Reminder about the American Law & Language Program
Remember to register for the Moritz’ American Law and Language Program (ALLP). This program is highly recommended for ALL incoming LLM students. It allows you to hone legal and English skills, get acquainted with campus and Columbus, and get an insider’s perspective on the coursework ahead. The cost of the program is $2,100.
The program will meet approximately six hours daily from July 25 to August 11. There is no need to add time to your visa, as it was designed to fit neatly into the 30-day grace period before your I-20 start date. Students should plan to arrive in Columbus on July 22 and not earlier. Many students have emailed us requesting to come earlier than July 22nd, however, July 22nd is the earliest you will be legally allowed to enter the US. The U.S. department of Homeland Security allows international students to enter the US exactly 30 days prior to the date that is on their I-20, which is August 21st – the first day of classes at OSU. July 22nd is 30 days prior to August 21st, so that is the earliest you will be permitted to legally enter the country. If you try to come earlier than that, a U.S. customs agent has the ability to deny you entrance to the United States.
If you are unable to come for the full three weeks, we will also be offering “U.S. Corporate Law and the Legal Practice of International Business,” as a stand-alone week-long enrollment option (Aug. 7 – 11, 2017). Many students and employed professionals would benefit from instruction on U.S. and international commercial law and ADR. Those who are interested in the “U.S. Corporate Law and the Legal Practice of International Business” module will use the same application as ALLP applicants. There is a checkbox option for the single week enrollment choice. The program fee for Aug. 7 – 11, 2017 is $1,000.
After the program ends, the mandatory orientation at Moritz begins August 15.
Housing is available at a close by hotel with students being able to move out into their permanent housing arrangements as these become available.