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Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Learning Objectives

  1. To obtain knowledge and understanding of diverse governance and legal systems from around the world
  2. To obtain knowledge and understanding of critical problems and issues confronting nations developing democratic and law-based institutions and procedures
  3. To learn how to apply the new knowledge and understanding to legal and governance problems confronting their home countries


Unlike the JD student at the law school, the LLM student only attends the College of Law for one year, and as they are already licensed attorneys in their home countries, the LLM students does not take a bar examination. Thus, the measures used to assess their learning must differ from those applied to the JD students. The LLM program relies upon the faculty evaluation of the students in each of their seven required courses, including their capstone seminar designed to utilize the knowledge gained in their other courses, and surveys both during and after their year at Ohio Northern.

  • Faculty evaluation of mastery of course material
  • Successful completion of capstone seminar paper
  • Periodic surveys of students' attitudes toward the program and suggestions for change
  • Post-graduate surveys of students and their employers regarding application of learned principles


Annual Reports on the Assessment of Student Learning

Follow the links below to view the full text of the reports for each academic year.


Institutional Research

Sue VanDyne

Lehr Memorial Room: 204
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed