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The University of Toledo College of Law

The first year curriculum includes six required one-semester, four-credit courses: Criminal Law, Constitutional Law I, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Property, and Torts. Each student takes three of these courses in the fall and three in the spring. Students also take a one-credit Legal Research and Writing course in both the fall and spring. Finally, first-year students each take one elective class in the spring semester. In the fall semester, each student takes one of his or her four-credit courses in a small section (25-30 students). The small-section class is designed to promote greater classroom discussion, enhance student-faculty interaction inside and outside the classroom, and encourage innovative instructional methods. In addition, each small-section class includes a writing component that enables students to receive from their professors feedback and instruction concerning legal writing. This writing component carries an addition credit, making the small-section course a five-credit course. The small group program represents a major commitment by the Law School of faculty resources to the core instructional program and reflects the importance the Law School places on classroom instruction.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 388
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 149 - 154
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.97 - 3.54
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 87.77%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 82.99%
In State Tuition $21,507
Out of State Tuition $33,056

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Overview

About The University of Toledo College of Law

The first year curriculum includes six required one-semester, four-credit courses: Criminal Law, Constitutional Law I, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Property, and Torts. Each student takes three of these courses in the fall and three in the spring. Students also take a one-credit Legal Research and Writing course in both the fall and spring. Finally, first-year students each take one elective class in the spring semester. In the fall semester, each student takes one of his or her four-credit courses in a small section (25-30 students). The small-section class is designed to promote greater classroom discussion, enhance student-faculty interaction inside and outside the classroom, and encourage innovative instructional methods. In addition, each small-section class includes a writing component that enables students to receive from their professors feedback and instruction concerning legal writing. This writing component carries an addition credit, making the small-section course a five-credit course. The small group program represents a major commitment by the Law School of faculty resources to the core instructional program and reflects the importance the Law School places on classroom instruction.

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The University of Toledo College of Law offers an affordable and welcoming, yet structured atmosphere designed to “accommodate, relax, and train students.” The school has climbed in stature last year, yet retains its rather “humble, calm nature,” partially due to its “intelligent, caring, involved, and self-regulating” students and decidedly non-arrogant professors who “are truly incredible individuals.” “Every aspect of the school strikes the perfect balance between professionalism and personal attention,” says a 2L. Students speak overwhelmingly of the school’s obvious care and concern for their future, and the faculty’s “willingness to sit and chat with students about class at any time, while connecting what we learn to real-life use.” Thanks to the smaller number of students, “Everyone is able to develop personal relationships with faculty and staff.” In an effort to keep anxiety levels down, a lot of the professors stay away from the old version of the Socratic Method, which too often “puts you on edge.” If you do want to discuss flagging grades or class issues, all professors “go out of their way to make themselves available to students.” “It is not uncommon for professors to ‘hang out’ in the forum chatting with students,” says one. “I feel I can approach them with everything: my fears, thoughts, and course questions,” says another. The “relatively new” administration “takes a personal and vested interest in seeing us succeed,” and “Everything and everyone is very easily and readily accessible.” Students do wish for a “more formalized joint degree program” and a “broader variety of courses,” as well as a less rigid attendance policy. The research and writing program is “very thorough and puts an emphasis on real-world concerns,” and the school furthers each student’s practical background through almost-weekly opportunities to attend speeches or lectures, like one given by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Law Career Services “has put a great deal of effort” into the school’s Public Service Externship programs to ensure that students have the opportunity to network while still in school. There’s a “very big involvement of [the] Toledo Bar Association and Federal Bar Association in the school’s life.” The office “[does] it’s best to help us in this tough economy,” although the employment rate after graduation leaves something to be desired. However, students complain that much of this is due to the “oversaturated” Toledo and Midwest market, and the school’s lack of national name recognition means that more help is needed in other regions. Aside from the somewhat archaic building and library, which are “more appropriate to an era of bellbottoms and platform shoes,” the law school’s facilities are up-to-date (though definitely “not glamorous”), with wireless Internet access available in “every corner of the building” and Smart Boards in every classroom.

- The Princeton Review

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 123

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Graduates Last Year: 0

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

JD/MBA-3 1/2-4 years; JD/MSE-3 1/2-4; JD/Masters in Public Administration-3 1/2-4; JD/Masters in Criminal Justice-3 1/2-4; JD/MD-6

Specialty Law Programs

  • Criminal
  • Environmental
  • International
  • Labor
  • Intellectual Property

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 46
Full-Time Faculty 26
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 4
Part-Time Faculty 16
Faculty Gender 60% Male
39% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 12 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 61% Male
39% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 66%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 20%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $21,507 Same as On-Campus
Housing $9,758 N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $31,265 $21,507

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $33,056 Same as On-Campus
Housing $9,758 N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $42,814 $33,056

Financial Aid

94% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$38,073 Average financial aid amount

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision:

Average Age Admitted: 25

Incoming Class

The University of Toledo College of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 150 - 155
LSAT Part-Time 145 - 151
LSAT Total 149 - 154

The University of Toledo College of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 3.02 - 3.53
Part-Time 2.77 - 3.59
Total 2.97 - 3.54

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Optional: Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Interview, State Residency

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 85%
First Time Pass Rate 88%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 85%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 20
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 83%
Average Starting Salary $53,000
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 32 26%
Firm Sized 11-25 5 4%
Firm Sized 26-50 1 4%
Firm Sized 51-100 5 4%
Firm Sized 101-250 5 4%
Firm Sized 251-500 1 1%
Firm Sized 501+ 1 1%
Business Industry 32 26%
Government 14 11%
Public Interest 4 3%
Federal Clerkship 1 1%
State Clerkship 3 2%
Academia 4 3%
Unknown Employer Type 1 1%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 5 3%
Unemployed, Seeking 14 10%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
NC 3%
MI 13%
OH 67%
International 1%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of The University of Toledo College of Law include:

  • Daniel G. Bogden - US Attorney, District of Nevada
  • James D. Thomas - Partner, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Miami, Florida
  • Chief Justice C. Ray Mullins - U.S. Bankruptcy Ct, Northern District of Georgia
  • Robert E. Latta - Ohio Fifth Congressional District
  • Honorable Judith Lanzinger - Justice, Ohio Supreme Court

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