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1825 W. Rocket Dr., Ste. 1015
2801 W. Bancroft, MS 507
Toledo, OH 43606
Toledo Law At A Glance
Founded in 1906.
Dean Daniel J. Steinbock, a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School, was named the 17th dean of the College of Law in June 2011.
Three courses of study are available = full-time, part-time evening, and part-time day.
Total Students = 363
Total First-year Students = 108
Our students hail from 128 undergraduate institutions in 14 states and 5 foreign countries, and have 77 different undergraduate majors.
Student organizations = 28
Toledo Law was accredited by the ABA in 1939, and has been a member of the American Association of Law Schools since 1941. Toledo Law's chapter of the Order of the Coif, the national honor society dedicated to the highest standards of legal scholarship, was chartered in 1984.
Tuition & Scholarships
In-state Tuition for 2015-2016 School Year = $17,900
Our in-state tuition rate is the lowest in Ohio and Michigan, and among the most affordable in the country.
Over 60% of the 2013 entering class received scholarship money.
For members of the fall 2015 entering class, Toledo Law will provide Michigan residents a scholarship to cover the out-of-state tuition surcharges, leaving them responsible, at most, for our affordable in-state tuition and fees. The Michigan Resident Scholarship will be automatically renewed each semester.
Typical first-year section = Fewer than 50 students
Each class is 60 minutes long instead of the 50-minute model employed by other law schools, which means more attention and better preparation.
10 required first-year courses:
- Civil Procedure I
- Constitutional Law I
- Contracts I and II
- Criminal Law
- Property I and II
- Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy I and II
Over 2/3 of upper level courses have fewer than 25 students per section.
Students direct their 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).
Required upper-level courses:
- Civil Procedure II
- Constitutional Law II
- Legal Ethics
In addition, students complete two upper-level research and writing projects, with faculty supervision, in fields that interest the student.
Students must take at least six credits of experiential courses, of which at least
four credits must be in clinic or externship courses.
Six Certificates of Concentration
- Criminal Law
- Environmental Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Law
- Health Law
- Labor and Employment Law
Five Joint Degree Programs
- JD/Masters of Arts in Criminal Justice
- JD/Master of Public Administration
- JD/Master of Science in Engineering
- Or design your own joint degree
Practical Skills and Clinical Guarantee
- Civil Advocacy Clinic
- Criminal Law Practice Clinic
- Dispute Resolution Clinic
- Domestic Violence and Juvenile Clinic
- Public Service Externship Clinic
Toledo Law guarantees a clinic or externship for all interested students.
Mock trial and moot court opportunities:
- Charles W. Fornoff Appellate Advocacy Competition
- Trial Advocacy Team
- Nine Moot Court teams: Bankruptcy, Constitutional, Criminal, Environmental, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, International, Labor & Employment, Sports Law
- Dozens of professional skills courses
Public Service Emphasis
A Public Service Commendation is awarded for 30+ hours of unpaid law-related public service work completed in a semester.
Since the Public Service Commendation Program started in 2007, 200 students have earned the Public Service Commendation, with many of those students earning a commendation in multiple semesters. Students have documented over 18,000 hours of pro bono work.
A Public Service Coordinator is on staff in the Law Office of Professional Development to identify public service opportunities and to encourage students and alumni to participate.
Alumni = 7212 in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and 8 foreign countries.
Toledo Law has a very active local and national alumni group.
Strong Bar Passage Rates
Toledo Law first-time takers placed second on both the Ohio and Michigan July 2014 bar exams. Our first-time takers were at or above the state pass rate in Ohio for 11 of the last 14 July bar exams, and above the state pass rate in Michigan on the last 15 bar exams.
Toledo Law offers academic support and bar exam preparation.
Accomplished and Nationally Recognized Faculty
Student-to-faculty ratio = 10 to 1
Number of faculty members elected to the American Law Institute = 3
Number of faculty members named Distinguished University Professors, the University's highest honor = 2
Number of faculty members who are American Bar Foundation Fellows = 2
Legal Institute of the Great Lakes
A recent LIGL project saw faculty and students, funded by a national grant, collaborate to publish a legal white paper, stage workshops, and create online resources to combat harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.