Former ONU Law Associate Dean Deidre Keller Returns as Kormendy Lecture Speaker


Former ONU Law Associate Dean Deidre Keller will return to Ada on Friday, March 10th as keynote speaker for the annual Kormendy Lecture. She will address copyright issues for recording of classes. Keller currently serves as Dean at Florida A & M University (FAMU) College of Law.

The event will be held in Tilton Hall, Room 129 beginning at 11 a.m.

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Third District Court of Appeals Hears Oral Arguments


The Third District Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments at Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7th in Tilton Hall, Room 129.

Two cases will be heard: 

State of Ohio v. Ziair Green

In this criminal case defendant Ziair Green is asserting several assignments of error arising from his convictions for felonious assault and felony murder with firearm specifications. Green fatally shot his ex-stepfather after a domestic violence incident involving Green's mother. 

Durnell's RV Sales Inc. v. Beckler

2nd Annual Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law Golf Outing


You are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law Golf Outing on October 14, 2022 at Findlay Country Club, Findlay OH. Even if you don’t golf, you are welcome to attend the reception and/or be a sponsor. But register soon, teams fill up quickly!

The event is a four person scramble format with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10 a.m. 

Your entry fee includes:

Jonathan McKenna

Good things come in threes! Jonathan McKenna, a second-year law student, is the third in his family to attend Ohio Northern University, and a triplet, who for the first time, is blazing a path all of his own.

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, McKenna was curious about Ada, Ohio when applying for law school. Both his mom and dad attended ONU and after years of hearing about the school and the surrounding community, he decided to take a closer look.

Hannah Smith

A second-year law student, Hannah Smith is a Double Bear, and now considers Ada home. “I never intended to go here,” says Smith. “When I took a tour of the campus, I felt this is where I needed to be.”

“Everyone here is so kind, genuine and hospitable,” she explains. “The longer I’ve been here, the more doors that keep opening for me.”