Guidelines for 3rd-Year Students
Check with the office of bar admissions in the state in which you plan to take the Bar Exam. Take a course in every area of law tested on the bar in your state. It is better to have familiarity with the subject matter rather than trying to learn new material during bar review.
Recommended Courses for the second and third years of law school
Criminal Procedure* (Tested on every bar - both essay and multi-state)
Domestic Relations (Only offered in the Fall)(Tested on many bars)
Estates, Wills & Trusts* (Tested on every bar)
Legal Profession* (Required)
Administrative Law (Basic course for practice on the local, state and federal levels)
Commercial Law: Payments (Tested on almost every bar)
*(also offered in the Spring)
Commercial Code: Negotiable Instruments (Tested on almost every bar)
Real Estate Finance & Mortgage Law (Covers mortgages tested in the Property portion of the Multi-State)
Commercial Law: Sales & Secured Transactions (Tested on almost every bar)
Products Liability (Tested in the Torts portion of the Multi-State)
Remedies (Good review and bar prep)
Transition to Ohio or Mulit-Jurisdiction Practice (Good bar prep courses)
Legal Profession (Required) (Also offered in the Fall)
All students must complete an upper division seminar with a grade of
"C" or better before graduation. Seminars are limited to 12 students.
All students must complete at least 10 hours of designated "skills"
classes before graduation. In the course listings herein skills courses are identified. All clinic
courses are skills courses.
Adding and Dropping Classes:
You may add classes during the first two weeks of the
semester. You may drop classes during the first three weeks of the semester. Please see the
semester calendar for other important dates.
Registration for Independent Study or Law Review Comment:
You may register for independent study or law review comment only if a faculty member has agreed to supervise your project. Generally, a faculty member may not supervise more than two such projects in any semester. If a faculty member has agreed to serve as your independent study or comment advisor, please complete the form available at the front desk of the Dean's office or online. Have the faculty member sign the form and submit it to the Dean's office. If the form is not properly completed, signed and submitted, you will be withdrawn from independent study or law review comment.
Registration for Moot Court:
Only students who have been selected to represent the College
of Law on an interscholastic Moot Court Team that prepares a brief may register for this course.