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                                      Choose To Study And Live
                                      In An Exciting Metropolitan Area

                                      Northern Kentucky University is a vibrant, metropolitan
                                      university nestled in the region that encompasses
                                      northern Kentucky, southwestern Ohio and
    Our region boasts a wealth
    of resources to enhance your
                                      southeastern Indiana. The university’s location, just
    professional development          a few miles from downtown Cincinnati, provides the
    and foster your personal
    interests.
                                      benefits of a thriving urban setting and the advantages
                                      of a small-town, suburban campus.
    Several federal and state
    courts are located minutes
    from campus, including the
    U.S. Court of Appeals for
    the 6th Circuit; U.S. District
    Court for the Eastern District
    of Kentucky, Covington
    Division; and the U.S. District
    Court of the Southern District
    of Ohio.

    Three state capitals are
    located approximately two
    hours away.




                                                                 Cultural venues:
                                                                 • Cincinnati Art Museum
    Local corporations:                                          •	 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
    •	 The Procter & Gamble Co.                                  • Museum Center at Union Terminal
    •	 The Kroger Co.                                            •	 National Underground Railroad
    •	 Macy’s                                                        Freedom Center
    •	 Fifth Third Bancorp                                       •	 Playhouse in the Park
    •	 General Cable
    •	 Western & Southern                                        Recreational activities and attractions:
        Financial Group                                          •	 Cincinnati Bengals
    •	 Toyota Motor                                              •	 Cincinnati Reds
        Manufacturing                                            •	 Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
        Kentucky, Inc.                                           •	 Newport Aquarium
                                                                 •	 Newport on the Levee
                                                                 •	 Riverbend Music Center
2   city life
                                                                                                  CONTENT S


Why Choose NKU Chase?
                                                                                                  2       C it y L if e
At NKU Chase, what you learn and how you learn are                                                5-7     Ce n te r s
connected to where you learn. Our students graduate
                                                                                                  8       L ib r ar y an d
with the skills, experiences and contacts that are                                                        Te c hn o l og y
essential in a competitive job market. As the law
                                                                                                  11-13   Invo l ve m e n t
school of choice for more than 6,000 men and women,
we offer:                                                                                         14-15   C are e r
                                                                                                          D e ve l op m e n t
· A campus and location offering the advantages of a suburban setting with urban
                                                                                                  16      Evening Division
    opportunities.
·   A full-time, day division as well as part-time, evening division allowing you to attend law   18      Pro Bono
    school regardless of work commitments.
·   An exceptional externship program providing you with practical legal experience.              20-21   Facul t y
·   An affordable tuition and scholars program, making us one of the best values in the region.
·   A student body composed of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, adding            22      Cur r iculum
    richness inside and outside of the classroom.
                                                                                                  23      Stu d e n t Su cce ss
·   An extensive alumni network including successful graduates practicing in 47 states, the
    District of Columbia and several foreign countries.
                                                                                                  24      Mon e y Mat te r s

By choosing Chase, you choose to prepare yourself for practice in                                 25      S c h o lar ships
this region and throughout the world.
                                                                                                  26      A dmissions




                                                                                                                                  3
    “I chose Chase because it provides a
    world-class legal education in a small-
    town environment. As a student from
    a rural area, I appreciate the close-knit
    community that exists at Chase as
    well as the school’s proximity to the
    amenities of the city.”


    KATIE MATTINGLY
    lebanon, kentucky



    undergrad school:     University of Kentucky

    hobbies/interests:    Running, dancing, cooking, reading and writing

    favorite book:        The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein

    favorite quote:       When you stop dreaming, it’s time to die.

    favorite class:       Property




    i chose chase.

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Choose To Be Practice Ready
Do you want to be “practice ready” when you graduate?
The practice of law can generally be divided into two
broad areas – advocacy work and transactional work.
These two areas come together in unique ways in
government. To give you maximum exposure to these
areas, we have created the Center for Excellence in
Advocacy, the Transactional Law Practice Center and the
Local Government Law Center.




At NKU Chase, we realize the importance of equipping you with the practical skills you
will need to step into the practice of law. To further expand your specialization, the centers
operate as “intellectual hubs” where you can focus your practice interest and acquire
specialized knowledge. The centers will provide you with the opportunity to network with
scholars and practicing attorneys and gain real-world experience through externships.




