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Exploring Possibilities

It’s time to decide who you are and where you want to go. Toledo Law students are dedicated, creative problem solvers. They're advocates for social justice. Toledo Law's nationally ranked academic program will challenge you, encourage you to explore, and help you learn to "think like a lawyer." Our supportive faculty members are accessible and student-focused. They know your name, as well as your strengths and goals. They invite collaboration and embrace curiosity. They'll help you become a leader, build connections, and change the world.

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Toledo Law provides you with a legal education at one of the most comprehensive universities in the nation. Our flexible J.D. program can be tailored to your career goals and timetable. We offer more than 75 courses and four certificates of concentration to help you customize your experience. If you're interested in a joint degree, you'll have access to 170+ graduate and professional degree programs. Be curious. Explore. With so many options, you’ll find the right path.

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Most Accessible Professors in Region, Princeton Review 2021
Best Law School in the Nation for Women, Princeton Review 2022

Breaking Barriers

At Toledo Law, our students and alumni strive to make a difference in the world. We believe in the power of service to break down barriers. Graduate Maysaa Ouza made legal history in the U.S. when she became the first Air Force JAG Corps officer permitted to wear a hijab while in uniform. A few years later, law student Damon Williams made college history, when he was named the first Black editor-in-chief of The University of Toledo Law Review.

My hijab is an asset to the Air Force, not a liability. The defining aspect of my character is my unwavering dedication to leading a life of structure and immense discipline. Capitalizing on these characteristics, it made intrinsic sense to serve our country."
Capt. Maysaa Ouza
Class of 2017 | Air Force JAG Attorney

"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that I have been afforded. Becoming the first University of Toledo Law Review editor-in-chief with African American heritage is an amazing milestone, and I am beyond honored. At the same time, I am cognizant of the fact that this is but a step in, what I hope to be, a continuing process for The University of Toledo."

Damon Williams
Class of 2021 | Black Law Students Association President

Sparking Curiosity

Development of professional skills is integral to your success as a practicing attorney. At Toledo Law, you'll go from theory to practice. In our clinics and externships, you'll hone your skills while providing high-quality legal services to the community. You’ll benefit from a rigorous and dynamic educational experience, where you'll learn practical and professional skills as you explore the role of a practicing attorney, prosecutor, judge, or mediator.

  • Civil Advocacy Clinic
  • Corporate Counsel Externship
  • Mediation Externship
  • Public Service Externship
  • Tax Controversy Clinic
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Creating Connections

Law school is about more than academics. You’ll grow just as much – if not more – in the time you spend outside of the classroom. Toledo Law has plenty of ways to get involved and connect with other students who share your legal interests and goals. Embrace them all.

Growing as a leader

Toledo Law has more than 25 law-specific student organizations for you to get involved. Join one – or two or three. Opportunities to gain real-world legal skills increase after your first year, including Law Review, Moot Court, and Mock Trial Team.

Giving back to the community

As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to help meet the need for low or no-cost legal services in our community through pro-bono work. You can also earn a Public Service Commendation each semester you perform 30+ hours of unpaid, law-related service.

Embracing Community

Get the best of both worlds in Toledo — a safe, walkable campus in a beautiful, residential neighborhood and an affordable city with lots to do nearby. Located on the western shore of Lake Erie, a short drive to beaches, lakeside parks, and ferry access to popular island destinations, Toledo offers both the cultural amenities of a big city and the close-knit feel of a small town. Whether you live near campus or commute, you’ll discover plenty of ways to get involved in our community. We're also minutes away from downtown Toledo law firms, courts, and government offices.

Toledo is an ideal city! It’s a big enough city to always have something fun and exciting to do, but still small enough to provide a welcoming and inclusive legal community. I love to run, so exploring Toledo’s various Metroparks and bike trails is one of my favorite things to do. Toledo is a city where I can make an impact in the legal profession.”
Nicole Cote
Class of 2021 | Student Bar Association Secretary, Moot Court Fornoff Coordinator
A map showing the location of Toledo Law and its proximity to other notable cities. From left to right: Chicago 4 hours, Indianapolis 3.5 hours, Ft. Wayne 1.5 hours, Grand Rapids 3 hours, Ann Arbor 1 hour, Lansing 2 hours, Louisville 4.5 hrs, Cincinnati 3 hours, Detroit 1 hour, Columbus 2.5 hours, Cleveland 2 hours, Pittsburgh 3.5 hours, Buffalo 4.5 hours, Philadelphia 8.5 hours, New York 8.5 hours

Toledo is a great place to launch your law school experience — or your career in the legal profession. We are located in northwest Ohio, near the Michigan border, and at the intersection of I-75 and I-80/90. Toledo is just an hour's drive away from the Detroit airport and within hours of most of the Midwest’s major cities. That’s important when it comes to fellowships, externships, and job hunting — or when you just need to get away for a weekend.

Shaping Futures

We get it. You want the best value for your hard-earned dollar and you want to graduate with minimal debt. Toledo Law is an exceptional value. And here's why.

  • Toledo Law is a top school in the nation for practical training, public service, and greatest resources for women.
  • We offer the tools to help you succeed in law school and prepare you for the bar exam.
  • Toledo Law offers the lowest tuition of any law school in the region with only a $100 non-resident surcharge per semester for out-of-state students.
  • Entering students are automatically considered for generous scholarships, ranging from several thousand dollars to full tuition, without the need for a separate application.
Last Updated: 11/21/22