Law Commencement

Ohio Northern University is pleased to announce it will host in-person commencement ceremonies in May to honor the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020, the latter of which had its ceremony postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The events will be held rain or shine at Dial-Roberson Stadium in order to comply with Ohio Department of Health guidelines and to allow graduates to bring guests.

The College of Law Classes of 2020 and 2021 Commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 8 at 9 a.m. 

National Trial Competition

ONU Law will host the National Trial Competition - 2021 Regional Tournament, the oldest trial advocacy competition in the nation, Feb. 25 - 27.

This tournament will be hosted virtually by ONU Law, on behalf of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers. ONU Law Moot Court will coordinate and direct all judges, scoring and awards. All trials will be conducted by Zoom.

44th Annual Law Review Symposium

"The Impact of Race on a Criminal Case" - Virtual Event

Sponsored by the Ohio Northern University Law Review and the Carhart Program in Legal Ethics



Friday, March 19, 2021

8:45 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration

9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Introductory Remarks

9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m. Dr. Shaun L. Gabbidon, Penn State Harrisburg

Race, Crime, and the Law: A Sociohistorical Analysis

Civic Charity and the Constitution

Civic Charity and the Constitution

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 12-1 p.m.
Sponsored by the ONU Law Student Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, the Honorable Thomas B. Griffith, Retired Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, will speak on the need to place community over political tribalism in pursuit of a common good.

Carhart Lecture - Richard Painter

Emoluments and other Financial Conflicts of Interest in the Age of Trump


Professor Richard W. Painter received his B.A., summa cum laude, in history from Harvard University and his J.D. from Yale University, where he was an editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation. Following law school, he clerked for Judge John T. Noonan Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and later practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City and Finn Dixon & Herling in Stamford, Conn.