For Jeff Williams, one of the best things about ONU Law has been its intimate setting.
“I chose ONU for the atmosphere,” he says. “My family and I fell in love with the rural, small town atmosphere that would allow me to focus on my education while being able to be close to home and still be a part of my family.”
The small class sizes and attentive faculty have fostered the best learning environment for Jeff. If he ever has a question or needs help understanding something, he doesn’t hesitate to ask, and faculty members are always there to help when he needs it.
That extra assistance was imperative for Jeff to learn concepts and theories inside the classroom that would become valuable to his practical experiences outside the classroom. During a summer internship, the knowledge he gained from his classes translated nicely into a practical setting – he was able to communicate well with other attorneys without feeling frustrated or lost.
In addition, the close-knit nature of ONU Law and its alumni has been a huge advantage for him.
“ONU has provided me with networking opportunities that I probably would not have gotten from a larger school,” he says. “The small size and engaged alumni have allowed me to be able to communicate and reach out to gain insight and ask questions about the transition from student to professional.”
The best piece of advice Jeff offers to future ONU Law students is that ONU is what you, the student, make it out to be. All the opportunities are there; you just have to take them.
“Bigger is not always better,” he says. “The small atmosphere allows for engaged learning that you cannot get in a larger university setting. Your education is important, and ONU will provide the setting that will encourage and allow you to succeed.”