Student Forms and Resources


Faculty Recommendation Form and FERPA Release

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (otherwise known as FERPA), sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. FERPA governs release of records maintained by an educational institution and access to those records.  This page explains the rights of students with respect to their educational records, and outlines the University’s procedures to comply with the FERPA


Independent Study

By special arrangement with a faculty member, and with the approval of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, a student may undertake an individual project for credit.  The work will be supervised by the faculty member concerned and will be graded on an S/U basis.  The number of credit hours will vary in accordance with the magnitude of the project.  Ordinarily, individual projects should be undertaken only when the subject matter involved is otherwise unavailable in the curriculum.  The independent study option is offered Summer, Autumn, and Spring semesters.

Each credit hour requested requires 20 pages of written work.  A two-credit hour independent study will require a 40-page written paper.

Independent Study Form Final

Dual Degree Approval 

The Ohio State University offers 97 master’s degree and 94 doctoral programs, providing students at the Moritz College of Law with one of the country’s largest selection of dual-degree options.  Moritz students can choose from one of four formal dual-degree programs or arrange a personalized ad hoc dual-degree program that best complements their legal studies and career path.  The Moritz College of Law has established four formal dual-degree programs that provide students with a variety of interdisciplinary education options:

  • J.D./M.B.A. with the Fisher College of Business
  • J.D./M.H.A. with the College of Public
  • J.D./M.A. in Public Policy with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs
  • J.D./M.D. with the College of Medicine