News - Capital University Law School

Practical Education Recognition

3/6/2015  - 

Capital University Law School has been honored by The National Jurist Magazine for delivering practical, experiential legal education and for providing one of the best bar preparation programs in the country.

Capital was named to the magazine's Honor Roll of schools that deliver practical training. In its March issue, the magazine awards Capital a grade of “A-,” based on the number of full-time students who take simulation courses, externships, clinics, or who participate in interschool skills competitions. Capital tied with one other Ohio law school for the highest grade in the state.

“It’s no surprise that we made the honor roll,” said acting Dean Rachel Janutis. “Capital is fully committed to producing practice-ready attorneys, and that means providing an abundance of practical learning opportunities.”

The dean noted that many members of the law school community — students, alumni, faculty (including adjuncts who bring their practical experience into the classroom), administrators and staff — contribute to Capital’s practical environment.

In a separate story, National Jurist ranked Capital thirteenth in the country for its bar prep offerings and at the very top among Ohio law schools.

To see the full description of the honor roll, including the formal announcement and methodology, please visit

To see the magazine’s discussion of its bar prep rankings, go here: