Why ONU Law? Defining the Difference.
ONU Law was recently recognized as one of the “Most Innovative Law Schools in the Nation” in 2012 for our addition of our interactive January term required for all first year students.
Faculty accessibility is at the core of “The ONU Law Difference.” With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, every student is guaranteed a personal legal education with individualized instruction from Orientation through successful completion of the Bar exam.
Bar Passage Success
ONU Law continues to have incredible success on the Bar exam. Most recently, 90% of first-time takers passed the July 2013 Ohio Bar exam and 100% on the Feb. 2013 Ohio Bar Exam. We average a 92% first-time pass rate over the last eight Ohio bar examinations.
High-Impact Clinical Placements
ONU Law has been offering clinical placements since the mid-1960’s, nearly 20 years before most universities even considered experiential learning. ONU Law offers 11 guaranteed high-impact clinical placement opportunities across the state of Ohio. Every student has the chance to learn at the elbow of seasoned professionals.
Quality of Life
Our law students experience a quality of life unlike most larger universities. Our size allows for unique collaboration in and out of the classroom and the opportunity to get to know the entire student population. Students also find the extremely low cost of living in Ada to be an added benefit in addition to what is an extremely safe campus and community.
ONU Law is one of the few law schools in the country to offer deluxe on-campus housing for law students. We have 48 available on-campus apartments located within walking distance to the College of Law. Our on-campus housing was recently recognized by the National Jurist.
Every year ONU Law students and organizations are recognized within the greater University, throughout local communities, and at national competitions. Our Moot Court program is one example where ONU Law sees annual success.
Recent Alumni Success
Our recent alumni are finding incredible success throughout the country and around the globe. Click Here to read personal testimonials from a sample of our recent alumni.
Job Placement Success
We might be a small school, but we pack a mighty punch when it comes to job placement. For the Class of 2012 we are 2nd in Ohio for JD-required job placement, 9th in the nation for placement in Government and Public Interest jobs, and rank 75th of all law schools for JD-required, full-time, non school-funded job placement.
ONU Law’s rural location allows for the unique opportunity to study in a place with fewer distractions, allowing studies to remain top priority. We are the only rural law school of all nine Ohio law schools and are centralized between Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Pittsburgh, all within easy driving distance.
ONU Law resides on the larger university campus which spans 342 acres. Consistently awarded the “Tree Campus USA” award by the Arbor Day Foundation, ONU is proud to offer a gorgeous tree-lined, green-focused, campus.
ONU Law’s facilities have undergone significant changes over the last 10 years. Most primary spaces including technology classrooms, both moot courtrooms, our student lounges, and our law library have undergone significant remodeling. We are proud of our technologically-enhanced facility and encourage you to explore our building through our online Virtual Tour.