The Dean's List was begun at the Columbus School of Law in the 2012-2013 academic year. It recognizes students based on their academic performance over the preceding semester (academic year for the 2012-2013 year). First year students are recognized at the end of their first year.

Dean's List honorees have placed in the top third of their division/class in terms of grade point average (GPA) for the semester (full year cumulative GPA for first year students). Fall semester GPAs include grades earned in the preceding Summer semester.