OSU Law School

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The Michael E. Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University is a public law school and charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. According to the 2008 U.S. News & World Report rankings, the Moritz College of Law is 31st in the nation overall and is in the top ten among public law schools. The specialty program in dispute resolution is ranked 5th in the nation. Founded in 1891 and elevated to college status in 1896, the College of Law has produced approximately 9,000 graduates.

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OSU Law School Admissions

OSU Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 50% of its applicants. Comparatively, Osu is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2028 1621 805 (49.66%) 177 (10.9%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.44 3.61 3.81
LSAT 156 159 161

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $29,131 $44,081
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $20,172
  • Living off-campus: $20,172
  • Living at home: $20,172

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 11/21
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: $60

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OSU Law School Community

OSU Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Osu is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 46
  • Part Time: 24


  • # Female Faculty: 32
  • # Minority Faculty: 9


11.4 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

OSU Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. OSU Law School 1L section size is 13% larger than law schools in Ohio and 13% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

OSU Law School: 117
Ohio Average: 102
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 571
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 156

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 114
  • Law Journals: 267
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 6.0%
  • Second Year: 0.0%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

OSU Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The OSU Law School class of 2023 had an employment rate of 98% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2023, 77.5%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 46.0%
  • Business: 26.0%
  • Government: 17.0%
  • Public Interest: 3.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • Ohio: 73%
  • New York: 3%
  • District Of Columbia: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 77.5%
  • First Time Takers: 209
  • Average School: 92.6%
  • Average State: 81.1%
  • Pass Difference: 11.5%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Ohio: 81.1%
  • Passed: 150 of 162 (92.6%)
  • State Average: 81.1%
  • Difference: 11.5%