Law School Overview
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|Ranking score and category|
#4 in Dispute Resolution
Law School Overview
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: $27,497 per year (in-state) and full-time: $42,449 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 11.7:1. The Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University--Columbus has 62 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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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||March 31|
|Full-time program application fee||$60|
|Part-time program application fee||$0|
|Admissions Phone||(614) 292-8810|
|Full- and part-time faculty||62|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||221|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $27,497 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$9,708|
|Employed at graduation 2||43.7%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$72,500|
|Median public service starting salary||$50,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||700,363|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data