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Post-JD LL.M. Campus Life
Founded in 1871 and located in West Central Ohio, Ohio Northern University is a private institution of higher education offering a diverse, dynamic and unique learning community. ONU’s 3,600 students study for graduate and undergraduate degrees in five colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Law, and Pharmacy. Currently, students studying at ONU represent 36 states within the United States and 29 foreign countries.
The ONU College of Law was established in 1885 and is the second oldest law school in the State of Ohio. It has enjoyed a rich and distinguished history. Many outstanding legal scholars have passed through its doors and gone on to serve as lawyers, judges, law teachers, congressmen and senators. The college prides itself on its tight-knit, friendly community and the collegial environment in which teams of scholars, teachers and administrators work together to enhance the students education and transition into the profession.
The LL.M. program in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law was founded in 2006 and has continued to enhance the school’s reputation as both a national and international law school.
The ONU Campus
ONU’s scenic, safe and modern campus rests on nearly 342 acres of green space. Students have access to the Freed Center for the Performing Arts, with its regular schedule of concerts, performances, guest lectures, and other events; King Horn Sports Center, which offers a swimming pool, basketball and racquetball courts, a fitness room, a sauna, and many other indoor sports facilities, as well as outdoor football and baseball fields and a running track; the Health Center, a free, walk-in clinic for ONU students open seven days a week; the Counseling Center, which offers psychological counseling and help with personal problems and emotional issues; the Chapel, the center of religious life at ONU offering many opportunities to worship and get involved in fellowships and outreach activities; the Office of Multicultural Affairs, with its numerous student organizations and outreach and educational programs intending to create an inclusive campus environment; and the Communication Skills Center, where students can work on-on-one with professionals to improve written and oral English skills.
Living Arrangements for LL.M. Students
International LL.M. students usually reside in the same complex of campus apartments, and post-JD students are invited to share this living experience with them. Two LL.M. students share a fully furnished, air-conditioned, two-bedroom apartment with a bathroom, living room, and fully equipped kitchen. The apartments also include Internet service, cable television and local telephone service. All of these services, as well as the rest of their utilities, are provided through the University.
The University also provides suggestions regarding off-campus accommodations. Off-campus housing includes mostly unfurnished apartments and requires students to enter into a rental contract with the landlord as well as with utility companies and TV and Internet service providers.
Ada, Ohio, is a quaint Midwestern town of about 6,000 residents. Ada is 69 miles from Toledo, Ohio, to the north, 80 miles from Columbus, Ohio, to the southeast, and 15 miles from Lima, Ohio, to the west. With a coffee shop on the corner, a local pharmacy, a college pizza parlor, and a movie theatre, Ada captures the spirit of small-town America. The grain elevators and the railroad running through the center of town speak of one dimension; Ohio Northern University, with its five colleges and new facilities, makes a strong statement about another aspect of the American heartland. Studying in an international program in this small town setting allows focus and interaction with faculty and fellow students, which builds an educational foundation unmatched in urban environments. Please visit Your Guide to Ada for more information.