College of Law




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Law Academic Affairs Office

Office Address:

Law Center
1825 W. Rocket Dr., Ste. 2000
Mailing Address:
2801 W. Bancroft, MS 507
Toledo, OH 43606


Career Compass: A Map for Your Solo or Small Firm Practice Career

Solo or small firm practitioners tend to be “generalists” in the law rather than “specialists.” These lawyers usually represent individuals in a wide variety of matters, including criminal, family, estate planning, real estate, as well as civil litigation matters (tort cases, employment cases, consumer cases, etc.).

Solo or small firm practitioners might also represent small or start-up businesses. This career map is designed to teach students litigation and entrepreneurial skills that often are of primary importance to solo and small firm practitioners while also offering exposure to a wide variety of subject areas that solo and small firm practitioners might address.


Core Curriculum:
Solo Practice (Flex Course)
Civil Advocacy Clinic
Domestic Violence & Juvenile Law Clinic

Specialty Courses:
Accounting and Financial Statements
Administrative Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic
Business Association
Creditor/Debtor Law
Consumer Law
Criminal Procedure Adjudications
Criminal Procedure Investigations
Employment Discrimination
Employment Law
Estate Planning
Family Law
Federal Income Tax
Trial Practice
Trusts & Estates

Other Student Opportunities

Trial Advocacy Team


Jessica Knouse
Dan Nathan
Robert Salem
Robert Hopperton (Professor of Law Emeritus)
Robin Kennedy (Professor of Law Emeritus)
Ammar Alo (Lecturer in Law)


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Last Updated: 2/2/18