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Certificate of Achievements

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To achieve 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.  To successfully complete the requirements of all Certificates, except Tax, students must demonstrate substantial engagement with a relevant committee or section of a state bar association or the American Bar Association for at least one year. Such involvement may include subcommittee membership and leadership, writing articles for newsletters, attendance and participation at a committee or section meeting, and participation in subcommittee conference calls. If possible, bar engagement should include opportunities to network in-person with members of the bar. The committee or section should be substantively related to the subject matter of the Certificate. A student must apply for a certificate.

Application for Certificate of Achievement

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

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

International Law  |  Public Law & Policy  |  Real Property Law

Small Firm General Practice  |  Taxation

 

Bankruptcy and Commercial Law 

Required courses:

  • Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights

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

  • 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 Term only)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Federal Income Taxation

Possible Bar Association Membership Options:

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

Civil Litigation 

Required courses:

  • Civil Procedure I & II (or summer course)
  • Trial Advocacy

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

Corporate Law 

Required courses:

  • Business Organizations II

Electives:

  • Antitrust Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business Planning
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Business Transactions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Corporate Transactional Clinic
  • 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

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
  • Pretrial Practice
  • Scientific Evidence & Opinion
  • Terrorism and Criminal Law
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Advocacy: Advanced

Possible Bar Association Membership Options:

  • OSBA Criminal Justice Committee
  • ABA Criminal Justice Section 

International Law 

Required courses:

  • International Law

Electives:

  • Comparative Administrative Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Immigration and Nationality Law
  • 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

Public Law & Policy 

Required courses:

  • Public Law and the Legal Process
  • Administrative Law

Electives:

  • Federal Courts
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Immigration & Nationality Law
  • Labor Law
  • Environmental, Governmental and/or Municipal Government Clinic
  • Comparative Administrative Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Competitiveness 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 Recourses                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Real Property Law 

Required courses:

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

Electives:

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

Possible Bar Association Membership Options:

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

Small Firm General Practice 

Required courses:

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

Taxation 

Required courses:

  • Federal Income Tax

Electives:

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Planning
  • International Taxation
  • Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • Taxation of Partnerships & Partners
  • Corporate Transactional Clinic