« on: March 17, 2005, 06:01:56 PM »
Visted March 11-13. Very nice program. Put us up in a decent hotel for 2 nights, fun social mixer type thing at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe, presentations all day Saturday and then a great dinner at the Ohio Statehouse.
The Moritz people impressed me the most. Admissions officers, professors, and current students were all very smart people who were at the same time quite down to earth. I could definitely see myself working with those people every day.
Job placement is my biggest concern. While OSU has a placement rate in the mid 90% range, I get the impression that you'll have a rough time outside of Ohio if you're not near the top of your class. Of course there are exceptions. Morit's national reputation is starting to improve (the school is one of the best in alternative dispute resolution and houses the ABA's official journal on ADR, according to the presentations).
The law building is kind of funny. I believe half of it is an older building and the other half is a more recent addition. The new moot court room is beautiful and technologically loaded.
Columbus seems like a cool city. Tons of stuff to do on high street (where the law school is), but you also have the arena district near downtown if you want to get away from the college bar type thing. Cost of living pretty low. Plus, the COTA bus system (free for students) is pretty extensive, so you can live a little ways from campus and still ride right to Moritz. My fiance and I have seen some very nice places northwest of the campus area.
If anyone else has impressions of OSU Moritz, please post. I'm also willing to answer questions if you have 'em.