CHAPTER 4 – CERTIFICATES

4.01. Certificate in Legal Issues in International Trade and Development.

The Certificate Program in Legal Issues in International Trade and Development at the College of Law offers specialized legal and interdisciplinary training to law students interested in international trade and development. Upon graduation, students who have successfully completed the Certificate Program requirements will receive, in addition to the J.D. degree, a Certificate from the College of Law certifying that they have completed a course of study in international trade and development.

The Certificate Program shall be open to all students in good academic standing at the College of Law. Students may apply to the Certificate Program in the second semester of their first year by submitting an application to the faculty member or members administering the program. The faculty administrator also shall have the discretion to accept applications from law students who have already completed their first year of study. The Dean of the College of Law is authorized to select the faculty member or members who will administer the Program. The Dean may also appoint an advisory committee that will provide consultation on matters relating to the Certificate Program.

In order to fulfill the requirements of the Program, students must complete the equivalent of 30 semester hours of course work. Fifteen of these semester hours must be completed within the College of Law and the equivalent of 15 semester hours (22 quarter hours) shall be completed in other departments and colleges at Ohio State University. All of such course work shall be completed with the consultation and approval of the faculty member administering the program.

Students must complete 15 semester hours of College of Law course work, which must include a core course on International Trade and Development. Each student’s additional law school courses shall be chosen from among a selection of courses relating to international trade and development approved by the faculty administrator in conjunction with the College of Law’s Academic Affairs Committee. The 15 semester hours of course work completed by students within the College of Law will concomitantly satisfy the requirements toward the J.D. degree.

Students must also complete the equivalent of an additional 15 semester hours (22 quarter hours) beyond what is required for the J.D. degree by completing course work outside the College of Law. With the prior consent of the faculty administrator and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, students may receive up to 5 semester hours of credit toward the J.D. degree for courses completed outside the College of Law. Otherwise, the 22 quarter hours completed outside the College of Law shall not be used to concomitantly satisfy the requirements for the J.D. degree and except for satisfying the Certificate Program requirements, no additional law school credit shall be given to any of these hours outside the College of Law. Ordinarily, 7 semester hours (10 quarter hours) shall be devoted to the study of a foreign language. With the consent of the faculty administrator, students may complete as many as 10 semester hours (15 quarter hours) of language study in satisfying the course work requirement outside the College of Law. In order to receive credit toward the certificate program for a non-law course completed outside the College of Law, the student must receive a grade of B- or above.

The Certificate in Legal Issues in International Trade and Development shall be a separate document from the J.D. diploma and shall also be entered on the transcript of grades for the J.D. degree in the same manner as the notation for Honors is printed.

Source: Faculty minutes, April 5, 1995, April 10, 1996, and March 17, 1999.

4.02. Certificate in Dispute Resolution.

The Certificate in Dispute Resolution will be awarded to those students who have successfully completed the requirements for a J.D. degree or an LL.M. degree and also the special requirements listed below for the certificate. The Dean of the College of Law is authorized to select a faculty member or members who will administer the certificate program. The Dean may also appoint an advisory committee to provide consultation to the faculty administrator on matters relating to the certificate program.

The Certificate Program will be open to all students in good academic standing at the College of Law. Students may apply to the Certificate Program at any time by submitting an application together with a list of planned courses for the Certificate to the faculty administrator.

In order to fulfill the requirements to receive the Certificate, students must: 1) earn 15 semester hours of courses in the College of Law that have been approved as part of the Certificate Program by the faculty administrator and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; 2) earn credit for one of the two clinical courses in mediation; 3) earn credit in an approved dispute resolution seminar in which the student completes a substantial and high quality scholarly paper in the dispute resolution field; and 4) successfully complete an approved non-credit externship. The following may be counted toward the 15 semester hours required for the certificate: courses listed in 1), 2), and 3) above; and up to 3 credit hours earned as a staff member or editor of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution.

The externship required for the certificate must be approved by the dispute resolution faculty member who will supervise the externship, by the faculty administrator, and by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and must involve a total of 112 hours of work mediating, teaching about dispute resolution, or conducting research and consultation on dispute resolution. The 112 hours of the externship may be done through a single short-term placement or through a series of placements during the summers and/or the student’s second and third years at the College of Law. For LL.M. students, the externship requirement may be satisfied by completing the 112 externship hours as described above or, with the approval of the Director of the Dispute Resolution Program, coursework that includes at least 112 hours of academic work in courses approved for credit toward the Certificate in Dispute Resolution but for which the student does not earn academic credit.

The Certificate in Dispute Resolution shall be a separate document from the J.D. or LL.M.diploma and a notation regarding the Certificate should be made on the transcript of grades for the J.D. or LL.M. degree in the same manner as the notation for honors is printed.

Source: Faculty minutes, February 11, 1998, June 18, 2003, and January 13, 2010, and March 1, 2018.

4.03. Certificate in Children Studies.

The Certificate in Children Studies will be awarded to those students who have successfully completed the requirements for a J.D. degree and also the special requirements listed below for the certificate. The Dean of the College of Law is authorized to select a faculty member or members who will administer the certificate program. The Dean also may appoint an advisory committee to provide consultation to the faculty administrator on matters relating to the certificate program.

The Certificate Program will be open to all students in good academic standing at the Moritz College of Law. Students may apply to the Certificate Program at any time by submitting an application together with a list of planned courses for the Certificate to the faculty administrator.

In order to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate Program, students must successfully complete the equivalent of twenty semester hours of course work. Fifteen of these semester hours must be completed within the College of Law and the equivalent of five semester hours in graduate-level courses in other departments and colleges at The Ohio State University. All of such course work shall be completed with the consultation and approval of the faculty member administering the program.

Students must complete fifteen semester hours of Moritz College of Law course work, which must include ten semester hours in three core Children Studies courses: Children and the Law (three semester hours), Family Law (three credit hours), and the Justice for Children Practicum (four credit hours). Each student’s additional law school courses shall be chosen from among a selection of courses relating to children studies approved by the faculty administrator and the Associate Dean for Faculty. The fifteen semester hours of course work completed by students within the Moritz College of Law will concomitantly satisfy the requirements toward the J.D. degree. Students also must successfully complete the equivalent of an additional five semester hours (the equivalent of eight quarter hours) by completing graduate-level course work outside the Moritz College of Law. Each student must obtain approval for the graduate-level courses from the faculty administrator and comply with all other University rules governing enrollment in courses outside the student’s department or college. Courses cross-listed at the law school and another college or department may count toward the required 5 semester hours of graduate-level courses.

The Certificate in Children Studies shall be a separate document from the J.D. diploma and a notation regarding the Certificate shall be made on the transcript of grades for the J.D. degree in the same manner as the notation for honors is printed.

The Certificate requirements may be amended by a vote of the Moritz College of Law’s Academic Affairs Committee in consultation with the faculty administrator upon good cause shown. 30

Source: Faculty minutes, January 22, 2003, January 9, 2008, and November 4, 2009.

 

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