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“Moritz”
February 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

- Small class size

- Fun student events

- Diversity

- Study abroad programs

Downers

- limited career assistance

- disconnect between career options and academics

- difficult 1L curriculum

Comments

Do your homework and explore all of your options. Columbus, OH is a great city but has limited law job options.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Moritz - Good for Columbus and Cleveland (less so for Cincinnati)”
May 2017FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Moritz's traditional programmatic strengths are ADR and criminal law, and it has taken great strides in the past five years to build a deeper faculty bench in business law (and especially health law). During the recession, the school started a number of creative initiatives to place its graduates in at least temporary employment. The Moritz Corporate Fellowship in particular is a strong program that has led to a number of graduates obtaining full-time employment in corporate legal departments following their fellowships.

Downers

The law building itself is ugly and its basic amenities (wi-fi, HVAC) can be spotty. For the amount of tuition Moritz charges students, the school should do a better job at providing a comfortable physical environment.

Comments

Out of state students are eligible for in-state tuition following the completion of the first year. The school strongly markets its study abroad program in Oxford as well as its DC program for the summer following the first year, but first-year students who make an effort can usually find summer alternatives that don't involve paying additional tuition to the university.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great for Ohio - relatively small school at a large university.”
March 2016CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Dedicated professors. Depending on who you have your CSO will also be good. It's a good T1 law school to get a LEGAL J.D. required job, but not necessarily biglaw.

Downers

Taking 17 credits the second semester of your 1L year is difficult while you are trying to apply for employment.

Comments

If you want to work in Ohio, OSU reigns supreme for the state schools. Not a bad market with 3 major metros.

Would You Recommend

Yes

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The seminars are great, classes of 16-20 students taught by Federal Judges and local practioners. Grading is fair and the students really work together. It is a very laid back student body.

Admissions

Very easy and straightforward. LSAT is all that matters.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The criminal law faculty are leaders in their field. Professor Joshua Dressler is the rare combination of excellent professor and well-known academic.

Quality of Life

Ohio State is the largest university in the United States, and thus has a giant, vibrant campus. The library is world class, with helpful librarians and 24-hour access. Overall, campus is very safe and I live in the area, though I do not live on campus.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The professors are top notch.

Quality of Life

Excellent.

Admissions

163 median LSAT; 3.7 median GPA.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Professors are amazing. I talk with friends at other schools and they come away jealous every time. The professors genuinely care. Competitiveness is not an issue. People are very laid back, but are still exceptionally smart. It is a great place to be. Study abroad programs are excellent. The school offices are eager to help with anything we need.

Quality of Life

Everything is cheap. State schools are awesome.

Admissions

Pretty much like all of the others. The admissions office was very helpful, though, which set them apart from other schools.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

I think the caliber of the faculty is very strong. Many of the professors are authors of the textbooks that you use. Notable faculty who have written prominent textbooks include Joshua Dressler (criminal law), Douglas Whaley (commercial law), and Sarah Cole (alternative dispute resolution).

Quality of Life

The quality of life at school is great. There are a lot of food places right by the law school. There are new law student apartments right across from the law school and plenty of other housing nearby. The computer lab at the law school is very nice, but most students use their laptops anyway.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Very high quality classes.

Quality of Life

Excellent quality of life, low cost of living, clean and convenient campus, excellent facilities, and fantastic community relationship.

Admissions

Fairly similar to other law schools.

Graduation Year

2009

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

I have found our classes to be interesting and interactive. The professors are all amongst the best in their field, and many have held top positions in private firms or public institutions. While the Socratic Method is used by all, the professors only do it to prepare one for the practice of law. The competitiveness of the class is there, in that all want tops grade, however, there is no unhealthy practices among the students - all are kind and want to get to know one another.

Admissions

I found the admissions office at OSU Law to be much more accommodating than other schools. The individuals there were extremely nice, and always willing to answer questions about scholarships, etc. OSU's Deans were much more available than others.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2012

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