Choose to Earn a Certificate in Advocacy
or Transactional Law
NKU Chase has created two new certificate programs – a Certificate in Advocacy and a
Certificate in Transactional Law. Chase is one of only a handful of law schools in the nation to
offer certificate programs in advocacy and transactional law.

The certificate programs are tied to Chase’s two centers of excellence, the Center for
Excellence in Advocacy and the Transactional Law Practice Center. The centers provide Chase
students with training in practical skills, interaction with practicing attorneys, and skills-
based programming. They are designed to make the transition from law study to law practice
as seamless as possible.

Students must complete a designated course of study, which includes both classroom
instruction and real-world components, to earn these certificates. The courses, externships
and pro bono experiences are designed to provide Chase students with the opportunity
to focus their skills on the type of law practice they intend to pursue and to demonstrate
to prospective legal employers that they are practice ready on the day they graduate from
law school.




chaselaw.nku.edu/centers                                                                           centers   5
    Center for Excellence in Advocacy
    The advocacy center teaches the knowledge, skills and values students need to effectively
    represent a client from the initial client interview through the appeals process. Attorneys, judges,
    alumni, faculty and students come together during innovative courses and programming. As a
    result, students will develop practical litigation techniques and gain an in-depth understanding of
    cutting-edge advocacy techniques.

    The center highlights the role of NKU Chase as a leader in training current and future
    generations of great advocates by offering:

    •	   Substantive	courses		                        •	   Lectures	and	practical	skills	seminars
    •	   Practical	skills	courses		                   •	   Special	projects	and	programming
    •	   Competition	teams		                          •	   Student	Advocacy	Society
    •	   Clinics	and	externships	                     •	   Alumni	mentoring




    Local Government Law Center
    Unique in our region, the Local Government Law Center is one of the very few centers nationwide
    devoted primarily to state and local government law and the only one based in a public law
    school. For more than 20 years, lawyers, government officials and policymakers have relied on
    the center’s expertise in matters relating to state and local government. Today, the mission of the
    center is fourfold:

    •	   It	provides	technical	assistance,	research	services	and	support	to	local	governments,	their		 	
         attorneys, and their elected and appointed officials.
    •	   It	promotes	the	study	and	development	of	state	and	local	government	law	through	teaching,		 	
         scholarship and continuing education.
    •	   It	offers	law	students	opportunities	to	gain	practical	experience	in	local	government	law		   	
         through internships and externships.
    •	   It	serves	as	an	information	clearinghouse	about	local	government	through	its	newsletters	and		
         community outreach efforts.

    Lawyers in and out of government, as leaders in their communities, shape the processes of
    government in less formal ways as well. Studying the law of government prepares future lawyers
    to serve in various capacities, as lawyers frequently deal with government regardless of the nature
    of their practices. Familiarity with the structures and processes of government is often important
    to a lawyer’s effective representation of a client.



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Transactional Law Practice Center
What is transactional law? Basically, if it is not criminal or civil litigation, it is transactional law.
Most lawyers are transactional lawyers. Transactional lawyers are problem solvers; they are “can
do” lawyers.

The Transactional Law Practice Center is student centered – all activities are geared toward
students. The center’s mission is to provide students with multiple opportunities to develop
the skill sets and knowledge employed by lawyers involved in the practice of business and
transactional law.

Through the center, students will learn the skills necessary to practice transactional law:

•	   Interviewing	            •	    Business	planning
•	   Negotiating		            •	    Client	counseling
•	   Drafting	

Drawing on the resources and talents of a unique partnership of practicing lawyers, faculty
members and business people, the center offers specialized courses, workshops and
other programs. These opportunities teach students to understand and appreciate the business
aspects of commercial transactions.




Student Groups

Chase Student Advocacy Society
The Chase Student Advocacy Society is the student arm of the Center for Excellence in
Advocacy. The society’s mission is to create opportunities for students to participate in
activities that will teach them advocacy and litigation skills they can use upon graduation.
The society hosts guest speakers, organizes various competitions, sponsors CLE programs
and creates networking opportunities for students interested in various areas of litigation
and law practice.

