Student Checklist

Important Information for the Class of 2015

For questions, please contact Asst. Dean for Academic Affairs Monte Smith at (614) 688-4676 or Angela Henderson at (614) 688-4359.


Class Speaker Auditions
Class Gift
Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award

    • 3L Class Speaker
      Auditions for the Class Speaker will be held February 25th. The audition will be in front of a portion of the hooding committee. Please come prepared with about 5 minutes of your actual speech or material that is as close as possible to your actual speech. Your actual speech should run no longer than 5 to 7 minutes total. If you would like to audition, please contact Chris Hawley:
    • Make your class gift
      You can make your gift to Moritz online or by visiting the Hooding Committee table that will be stationed outside of Lou’s periodically throughout the rest of the year.  Our philanthropic legacy serves as a testament to the strength of the bonds we’ve formed over our three years at Moritz and helps us to forge a continuing relationship with the Moritz community post graduation.
    • Vote for Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Staff Members
      Voting for the Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Staff Members will take place through ballots available in The Student Services Suite.

Student Services

Cap and Gown
Hooding Form

    • Make arrangements for your cap and gown, order announcements, order diploma frames
      All graduates are required to wear authorized Juris Doctor caps and gowns.
      Announcements may be ordered when you order your cap and gown. If you are completing your third year at another law school, call Bill Butts at the OSU Bookstore (614) 292-2991 to place your announcement order.
      Frames with the OSU Moritz College of Law seal may be purchased by graduates and their families (optional).
      Cap and gown orders are due to the OSU bookstore by March 27th Hooding Cap and Gown Order Form 2015
    • Deadline for completing Hooding Form
      All 3Ls are REQUIRED to complete the Hooding Form in order to participate in the 2015 Hooding Ceremony. Link to Hooding Form


Resolve Outstanding Financial Obligations
Complete Financial Aid Exit Interview

    • Resolve any outstanding financial obligations to the University   These include such items as library fines, parking tickets, and class material fees. Check your Buckeye Link Student Center for information regarding administrative or financial holds. Students holding keys to the building need to make arrangements with the issuing office for return. Please remember to return all library books and pay any fines; courtesy cards can be issued to alumni if fines are at zero balance. Diplomas will not be distributed to those with any kind of hold.
      Complete Financial Aid Exit Interview
      All students who were disbursed Stafford and G-Plus loans while enrolled at OSU are required to complete the Federal Exit Interview.  A link will appear on your Student Center “TO DO” list that will direct you to the web site.

Career Services

Career Services Exit Interview
Graduation Statistics

    • Attend an exit interview with the Career Services Office no later than April 10th.
      The Career Services Office will be conducting exit interviews to determine how the office can tailor its services to each student’s career goals. These are NOT the same exit interviews necessary for financial aid – these are separate. These very brief interviews will be conducted during March and the first part of April. Interviews MUST be completed by April 10th. Not required for LLM students.
    • Submit Employment Information
      All 3Ls are REQUIRED to complete the Graduate Survey Form. This form can be found on Symplicity under the Profile Tab or you can fill out a hard copy available here and turn into Cerise Clark in Suite 104.
      The ABA requires this information from all ABA-accredited law schools. Surveys with individual student names removed are forwarded to the  National Association for Law Placement for compilation of Moritz employment statistics  as well as national statistics and forecasting of trends. The data is important  for several reasons.  Employment  information is shared with prospective students to help them make informed  decisions based on the job market; it provides Career Services with information  about your job search needs; and it is also shared with various organizations  that rank law schools. The more complete OSU’s data, the greater the  probability for accurate rankings. High rankings help all graduates,  particularly those still seeking employment. We ask that you please update the  information if your employment status changes after graduation.If you would like to confirm that your Graduate Statistics  information was submitted successfully, or if you have questions about that  form, please contact your advisor or anyone on the career services staff.

Additional Information

3L Send-off
Honors Convocation and Hooding Ceremony
Empty Lockers

April 28, 2015

  • 3L Send Off Tuesday, April 28, 4:00 p.m. Saxbe Auditorium.
    The Send Off  includes the following:

    • Pick up cap and gown
    • Group Picture
    • Announcements – Outstanding Professor and Outstanding Staff Person announced

May 15, 2015

  • Honors Convocation   The Honors Convocation will be held at the Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St., 10:00 a.m.  – 11:15 a.m.
  • Hooding Ceremony   The Hooding Ceremony will be held at the Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. Night St., at 2:00 p.m.
  • Seating for Honors Convocation and Hooding Ceremony is unlimited.  No tickets will be issued.
  • Link to Hooding Ceremony live stream

Lockers must be emptied no later than August 4th.

As a convenience, students planning to study for a bar exam at Moritz this summer may continue to use their locker until August 4. All contents of unemptied lockers will be donated or thrown away on August 5. If you are not planning to study at the law school this summer, please clean out your locker before leaving Columbus. If you cannot personally complete this task, please ask a friend to open your locker and remove the contents.