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ONU Welcomes New Law Students

Aug 26, 2008

Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law welcomes 120 students to the 2008 entering law class. Nearly 1,400 applications were received between Sept. 1, 2007, and July 31, 2008, a 9 percent increase from 2007. Classes for all students, new and returning, begin Monday, Aug. 25. New students join 202 returning second- and third-year law students and eight LL.M. students.

Entering students hail from universities across Ohio and the United States, including Ohio Northern University, Ohio State University, Syracuse University, Wright State University, George Washington University, DePauw University, Duke University, Texas A&M University, and The Citadel. Fifty percent of the class is from Ohio. While 33 majors are represented, two-thirds received degrees in political science, history, English and criminal justice.

The male-to-female ratio is 60:40, and minorities constitute 16 percent of the class. This marks a 300 percent increase in minority composition since 2004.

Students boast involvement in a variety of service sectors, including the U.S. Army and Navy, the National Guard, Boy Scouts of America, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Guardian Ad Litem and Relay for Life. Ian Seth Martin, brother of third-year law student Sean Martin, joins the college after serving in Iraq. He was based in Fort Dix, N.J.

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