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Discover Ada, Ohio





Out here in Ada, Ohio beyond the city lights sits Ohio’s only rural law school – The Pettit College of Law. Why attend law school in a rural location, you ask? We have one answer – Opportunity.


Opportunity to focus on what matters –

Law school isn't easy. For the next three years, you'll find that the library is your best friend. While we are centrally located near major cities. Ada itself is small, with few distractions to interrupt your studies.

Opportunity for interships and externships –

ONU Law runs the game in NW Ohio for internships and externships. For 130 years, we've been developing relationships with local courthouses and legal firms, and have meaningful placements that will enrich your resume, not just fill it.

Opportunity to join an incredible network –

ONU Law alumni are loyal. They recognize that the education they received here is like nowhere else. Our curriculum blends theory with practice, and our alumni actively look to hire our graduates around the country.

Opportunity to grow your family –

When we say "Welcome to the ONU Law family", we mean it. Here, you will build life-long friendships that will define your experience as a law student. From your classmates to the faculty and staff – you'll graduate having a much larger extended family.


Our alumni agree – their experience at ONU Law was unlike any before it. They are thankful for the opportunities they continue to receive long after graduation, and they are proud of the legal education they received. 


We may be small, but we are filled with big opportunities. We have a legacy of excellence with an eye to the future. You bring the promise and dedication – we’ll bring everything else you need for a lifetime of success.