Premier Civil Rights Law Journal

ONU Law is proud to publish its premier issue of the Civil Rights Law Journal. This publication was written by second and third-year law students in hopes of moving our conversations about race forward to become proactive versus reactive.

"A year ago, we were all struggling to find a way to move our conversations about race forward and become proactive versus reactive. We committed to doing what lawyers do, we listened, reasoned and then acted. Our CRLJ is part of our promise to look clearly at the systemic and pervasive racism that still persists today," says Dean Charles Rose III.

ONU Law’s Civil Rights Law Journal is rooted in the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King delivered one of his last speeches on the ONU campus in Ada, Ohio, and provided the University with one of its finest moments three months before his assassination on April 4, 1968.

One of the founders of the Civil Rights Law Journal, KT Martin said it best, “Dr. King fervently pushed for speaking out against injustices, not just against you and your loved ones, but the injustices that plague our communities and country as a whole. This journal is a way for us to speak out about the inequalities within our system and turn personal experiences into learning experiences for our students, faculty and staff.”

Request your copy today by calling the Dean’s Office at 419-772-3051 or via email at