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Pettit College of Law welcomes new students
The Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law welcomes 120 first-year students to its juris doctor program. Orientation for first-year students begins Thursday, Aug. 26.
This academic year marks the 125th anniversary of the College of Law and includes a number of celebratory events throughout the year that celebrate the college’s rich history of preparing students for the legal profession.
The new students range in age from 20 to 44, hail from 26 states, and have received their undergraduate degrees from 84 institutions around the country, including University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, Princeton University, Ohio State University, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta, Virginia Tech, Michigan State University, University of Montana, St. Bonaventure, Ohio Northern University, College of Wooster, Allegheny College, Denison University, Kenyon College, Sweet Briar, University of Utah, Washington & Jefferson and Gettysburg College.
Minority students make up 10 percent of the entering class, and 66 percent hail from outside the state of Ohio.
In addition to these new juris doctor students, five new LL.M. students are coming from Georgia, Uzbekistan, Guyana, Botswana and Kosovo.
Classes for the Pettit College of Law begin Monday, Aug. 30. Approximately 320 juris doctor students and five LL.M students are enrolled for the 2010-11 school year.