Law Fall 2023 Preview Day

We invite you to join us and see firsthand why ONU is an excellent place to study law. Here you’ll discover a peaceful and close-knit environment that’s perfectly balanced with diverse and incredible opportunities. Schedule an individual campus visit or plan to attend our Fall Preview Day, Saturday, October 23, 2023.

Register for the event here

ONU Law Review 50th Anniversary Celebration

You are invited to join us for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Ohio Northern University Law Review. The event will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023.

The day will be filled with opportunities for alumni to come back to campus, catch up with old friends, and meet current students. The day will feature a CLE event, tours of the law school, an alumni panel discussion, and a dinner reception. The event also coincides with ONU Homecoming weekend, where a number of events have been planned campus wide. 

2023 Commencement and Reception

Congratulations to our graduating class of 2023! We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the ONU Sports Center Field House, and then at a reception immediately following at the College of Law (Tilton Hall). 

We ask you please wear your cap and gown, and bring your hood with you.  Please note: You may NOT wear additional cords, sashes, etc. during the ceremony.

8:30 AM - Doors open. Guests should arrive by 9:00 AM, and should be seated by 9:30 AM.

9:20 AM - Graduating students assemble for the processional.

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.

More on our speaker:

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