Transactional Law Practice Group
At the heart of the center’s activities is the Transactional Law Practice Group, a student
organization open to all Chase law students from the first day of their studies. The group
offers students opportunities to design many aspects of the center’s activities, which include
meeting with transactional lawyers from all fields of law and participating in center-
supported CLE programs and bar association programs.




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                                   Choose To Be Prepared
                                   The NKU Chase Law Library is committed to training
                                   the next generation of lawyers to become 21st century
                                   legal researchers. This means providing you with access
                                   to the most up-to-date legal resources that you need to
                                   be prepared for school and the practice of law.




                                   access to study: Students have the                access to training: The librarians
     Technology in                 flexibility to create their own study schedule.   play an active role in training students in the
     the classrooms                The library is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.      essential skills of legal research. Whether
                                                                                     meeting in a formal training session in our
     We are meeting the needs      access to technology: Chase is                    state-of-the-art computer lab or through
     of today’s law student. Our   a wireless environment, allowing access           one-on-one interaction, our librarians help
     classrooms are equipped       to networked printers, the Internet and           students succeed in their research.
     with the latest equipment,    e-mail from anywhere in the law school.
     allowing our faculty to use   For convenience, the library offers many          access to information: Students
     innovative technologies       computers for student use.                        have ready access to the most up-to-date
     to enhance students’                                                            legal information.
     learning experiences.
     We incorporate into
     our classes:

     •	 audience response          chaselaw.nku.edu/library
        systems to allow more
       meaningful classroom
       interaction.

     •	 online course pages
       allowing learning to
       continue beyond the
       classroom walls.

     •	 chase itunes u
       to deliver audio and
       video content to Chase
       students.

     Our moot court and trial
     advocacy courtrooms
     showcase the latest
     courtroom technology so
     that students will learn
     and practice in a setting
     designed to represent the
     modern practice of law.




8   library and technology
“Chase really teaches you
how to be a lawyer. Most law
schools focus on theory. Here,
the focus is on giving you the
practical skills necessary for
the practice of law.”



JONATHAN COLLINS
hazard, kentucky



undergrad major:     History, political science

best advice:         Study hard; play hard

hobbies/interests:   Mineral law, sports, computers

favorite book:       Last Stand of the Tin Can Soldiers, James Hornfischer

favorite movie:      Braveheart

favorite class:      Contracts




i chose chase.



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“Choosing Chase was the right decision.
Professors are extremely open and
receptive of the students’ needs.
Additionally, the students are very
welcoming. This is like a second home.”

DEIFILIA DIAZ
mexico city, mexico




undergrad school:     Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

hobbies/interests:    Traveling and meeting new people from other cultures

law interest:         International & immigration law

favorite movie:       The Illusionist

personal motto:       Live without fear; always give 100%




i chose chase.
Choose To Be Included
A vibrant, inclusive student life is a vital component of
your law school experience. At NKU Chase, you will
find a collegial atmosphere where lasting, professional
relationships are built. Your academic and professional
development is enhanced through participation in
student organizations, public service, use of the most
up-to-date technology, and, most importantly, access
to faculty, administration
and alumni.



                                                                                             Student Organizations
                                                                                             •	 American Bar Association/Law
                                                                                                Student Division

                                                                                             •	 American Constitution Society
                                                                                                for Law & Policy

                                                                                             •	 Black Law Students Association

                                                                                             •		Chase Intellectual Property
                                                                                                Society

                                                                                             •	 Chase Latino Law Association

                                                                                             •	 Chase Public Interest Group

                                                                                             •	 Chase Student Advocacy Society
Student Bar Association                          Student Organizations
All students belong to the Student Bar           Through involvement in student              •	 Christian Legal Society
Association. Through the SBA’s elected           organizations, students make connections
officers and representatives, the organization   to further their career and personal        •	 The Federalist Society for Law &
acts as the official advocate for the student    interests. Many opportunities exist for        Public Policy Studies
body and creates a vehicle for interaction and   students to hone their leadership skills,
communication between the students, faculty,     enhance classroom learning experiences,     •	 International Law Student
administration, alumni and the community.        pursue special interests and network with      Association
The SBA sponsors many social, professional       alumni and members of the bar.
and community service programs and events.                                                   •	 The Legal Association of Women
Events include welcome back parties to kick      Student organizations provide many
off the fall and spring semesters, Law Day,      opportunties for community service          •		Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
Diversity Week, an annual golf outing and the    and bring prominent local, regional            International
Barristers’ Ball. The SBA also coordinates a     and national speakers to campus to
mentoring program to help first-year students    speak on topics of interest to the Chase    •	 Sports & Entertainment
acclimate to law school.                         community, the university and the              Law Group
                                                 community at large.
                                                                                             •	 Transactional Law
                                                                                                Practice Group




