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Certificate Breakdowns: What's Your Path?

Examples of real ONU Law Student Schedules...

Below you will find curriculum breakdowns for ONU Law’s nine certificate tracks based off of real ONU Law student schedules. This will give you a true illustration of what your time at ONU Law could look like. Students are not required to choose a certificate track.

Bankruptcy & Commercial Law  |  Civil Litigation  |  Criminal Law  |  Corporate Law

International Law  |  Public Law & Policy  |  Real Property Law

Small Firm General Practice  |  Taxation

 

 

Bankruptcy and Commercial Law – Sample Track

 

 

First Year

Fall J-Term Spring Summer
Torts Legal Problem Solving & Analysis Property II Evidence
Property 1   Criminal Law  
Contracts 1   Public Law & the Legal Process  
Civil Procedure 1   Contacts 2  
Legal Research & Writing 1   Civil Procedure 2  
    Legal Research & Writing 2  

Second Year

Fall Spring Summer
Constitutional Law 1 Judicial Externship 1 Commercial Transactions†
Business Organizations 1 Constitutional Law 2  
Financial Literacy Business Organizations 2  
Alternative Dispute Resolution Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights*  
  Advanced Legal Research  

Third Year

Fall Spring
Bankruptcy Clinic* Bankruptcy Clinic†
Intellectual Property Seminar Transition to Ohio Practice (Bar Prep)
Legal Profession Estates, Wills & Trusts
Introduction to Criminal Practice Criminal Procedure
Bankruptcy: Practice & Procedure†  
  • * Required for Primary Certificate
  • † Electives for Primary Certificate
  • ‡ Required for Secondary Certificate
  • § Electives for Secondary Certificate
  • || Course Elective for both Certificates

 

 

Civil Litigation – Sample Track

 

 

First Year

Summer Starter Fall J-Term Spring Summer
Criminal Law Torts Legal Problem Solving & Analysis Evidence Criminal Procedure
Civil Procedure Property 1   Property 2  
  Contracts 1   Public Law & the Legal Process  
  Legal Research & Writing 1   Contracts 2  
      Legal Research & Writing 2  

Second Year

Fall Spring
Constitutional law Trial Advocacy*
Conflict of Laws† Products Liability
Introductions to Civil Practice† Legal Profession
Business Organizations 1 Constitutional Law 2
Financial Literacy  

Third Year

Fall Spring
Non-Profit Litigation Clinic* Judicial Externship 1
Intellectual Property Seminar Transition to Practice: Multi-Jurisdiction
Personal Injury and Damages† Commercial Law: Sales & Secured Transactions
Estates, Wills and Trusts Alternative Dispute Resolutions
Complex Litigation† Advanced Legal Research
  • * Required for Primary Certificate
  • † Electives for Primary Certificate
  • ‡ Required for Secondary Certificate
  • § Electives for Secondary Certificate
  • || Course Elective for both Certificates

 

 

Corporate Law – Sample Track (Also received a certificate in taxation)

 

 

First Year

Fall J-Term Spring Summer
Torts Legal Problem Solving & Analysis Property 2 Federal Income Tax
Property 1   Criminal Law  
Contracts 1   Public Law & the Legal Process  
Civil Procedure 1   Contracts 2  
Legal Research & Writing 1   Civil Procedure 2  
    Legal Research & Writing 2  

Second Year

Fall Spring
Constitutional Law 1 Taxation of Partnerships & Partners§
Business Organizations 1 Intellectual Property & Unfair Competition†
Evidence Constitutional Law 2
Criminal Procedure Business Organizations 2*
Financial Literacy  

Third Year

Fall Spring
Corporate Transactional Clinic|| Corporate Transactional Clinic||
Intellectual Property Seminar Transition to Ohio Practice (Bar Perp)
Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders|| Law Review
Legal Profession Commercial Law: Sales & Secured Transactions
Estates, Wills, & Trusts Business Planning
  • * Required for Primary Certificate
  • † Electives for Primary Certificate
  • ‡ Required for Secondary Certificate
  • § Electives for Secondary Certificate
  • || Course Elective for both Certificates

