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Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law

The center was created in early 2014 to create a space in the academic community for the development and promulgation of ideas in the field of Democratic Governance and Rule of Law. ONU is already the home of the only LL.M. program in this field, and is leveraging its investment and expertise with the center. Not just a research institution, the center and its people are engaged directly in rule of law development projects around the world.


Center establishes multiple co-operative agreements and grants - click here for our current list of initiatives


Kosovo Faculty Legal Instructional Development (KFLID) - The State Department funded  KLFID Program combines specialized instruction and experiential learning related to legal education and pedagogy with the LL.M. degree. The program allows Kosovo law professors the opportunity to earn an LL.M. in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law and a Certificate of Legal Pedagogy and Instruction. The Center for Democratic Governance and the Rule of Law was able to provide 8 funded scholarships for the 2017-2018 class. Click here for more information and to apply.


Legal Education for Visiting Afghan Scholars (LEVAS) - The Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law at Ohio Northern University will not be accepting applications for future Legal Education for Visiting Afghan Scholars (LEVAS) cohorts. Upon review of all U.S. Department of State rule of law programs, it was determined that funding for the LEVAS Program will end with the current class of LEVAS students in 2018.


Pre-LLM English & Legal Studies Program - The Pre-LLM English & Legal Studies program is now accepting applications for Fall 2018. Early Acceptance Deadline: February 23; Application Deadline April 16; Late Applications July 1; Rolling Admissions per class size. The Pre-LLM & Legal Study program at ONU is designed to boost your TOEFL or IELTS score and to expand your opportunity for LLM study in the United States. Our goal is to assist you in getting prepared for the LLM program of your choice after your year at ONU.