chaselaw.nku.edu/students/student_organization.php                                                             involvement         11
                                   Choose To Set Yourself Apart
                                   Learning to “think like a lawyer” is only one aspect
                                   of a legal education. You will also learn to apply
                                   the law through activities such as Law Review, Moot
                                   Court and Trial Advocacy. Participation in these
                                   activities will broaden your knowledge and enhance
                                   your career opportunities.




     Student Competition
     Individual Success
     2009 Albert Mugel Tax
     Moot Court Competition –
     Best Final-Round Oralist
     2009 National Adoption
     and Child Welfare Law Moot
     Court Competition – Best
     Brief and Best Final-Round
     Oralist
     2009 August A. Rendigs
     Products Liability Moot
     Court – Best Advocate                                                                                         2008-09 Law Review
     2008 Kentucky Mock                                                                                            Editorial Board
     Trial Competition – Best
     Advocate
     2008 Robert F. Wagner         The Northern Kentucky Law Review
     Labor & Employment Law        The Northern Kentucky Law Review is an independent journal, edited and published
     – Best Final-Round Oralist    entirely by NKU Chase students. Four annual issues contain articles by professors, judges
     and Best Brief                and practitioners; reviews of important recent books from recognized experts; essays;
     2008 National Adoption &      commentaries; and student-written notes. These issues include a general law issue, a
     Child Welfare Law – Best      Kentucky survey issue and a symposium issue that complements the law review’s annual or
     Final-Round Oralist, Best     biannual live symposia conducted for the local legal community. The Kentucky survey issue,
     Brief, Runner-up Best Brief   the only issue of its kind in the commonwealth, summarizes recent Kentucky cases in a
     (team two)                    specific area of law to provide a guide to practitioners on how specific legal questions would
                                   be addressed by Kentucky courts.




12                                 chaselaw.nku.edu/law_review
                                                                           2008-09 Moot Court Team 1




                                             2008-09
                                    Client Counseling                           2008-09 National Trial
                                                Team                                  Advocacy Team




2008-09 Moot
Court Team 2




                                                                                                         Student Competition
                                                                                                         Team Success
                                                                                                         2009 Albert Mugel Tax Moot
                                                                                                         Court Competition – National
                                                                                                         Champions

                                                                                                         2009 & 2008 National Adoption
                                                                                                         and Child Welfare Law Moot Court
                                                                                                         Competition – National Champions

                                                                                                         2009 & 2008 Robert F. Wagner
                                                                                                         Labor and Employment Law Moot
     Moot Court                                         National Trial Advocacy Team                     Court Competition – National
     Participating in Moot Court gives students         The National Trial Advocacy Team                 Finalist
     the chance to polish their research and            promotes excellence in trial advocacy
     oral advocacy skills and affords them the          through training, education and mock             2009 American Association of
     opportunity to meet and learn from judges          trial competitions. While preparing for          Justice Regional Trial Competition
     and practitioners. Teams participate in moot       competition, team members have the               – Semi-Finalist
     court competitions across the country in           opportunity to develop trial advocacy
     subject areas such as constitutional law,          techniques in a one-on-one setting with          2009 & 2008 ABA National
     products liability, labor and employment           faculty coaches and local trial attorneys.       Arbitration Forum Competition
     law, corporate law, environmental law,                                                              – Regional Semi-Finalist
     international law, sports law, intellectual
     property, health law, family law, tax law,                                                          2008 Kentucky Mock Trial
     entertainment law and civil rights.                                                                 Competition – Winners and
                                                                                                         Finalists

