ABA Required Disclosures
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Cark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738. In compliance with the American Bar Association’s standards, the following information about The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the J.D. program is provided to current and prospective students:
General admissions and enrollment data (including academic, transfer, and other attrition information) is available on our Standard 509 Information Report. The following links provide information on:
Faculty, Curriculum, and ACademic Information
Information on the number of full-time and part-time faculty and administrators, class sizes for first-year and upper-class courses, and the number of seminar, clinical and co-curricular offering is available on our Standard 509 Information Report.
Further information on our curricular offerings, academic calendar, and academic requirements may be found at:
- Course Explorer
- First-Year Curriculum
- Guide to the Upper Class Curriculum for J.D. Students
- Moritz Registrar
- Academic Calendar
- Graduations Requirements
- Transfer of Credit Policy
- Information on employment outcomes for J.D. graduates is available on the employment statistics page.
- Information on bar passage for J.D. graduates is available here.
Library and Facilities
- General information on library resources is available on the Michael E. Moritz Law Library home page.
- General information on facilities is available on the facilities page.
As an ABA-accredited law school, the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University is subject to the American Bar Association’s Standards for Approval of Law Schools. The Standards may be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/standards.html.
Filing the Complaint
Any student at the College of Law may bring a formal complaint to the administration of the College of Law regarding a significant problem that directly implicates the College’s program of legal education and its compliance with the ABA Standards. The student should submit the complaint in writing (via hard copy or e-mail) to the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs or to the person designated by the Dean for that purpose. If the complaint concerns the person designated to receive complaints, the student should consult the Dean, who will designate an alternate person to receive the complaint. The complaint should (a) identify the ABA Standard implicated, (b) describe in appropriate detail the behavior, program, or process complained of, and (c) explain how the College of Law’s program of legal education does not comply with the identified Standard as a result of the problem. The complaint should include the student’s name and preferred contact information for written or electronic communication. Upon request, the person receiving the complaint may, at his or her discretion, maintain the student’s anonymity for all or part of the process.
Response to the Complaint
The person who receives the written complaint must acknowledge the complaint within five business days of receipt of the written complaint. Acknowledgment may be made by e-mail, U.S. mail, or by personal delivery. Within ten business days of acknowledgment of the complaint, the person who receives the complaint must communicate the College of Law’s progress in regard to the complaint either in writing or in a meeting with the complaining student. The communication should include either a substantive response to the complaint or information about what steps are being taken by the College of Law to address or further investigate the complaint. If further investigation is needed, the complaining student shall, within two weeks of the completion of the investigation, be provided with either (i) a substantive response to the complaint or (ii) information about what steps are being taken by the College of Law to address the complaint.
Appeals may be taken to the Dean of the College of Law. Any decision made on appeal is final. A copy of the complaint and a summary of the process and resolution of the complaint shall be kept in the office of the Dean of the College of Law as required by University retention rules or until the end of the academic year in which the complaint is reported to the ABA as part of the College of Law’s sabbatical accreditation process, whichever is later.
The College of Law will not retaliate against any individual who makes a complaint under this rule, nor authorize any faculty member, administrator, employee, or student to do so.
Ohio State Policies
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is committed to building and supporting a diverse community. The University embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, valuing diversity in admissions, and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.
For further information, visit https://hr.osu.edu/policies-forms
The Cleary Act Annual Crime Report for The Ohio State University can be accessed at https://dps.osu.edu/clery-act