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Semester Review: Fall 2017


ONU Law welcomed the Class of 2020 at Fall Orientation, and hosted new students in Affinity Village for dinner and games.


Students in the College of Law attended the 2017 Student Organization Fair, learning about opportunities to get involved and build relationships outside of the classroom.


The College of Law welcomed alumni back to campus for the Law Dean’s Homecoming Breakfast and the Phi Alpha Delta CLE, a tradition at ONU Law.


ONU Law Career Services hosted a JAG Panel Discussion with members from all five branches of the Armed Forces. JAG, or Judge Advocate General's Corps, is the legal branch or specialty of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, and Navy. Marines are referred to as Judge Advocates. Law students, alumni, and undergraduates had the opportunity to learn about a career as a JAG officer and to ask questions. 


ONU Law hosted two Dean’s Lectures:

Co-sponsored by ONU’s student chapter of the Federalist Society, Emily Houh, co-director of the Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, presented: “On Professors, Podcasts and the Democratization of ‘Elite’ Knowledge.” She discussed the rise of podcasts as a proliferating source of news, culture, popular history, political analysis and, increasingly, legal knowledge.




Co-sponsored by ONU Law’s International Law Society, Mary Ellen O’Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, presented: “The Popular but Unlawful Reprisal.” Her talk examined international military actions that while popular, are actually violations of international law.





ONU Law graduates continued their outstanding performance on the Ohio bar exam. In results released by the Ohio Supreme Court, the Pettit College of Law tied for second among Ohio’s nine law schools for first-time bar passage on the July exam with an 87 percent passage rate. Several graduates were sworn in at the Ohio State Bar Association's Bar Admissions Ceremony in November.