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Community. Support. Success. When you become a Toledo Law student, you become part of a strong and diverse community of students, faculty, staff and alumni. You’ll be mentored by professionals in the Toledo legal community and throughout the region, guiding you to a fulfilling career.

The University of Toledo's College of Law delivers a legal education at an exceptional value. The college was ranked No. 13 for Low Graduate Student Debt by in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report.

As a Toledo Law student, you will gain practical experience working with legal professionals in real-life situations. All Toledo Law students complete a clinic, externship, or simulation course prior to graduation. You'll cultivate meaningful connections with peers, faculty and alumni.

Top Reasons to Study at Toledo Law

  1. The flexibility to complete your law degree at your own pace.
    Toledo Law's full-time and part-time programs start in August. You’ll find a program that fits your schedule.
  2. Opportunities to get involved on campus.
    Explore more than 25 law student organizations at Toledo Law and join the engaged and diverse community of law school students and faculty on campus. From affinity-based groups to career-oriented ones, our organizations represent the diversity of our student body.
  3. A law education at an exceptional value.
    • Toledo Law’s tuition is one of the lowest in the region. 
    • More than half of entering Toledo Law students receive merit scholarship support which renew automatically each year of study.   
    • In-state and out-of-state students pay the same affordable tuition rate, and out-of-state students pay a $100 surcharge each semester. 
  4. Volunteer 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 28,000 hours of service in Toledo and across the U.S. since 2007 when our public service commendation program began.
  5. Small classroom sizes.
    With Toledo Law’s low student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll benefit from personal attention from a dedicated faculty. In addition to exceptional classroom teaching, our faculty are outstanding scholars and many have earned national acclaim. They include graduates of top law schools, Fulbright scholars, members of the prestigious American Law Institute, and accomplished lawyers with years of private practice and public interest experience.
  6. Resources to support your success.
    • 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.  
  7. Connections to a thriving law alumni network.
    Build connections with an alumni network that spans the country consisting of more than 8,000 living alumni of Toledo Law.  Alumni include state supreme court justices, federal judges and a member of the U.S. Congress.


Our distinguished alumni have achieved success in law, government, business, nonprofits and many other fields throughout the nation and around the world.



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, you’ll find a program that fits your needs at UToledo.

Toledo Law's juris doctor (J.D.) program includes:

  • 3+3 accelerated B.A./B.S. and J.D. (for select colleges and universities)
  • Full-time J.D.
  • Part-time J.D. (day and evening options)
  • Joint J.D./graduate programs in business administration, criminal justice, disability studies, engineering, medicine, public administration and public health
  • Two-year J.D. for lawyers trained outside of the U.S.

Toledo Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). You can specialize and earn certificates of concentration in:

  • Criminal law
  • Environmental law
  • Labor and employment law

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 for prospective and admitted law students.

What jobs can I get with a law degree?

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.







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Last Updated: 11/16/23