Melissa Kidder graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2005 with a BFA and degrees in musical theatre and criminal justice. Rather than going to NYC, she decided to go to law school and graduated from the Pettit College of Law in 2008. She began her law career as a staff attorney at the Ohio 3rd District Court of Appeals working for Judge Vernon Preston and then came to ONU as assistant director of academic support. Having an opportunity to practice law, she went to work for Eastman & Smith Ltd. as an associate attorney in the estate-planning section. She was thrilled to have the opportunity to return to ONU as director of legal research and writing, and now serves as the director of legal clinics and assistant professor of law.
Ohio Northern University, B.F.A. (2005)
Ohio Northern University, J.D., with high distinction (2008)
Legal Writing, Legal Research, and Legal Analysis