Student Life

At Toledo Law, your journey matters. Individualize your experience by participating in competitions, conferences, and student organizations that promote collaboration through social, educational, and service activities.

Opportunities for Continuing Students

Lawyering skills and professionalism are emphasized from the outset of your career at Toledo Law. Opportunities to gain real-world legal skills increase after your first year.

Law Review

Law Review is a scholarly publication devoted to current legal issues. Each issue contains articles by legal scholars and practitioners, comments by students about new developments in the law, and discussions by students on recent noteworthy cases. Law Review hosts a symposium each fall. Recent symposia have addressed the opioid crisis, sentencing policies and practices, election law, gender equality, and technology.

Moot Court

The Moot Court program gives you the opportunity to practice your written and oral advocacy skills in mock appeals cases. Students travel to competitions nationwide to test their skills against other law school teams. Moot Court includes teams devoted to criminal law, labor and employment law, intellectual property law, constitutional law, and products liability law.

Mock Trial Team

Students on the Ohio Attorney General’s Mock Trial Team compete in an annual trial competition. Students gain exposure to every facet of atrial— they argue pretrial motions and evidentiary issues, deliver opening and closing arguments, and perform direct and cross examinations of witnesses. A sitting judge presides, and a jury of practicing attorneys assesses the presentation.

Symposia and Conferences

You will engage distinguished members of the legal community in symposia and national conferences at the Law Center. The annual Great Lakes Water Conference addresses legal and policy issues critical to the environment. Our speaker series and lectures spotlight legal opinion leaders and connect you with attorneys who recently argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

National Honor Societies

Order of the Coif Honor society for top graduates at select law schools. Students must earn their J.D. and graduate in the top 10% of their class to be eligible for membership.

Order of Barristers Honorary organization that encourages oral advocacy and brief-writing skills. Students who excel in advocacy and service are eligible for membership.

Charles W. Fornoff Appellate Advocacy Competition

This annual competition enables you to develop skills required for effective oral advocacy. The tournament culminates with a final round in the McQuade Law Auditorium packed with faculty, family members, and peers. The final panel of judges typically includes federal judges and state justices.

Last Updated: 6/27/22