Professor Antoinette Clarke
The law college has a true “open-door” policy. Instead of having to go through layers of secretaries and teaching assistants, ONU students can access their professors directly. And sometimes in the oddest places – I have helped students draft opening arguments while at the local bowling alley on league night; I have had students in my home for a review session; I’ve even judged Karaoke night! There is genuine affection and respect between the faculty and students. We are nearly as proud as parents when students walk the stage to receive their diplomas. One of the best perks of my job is to see the changes that three years will bring to my students. They come in that first year, a little frightened, a little intimidated, but leave poised, confident, and secure in their own skills. It’s wonderful to witness.