Overview

Applicants
381
Acceptance Rate
64%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.43
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
89

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
147 - 154

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
August 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$0

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
Yes

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
31

45
Female
13
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The University of Toledo College of Law offers an affordable and welcoming, yet structured atmosphere designed to “accommodate, relax, and train students.” The school has climbed in stature last year, yet retains its rather “humble, calm nature,” partially due to its “intelligent, caring, involved, and self-regulating” students and decidedly non-arrogant professors who “are truly incredible individuals.” “Every aspect of the school strikes the perfect balance between professionalism and personal attention,” says a 2L. Students speak overwhelmingly of the school’s obvious care and concern for their future, and the faculty’s “willingness to sit and chat with students about class at any time, while connecting what we learn to real-life use.” Thanks to the smaller number of students, “everyone is able to develop personal relationships with faculty and staff.” In an effort to keep anxiety levels down, a lot of the professors stay away from the old version of the Socratic Method, which too often “puts you on edge.” If you do want to discuss flagging grades or class issues, all professors “go out of their way to make themselves available to students.” “It is not uncommon for professors to ‘hang out’ in the forum chatting with students,” says one. “I feel I can approach them with everything: my fears, thoughts, and course questions,” says another. The “relatively new” administration “takes a personal and vested interest in seeing us succeed,” and “everything and everyone is very easily and readily accessible.” Students do wish for a “more formalized joint degree program” and a “broader variety of courses,” as well as a less rigid attendance policy.
The research and writing program is “very thorough and puts an emphasis on real-world concerns,” and the school furthers each student’s practical background through almost-weekly opportunities to attend speeches or lectures, like one given by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Law Career Services “has put a great deal of effort” into the school’s Public Service Externship programs to ensure that students have the opportunity to network while still in school. There’s a “very big involvement of [the] Toledo Bar Association and Federal Bar Association in the school’s life.” The office “[does] it’s best to help us in this tough economy,” although the employment rate after graduation leaves something to be desired. However, students complain that much of this is due to the “oversaturated” Toledo and Midwest market, and the school’s lack of national name recognition means that more help is needed in other regions.
Aside from the somewhat archaic building and library, which are “more appropriate to an era of bellbottoms and platform shoes,” the law school’s facilities are up-to-date (though definitely “not glamorous”), with wireless Internet access available in “every corner of the building” and Smart Boards in every classroom.

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
72%
Median Starting Salary
$55,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
86%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
70%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
30

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality; City of Toledo; Eastman & Smith; Jones Day; Legal Aid of Western Ohio; Lucas County Prosecutors Office; Lucas County Public Defender's Office; Michigan Courts; Ohio Attorney General; Robison, Curphey & O'Connell; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick; U.S. Air Force/Army Judge Advocate General's Corps; U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio.

Graduates Employed by Region


Prominent Alumni

Honorable Judith Lanzinger
Justice, Ohio Supreme Court (retired)

Robert E. Latta
Congressman, Ohio Fifth Congressional District

John Starcher Jr.
President & CEO, Bon Secours Mercy Health

Jeffrey K. Haidet
US Chairman, Dentons

Michael Winger
General Manager, Los Angeles Clippers

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Aug 1
Application Deadlines
Apr 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$31,448

% Students Receiving Some Aid
97%

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$20,135
Out-Of-State Tuition
$31,103
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$12,006
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$10,898
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$2,050
Fees
$1,855

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
269
Parent Institution Enrollement
20,304

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
0
Average Age at Entry
25

% Out-of-State
39%
% International
0%

Demographics

15.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

86% are full time
14% are part time
52% female
48% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Racial diversity isn’t exactly at United Colors of Benetton levels here, but it “is quite good for this area of the country,” and the faculty is very sensitive to both racial and gender issues. The political views also “follow a Midwestern range,” ranging from liberal to conservative. The student body remains uncompetitive and “gets along great,” even though many students (especially 1Ls) have GPA-based scholarships, and there’s a great camaraderie among classes. The student mentor program receives raves, and to further this sense of interconnectedness, intramural sports are big. “There are many organizations to get involved with,” and the Student Bar Association does “a very good job at bringing students together through social events (including weekly bar reviews) and volunteer opportunities.”
“Toledo isn’t exactly a party town,” and it’s “not the most enjoyable place to be,” so there aren’t too many distractions from school, but for those looking to blow off steam, “There are amazing metro parks, art, music, a zoo, and baseball and hockey games to attend.” As one might expect of a small school in a small city, “the sense of community that Toledo strives for is amazing and then stems into the larger Toledo legal community.” UT Law is also located within an hour of Detroit and Sandusky, within two hours of Dayton and Cleveland, and within four hours of Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Still, when students are on campus, “it’s difficult to get any kind of food after 11:00 p.m.,” and the law school doesn’t have any food options that can accommodate for the late hours students normally spend here.

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Jessica Mehl
Assistant Dean for Admissions

Address
2801 West Bancroft
MS 507
Toledo, OH 43606

Phone
419-530-4131

Email
law.admissions@utoledo.edu