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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Jeffrey A. Standen, Dean

Lawrence D. Rosenthal, Associate Dean for Academics

Ashley Gray, Director of Admissions

Salmon P. Chase College of Law offers full-time day; part-time, day; and part-time evening divisions. The curriculum consists of required courses, core courses, and elective courses. Ninety credit hours are required to graduate. Fifty-five hours are in required courses. Full-time students complete the program in three years, and part-time students usually complete the program in four or five years. Chase has a number of academic-support and development programs designed to enhance the law school experience. Chase offers a Master of Legal Studies, Master of Laws in U.S. Law, as well as a Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (J.D./M.B.A.) degree program in conjunction with the Haile/US Bank College of Business. A Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Business Informatics (J.D./M.B.I.) is also offered which combines practice-focused expertise in business, information systems & technology, and law, providing you the knowledge and skills to be prepared for a cutting-edge practice of intellectual property and business law, whether in law firms, business, or government settings. Additionally, Chase offers a Juris Doctor/Master of Health Informatics (J.D./M.H.I.) which combines practice-focused expertise in healthcare, information systems and technology, and law, providing you the knowledge and skills to be prepared for the modern practice of healthcare law, whether in law firms, business, or government settings.

J.D. Applicants are required to receive a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to enrollment and are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Chase seeks to admit those applicants who have the best prospect of high-quality academic work; thus, the Admission Committee relies heavily on the applicant’s undergraduate grades and performance on the LSAT during the application review process. Additional factors considered include upward trend of undergraduate grades; time between college graduation and application to Chase; college grading and course selection patterns; outside work while in college; letters of recommendation; graduate study; cultural, educational, or sociological deprivation; employment background; leadership ability; speaking or linguistic ability; and demonstrated competence in another profession or vocation. Chase seeks diversity in the student body by considering, in no particular order, sex, age, cultural or geographic background, and minority status. The priority deadline for applications is April 1. First-year students enter in the fall semester. Students in good academic standing at another law school may apply for admission as transfer students.

Chase is accredited by the American Bar Association and it is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

Please contact the Chase Admissions Office for more information: 859-572-5490 or (888) 465-7316.

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