American Inns of Court - The professionalism Committee of the Toledo Bar Association in affiliation with the College of Law is chartered as an American Inns of Court chapter. The Inn concept is modeled after the English apprenticeship system of barristers and students. Judges, trial lawyers, law professors and law students meet to share experiences, offer lectures, and educate each other on professionalism, ethical awareness and advocacy. New student members are inducted each year from nominations within the chapter and College of Law.
Lecture Series - The excellence of our lecture series greatly enriches the intellectual atmosphere of the College of Law. The Cannon Lecture Series has hosted individuals of national prominence such as Susan N. Herman and David Shipler. The Stranahan National Issues Forum is a joint program of the University of Toledo College of Law and its chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. It is made possible by a generous endowment from the Stranahan Foundation and has included lectures from John Stossel, Randy Barnett, Richard Epstein, Charles Fried, and James Q. Wilson, and author and commentator P.J. O’Rourke. Other lecture series have brought Dennis W. Archer, Professor Richard D. Friedman, Ari Kaplan, Louis Freeh, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Representative Marcy Kaptur, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Former Attorney General of the United States Edwin Meese III, Ralph Nadar, former Solicitor General Kenneth Starr, and many others who provide the College of Law and the general public with timely discussion of legal and policy issues. Watch selected speeches.
Legal Institute of the Great Lakes - The Legal Institute of the Great Lakes (LIGL) is a multi-disciplinary research center within the University of Toledo College of Law. Founded in 1993, the LIGL conducts research, maintains publications, and sponsors conferences on legal, economic and social issues of importance to the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada.
Important topics of LIGL research and conferences have included harmful algae blooms, water quality, environmental audits, storage of spent nuclear fuel, market-based incentives to control air pollution, sustainable development, a comparative study of corporate laws of the Great Lakes states, regional trade agreements, competition in the electric utility industry, environmental justice, fisheries management, brownfield development, the public trust doctrine, international sales and distribution of products, protecting technology, contaminated sediments, alternative energy sources, beach access, climate change, wetlands, and international and interstate agreements regarding management of Great Lakes water resources.
Public Interest - The College of Law funds five public interest fellowships to help support students who work for public interest entities during the summer. These fellowships enable students to provide legal assistance to underprivileged people throughout the country by providing a stipend for the students to help with their expenses.
Reinberger Fellowships - The Reinberger Foundation Honors Prosecutorial Summer Program offers significant financial stipends to outstanding College of Law students who work in prosecutor offices throughout the country. After an intense 40 hour trial advocacy training program, students function as an integral part of prosecutor's office for seven weeks during the summer.
The Program's success has been summarized by one of the participants who enthusiastically told his supervisors, "Now I know why I went to law school."