Our Campus and Facilities


  • CapLaw BuildingCapital University Law School is located at 303 East Broad Street in downtown Columbus. The Law School moved into this six-floor building in 1997 and purchased the adjacent annex building in 2004. The Law School campus is separated from Capital University’s main campus, which is in nearby Bexley.

    The Law School is within the Discovery District, an area that includes other higher education institutions such as Franklin University, Columbus State Community College and Columbus College of Art and Design. The district also is home to the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s main branch and the Columbus Museum of Art. It's within walking distance of the Ohio Capitol building; state, local and federal courthouses and government buildings; numerous law firms; and Fortune 500 employers with sizable legal departments.

    The campus itself consists of one primarily building and its annex, along with several surface parking lots. The entire building has wireless internet access.

    The building includes six floors:

    Floors one and two hold most of the classrooms, the Huntington Commons, People’s Court Café, the Office of Professional Development, our Legal Clinics, our moot courtroom, and the Barnes and Noble campus bookstore.

    Floor three contains most of the administrative offices, including the Dean’s Office, Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Affairs, Records, Academic Affairs, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Alumni Relations, Communication and External Relations.

    Most of the library is housed on the fourth floor, although portions of our collection are on the third and first floors. The library includes more than a quarter-million volumes, periodicals and microfilms. The library also is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including wireless access, and study rooms.

    The fifth and sixth floors are primarily dedicated to faculty offices, the Law Review, the Center for Dispute Resolution and business operations.

    The Law School’s attached annex houses two 48-seat classrooms, the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy, the Family Advocacy Clinic, Information Technology and our paralegal, life care planner and legal nurse consultant programs.
  • Tuition for Fall 2012 

    • Full-Time: $34,410
    • Part-Time Evening: $22,940
    • Part-Time Day: $20,646
  •  Faculty 

    • Full-Time Tenure/Tenure Track: 30
    • Full-Time Non-Tenure Track (Legal Writing, Legal Clinic, Bar Studies and Academic Success Program, Visiting): 12
    • Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16.69 to 1
    • Capital’s faculty is complemented by a diverse group of adjunct faculty who are leading practitioners in their field:
      • Part-time and adjunct faculty members during Spring 2012: 20
      • Part-time and adjunct faculty members during Fall 2012: 25