                                                                                                         2008 Ohio Mock Trial
                                                                                                         Competition – Winners




     chaselaw.nku.edu/academics/cocurricular.php                                                                                              13
                                           Choose To Have Opportunities
                                           The Office of Career Development develops a close and
       Class of 2008
                                           long-term relationship with you, becoming an integral
       Highlights:
                                           part of your law school experience and post-graduation
       •	 Average	starting	salary:			
          $60,044
                                           professional development. The office helps prepare you to
                                           be successful job seekers by providing counseling, legal
       •	 93%	employment	rate		 	
       	 within	9	months	after		 	         career programs and networking assistance. Located
          graduation                       at the center of student activity, the office is next to the
       •	 Employed	in	8	states	and		       student lounge and classrooms, making it convenient
          Washington, D.C.
                                           for you to stop in for counseling, résumé assistance or
       •	 Selected	for	prestigious		       interview preparation meetings.
          Presidential Management
          Fellows Program, JAG
          and judicial clerkship
          positions




                                             Class of 2008
                                             percentage employed in:

                                             Private Practice . . . . . 52%
                                             Business & Industry . . . 21%
                                             Government . . . . . . . 10%
                                             Judicial Clerkship . . . . 8%
                  Speed Networking Event     Public Interest . . . . . . 7%
                                             Military/JAG . . . . . . . 1%
                                             Academic . . . . . . . . 1%



       Ranked among the
       top 20 law schools                  What students are saying…
       in the nation in
                                           “I am very impressed by the quality and responsiveness of the career development office … I
       placing students                    can’t express how much I appreciate what you do to help students achieve success.”
       in public interest
       positions.                          “Your office went well beyond my expectations … Thanks.”

                                           “Thank you for all your help this year. I could not have done it without your hard work and
                 National Jurist,          words of encouragement!”
                   March 2008
                                           “I accepted an offer as a summer associate and would never have gotten to this point without
                                           the help of your office in scheduling on-campus interviews and working with me on my
                                           résumé and cover letters. Thank you so much for your help.”

                                           “It is amazing what a positive difference your suggestions made on my résumé. Thank you
                                           so much.”



14   career development                    chaselaw.nku.edu/career_development
Experienced and Dedicated Professionals                                                          Career Development
                                                                                                 Office Services
                                                                                                 •	 1st-year	student	orientation

                            LISA MOORE, Director                                                 •	 Assistance	with	non-local	
                            J.D., NKU Chase                                                         employment
                            B.A., Northern Kentucky University                                   •	 Assistance	with	local,	regional	
                                                                                                    and national recruitment
                                                                                                    programs and job fairs

                                                                                                 •	 Career	Development	collection	
                                                                                                    available in the Law Library and
                                                                                                    online
Lisa is a 1998 graduate from the part-time program at Chase. She spent many years in private
practice as a civil litigator before returning to Chase to lead the career development office.   •	 Counseling	and	seminars	
Recently, she has become a Fellow of the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers and           exploring field of practice
a member of the Kentucky Bar Association Task Force on Building Blocks in Leadership                and employers
Diversity.
                                                                                                 •	 Direct	e-mail	of	student	
                                                                                                    employment and volunteer
                           IRENE ALLARD, Coordinator                                                opportunities
                           J.D., NKU Chase
                           M.B.A., University of Louisville                                      •	 Graduating	student	services
                           B.S., University of Louisville
                                                                                                 •	 Individualized	career	
                                                                                                    counseling

                                                                                                 •	 Interviewing	assistance

Irene is a 1996 graduate from the full-time program at Chase and obtained her Master of          •	 Job	posting	exchange	with	
Business Administration from the University of Louisville. After graduation, she practiced in       other law schools
the corporate legal environment and was an adjunct assistant professor. She currently serves
on the advisory board for the University of Cincinnati Clermont College paralegal program.       •	 Job	postings	updated	daily

                                                                                                 •	 Mentoring	and	job	
                                                                                                    shadowing programs

                                                                                                 •	 Mock	interviews

                                                                                                 •	 Networking	events	
                                                                                                    and opportunities

                                                                                                 •	 On-campus	interviews	and	
                                                                                                    résumé collection programs

                                                                                                 •	 Online	student	
                                                                                                    résumé database

                                                                                                 •	 Presentations	by	alumni

                                                                                                 •	 Résumé and cover
                                                                                                    letter assistance


      The Chase student body reported “high
      satisfaction” with career counseling and
      job search assistance.
                 As reported in the Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2008
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                        Choose To Have Options
                        Evening Division
                        Not everyone interested in law school is able to devote time to the full-time study of law.
                        At NKU Chase, we understand the challenges of working adults or those with full-time
                        caregiving responsibilities. For the past 116 years, we have been providing legal education to
                        working professionals through our part-time, evening division.

