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ONU Law ranked No. 1 in Ohio for Trial Advocacy by U.S News and World Report

College also receives high marks for Dispute Resolution

Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law is the No. 1 law school in Ohio for trial advocacy and 31st in the nation in the 2024 U.S. News and World Report rankings. This marks the fourth year in a row that ONU Law has placed in the top 25% in the country for Trial Advocacy.

Law schools were evaluated on a number of criteria, including job placement, bar passage rates, faculty resources, achievements of entering students, and opinions of law schools, lawyers, and judges on overall program quality.

Graphic Arts alumnus speaker on April 15

On Monday, April 15, 2024, Ohio Northern graduate Kavan Reames (BFA/Advertising Design ’13) will pay his fellow Polar Bears a visit during the AIGA/ONU weekly student meeting.

Kavan is currently the president and founding member of Best Graphics Company located in Columbus, Ohio, a fleet and vehicle wrap branding expert. In 2018, he earned his MFA degree from Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD). He has worked as a freelance designer, a management team member for Atchley Graphics, and adjunct professor at Wittenberg University and CCAD. As a student, he interned with the Office of Communications & Marketing at Ohio Northern.


ONU Law hosts annual Goldman Lecture on April 3

The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law will host its annual Goldman Lecture featuring acclaimed attorney Bobbi Sternheim, lead counsel in United States v. Ghislaine Maxwell and current counsel for music mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs on Wednesday, April 3.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held in ONU’s Tilton Hall, Room 129 at 11 a.m. Her speech is titled, “Time Served: Reflections on a Career in Criminal Defense.” 

Shawnee People Then and Now presentation, April 3

At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 3 in the Dicke Forum, Phi Beta Delta, the honorary for international scholars will be hosting a talk by Shawnee Chief Ben Barnes.

ONU English Reading Series hosts fiction writer Ghassan Zeineddine

On Monday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m., the spring 2024 ONU English Reading Series will feature fiction writer Ghassan Zeineddine alongside creative writing majors Chrys Goldy and Hunter Houser. The reading will take place in the Wilson Center Elzay Gallery of Art.

Northern Poll gauges sentiments on Biden, Trump, Brown and others

The Institute for Civics and Public Policy (ICAPP) at Ohio Northern University has released the March Northern Poll, a web-based poll of 1,241 likely Ohio voters conducted from 03/06/24 through 03/11/24. The poll has a margin of error +/- 3.3% and was done under the leadership of Dr. Robert Alexander, Ph.D., professor of political science and ICAPP director; and Dr. John Curiel, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, in partnership with SurveyUSA.