Resuming Legal Studies
This section pertains to students who are returning to the School of Law after an approved leave of absence. Students seeking information regarding readmission after deferring admission should refer to information found elsewhere. Students who were administratively or involuntarily withdrawn from the school of law should seek the approval of the faculty petitions committee to continue their studies.
Leaves of absence are approved for a specified period of time. As the School of Law is required to follow guidelines established by the American Bar Association Standards for Accreditation, leaves are not approved that would extend a student's law study beyond seven years. Likewise, return to study cannot be approved if completion of the degree would extend a student's study beyond the seven year period. Requests to resume legal studies after a leave of absence are reviewed by the Assistant Dean of Student Services. Students seeking to return should complete the online request form.