Academics Define the ONU Law Difference
ONU Law engages its students in a rigorous and innovative academic curriculum. Small class sizes enrich the educational experience and allow professors to bring the curriculum alive for students. ONU law students can choose from a variety of specializations and course options while also expanding their experience by studying abroad, participating in Law Review, accepting research and teaching assistantships, participating in pro bono programs, or taking an active role in Moot Court.
ONU Law's curriculum has been developed to teach every student the necessary skills needed to stand out in 21st century practice. We expect our students to obtain at least 10 credit hours of skills courses, which have been specifically designed to provide students with the practical and professional skills needed to practice the law every day. For nearly 45 years, ONU Law has offfered guarenteed clinical placement programs which allow students the opportunity to delve into their field of choice and learn at the elbow of a seasoned professional. It provides them with the knowledge and expertise for which our graduates and alumni are known.
ONU Law's curriculum begins with a core curriculum in legal theory that includes work with statutes and administrative regulations. The core curriculum develops students’ legal writing and familiarizes them with principles of accounting and finance that all lawyers need to know. A student completes the core curriculum by the third semester, and the remainder of the student’s time at the college can be spent in meaningful opportunities to develop skills essential to the practice of law.