Program Notes

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    SUMMER CREDIT HOUR LIMITS: 

    • Full time day students are permitted to take no more than eight (8) credit hours in the regular period and eight (8) credit hours in the intensive period. 
    • Part time students are permitted to take no more than six (6) credit hours in the regular period and six (6) credit hours in the intensive period. 
    • All students MUST take at least 4 credit hours to be eligible for Financial Aid. 

    FALL CREDIT HOUR LIMITS: 

    • Full time day students must enroll in at least 12 and no more than 16 credit hours. 
    • Part time day students and evening students must enroll in at least eight (8) and no more than 11 credit hours. 

    NO CLASSES: 

    SUMMER, 2012 

    • May 28th – There will be no classes on Monday, May 28th, 2012 in observance of Memorial Day. 
    • July 4th - There will be no classes on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 in observance of Independence Day.  

    FALL, 2012 

    • August 22nd : Wednesday, August 22nd Classes Begin (Constructive Monday) 
    • September 3rd: There will be no classes on Monday, September 3rd, 2012 in observance of Labor Day. 
    • November 22nd - 23rd: There will be no classes Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23, 2012 in observance of Thanksgiving.  

     SUMMER INTENSIVE COURSES: It is highly recommended for students taking a summer intensive course to not work during the course due to the high demand placed on students academically.

     Add/Drop SUMMER INTENSIVE COURSE:  

    • May be added up until the Wednesday before the class meets.
    • To receive a full refund must be dropped online (web advisor) by 11:59 p.m. on the first day of scheduled class meeting.
    • Drops after midnight of the first day of scheduled class meeting will result in no refund and a withdraw “W” on the transcript; during the scheduled week of class.
    • Failure to drop or withdraw by the conclusion of the course will result in no refund and a failing grade of “E” on the transcript.

    Twelve intensive courses will be offered this summer: 

    • Adoption Law (2cr)
    • Business Negotiations (2 crs)
    • Dispute Resolution (2cr)
    • Divorce Mediation (3cr)
    • General Arbitration (2cr)
    • Health Care and Dispute Resolution (2cr)
    • Interdisciplinary Child Welfare (2cr)
    • Judging and the Nature of Justice (2cr)
    • Labor and Employment Arbitration (2cr)
    • Mediating Workplace Disputes (2cr)
    • Mediation (2cr)
    • Negotiation (2cr)
     SUMMER COURSE ENROLLMENT CAPACITY: 
    • Mediation, Negotiation, Dispute Resolution and Divorce Mediation are limited to 30 students.
    • Appellate Advocacy is limited to 18 students.
    • Legal Drafting Practicum is limited to 26 students (2 sections available).
    • Mediation Clinic only meets once for an initial orientation session and is limited to 7 students.
    • Trial Advocacy Practicum is limited to 16 students.
    • Any other class with low enrollment may be cancelled.  

    FALL COURSE ENROLLMENT CAPACITY: 

    • All Seminars are limited to 15 students.
    • Appellate Advocacy is limited to 18 students.
    • General Practice is limited to 20 students.
    • Legal Drafting Practicum is limited to 26 students (5 sections 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, and Dispute Resolution are limited to 30 students.
    • Trial Advocacy is limited to 16 students.
    • Any other class with low enrollment may be cancelled. 

     APPELATE ADVOCACY: Registration priority is given to student Moot Court Fellows. Please contact Professor Lazaroff prior to advanced registration to ensure early registration with the Office of Records and Registration. 

    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.

    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): 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.
    • LEGAL DRAFTING: Criminal Law: Students in this section draft documents commonly used in prosecuting or representing criminal defendants.  These documents include a Bill of Particulars, a Motion to Suppress Evidence, an Indictment, and a Negotiated Guilty Plea. 
    • LEGAL DRAFTING: Transactional: In the Transactional Drafting course, students negotiate the terms of a contract, and draft the resulting contract based on the terms agreed upon.  Emphasis is placed on the role of the contract drafter and the precision required in drafting contracts and leases.

    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 prior to fall 2006 must have completed 58 credit hours (including Evidence) to be certified as eligible. Students admitted fall 2006 or after must have completed 60 credit hours 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. For spring registration: those students having previously enrolled in clinic have priority over those who have not. Please contact Director Danny Bank prior to advanced registration to ensure early registration with the Office of Records and Registration.  

    MEDIATION CLINIC (3 credits): 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 time or evening hours and may require attendance at different locations. The classroom work involving general skills training in the techniques needed to conduct a 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 changes from week to week as the professor and student determine.  There is a lot of 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. 

    OHIO INTERNS’ LICENSE: Students needing an Ohio Interns License for a job or externship who began law school before 2006 need to have EARNED 58 hours prior to applying for the license (if you need 86 hours to graduate).  If you began in 2006 or later, you need to have EARNED 60 credit hours (if you need 89 hours to graduate).  There are NO exceptions for this requirement.

    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.

    • Law Review – 0 credits is the default.  If you wish to register for one (1) or two (2), you must manually change the credit hours.  

     OTHER NOTES:

    • 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.  
    • 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.
      • If a student discovers a conflict with a course in their designated section, please come to the Office of records and registration, prior to the assigned date of advanced registration to be placed in the corresponding program section.