4.15.03 Application to the Joint J.D./M.B.A. Program A. Students enrolled in either the Graduate School or the Law School may seek the assistance of the program advisors. Prospective students not currently enrolled at Capital University may request additional information about the joint degree program from either:
B. Persons who desire to enroll in the joint program should read thoroughly the relevant materials of both the Law School and the School of Management prior to scheduling a conference with the joint program advisor in either school. A student already enrolled in one school should first talk with that school's advisor.C. Admission into the M.B.A. program requires completing and filing its admissions application, together with the reported results of the GMAT, with the School of Management (SOM). Similarly, admission into the Law School requires completion and filing of its admissions application, together with the reported results of the LSAT, with the Law School. 1. The GMAT and LSAT exams both are administered four times per year. However, the examinations are not given at the same time, or in the same location. Prospective students should consult the admissions offices or publications of the respective schools for further information. 2. The joint degree applicant must complete two applications, submit two standardized test scores, pay two application fees, and file the joint degree application with both programs. 3. Because each school admits students separately, admission into either program does not signify or predict admissibility into the other. D. A prospective student not already enrolled in either school may apply to both schools at the same time and so indicate by filing the joint student application with both schools. However, the student must elect to start either the M.B.A. or the J.D. program first and complete the basic required courses of that program prior to taking courses in the second program. 1. The basic required courses of the J.D. program are the 29 credit hours of the full-time first year Law School curriculum, which takes one year if enrolled as a full-time student or two years as a part-time student. The applicant is advised to start the law program first, unless first having begun the SOM program before entry into law school. 2. SOM normally requires its students to have completed two years of work experience prior to admission. If the joint degree applicant does not have the minimum two years business or managerial experience, the applicant must start the Law School first. After completing 29 hours of law work they are deemed to have satisfied the two year work experience requirement and may start the M.B.A. program, assuming they have completed all required M.B.A. prerequisite courses. Additionally, the M.B.A. program has nine (9) required courses (31 hours), which the student starting the M.B.A. program must complete before beginning the J.D. program. E. The student enrolled in one program may apply for admission into the other program as outlined in the relevant admissions materials of each school. Also a joint degree application must be filed with the Office of Admission of each school. 1. As indicated above, admission into one program does not signify admissibility into the other program. In order to be admitted into the second program the student will have to be in good standing in the first program and meet all admission requirements of the second program. However, a student who is near completion of one program, but who has not yet commenced the other program, may not be able to pursue the joint degree program. 2. A current student in either program may apply to be a joint student by notifying the faculty advisor and registrar (Law School) or records secretary (SOM) of the school in which the student is already enrolled, and then applying for admission to the other school. Because the student is already enrolled in one program, the student ordinarily must complete the basic required courses in the program already begun prior to starting courses in the other program. For the law student, this means completing those courses required in the first year day curriculum. For the SOM student, this means completion of all required M.B.A. prerequisites and the first 31 hours of M.B.A. course requirements.
F. Occasionally an applicant to the joint J.D./M.B.A. program seeks to apply, as transfer credit, course work taken at a school other than Capital University.
1. The School of Management accepts up to nine hours of transfer credit from another accredited M.B.A. program (usually about three courses) and the Law School accepts up to 43 credit hours of transfer credit from another accredited law program. However, a course taken at another institution and accepted for transfer credit by SOM cannot be used to satisfy the nine credit hours that the Law School accepts from SOM work for credit toward the J.D. degree. A course taken at another institution and accepted for transfer credit by the Law School cannot be used to satisfy the nine credit hours that the School of Management accepts from the Law School work for credit toward the M.B.A. degree. 2. The Law School requires all law students to complete a minimum of 43 credit hours at the law school (exclusive of transfer credits or credits earned at other schools with whom the Law School offers a joint degree program). Typically, this requirement only affects students wishing to transfer into the Law School from another law school.
4.15.07 The Bar Exam
To be admitted to the practice of law, most states require the successful completion of that state's bar examination. Bar examinations are usually given at least once, and often, as in Ohio, twice a year. A student should consult with the Supreme Court or the Board of Bar Examiners of the appropriate state about requirements to sit for that state's bar examination. Ohio allows a person to sit for the bar examination upon certification from the Law School Registrar that the student has completed all requirements for the degree.
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