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Ohio Northern University – Claude W. Pettit College of Law

Overview

Lawdragon Limelight

Q&A with Rick Bales

Dean, Ohio Northern University Petit College of Law

"We know every student by name; we know all about them. And we care. That means we’re not content to let them leave with a law degree and be out alone on their own ..."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
49%
Number students applying:
466
Number students accepted:
229
First-year attrition rate:
9%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
152
Median:
150
25th percentile:
144

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.58
Median:
3.28
25th percentile:
2.86

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $24,800 0
Non-resident $24,800 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $19,068
Off Campus $19,068                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
206
Number students enrolled full-time:
206
Number students enrolled part-time:
Number of first-year students:
71

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
32%
% Women students:
48%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
11%
% Minority students:
15%
% International students:
0

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
1
Names of law journals:
Ohio Northern University Law Review
% of students involved in law journals:
22%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
14%
% of students in field placements:
46%
% of students in simulation courses:
118%

Curriculum Strengths

Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Commercial/Small Business,
Criminal Justice,
International Law,
Tax

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 47% 44
National Employment Rate 2013 67% 64
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer OH 49% 36
State 2nd Largest Employer PA 9% 7
State 3rd Largest Employer IN 8% 6
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer OH 35% 27
State 2nd Largest Employer IN 12% 9
State 3rd Largest Employer PA 12% 9

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
9%
Law Firm 2-10
34.6%
Law Firm 11-25
1.3%
Law Firm 26-50
0
Law Firm 51-100
0
Law Firm 101-250
2.6%
Law Firm 251-500
1.3%
Law Firm 501+
1.3%
Law Firm Unknown Size
11.5%
Business & Industry
14.1%
Government
12.8%
Public Interest / Service
2.6%
Clerkships Federal
0
Clerkships State / Local
2.6%
Education / Academia
0
Other
1.3%

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 OH 90% 86%
State 2 IN 83% 83%
State 3 PA 73% 81%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 OH 91% 84%
State 2 PA 73% 82%
State 3 CO 100% 84%
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 OH 91% 86%
State 2 PA 57% 85%
State 3 IN 60% 83%

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
URL (if any):

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

525 S. Main St.
Ada, OH 45810
Region:
Great Lakes
Main Phone:
Admissions Phone:
877-452-9668
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Richard
S
Bales
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Trinity University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Cornell University
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Chad
M
Vondenhuevel
Undergraduate:
BS
School:
Miami University
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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