JD Program Notes Spring 2014

  • ATTENTION ALL J.D. STUDENTS - Employment and Disclosure forms MUST be submitted on-line prior to registration or you will not be able to register. 

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    COURSE ENROLLMENT CAPACITY: 

    • All Seminars are limited to 15 students. 
    • Appellate Advocacy is limited to 18 students. 
    • Foster Youth Advocacy is limited to 8 students.  
    • General Practice is limited to 20 students. 
    • Legal Drafting Practicum (Law 633) is limited to 26 students (1 section available). 
    • Litigation Clinic is limited to 25 students. 
    • Mediation Clinic only meets once for an initial orientation session and is limited to 7 students. 
    • Mediation, Negotiation, Dispute Resolution and Divorce Mediation are limited to 30 students. 
    • Trial Advocacy is limited to 16 students. 
    • Any other class with low enrollment may be cancelled. 

    BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS:  Considered a second-year day and third-year evening course; registration priority will be given to those students.  Students entering their third-year day and fourth-year evening will be permitted to register for Business Associations only after the second-year day and third-year evening students have registered. 

    ELECTRONIC LEGAL RESEARCH: Is an intensive course that meets one weekend in January, Saturday and Sunday.  Attendance at every class for the full duration of class is mandatory. Class preparation is required for each day.  A research pathfinder paper will be due in March.  The last day to drop Electronic Legal Research section one and receive a refund is the Friday before class meets (January 10, 2014) and the last day to add is the Wednesday before class meets (January 8, 2014). 

    FOSTER YOUTH ADVOCACY:  Students wishing to continue enrollment in Foster Youth Advocacy from the previous semester may do by coming to the Office of Records and Registration and completing an add/drop from.  Continuation of Foster Youth Advocacy may be variable credit 1 or 2 and will be approved by the faculty member prior to registration. 

    INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT:  Significant research paper or an independent research project under the guidance of a member of the full-time faculty.  A student may not register for independent research until the student provides a written proposal, tentative outline, and tentative hypothesis accepted by a full-time faculty member.  A student may not register for more than one independent research project in a semester, or for more than six total hours of independent research credit, without the approval of the Associate Dean.  Independent Research may be used to satisfy the Upper-class Writing Requirement. 

    LEGAL DRAFTING COURSES (LAW 633):  This course can only be taken in final year of law school.   LEGAL DRAFTING: Civil Litigation - This section of legal drafting focuses on the practice of law in civil courts.  Students will draft a Complaint, an Answer, and a Discovery Motion based on a case file developed throughout the semester.  

    GENERAL LITIGATION CLINIC:  All students who take litigation clinic may register for 2 or 3 credit hours.  If you wish to register for more than 3 hours, you must get permission from Professor Danny Bank or Professor Lori McCaughan.  Bring your Change of Registration form signed by the Professor to the Office of Records & Registration and the office will make the change.  The Litigation Clinic requires a valid Ohio Intern's License (see instructions below).  Students admitted Fall 2006 or after must have completed 60 credit hours (received grades) in order to be eligible for a valid Ohio Intern’s License.  PLEASE NOTE:  Clinic will meet for the first regularly scheduled class.  Beginning the next day, for seven (7) consecutive days, the class will meet from 7:30 am to 9:00 am (excluding weekends and holidays).  These classes are mandatory.  Thereafter, Clinic will meet approximately seven (7) additional times at the regularly scheduled day and time. 

    MEDIATION CLINIC:  A clinical experience for students who have already completed the Mediation course as a prerequisite.  Students will complete some classroom work, but they will spend the majority of time mediating disputes in a variety of settings.  Students will conduct and/or observe pre-scheduled mediation sessions at the Franklin County Municipal Court, the City Prosecutor’s Office, and The Supreme Court of Ohio.  Mediations may be scheduled during the day or evening hours and may require attendance at different locations.  The classroom work involves general skills training in the techniques needed to conduct mediation.  Additional training and classroom work will focus on subject areas that will assist the student in performing his/her role as a mediator.  There is no regular class time set for this course.  Classroom sessions will be scheduled based on student availability.  NOTE: Each student will have a different “mediation” schedule that she/he will specifically coordinate with the professor.  This schedule can be a set time for the entire semester, or it change from week to week as the professor and student determine.  The professor and student have flexibility in determining this schedule.  After completing the Mediation Clinic for 3 credit hours, students may petition to take an additional semester of Mediation Clinic for 1, 2 or 3 credits hours. 

    MOOT COURT:  Students enrolling in Moot Court will be registered by the Office of Records and Registration once permission has been given by the Moot Court Advisor. 

    OHIO INTERNS’ LICENSE:  If you began in the fall of 2006 or later, you need to have EARNED 60 credit hours.  There are NO exceptions for this requirement.  Application forms are located at the Office of Records and Registration. 

    OPEN REGISTRATION:  Where multiple sections of courses are offered, day students must register for the day sections and evening students must register for the evening sections during the advanced registration period.  This does not include seminars.  After the advanced registration period, “open registration” begins and day students may register for available spots in the evening sections and vice versa.  Spring open registration courses include: Appellate Advocacy, Business Associations II, Estates and Trusts and Payment Systems. 

    VARIABLE CREDIT COURSES:  If you are planning to take one of the courses below, please make sure you affirmatively choose the number of credit hours you plan to take.  Each default to a specific number (listed below).  If you do not change it to a different number, you will be registered for the default number. 

    • General Litigation Clinic – 2 credits is the default.  If you wish to register for 3, you must manually change the credit hours. 
    • Independent Research – 1 credit is the default.  If you wish to register for 2 or 3, you must manually change the credit hours.