College of Law

McQuade Auditorium


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.

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 day, part-time evening, and part-time day. Start in August or January.

What happens during my first year?

You’ll take the following required courses that are the substantive building blocks for your legal education. You will also take Lawyering Skills I and II, where you will learn legal research techniques and strategies, legal analysis skills, and how to write memos and appeals briefs.

  • Civil Procedure - Pleading and Practice
  • Constitutional Law - Structure
  • Contracts I and II
  • Criminal Law
  • Property - Fundamentals of Ownership
  • Property - Transactions and Land Use
  • Torts

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 below to fit into your schedule.

  • Civil Procedure - Jurisdiction
  • Constitutional Law - Rights
  • 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 complete the college's experiential learning requirement.

Last Updated: 7/7/23