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2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The teachers try to provide a practical legal education.

Quality of Life

Some of the teachers are overly negative and the workload puts on strain on the student body's attitude.

Admissions

Fill out an application, write a personal statement, and get at least a 149 on the LSAT

Level

3L

Graduation Year

2011

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

very practical, the professors are very accessible. Average competition, academic success protocol helps struggling students. Great legal research and writing program.

Quality of Life

Cost of living is fine, facilities are okay, library's average, moot courtroom is nice, quality of life could be better, but hey, it's law school.

Admissions

mid to low LSAT score, statement of purpose was an interesting prompt: significant event in your life.

Level

1L

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

Simple process

Level

2L

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Quality of Life

1 computer lab with about 30 computers but that is plenty considering the size and amount of students with laptops. No on campus living. Campus is all in one building in the heart of downtown columbus not much within walking distance, but a short drive away is all the best columbus has to offer

Admissions

Nothing real different from most places. LSAT and GPA are the only real deciding factors

Level

1L

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

uses LSDAS; nothing particularly unique

Level

2L

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

There are not enough practical classes, that is, classes that teach from a practical standpoint. The entire school is oriented toward day students, so don't expect to get anything close to the experience that they get. Nothing great happens in the evening.

Quality of Life

It is in the middle of the city, and in a not great part of it. There are very few food choices in the evening.

Admissions

I remember that there was an essay that was not very difficult to answer.

Level

Other

Graduation Year

2011

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Lots of pretty terrible teachers at Capital. Teachers that have tenure have NO incentive to do a good job, keep up with the times, enforce the honor code, etc.

Examples:

- Tenured Criminal Law professor told 1st year students that he hadn't read the casebook in 20 years.

- Tenured Civil Procedure professor refused to give students a syllabus

Capital does offer a lot of practical study opportunities to its students - Adoption Center, Externship program, etc.

Honor Code is not enforced.

Examples:

- Some teachers do not mark people absent following each class/week allowing students to mark in attendance at the end of the semester and to sign in friends regularly

Level

2L

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

In general, the classes are pretty good. The major exception, however, is that the school is currently trying to increase enrollment, and since Capital is lower on the list of prestigious schools, they can't do that by letting in more good students, since all the good students who apply are accepted. So they have to let in poor students, which drags the quality of the class down.

Quality of Life

Parking is a major pain.

Admissions

I really don't know very much about this. What they wanted was pretty typical.

Level

2L

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Very inderstanding of the night students other responsibilities but out of the five profs I will have this year 2 of them are first year profs.

Admissions

Just tok LSAT on whim and applied to only law scholl offering night classes.

Level

1L

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Our school is mostly focused on practical study. Academic advising rarely leads to a schedule that is feasible the following semester since the class offerings are very limited. Class size depends on which year (first year, large classes while upper-level tend to be much smaller).

Quality of Life

The computer labs are rarely functional, especially the printers. I have never once attempted to print a document without a serious issue arising. Addtionally, the "new" printers are slower and less effective than the older ones. The neighborhood is downtown which means there is literally one dining venue available to students (a Subway). Crime is an issue since the parking lots can be far away and students need to walk through unsafe areas to reach them.

Admissions

LSAT, personal statement, academic transcript. No resume requirement.

Level

3L

Graduation Year

2011

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