Students at Toledo Law benefit from a strong alumni network around the country. They are mentored by professionals in the Toledo legal community and throughout the region.
The University of Toledo's College of Law delivers an excellent legal education at an exceptional value. Toledo Law was named a Top 10 Best School for Public Defenders/Prosecutors by preLaw magazine. The college was also ranked No. 5 on the national list of top 10 best law schools for women by the Princeton Review.
As a Toledo law student, you will gain practical experience working with legal professionals in real-life situations. You'll cultivate meaningful connections with peers, faculty and alumni.
UToledo offers many pathways to a law degree. Whatever your goals and interests, whether you want to enroll full-time or take classes in the evenings, we have a program for you.
Toledo Law's juris doctor (J.D.) program includes:
Toledo Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). You can specialize and earn certificates of concentration in:
Throughout the year, the College of Law sponsors no-cost, mock Law School Admission Test (LSAT) sessions with tips for taking the test, followed by an official PrepTest. The college also hosts an annual Preview Day Open House each spring for prospective and admitted law students.
Flexibility. Toledo Law's full-time and part-time programs that start in January and August. Complete your law degree at your own pace.
Campus involvement. Toledo Law offers plenty of ways for you to join the engaged, diverse community of law school students and faculty on campus. We have more than 20 law student organizations. Participate in:
Service. Toledo Law connects students to volunteer opportunities with public-service agencies and other nonprofits engaged in pro bono work. Our students have donated more than 24,500 hours of service in Toledo and across the U.S. since the start of our public service commendation program.
Faculty. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, Toledo Law offers personal attention from a dedicated faculty of experienced lawyers. Toledo Law is rated No. 1 for most accessible professors among Ohio and Michigan law schools and is tied for No. 1 in Indiana.
Resources. Toledo Law students have access to the Cubbon Courtroom for trial practice. The Legal Institute of the Great Lakes (LIGL) is a multidisciplinary research center within the college, which supports research, maintains publications, and sponsors conferences on legal, economic, and social issues of importance to the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and Canada. The 42,000-square-foot LaValley Law Library features private study space, group-study rooms and a multimedia center. It is located on four floors of the Law Center, home to Toledo Law.
Connections. Toledo Law is more than 110 years old. We have a strong law alumni network throughout the country. Alumni include state supreme court justices, federal judges and a member of the U.S. Congress.
Toledo Law graduates who successfully earn their juris doctor go on to become lawyers, judges, politicians and more. Some practice as attorneys and partners in law firms and organizations. Others build their legal careers in related industries, from business and government to nonprofit.
Toledo Law has outstanding career services. We offer professional training and networking opportunities to help you land the perfect job.
Our distinguished alumni have achieved success in law, government, business, nonprofits and many other fields throughout the nation and around the world.
Toledo Law’s degree programs help you build a strong foundation of knowledge in core legal subjects. You'll learn legal theory and practice through a combination of rigorous and comprehensive course work and experiential learning.
Most Toledo Law students take the following courses during their first year (or, for evening students, first two years). The classes cover material that appears on state bar exams:
100% of J.D. program students graduate with valuable experience in legal clinics, simulation courses and field placements.
Out-of-classroom, real-world experiences help you develop professional skills while you explore the roles of a practicing attorney, prosecutor, judge and mediator.