The Office of Academic Affairs manages the Law School academic program. We handle the scheduling of courses, assignment of faculty advisors, group and individual academic advising, course evaluations, academic assistance through the Academic Excellence Program, exam scheduling, bar exam advising, bar exam certifications, and all questions regarding the academic program. All of us look forward to working with each student to enhance the academic experience in the Law School.

Senior Associate Dean Mary Graw Leary ( supervises all aspects of the academic program.

Associate Dean Katherine G. Crowley ( advises and supports all law students in their personal, academic, and institutional activities including orientation as well as programs and events relating to leadership, professionalism, ethics, health, and well-being. She also provides academic advising and coordinates appropriate classroom and testing accommodations.

Assistant Dean Stuart Schept ( is the Dean for Academic Services and Registrar. He handles course scheduling, exam scheduling, and course evaluations, and is the primary contact for letter of attendance related requests. He also provides individual and group advising on academic scheduling, graduation requirements, division transfers, transfer credit, and other academic issues.

Assistant Dean Bryan McDermott ( is the Assistant Dean for Academic and Bar Support. Dean McDermott handles our summer bar prep program and counsels students throughout the bar application and preparation process. He also oversees the Legal Externship Program, co-teaches the Legal Methods Workshop, and teaches both Legal Analysis and Becoming a Lawyer courses. Dean McDermott maintains the Academic Excellence Program.

Student Complaint Policy click here to view the policy.

Licensure Disclosures click here to view the jurisdictions where the Columbus School of Law's Juris Doctor (J.D.) program meets the educational requirements for the license to practice law. Click here to view licensure disclosures for the Columbus School of Law's Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) programs.