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Marissa Rossetti

Marissa Rossetti has found ONU Law to be an exceptional fit for everything she wanted while pursuing a legal education.

Marissa started out by enrolling in ONU Law’s Summer Starter Program, an eight-week summer program designed to give a head start to students with outstanding undergraduate performance indicative of probable academic success in law school, despite a lower LSAT score. It was just what she needed to prepare her for her first year of law school.

Early on, it became obvious to Marissa that she wasn’t just a face in a crowd of students.

“I think the No. 1 strength of ONU Law is that the class size is small and it’s easy to get one-on-one assistance when needed,” she says. “I like that professors and faculty know me by my name because I can feel comfortable asking questions and getting the feedback I need.”

ONU has also opened doors to some unique opportunities. During her first year of law school, Marissa worked in the career services office, which led to an internship in Nashville, Tenn. This opportunity allowed her to make connections with public interest attorneys while gaining professional experience in a position she wanted to learn more about. She also enjoyed being involved in the Iceland International Law Exchange Program and getting to know more about Icelandic culture when some exchange students visited Ada.

Marissa’s advice to future ONU Law students encourages easing into positive, individualized learning habits.

“Work at your own pace, and don’t be afraid to go to professors’ office hours and ask for assistance,” she says. “Stay organized, find a system that works well for you and stick to it. Everyone works at their own pace and has a different style of learning, so some things might work better for you but not work well for someone else.”