                        Our evening class schedule allows you to meet your other obligations while attending law
                        school. Classes meet three evenings a week from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. On occasion you
                        might be required to attend meetings and programs offered at other times to satisfy your
                        educational requirements.

                        As an evening student, you will receive a high-quality, affordable legal education provided
                        by our dedicated faculty. Inside the classroom, you will find a community of colleagues who
                        come from diverse backgrounds but face similar life demands.


                        How does it compare to the day division?

                                                                                                        evening division  .  .  .  .  .  .  . day division
                        Years to complete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 years
                        Summer required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes, at least 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . No
                        Credit hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
                        Access to law library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 hours
                        Can I participate in the excellence centers? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes
                        Will I be considered for the
                        Northern Kentucky Law Review?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes
                        Can I join Moot Court or Trial Advocacy teams? . . . . . . . . . . .Yes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes
                        Can	I	get	involved	in	student	organizations? . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes
                        Will I have access to career development? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes
                        Is student support available? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes




                        J.D./M.B.A.
                        Are you interested in both law and business and torn as to which degree program to pursue?
                        Chase offers a joint J.D./M.B.A. program with the NKU Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business
                        so that you don’t have to choose between the two. By choosing the joint degree program, you
                        can study in both disciplines and simultaneously earn both degrees in less time than the
                        degrees could be earned separately.

                        If you are interested in the J.D./M.B.A., you must apply to and meet the separate admissions
                        requirements for both the college of law and the college of business. The college of business
                        may require that you take the Graduate Management Admission Test in addition
                        to the Law School Admissions Test.




16   evening division   chaselaw.nku.edu/academics/degree_programs.php
i chose chase.


“I chose Chase because of the flexibility
the school provided to evening students,
but I stayed because of the world-class
faculty. It did not take long to realize that
the quality of my legal education at Chase
far exceeded the costs as compared to any
other law school I researched. I will always
owe a debt of gratitude to the faculty and
the administration for their support.”


TENA SUE FEAGAN
berry, kentucky



undergrad school:              Northern Kentucky University

hobbies/interests:             Operating my 430-acre farm; collecting American Indian artifacts

advice to entering students:   The first semester is tough, but if you work hard the reward is great!

student organizations:         Student Bar Association, American Bar Association

favorite class:                Torts




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                Choose To Serve
                Like many of our students, you may have dedicated your
                time to volunteer work or community service before
                attending law school. We applaud your commitment to
                service and value the difference it makes to people and
                communities in need. We will continue to foster that
                passion for public service, which is a fundamental aspect
                of the role of lawyers as members of a public profession.




                Pro Bono Service Program                         Chase Summer Public Interest
                                                                 Fellowship Program
                All lawyers should aspire to render some
                legal services without fee for the good of       The Chase Summer Public Interest
                the public. The goal of the Chase Pro Bono       Fellowship Program provides students
                Service Program is to instill in our students    with grant funding to work at unpaid
                a commitment to provide pro bono or law-         public-interest law positions during the
                related public service as members of the legal   summer. Public-interest firms, nonprofit
                profession. As an educational program, the       organizations and public agencies are
                Pro Bono Service Program helps students          often unable to pay legal interns, requiring
                gain legal skills, exposes them to various       students to seek alternative funding for
                areas of the law and enhances their contact      these positions. Summer fellowships at
                with the legal community.                        in-state as well as out-of-state public-interest
                                                                 organizations are supported by funds raised
                As an NKU Chase student, you will                by the Chase Public Interest Group and
                participate in this program by completing        contributed by generous donors to the
                50 hours of pro bono service prior to            Chase Public Interest Fellowship Fund.
                graduation. You will select from a variety
                of organizations designated as approved
                placement sites, or you might choose to
                design your own pro bono project. In
                addition, several pro bono projects based at
                the law school offer unique opportunities
                for service.

