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Nancy Paine Sabol

Director of Academic Support, Associate Professor of Law, and University Title IX Coordinator
Tilton Hall #181
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Nancy Sabol has been director of academic support at ONU Law since 2001. She teaches Employment Discrimination, Legal Problem Solving and Analysis, and three courses to help third-year students prepare for the bar exam. As director, she oversees the academic support program at ONU Law, which is a comprehensive program. Sabol’s main focus is on working with students during their third year of law school and after they graduate to help prepare them to pass the bar examination. Since 2007, she has been a lecturer for Barbri’s Essay Advantage, a commercial bar-preparation course on how to write answers to bar examination essays.  She has taught Remedies at Capital University Law School as an adjunct professor since 2007.  Sabol received the Teaching Excellence Award in 2014.

Sabol practiced law at Jones Day in the Columbus office for 14 years before coming to ONU Law. She represented corporate clients in state and federal court actions for wrongful termination and employment discrimination. Some of the clients were General Motors Corp., Abbott Labs, Thomson Consumer Electronics, Shelly Co. and the Bellevue Hospital. She also advised corporate clients on compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Sabol defended charges of violation of labor and employment laws before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission for corporate clients, including Fairfield Medical Center, HealthSpan Inc., Northwest Medical Center and United Church Homes. She also represented debtors and creditors in complex bankruptcy litigation, including the Chapter 11 reorganizations of Cardinal Industries Inc. and Federated Department Stores. Sabol’s practice experience also included representing corporate clients in general commercial litigation and advising health care institutions on health care law issues.

She served on Jones Day’s Columbus Office Recruiting Committee.

J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
B.A., Ohio University, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions: 

Supreme Court of Ohio and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 1987

Teaching Interests: 

Employment Discrimination, Legal Problem Solving & Analysis, Transition to Ohio Practice (bar preparation course for third years taking the Ohio bar exam), Transition to Multi-jurisdiction Practice (bar exam course for third years taking other state bar exams), Remedies, Women and the Law.

Faculty Activities



Title IX: The Meaning of "Sex," and the Rights of Transgender Students, Ohio Women's Bar Association Network Newsletter; Volume XXVI, Winter 2017

Title IX:  It's Not Just About Sports, by Nancy Sabol and Kelly Mumaw, Ohio Women's Bar Association Network Newsletter; Volume XXV, Issue No. 1, Winter 2016

Stigmatized By The Bar: An Analysis of Recent Changes To The Mental Health Questions on the Character and Fitness Questionnaire, Mental Health Law & Policy Journal, Volume 4, Spring 2015, Vol. 1

Anthony Celebrezze, The Writ, Spring 2004

Book Reviews: 

Review of Ian Ayers’ Book Persuasive Prejudice, Volume 29, Ohio N.U.L.Rev. 2 (Summer 2003)


Brief of the Respondent in General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc. v. Dennis Cline, Supreme Court of the United States No. 02-1080 (with Joanne Brant & Kevin Hill) - See more at:


Presenter, Association of Academic Support Educators National Conference, on Using the MPT to Teach Legal Analysis, May 31, 2014

Speaker, Allen County Bar Association CLE, on Dealing with the Problem Employee, September 28, 2012. 

Speaker, Conference of Ohio Law School Academic Support Professionals on Designing and Implementing an Academic Support Program, February 22, 2011

Panelist, LSAC Academic Support Training Workshop on Designing an Academic Support Program, June 2006

Presenter and Panelist, LSAC Academic Assistance Training Workshop on Bar Passage, July 2003

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