in all aspects of the law school experience. To be considered for an ONU Law scholarship, you must submit the application for admission and all documents required within.
FINANCIAL NEED GRANTS
ONU Law awards a limited number of need-based grants to students whose Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) indicates significant need for assistance. Applicants must submit a FAFSA at the earliest possible date after Jan. 1, 2013. PG 3
Students who exceed their predictors their first year and do exceptionally well have the opportunity for an increase in their award offer for their second and third years. Students entering without an award offer their first year who do exceptionally well also have the opportunity to receive scholarships for their second and third years.
ONU Law reserves funding to be awarded to students wanting to transfer to ONU Law after their first year of law school. Awards are based on a full review of the students’ application and academic history.
TUITION AND OTHER EXPENSES 2012-13
Ohio resident and non-resident tuition: $33,684 Estimated expense for textbooks: $2,500
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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
on-campus deluxe apartmentstyle housing accommodations for law students
highest in Ohio for Bar required job placement for the class of 2011*
is the average number of students in a first year course
was the year ONU Law was fully accredited by the American Bar Association
was the founding year of ONU Law. 127 years of preparing students for the legal profession
is the average scholarship awarded to the 2012 incoming class
alumni residing and practicing in all 50 U.S. states and abroad
of the incoming class of 2012 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
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Concentrations Bankruptcy and Commerical Law Civil Litigation Corporate Law Criminal Law International Law Public Law and Policy Real Property Law Small Firm General Practice Taxation
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 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. WWW.LAW.ONU.EDU >> ADMISSIONS
Curriculum, First Year
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.
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE LAW SCHOOLS FOR OUR INTERACTIVE JANUARY TERM IN 2012 BY THE NATIONAL JURIST
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. PG 6
JD/MPPA in Taxation
CONCURRENT JD/MPPA â€“ Full-Time Only Students with an interest in taxation can earn both their law degree and a masters of professional practice in accounting through a concurrent degree program offered by the College of Law and the College of Business Administration. Students admitted to the program can earn both degrees within three academic years. Concurrent degree students begin their studies with the standard first year curriculum of the College of Law. In the summer following their first year, students will take federal income taxation and an elective course. Following a second academic year of specialized courses and electives, students will be placed in a summer externship for credit that will offer field experience in tax accounting. Students will then complete a third year of study and earn both the law degree and the masters of accounting in the spring. PG 7
REPRESENTATIVE COURSES Professional Ethics and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Corporate Governance and Accounting Business Valuation Basics of Expert Testimony Federal Income Tax Research Methods in Taxation and Accounting Taxation of Corporations Taxation of Partnerships and Partners Taxation of Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Nonprofit Organizations Business Planning Estates, Wills, and Trusts
JD/LLM in International Law CONCURRENT JD/LLM â€“ Full-Time Only If you are motivated to work in promoting democracy, law reform, and development around the world, then our concurrent JD and LL.M. in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law degrees are the ideal choice for you. Beginning your first year, you will take international law courses designed to give you exposure to the needs and demands of countries making the transition to democracy and the rule of law. Unique shared classes and activities enable you to learn alongside our international LL.M. students, who are preparing for public service in their home countries. During each summer term, you will be placed in an externship to gain practical experience in the field and generate valuable international contacts. Your first placement will be in international development, law reform, or human rights organizations in the United States such as the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, CARE USA, Transparency International, Save the Children, or the Environmental Protection Agency. In your second year, you will work with international organizations or governments overseas. Externs most recently have worked in Kosovo, Georgia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Liberia. These experiences and contacts will provide you with professional opportunities in law and governance reform around the world.
REPRESENTATIVE COURSES Comparative Administrative Law Comparative Constitutional Law Competitiveness and Corruption International Business Transactions International Commercial Arbitration Law International Law of Non-Governmental Organizations International Human Rights International Law Law of War Legal Issues in Transitional Democracies International Comparative Law International Criminal Law International Law of Terrorism
Life at ONU Law 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
Ohio Northern University and the Village of Ada offer many housing options for Law students. More than 48 deluxe oncampus 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.
The Village of Ada provides inexpensive 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, 2013
Dec. 1, 2012: Admittance decisions sent on rolling basis Jan. 1, 2013: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available – Please complete Feb. 1, 2013: Invitations to interview for the Summer Starter Program sent on rolling basis June 11, 2013: June LSAT administration – we accept June scores Aug. 15, 2013: Deadline to apply
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