                As part of your service, you might interview
                clients about their legal problems, research
                issues for public-interest lawyers, engage
                in legislative or policy analysis, teach at-
                risk youth about the law, provide income
                tax assistance to low-income clients, or
                participate in legal aid clinics. Through the
                Pro Bono Service Program, you will provide
                legal assistance to those who need it the
                most while developing important skills and
                contacts within the legal community.




18   pro bono   chaselaw.nku.edu/pro_bono                        chaselaw.nku.edu/pro_bono/cpig.php
Why I love...
...NKU: Because the university is
truly focused on its students.
...Chase: Because the faculty and
staff are fantastic colleagues, and
because the students are second
to none.
...Teaching: Because I love
to learn.

RICK BALES
houston, texas




favorite book:    Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky

favorite movie:   Anything animated by Hayao Miyazaki

favorite quote:   “I have a dream...” MLK

personal motto:   Luck favors the person who is prepared.

best advice:      Take advantage of all that Chase has to offer.
                  Academic courses are critical, but they are only
                  the starting point for learning.




i chose chase.

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               Choose An Outstanding Faculty
               NKU Chase faculty members have broad experience as legal
               practitioners, strong academic and scholarly credentials,
               and great teaching skills. Equally important, they are
               accessible to you. Office hours are just the starting point
               for professors whose open-door policies extend throughout
               the day. You build close relationships with teachers who are
               writing the books and articles in their fields.




               chaselaw.nku.edu/faculty




20   faculty
Faculty                                        Kenneth D. Katkin
                                               B.A., Princeton University
                                                                                           Caryl	A.	Yzenbaard
                                                                                           B.A., Hope College
                                               J.D., Northwestern University               J.D., University of Michigan
Richard A. Bales
B.A., Trinity University
                                               Donald	K.	Kazee
J.D., Cornell Law School
                                               B.A., Morehead State University             Visiting Faculty
                                               M.A., University of Kentucky
John M. Bickers                                                                            Adrienne Noble-Nacev
                                               M.A., Patterson School of Diplomacy &
A.B., Cornell University                                                                   B.A., Johns Hopkins University
                                                 International Commerce
J.D., University of Michigan                                                               J.D., Loyola University of Chicago
                                               J.D., Georgetown University
LL.M., Georgetown University
LL.M., Judge Advocate General’s School, Army                                               Sherry Porter
                                               Jennifer Anglim Kreder
                                               B.A., University of Florida                 B.A., University of Kentucky
Roger D. Billings, Jr.                                                                     J.D., NKU Chase
                                               J.D., Georgetown University
A.B., Wabash College
J.D., University of Akron                                                                  David Singleton
                                               Alberto	Lopez
                                               B.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology   A.B., Duke University
Sharlene	G.	Boltz                                                                          J.D., Harvard Law School
                                               M.S., University of Notre Dame
B.A., Brown University
                                               J.D., Indiana University
J.D., University of Michigan
                                               J.S.M., Stanford Law School
                                               J.S.D., Stanford Law School                 Library Faculty
Anthony	E.	Chavez
B.S., Loyola Marymount University                                                          Donna S. Bennett
                                               Michael J. Zydney Mannheimer
J.D., Yale Law School                                                                      A.B., Wilmington College
                                               B.A., Binghamton University
                                               J.D., Columbia University                   M.S.L.S., University of Kentucky
David A. Elder                                                                             M.A., University of Tennessee at Knoxville
A.B., Bellarmine University
                                               Barbara B. McFarland
J.D., St. Louis University                                                                 Carol Bredemeyer
                                               B.S., University of Virginia
LL.M., Columbia University                                                                 A.B., Morehead State University
                                               J.D., University of Cincinnati
                                                                                           M.S.L.S., University of Kentucky
Nancy Lee Firak
                                               Ljubomir Nacev
B.S., Ohio University                                                                      Carol Furnish
                                               B.A., The Johns Hopkins University
J.D., Cleveland State University                                                           B.A., Indiana University
                                               J.D., John Marshall School of Law
LL.M., Harvard Law School                                                                  M.L.S., Indiana University
                                               LL.M., New York University
Richard B. Graves                                                                          Thomas Heard
                                               Lawrence D. Rosenthal
B.A., Washington & Lee University                                                          B.A., Taylor University
                                               B.A., Union College (New York)
J.D., Tulane University                                                                    M.L.S., Indiana University at Bloomington
                                               J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School
LL.M., University of Houston                                                               J.D., NKU Chase
                                               LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M., Stetson University
                                               Lowell F. Schechter                         Emily Janoski-Haehlen
Christopher J. Gulinello                                                                   B.A., University of Kentucky
                                               B.A., New York University
B.A., Queens College of the City University                                                M.S.L.S., University of Kentucky
                                               J.D., Harvard Law School
  of New York                                                                              J.D., NKU Chase
J.D., University of Iowa
                                               Phillip M. Sparkes
LL.M., Columbia University                                                                 Claudia Zaher
                                               B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
                                               J.D., DePaul University                     B.A., University of Dayton
Kimberly Hausbeck                                                                          M.S.L.S., University of Kentucky
                                               LL.M., Notre Dame Law School
B.A., George Washington University
J.D., Washington & Lee University
LL.M., Temple University
                                               Mark M. Stavsky
                                               B.A., Northwestern University
                                                                                           Emeriti Faculty
                                               J.D., DePaul University                     Robert B. Bratton
Dennis R. Honabach
                                               LL.M., New York University                  B.A., M.A., J.D.
A.B., Bucknell University
J.D., Yale Law School
                                               Henry L. Stephens, Jr.                      William R. Jones, visiting
                                               B.A., Western Kentucky University           B.S., J.D., LL.M.
Kathleen Gormley Johnson
                                               J.D., University of Kentucky
B.A., Georgetown University
J.D., University of Kentucky                                                               Frederick R. Schneider, visiting
                                               John T. Valauri                             B.A., J.D.
                                               B.A., Harvard University
Jennifer Jolly-Ryan
                                               J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., Northern Kentucky University
J.D., NKU Chase

