Admitted Students' Procedures and Deadlines

Procedures & Deadlines

Fall 2021

This page contains important information and deadlines regarding accepting your offer of admission and matriculating at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Admitted students will also recieve this information in hard copy admission packets.

Please Read over this page carefully and retain for future reference.

SEAT DEPOSIT INFORMATION

Deadline Requirements: Deposits can be paid by check or money order, made payable to Cleveland State University or paid with a credit card online at csulaw.org/deposit. All seat deposits are non-refundable and will be applied to the student’s account during the fall semester and will not be applied to fall semester tuition charges. To accept the offer of admission for the fall 2021 entering class, admitted students are required to submit two seat deposits.

First Seat Deposit: The first seat deposit, in the amount of $300.00, must be received by the Office of Admission on or before the Confirmation Deadline Date printed on the Notice of Admission document. Your offer of admission may, at the Law School's discretion, be cancelled or made contingent upon available space if you fail to meet the deposit deadlines specified in this document. 

Second Seat Deposit: The second seat deposit, in the amount of $200.00, must be received by the Office of Admission on or before June 15, 2021. Your offer of admission may, at the Law School's discretion, be cancelled or made contingent upon available space if you fail to meet the deposit deadlines specified in this document. 

CHECKLIST OF ITEMS TO BE RETURNED TO THE OFFICE OF ADMISSION

  • The original Notice of Admission form, signed and dated (this will be mailed to you with your admission letter)
  • The $300.00 first seat deposit to be received by the confirmation deadline date on your Notice of Admission
  • Second deposit of $200.00 must be received by the Office of Admission on or before June 15, 2021
  • Official Transcripts. See below for details.

TRANSCRIPTS

Official transcripts evidencing the date of the award of a bachelor's degree must be received by the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law through the Law School Admission Council’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS) no later than Friday, August 13, 2021 in order to complete matriculation procedures. This means that you must submit your final transcript to CAS – evidencing the date on which you were awarded a bachelor’s degree – in sufficient time for CAS to process and post your final transcript by August 13, 2021Failure to submit the transcripts in a timely manner in order for Cleveland-Marshall College of Law to receive a CAS Report with your final transcript by August 14, 2020 will result in the withdrawal of your matriculation. Transcripts should NOT be sent to the law school. They must be sent to the following address:

LSAC
662 Penn Street
Box 2000-M
Newtown, PA 18940

Full-Time Student schedule

For those admitted to CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law as a full-time student. The study of law is demanding as it is designed to prepare you for a professional career. In accepting admission to the full-time program you are assuring us that you will make the necessary commitment to law school and that you are able to attend classes, which are scheduled throughout the day, Monday through Friday. Please be aware that the American Bar Association and Cleveland-Marshall academic regulations limit outside employment for full-time law students to no more than twenty hours per week during any semester. We strongly recommend that you not be employed at all during your first year in law school. It is critical that you make the arrangements necessary in your personal life that will permit you to devote the time and energy required for the study of law.

First-Year Schedule (Full-time Day)

Fall Semester

Hours

Spring Semester

Hours

Contracts

4

Property

4

Torts

4

Criminal Law

3

Legislation/Regulation

4

Civil Procedure

4

Legal Writing

3

Legal Writing

3

 

 

 

 

Total Hours

15

Total Hours

14

Students completing their first year of full-time study may elect to complete subsequent semesters on a full-time or part-time (day and/or evening) basis; however, you may not take more credits, fewer credits, or other courses than those listed above during your first year.

Part-Time Student schedule

For those admitted to CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law as a part-time student.The study of law is demanding as it is designed to prepare you for a professional career. In accepting admission to the part-time program you are assuring us that you will make the necessary commitment to law school and that you are able to attend classes. First-year courses generally run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm Monday through Thursday for part-time evening students. Day courses are generally scheduled from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Thursday and 9:00am to noon on Friday. The number of days or evenings on which you have classes will change once you have completed the required core curriculum, but in the first two years, you should expect to attend classes Mondays through Thursdays. It is critical that you make the arrangements necessary in your personal life that will permit you to devote the time and energy required for the study of law.

 

Part-Time Day and Evening First Year Part-Time Day and Evening Second Year

Fall
Semester

Hours

Spring
Semester

Hours

Legislation & Regulation

4

Contracts

(evening students)

4

Torts

4

Legal Writing

3

Legal Writing

3

Criminal Law

3

 

 

Civil Procedure

(day students)

4

Total Hours

11

Total Hours

10

 

Fall
Semester

Hours

Spring
Semester

Hours

Civil Procedure (evening students)

4

Property

4

Contracts

(day students)

4

Constitutional Law

2.5

Constitutional Law

2.5

Elective Courses

1-5

Elective Courses

1-5

 

 

Total Hours

6-11

Total Hours

6-8

Part-time students must commit to the course load outlined above. Under no circumstances can a part-time student take more credits or fewer credits during their first two years (fall and spring semesters) of legal study.

The JD program at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is rigorous yet flexible, with full-time and part-time opportunities to address the needs and expectations of a diverse student population. Students completing their first year of part-time study may elect to complete subsequent semesters on a full-time or part-time (day and/or evening) basis.

FIRST YEAR ORIENTATION & THE START OF CLASSES

A mandatory First Years’ Orientation program will be conducted from Tuesday, August 17 through Saturday, August 21, 2021, immediately preceding commencement of classes on Monday, August 23, 2021. Detailed information regarding the program will be sent in July.

First-year students do not need to select classes, as class assignments will automatically be made for you. Class schedules will be mailed to all incoming students in July.

FINANCIAL AID

If you have not yet submitted your FAFSA, please do so as soon as possible. The website is www.fafsa.gov and the Cleveland State University school code is 003032. This number should be listed on the FAFSA to ensure that Cleveland State University will electronically receive the results of your application. Financial aid decisions will be made both on the basis of the applicant's FAFSA evaluation and from additional information provided by the student. No financial aid application will be considered complete and no financial aid award will be determined until the financial aid office has received all necessary paperwork. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award along with their offer of admission. Questions regarding Financial Aid should be directed to the CSU All-in-1 Enrollment Services at 216-687-5411 or allin1null@csuohio.nulledu.

Financial aid awards are posted on the University’s CampusNet system. CampusNet is your access to class schedules, financial aid, and student accounts.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The Office of Admission has notified the University’s Center for International Services and Programs (CISP) of your admission to the Law School. Before a visa document can be issued, you must provide evidence of financial support to cover the cost of attendance and living expenses for the first year of law school. Questions regarding the student visa application process should be addressed to Mary Brown, International Student Services Specialist, at m.k.brownnull@csuohio.nulledu. Additional information is available from the Center for International Services and Programs website: www.csuohio.edu/offices/international/.

Congratulations again on your admission to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. We share in your excitement and look forward to welcoming you to campus in the fall. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions you might have.

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