 

 

Criminal Law – Sample Track

 

 

First Year

Fall J-Term Spring
Torts Legal Problem Solving & Analysis Property 2
Property 1   Criminal Law
Contracts 1   Public Law & the Legal Process
Civil Procedure 1   Contracts 2
Legal Research & Writing 1   Civil Procedure 2
    Legal Research & Writing 2

Second Year

Fall Spring
Federal Income Tax Taxation of Partnerships & Partners
Evidence Legal Profession
Constitutional Law 1 Estates, Wills, and Trusts
Business Organizations 1 Constitutional Law 2
Financial Literacy Business Organizations 2

Third Year

Fall Spring
Prosecution Clinic* Prosecution Clinic†
Capital Punishment Seminar Trial Advocacy: Advanced†
Trial Advocacy† Transition to Ohio Practices (Bar Prep)
Criminal Practice: An Introduction† Law Review
Commercial Law Payments Criminal Procedure*
  Commercial Law: Sales & Secured Transactions
  • * Required for Primary Certificate
  • † Electives for Primary Certificate
  • ‡ Required for Secondary Certificate
  • § Electives for Secondary Certificate
  • || Course Elective for both Certificates

 

 

International Law – Sample Track

 

 

First Year

Summer Starter Fall J-Term Spring Summer
Criminal Law Torts Legal Problem Solving & Analysis Evidence JD/LLM Domestic Externship
Civil Procedure Property 1   Property 2  
  Contracts 1   Public Law & the Legal Process  
  Legal Research & Writing   Contracts 2  
  International Protection of Human Rights   Legal Research & Writing 2  
      International & Comparative Law of NGO's  

Second Year

Fall J-Term Spring Summer
Comparative Constitutional Law‡ International Criminal Law‡ Legal Issues in Transitional Democracies† JD/LLM International Externship‡
Criminal Practice: An Introduction   Competitiveness and Corruption‡  
Constitutional Law 1   Oil and Gas Law  
Business Organizations 1   Legal Profession  
Financial Literacy   Immigration and Nationality Law  
    Constitutional Law 2  

Third Year

Fall J-Term Spring
Comparative Administrative Law‡ Topics in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law‡ Rule of Law Seminar‡
International Law*   Judicial Externship 1
International Business Transactions†   Prosecution Clinic
Independent Study   Transition to Ohio Practice (Bar Prep)
Estates, Wills, and Trusts    
  • * Required for Primary Certificate
  • † Electives for Primary Certificate
  • ‡ Required for Secondary Certificate
  • § Electives for Secondary Certificate
  • || Course Elective for both Certificates

 

 

Public Law & Policy – Sample Track

 

 

First Year

Fall J-Term Spring
Torts Legal Problem Solving & Analysis Property 2
Property 1   Criminal Law
Contracts 1   Public Law & the Legal Process
Civil Procedure 1   Contracts 2
Legal Research & Writing 1   Civil Procedure 2
    Legal Research & Writing 2

Second Year

Fall J-Term Spring
Judicial Externship 1 Law of War Seminar Federal Income Tax
Evidence   Special Topics: Electronic Discovery Skills
Constitutional Law 1   Special Topics: Law of War Seminar – The Hague
Business Organizations 1   Legal Profession
Financial Literacy   Estates, Wills, and Trusts
Business Organizations 1   Constitutional Law 2
    Business Organizations 2

Third Year

Fall J-Term Spring
Corporate Transactional Clinic|| Commercial Code: Secured Transactions Taxation of Partnerships & Partners§
Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders||   Securities Regulation†
Law Review   Federal Courts
Domestic Relations   Business Planning||
Commercial Law: Payments   Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • * Required for Primary Certificate
  • † Electives for Primary Certificate
  • ‡ Required for Secondary Certificate
  • § Electives for Secondary Certificate
  • || Course Elective for both Certificates

