Ohio State University (Moritz)

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55 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Students
574
enrolled
Tuition
$28,033
per year (full-time, in-state)
$42,985
per year (full-time, out-of-state)

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The Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University--Columbus has an application deadline of March 31. The full-time program application fee at the Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University--Columbus is $60. Its tuition is full-time: $28,033 per year (in-state) and full-time: $42,985 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 11.1:1. The Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University--Columbus has 63 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

At the Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, the legal curriculum is divided into many areas of specialty study, including Alternative Dispute Resolution; Politics, Government, & Leadership; and Property, Intellectual Property, & Real Estate Law. Ohio State offers a variety of joint degree programs, including a J.D./Master of Public Policy in conjunction with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and a J.D./M.B.A. through the Fisher College of Business. Students pursuing a joint law and master of arts degree in three years only pay law school tuition and fees.

More than five legal clinics give Ohio State students hands-on experience helping clients with criminal defense and entrepreneurial business issues. Students can also choose from more than 40 student organizations to get involved with, including the Sports and Entertainment Law Association and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. There are also five legal journals at Moritz, including the Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, the Ohio State Law Journal, and I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society. Students can live in university housing in Columbus, if they wish.

Slightly more than half of Moritz College of Law graduates stay in Ohio to work, and some of the school’s most notable alumni include Howard Metzenbaum, a former U.S. Senator from Ohio; William Saxbe, former U.S. Attorney General, Ohio Senator, and U.S. Ambassador to India; and Erin Moriarty, a correspondent on the CBS news show 48 Hours.

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Year founded 1891
Public/private Public
Law school designation National

Admissions

Application deadline March 31
Full-time program application fee $60
Part-time program application fee $0
Admissions phone (614) 292-8810
Admissions email lawadmit@osu.edu
Website http://www.moritzlaw.osu.edu

Academics

Full- and part-time faculty 63
Student-faculty ratio 11.1:1
Total faculty 85

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 574
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 225

Cost

Tuition and fees

full-time: $28,033 per year (in-state)
full-time: $42,985 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $9,876

Careers

Employed at graduation2 44.1%
Median private sector starting salary $81,250
Median public service starting salary $54,001

Library

Total volumes and volume equivalents 711,360

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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