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Nancy Paine Sabol

Director of Academic Support, Associate Professor of Law and Title IX Coordinator
Tilton Hall #195
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Professor Sabol has been Director of Academic Support at ONUL since 2001. She teaches Employment Discrimination, Legal Problem Solving & Analysis, and three courses to help third year students prepare for the bar exam. As Director, she oversees the Academic Support program at ONUL, which is a comprehensive program. Professor Sabol’s main focus is on working with students during their third year of law school and after they graduate to help prepare them to pass the bar examination. Since 2007, she has been a Lecturer for Barbri’s Essay Advantage, a commercial bar preparation course on how to write answers to bar examination essays, and from 2007 to 2011, she taught Remedies at Capital University Law School.

Professor Sabol practiced law at Jones Day in the Columbus office for 14 years before coming to ONUL. She represented corporate clients in state and federal court actions for wrongful termination and employment discrimination. Some of the clients were General Motors Corp., Abbott Labs, Thomson Consumer Electronics, Shelly Co., and the Bellevue Hospital. She also advised corporate clients on compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Professor Sabol defended charges of violation of labor and employment laws before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission for corporate clients, including Fairfield Medical Center, HealthSpan, Inc., Northwest Medical Center, and United Church Homes. She also represented debtors and creditors in complex bankruptcy litigation, including the Chapter 11 reorganizations of Cardinal Industries, Inc. and Federated Department Stores. Professor Sabol’s practice experience also included representing corporate clients in general commercial litigation, and advising health care institutions on health care law issues.

She served on Jones Day’s Columbus Office Recruiting Committee.

J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
B.A., Ohio University, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions: 

Supreme Court of Ohio and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 1987

Teaching Interests: 

Employment Discrimination, Legal Problem Solving & Analysis, Transition to Ohio Practice (bar preparation course for third years taking the Ohio bar exam), Transition to Multi-jurisdiction Practice (bar exam course for third years taking other state bar exams), Women and the Law.

Faculty Activities

Anthony Celebrezze, The Writ, Spring 2004

Book Reviews: 

Review of Ian Ayers’ Book Persuasive Prejudice, Volume 29, Ohio N.U.L.Rev. 2 (Summer 2003)


Brief of the Respondent in General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc. v. Dennis Cline, Supreme Court of the United States No. 02-1080 (with Joanne Brant & Kevin Hill) - See more at:


Speaker, Allen County Bar Association CLE, on Dealing with the Problem Employee, September 28, 2012. 

Speaker, Conference of Ohio Law School Academic Support Professionals on Designing and Implementing an Academic Support Program, February 22, 2011

Panelist, LSAC Academic Support Training Workshop on Designing an Academic Support Program, June 2006

Presenter and Panelist, LSAC Academic Assistance Training Workshop on Bar Passage, July 2003

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