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Welcome to CapLaw!

Welcome to the Capital Law School community! Use this page to discover essential insights that will smoothly guide your journey into life at Capital Law. We're excited to have you with us!

Housing Guide

From neighborhood overviews to top-rated apartments, this guide is your key to finding the perfect place to call home during your studies.

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Pay Your Deposit

Secure your spot and take the next exciting step in your academic journey by submitting your seat deposit. Don't wait – reserve your place in our incoming class today!

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Parking Details

Getting ready for your time at Capital University Law School? Ensure a hassle-free arrival by familiarizing yourself with our parking details and campus directions.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

We're excited to have you join our community. To help you get started, we've outlined some key dates that you'll want to remember. Let's make sure you're all set for the journey ahead!

Saturday, April 6, 2024 CapLaw Connects: Admitted Student Brunch
Friday, April 12, 2024 First Enrollment Deposit Deadline*
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 Second Enrollment Deposit Deadline*
Thursday, August 1, 2024 & Thursday August 8, 2024 Scoop Up Materials Day**
Friday, August 9 - Thursday, August 15, 2024 New Student Orientation for all Full-Time Students**
Monday, August 5 - Wednesday, August 14, 2024 New Student Orientation for all Part-Time Students**
Monday, August 19, 2024 First Day of Class

*This deadline is not applicable to all admitted students. Please refer to your enrollment deposit form for your specific deposit date.

** Scoop Up Material Days and Orientation are mandatory events for all incoming students. Official schedules will be released in spring 2024.

Incoming Student Events

Students Gathering

CapLaw Connects: Admitted Student Brunch

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Learn more about experiential learning opportunities, academic success and building your legal network!

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Student Walking Down Stairs

Admitted Student Happy Hour

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Join us for an admitted student happy hour to mix and mingle with your future classmates and colleagues!

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Important Information

Final Transcripts

All students who enroll at Capital Law must provide a final, official transcript from your undergraduate degree-granting college or university prior to the start of class. Transcripts must come directly from the school to our office. The transcript provided to the LSAC does not satisfy this requirement.

Electronic transcripts should be sent directly to admissions@law.capital.edu

Mail transcripts directly to:

Capital University Law School
Office of Admission
303 E. Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Wondering if we have received your transcript?
Check the online status checker that you utilized during the admission process.

Orientation

The orientation program is designed to help you transition into learning the law and becoming a member of our Law School community. The program will offer workshops on developing the skills to succeed in and out of the classroom, prepare you for your first weeks of class, and navigate student services and activities.

A detailed schedule of orientation activities as well as schedule instructions will be shared here, via email, and on Canvas closer to the events.

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL INCOMING STUDENTS.

WRITING DIAGNOSTIC
All students will virtually complete a writing diagnostic exercise between Sunday, July 30, and Sunday, August 6.

SCOOP UP MATERIALS DAYS
Choose a window to come to the Law School to pick up your ID, parking permit, and schedule, set up your cell phone/laptop/tablet WiFi access, and tour the Law Library.

Thursday, August 1 & Thursday, August 8, 2024

Registration for times to come in will be available in 2024.

WELCOME ASSEMBLY
Join your classmates, friends and family, and members of the Capital University Law School community for a community welcome featuring remarks from Capital University and Law School leadership.

All Students
Thursday, August 8, 2024
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

ORIENTATION AND PREP
Daily sessions focus on case reading, briefing, note-taking, legal analysis, exam preparation, exam-taking skills, resources & policies, mental health & wellness, professionalism & ethics, diversity, equity, & inclusion.

Full-Time Students
Friday, August 9 – Thursday, August 15, 2024
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Part-Time Students
Monday, August 5 – Wednesday, August 14, 2024
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Email

Our primary means of communication with admitted students is via email. Add Capital University Law School to your "safe" list to ensure our emails are not picked up by spam. If your email address changes at any time throughout the admission process, please notify the Office of Admission immediately.

Your Capital University Law School email account will be created shortly after the second seat deposit deadline. When your account has been created, an email from our IT Department will be sent to your personal email address with detailed instructions on how to set-up your Capital Law account.

Please note: If you are admitted after the second seat deposit deadline, your email account will be created within 1 -2 weeks after the payment of your second seat deposit.

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

Scholarships are renewed annually if the student maintains the required cumulative grade point average (GPA). The cumulative GPA is reviewed once per academic year after all spring grades have been verified.  If renewed, funds will be applied to the subsequent fall and spring semesters. 

See the Renewal Criteria

Accommodations & Accessibility Services

If you had educational accommodations as an undergraduate or think you may need them in law school, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at your earliest opportunity.

HAVE YOU MOVED?

Email your change of address to admissions@law.capital.edu or call 614.236.6310.

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK

To learn more about Capital Law, Columbus, and receive official updates on things happening in and around the Law School, join our Facebook pages!

Capital Law 1Ls 2024 Facebook page
Capital University Law School Office of Admission and Financial Aid Facebook page 

QUESTIONS?
Contact an admission professional at admissions@law.capital.edu or 614.236.6310
Contact a financial aid professional at financialaid@law.capital.edu or 614.236.6350