GradLaw Policy Manual - Capital University Law School

GradLaw Policy Manual

  • Welcome to the Graduate Law Programs at Capital University Law School. This policy manual is the official compilation of policies and procedures for graduate law students at Capital University Law School. It is applicable to all students obtaining a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree as well as to those obtaining a Master of Taxation (M.T.) degree. Below is the full Graduate Law Policy Manual as well as general information for the Graduate Law program.

    Graduate Law Policy Manual PDF

    Operating Hours and Office Locations

    The Director of Graduate Law Programs is Professor Michael Mess who oversees all aspects of the Graduate Law Programs, including academic advising, admissions, course scheduling, curriculum, recruitment and scholarship aid. 

    Professor Michael Mess
    Director of Graduate Law Programs
    Capital University Law School
    303 East Broad Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
    P. 614-236-6535
    F. 614-236-6956


    The bookstore is located on the first floor of the law school. All texts for Graduate Law Programs may be purchased at the bookstore. For hours, call 614-236-6828.


    Parking is free. Students may park in designated Capital University Law School lots after 4:00 p.m. A form to obtain a parking pass may be obtained on-line, along with a map of the parking lots available for students. 

    Student Identification Cards

    All students must obtain a photo ID card. Please contact Tina Meade to schedule your photo session. Her phone number is 614-236-6545. A specific time for photos for new students will be scheduled at the start of each semester.


    Each graduate law student will be assigned a mailbox in the Huntington Commons on the first floor.

    E-Mail Address / Account

    Each graduate law student will have a Capital University Law School e-mail address. Please check this account regularly as the law school and your professors will use this address to communicate with you. You should contact the technology help desk if you have problems with your e-mail account. YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL INFORMATION SENT TO YOU AT YOUR CAPITAL E-MAIL ADDRESS.

    Library and Computer Lab

    With your student identification card, graduate law students have 24/7 access to the law library. You also have access to the computer lab located in the Annex on the first floor; your student ID card is needed for access to the building, the library and the computer lab. Food, drink and smoking are prohibited in the law school, law library and computer lab. A pamphlet on library services and usage is available at the Circulation Desk of the law library on the 4th floor.

    Law School Counseling and Disability Services

    Dr. Cathy McDaniels Wilson and Stacy Ingraham are professional counselors available by appointment to all students at no cost. Disability services are provided by Latesha Bigford. Their office is located on the 5th floor of the Law School. They can be reached by phone at 236-6114 or by email at, and

    Office of Professional Development

    The Office of Professional Development is located on the first floor of the Law School in Room 171. Their services are available to all graduate law students. You are encouraged to utilize these services. The Director of Graduate Law Programs is also available for any questions you may have.