Dean Alan C. Michaels
Nestled within one of the country's most comprehensive research universities, Moritz has one of the smallest enrollments of comparable colleges and therefore can boast small class sizes and personalized attention. You'll receive the one-on-one attention you deserve in law school while relishing the resources available at one of the world's premiere universities.
You'll learn from diverse, internationally recognized faculty who are experts on countless legal issues; these scholars are continually cited in briefs and media, and they wrote some of the textbooks you'll study. Faculty are regularly cited in court and in the national media, serve on legal reform commissions, help draft model statutes, and provide testimony before Congress.
We are proud of our graduates, too. Not only do they go on to have celebrated careers with some of the country's largest law firms, in the general counsel's offices at Fortune 500 companies, and in public office, but they also make a difference in the world as advocates in public interest law, leaders of nonprofit organizations, and in military courtrooms. You can connect with our more than 10,000 alumni who are working in all 50 states and around the globe.
A degree from Moritz is an investment yielding many benefits. The cost of a legal education at Ohio State compares very favorably with the tuition at other top law schools, including most private institutions and many other state-supported schools. In addition, thanks to the generosity of our alumni, a sizeable percentage of our law students receive some type of financial aid, including scholarships and grants, and the cost of living in Columbus is very reasonable compared to other cities and regions of the country. Moreover, most of our students are able to qualify for in-state tuition rates by their second year. As a result, our graduates are unusually well-positioned to minimize their law school debt.
Choosing a law school is a difficult decision. You'll likely be inundated with figures and statistics that eventually blur. Those data are important (and we are very proud of our numbers), but what's most vital is that you feel comfortable with your faculty and classmates. On our website, we try to give you a sampling of what it's like to be a Moritz student and what to expect in class and in Columbus. Of course, even that isn't really enough, and I hope you will have the time to visit our school. The people and our community are what truly distinguish Ohio State. The personalized attention you will receive from our dynamic professors and as a part of our innovative programs is a genuine point of pride for us. At Moritz, we're committed to creating outstanding lawyers, effective leaders, and principled citizens ready to make a difference.
Alan C. Michaels
Dean and Edwin M. Cooperman Professor of Law