 

 

Real Property Law – Sample Track (also received a certificate in taxation)

 

 

First Year

Fall J-Term Spring Summer
Torts Legal Problem Solving & Analysis Property 2 Judicial Externship 1
Property 1   Criminal Law Special Topics: Elder Law
Contracts 1   Public Law & the Legal Process  
Civil Procedure 1   Contracts 2  
Legal Research & Writing 1   Civil Procedure 2  
    Legal Research & Writing 2  

Second Year

Fall Spring Summer
Federal Income Tax‡ Taxation of Partnerships & Partners§ Guardian Ad Litem Law & Practice
Evidence Real Estate Finance and Mortgage Law* Commercial Transactions
Constitutional law 1 Estates, Wills, and Trusts†  
Business Organizations 1 Constitutional Law 2  
Financial Literacy Business Organizations 2  

Third Year

Fall Spring
Taxation of Estates, Gifts, and Trusts|| Corporate Transactional Clinic§
Real Estate: Resident Conveyances Transition to Practice: Multi-Jurisdiction (Bar Prep)
Legal Profession Special Topics: Energy Law & Policy Seminar
Domestic Relations* Moot Court
Criminal Practice: An Introduction Law Review
  Estate Planning||
  • * Required for Primary Certificate
  • † Electives for Primary Certificate
  • ‡ Required for Secondary Certificate
  • § Electives for Secondary Certificate
  • || Course Elective for both Certificates

 

 

Small Firm General Practice – Sample Track

 

 

First Year

Fall J-Term Spring
Torts Legal Problem Solving & Analysis Property 2
Property 1   Criminal Law
Contracts 1   Public Law & the Legal Process
Civil Procedure 1   Contracts 2
Legal Research & Writing 1   Civil Proceduare 2
    Legal Research & Writing 2

Second Year

Fall J-Term Spring
Judicial Externship 1 Legislative Process and Drafting Legal Profession
Evidence   Estates, Wills and Trusts†
Constitutional Law 1   Criminal Procedure
Civil Practice: An Introduction   Constitutional Law 2
Business Organizations 1   Business Organizations 2

Third Year

Fall Spring
Church and State Seminar Government Clinic*
Real Estate: Resident Conveyances† Transition to Ohio Practice (Bar Prep)
Labor Law Moot Court
Domestic Relations Law Office Economics and Management*
Commercial Law: Payments Commercial law: Sales & Secured Transactions
  Alternative Dispute Resolution†
  • * Required for Primary Certificate
  • † Electives for Primary Certificate
  • ‡ Required for Secondary Certificate
  • § Electives for Secondary Certificate
  • || Course Elective for both Certificates

 

 

Taxation – Sample Track (also received a certificate in corporate law)

 

 

First Year

Fall J-Term Spring
Torts Legal Problem Solving & Analysis Property 2
Property 1   Criminal Law
Contracts 1   Public Law & the Legal Process
Civil Procedure 1   Contracts 2
Legal Research & Writing 1   Civil Proceduare 2
    Legal Research & Writing 2

Second Year

Fall Spring
Federal Income Tax* Judicial Externship 1
Evidence Taxation of Partnerships & Partners†
Constitutional Law 1 Oil and Gas Law
Business Organizations 1 Constitutional Law 2
Financial Literacy Business Organizations 2‡

Third Year

Fall Spring
Corporate Transactional Clinic|| Spring
Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders|| Special Topics: Energy Law & Policy Seminar
Legal Profession Securities Regulation§
Estates, Wills, and Trusts Commercial Law: Sales & Secure Transactions
Civil Practice: An Introduction Business Planning§
  Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • * Required for Primary Certificate
  • † Electives for Primary Certificate
  • ‡ Required for Secondary Certificate
  • § Electives for Secondary Certificate
  • || Course Elective for both Certificates