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Pathways to Excellence

ONU Law understands that you may wish to focus your studies on one of these emerging areas within the legal profession: health care, education, intellectual property or immigration. That's why we've developed Pathways. 

Pathways are recommended sets of courses, clinics and externships, and relationships with faculty mentors that ONU Law believes will help students craft a path to a career in specific areas of law. New Pathways might be developed by the ONU Law faculty based on student interest or by identifying areas of law that we believe will become important in the future. No matter your interest, you'll work with a faculty advisor to personalize your course of study. In addition to clinics and externships, the Office of Career Services is available to help you find summer internships within your Pathway's area of focus. 

Health Law Pathway

This pathway will prepare you to advise hospitals, physicians, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, and other health care providers on matters including risk management, licensing, reimbursement, malpractice litigation, and general corporate management issues. 

Immigration Law Pathway

This track prepares you to practice in areas of immigration, refugee and nationality laws of the United States, including laws and procedures related to naturalized citizens, refugees, and immigrants and non-immigrants to the United States. 

Intellectual Property Pathway

This pathway will prepare you to counsel clients regarding trademark, copyright, patent, trade secrets and right of publicity in diverse fields such as scientific research and development, sports, and music. 

Education Law Pathway

This program prepares you to handle the most frequently litigated issues involving K-12 institutions, colleges and universities, including disability law, constitutional issues, civil rights and Title IX issues.