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Certificates of Achievement

 

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You’re looking for more than just a JD. At ONU Law, we work with you to find your interests and personalize your education. Certificate tracks let you tailor your experience at ONU Law and develop a legal education that’s based on your interests.
To achieve such recognition, a student must take a designated core course in the field plus additional courses from among a list of electives. The credit hours earned in the core course and the electives must total at least 15 credits. Students who achieve a cumulative 3.0 grade point average for the courses in such a concentration will receive a certificate following their graduation that recognizes their achievement. A student must apply for a certificate of achievement.
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OPTIONAL CERTIFICATE TRACKS

The certificate tracks with the designated core courses and electives are:

 

Certificate in Corporate Law

Required course:

  • Business Organizations II

Electives:

  • Antitrust Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business Planning
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Commercial Arbitration law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Corporate Transactional Clinic
  • Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • Taxation: Partnerships and Partners
  • Intellectual Property/Unfair Competition Law
  • Competitiveness and Corruption

Possible Bar Association Membership Options:

  • OSBA Corporate Law Committee
  • OSBA I.P. Law Section
  • OSBA Corp. Counsel Section
  • OSBA Antitrust Section 
  • ABA Business Law Section
  • ABA Antitrust Section

Certificate Breakdowns

 

Certificate in Bankruptcy and Commercial Law

Required courses:

  • Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights

One of the following three (the others may be taken as electives):

  • Bankruptcy Clinic – Debtor’s Counsel
  • Bankruptcy Clinic – Chapter 7 Trustee
  • Judicial Externship (Federal Bankruptcy Judge)

Electives:

  • Bankruptcy: Practice & Procedure
  • Commercial Code: Negotiable Instruments (January Term only)
  • Commercial Code: Secured Transactions (January Term only)
  • Commercial Law: Sales and Secured Transactions
  • Commercial Law: Payments
  • Commercial Transactions (Summer only)
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Commercial Arbitration Law
  • Federal Income Taxation

Possible Bar Association Membership Options:

  • OSBA Banking, Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Committee
  • ABA Business Law Section (many relevant committees)

Certificate Breakdowns

 

Certificate in Criminal Law

Required courses:

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Prosecution or Public Defender Clinic

Electives:

  • Criminal Practice: An Introduction
  • Criminal Practice: Advanced
  • Evidence
  • International Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Scientific Evidence & Opinion
  • Terrorism and Criminal Law
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Advocacy: Advanced

Possible Bar Associate Membership Options:

  • OSBA Criminal Justice Committee
  • ABA Criminal Justice Section

Certificate Breakdowns

 

Certificate in International Law

Required course:

  • International Law

Electives:

  • Comparative Administrative Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Immigration and Nationality Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Commercial Arbitration Law
  • International Comparative Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Tax
  • Legal Issues in Transitional Democracies - Public Law
  • Legal Issues in Transitional Democracies - Private Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International and Comparative Law of NGO’s
  • Terrorism and Criminal Law

Possible Bar Association Membership Options: 

  • OSBA International Law Committee
  • ABA Section of International Law

Certificate Breakdowns

 

Certificate in Public Law and Policy

Required course:

  • Public Law and the Legal Process
  • Administrative Law

Electives:

  • Climate Change: Science and Law
  • Creating Families: Marriage, Adoption and Non-Traditional Alternatives
  • Federal Courts
  • Legislative Process & Drafting
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Environmental Law & Policy
  • Immigration & Nationality Law
  • Labor Law
  • Municipal Corporations
  • Environmental, Governmental and/or Municipal Government Clinic
  • Comparative Administrative Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Competitveness and Corruption

Possible Bar Association Membership Options:

  • OSBA Administrative Law Committee
  • OSBA Environmental Law Committee
  • ABA Administrative Law & Reg. Practice Section
  • ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

Certificate Breakdowns

 

Certificate in Civil Litigation

Required courses:

  • Civil Procedure I & II (or summer course)
  • ONU Legal Clinic

Electives:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Practice: An Introduction
  • Complex Litigation
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Domestic Relations
  • Evaluation and Proof of Personal Injury Damages
  • Evidence
  • Federal Courts
  • ONU Legal Clinic
  • Products Liability
  • Remedies
  • Scientific Evidence & Opinion
  • Trial Advocacy: Advanced

Possible Bar Association Membership Options: 

  • OSBA Federal Courts & Practice Committee
  • OSBA Negligence Law Committee
  • OSBA Litigation Section 
  • ABA Litigation Section 
  • ABA Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section

Certificate Breakdowns

 

Certificate in Taxation

Required Course:

  • Federal Income Tax

Electives:

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Planning
  • International Taxation
  • Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • Taxation of Partnerships & Partners
  • Taxation of Estates, Gifts & Trusts
  • Taxation: Research Methods
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Corporate Transactional Clinic

Possible Bar Association Membership Options: 

  • None

Certificate Breakdowns

 

Certificate in Real Property Law

Required Courses:

  • Property I & II
  • Real Estate Finance and Mortgage Law

Electives:

  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Estates, Wills, & Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Taxation of Estates, Gifts & Trusts
  • Real Estate Residential Conveyances
  • Oil and Gas Law

Possible Bar Association Membership Options:

  • OSBA Natural Resources Committee
  • OSBA Real Property Law Section 
  • ABA Real Property, Trust, & Estate Section

Certificate Breakdowns

 

Certificate in Small Firm General Practice

Required Courses:

  • Law Office Economics and Management
  • Three credit hours in the Civil, Criminal, Municipal or Transactional Clinic

Electives:

  • Real Estate: Residential Conveyances
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Domestic Relations
  • Juvenile Law
  • Estates, Wills, & Trusts
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Judicial Decision Making

Possible Bar Association Membership Options: 

  • OSBA Family Law Committee
  • ABA Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Division

Certificate Breakdowns