The overall student-faculty ratio of 14:1 at the Moritz College of Law is among the lowest of nationally-ranked U.S. law schools.
The size of the typical first-year class is 225 students, with approximately 18-20 students per section. However, in the spring of the first year, Legal Writing and Analysis classes are taught by members of the regular, tenure-track faculty in sections of just 18-20 students. First-year students also are placed in a substantive law course in which the enrollment is approximately 35 students.
Upper-level courses, especially clinical offerings and seminars, also are taught in small sections, usually with enrollments of less than 20 students. Student enrollment in each entering LL.M. class is capped at 25 to provide for similar enhanced interaction with faculty and classmates.
The opportunity for Ohio State students to enroll in classes with limited enrollment enhances interaction with the faculty and fellow students. At many law schools, it is uncommon for faculty to work intensely with first-year students.
At Ohio State, faculty members typically are able to develop enough familiarity with the quality of a student's work that a helpful letter of recommendation can be written by the faculty member at the end of the academic year.