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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

419.530.5597

Geoffrey.Rapp@utoledo.edu
Academics

Academics

Toledo Law delivers excellence in legal education and provides many paths to professional success – at an exceptional value. You will learn “to think like a lawyer,” but, more importantly, you will come to understand the law’s relationship to society and people’s lives and learn to become an active participant in the American justice system.

Information on our academic program is available at the links to the left.

May I attend Toledo Law part-time?

Yes.

Your Toledo Law experience can be tailored to a variety of professional goals and academic timetables. Three courses of study are available – full-time, part-time evening, and part-time day.

What happens during my first year?

You’ll take required courses that are the substantive building blocks for your legal education:

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  • Civil Procedure I
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Contracts I and II
  • Criminal Law
  • Property I and II
  • Torts

You will also take Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy I and II, where you will learn legal research techniques and strategies, legal analysis skills, and how to write memos and appeals briefs.

What happens during my second and third years?

You will direct your course of study by selecting from a broad range of electives, including substantive law courses, legal clinics, and flex courses (one- or two-credit classes that meet on breaks or weekends and feature renowned practitioners and academics who teach specialized areas of the law).

There are a few required courses to fit into your schedule:

  • Civil Procedure II
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Evidence
  • Legal Ethics

In addition, you will complete two upper-level research and writing projects, with faculty supervision, in fields that interest you.

You will also choose at least two credit hours in a course that includes substantial instruction in professional skills – for example, one of our five clinics.

 
Last Updated: 7/2/15