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Approachability is the hallmark of ONU Law. Our faculty are deeply committed to developing students' legal and analytical skills and do so by opening their doors and engaging our students one-on-one. ONU Law's diverse and visionary curriculum will challenge your way of thinking and open your eyes to new world views. It is critical in law school to have the access to top legal scholars to assist you in understanding and dissecting the law. Our faculty have graduated from some of the top law schools in the country and are experts in their fields. At ONU Law, you professors will know you by name and will provide you with the necessary tools and skills to succeed in today's challenging legal profession.

Faculty News

  • Cambridge University Press has announced that it will publish "The Cambridge Handbook of U.S. Labor Law: Reviving American Labor for a 21st Century Economy." The book will be co-edited by Richard Bales, professor of law at Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, and Charlotte Garden, professor of law at Seattle University School of Law, with an expected publication date of fall 2018. More than 40 leading labor law scholars from throughout the United States will contribute. The book argues that American labor law should be reconsidered and reformed, in ways both incremental and radical, but in all cases with the overall goal of protecting workers even as the economy and the nature of work are changing rapidly.
  • Professor Lauren Newell's article, Up in Smoke? Unintended Consequences of Retail Marijuana Laws for Partnerships, has just been published in Volume 38 of the Cardozo Law Review.
  • Professor Rick Bales has co-authored Labor and Employment Arbitration in a Nutshell (3d ed. forthcoming 2017). The text focuses on the fundamentals of the labor and employment arbitration process and explores the major arbitration law issues, their importance, and the conflicting opinions on them. 
  • Professor Rick Bales was interviewed for an article in the Toledo Blade: "Libbey workers to vote on 3-year contract offer, Approval by 2 unions this weekend would end strike."  http://www.toledoblade.com/business/2016/10/22/Libbey-workers-to-vote-on...
  • Professor Dallan Flake presented a paper, "Employer Liability for Nonemployee Discrimination," at the Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law in Seattle in September 2016.