Visiting Associate Professor David Pimentel
I've taught and studied at a number of law schools, and nothing matches the degree of personal connection between student and professor that prevails here at ONU. Perhaps it is the size of the school, and the size of the classes: small enough that all the professors know all their students, and not just their names. More likely it is the attitude with which the faculty approach their students and their role as teachers. Overwhelmingly, the ONU faculty are keenly interested and actively invested in our students' success.
My work experience and research specialty is Rule of Law reform, particularly in post-conflict and developing societies. ONU is deeply committed to promoting the Rule of Law abroad, in ways that other law schools cannot match. Nearly 20% of the students who started at ONU this year are actively studying Democratic Governance and Rule of Law, most of them from developing countries themselves. It provides a great cultural mix in the student community and reflects a shared commitment to look beyond our borders and use our legal training to make the world a better place, particularly in poor and war-torn societies.