Ohio State Moritz LL.M. Program—Where Community Matters

Posted on December 19, 2013

We believe that The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is the right choice for your LL.M. program because of its excellent faculty, rigorous curriculum, and unparalleled staff support. Naturally, these characteristics mean a great deal. But there is another element that should factor into this important decision. It is a feeling of community … a feeling of being home.

We understand the deep commitment necessary to leave your home country and family to spend a year in unfamiliar circumstances, while doing the hardest work of your life. Having a stimulating — yet supportive — atmosphere makes a big difference in managing stress and in being successful.

From orientation to graduation and beyond, the LL.M. program staff are an integral part of a successful student experience. Our commitment: to help each student be successful during this challenging year of U.S. law study.  This assistance comes first in the form of formal counseling — on course selection, preparing for job opportunities, and cultural integration. It begins with a weeklong, comprehensive orientation to law school life and life in the United States, and continues during our lunchtime information sessions and in one-on-one meetings throughout the year.

It’s not all business. By hosting parties and trips to area attractions, we offer you a chance to get to know your fellow classmates in a more casual setting. Holiday dinners, barbecues, apple-picking, trips to Amish Country — these are just a few of the events planned each year.

Coming to Moritz was one of the best decisions I have made. It wasn’t just quality education I received, but also a fantastic, all-encompassing life experience.  I believe Moritz’ greatness lies in its people… faculty, staff and students! There is nothing like going through law school with great, positive people who are always ready to help you. Lastly, Moritz celebrates diversity…that has to be the warmest welcome we LLM’s could get!

–Ogo Okafor, Lagos, Nigeria

When you decide where to earn your LL.M. degree, you are selecting more than a college or university. You are selecting a community. That feeling of community begins with your fellow LL.M. classmates but also extends to include your J.D. counterparts and friends from around the Ohio State campus. It includes law colleagues throughout the city of Columbus, and Ohio State alumni living around the world. The relationships you create during your year at Moritz will last a lifetime.

Our application is available online, we encourage you to apply, using the instructions found on our website.  If you have any questions about the process, we are always available to assist you.

Please accept our best wishes for a healthy and happy 2014!

Asst. Dean Laura Fernandez
Asst. Director Laura Landy Carr