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                  Curriculum                                      Death Penalty Policy and Procedure
                                                                  Deposition Strategies
                                                                  Domestic Violence Prosecution and Trial
                  Required Courses:                               Domestic Violence Seminar
                  Basic Legal Skills I (Research)                 Drafting International
                  Basic Legal Skills I (Writing)                   Business Agreements
                  Basic Legal Skills II (Writing)                 Elder Law
                  Civil Procedure I                               Employee Benefits Law
                  Civil Procedure II                              Employment Discrimination
                  Constitutional Law I                            Employment Law
                  Constitutional Law II                           Entertainment Law
                  Contracts I                                     Environmental Law
                  Contracts II                                    Ethics for Transactional Lawyers
                  Criminal Law                                    European Union Law
                  Criminal Procedure                              Federal Courts
                  Evidence                                        Federal Practice and Procedure
                  Legal Analysis and Problem Solving              Federal Trial Practice Seminar
                  Professional Responsibility                     Immigration Law and Policy
                  Property I                                      Insurance
                  Property II                                     Intellectual Property Survey Course
                  Torts I                                         International Law
                  Torts II                                        Inter-School Competition (Appellate
                                                                   Advocacy/Moot Court)
                  Core Courses:                                   Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiating
                  Administrative Law                              Jurisprudence
                  Agency, Partnership and LLCs                    Juvenile Law
                  Corporations                                    Kentucky Innocence Project
                  Family Law                                      Kentucky Practice and Procedure
                  Remedies                                        Labor Law
                  Tax – Basic Income Tax Concepts                 Law and Social Problems Seminar
                  UCC: Sales and Secured Transactions             Law Review
                  UCC: Payment Systems                            Legal Drafting
                  Wills and Trusts                                Litigation Technology
                                                                  Modern Real Estate Transactions
                                                                  National Trial Advocacy Competition
                  Electives:                                      Patent Law
                  Advanced Appellate Advocacy                     Patent Prosecution
                  Advanced Criminal Procedure                     Pretrial Litigation
                  Advanced Legal Research                         School Law
                  Advanced Online Legal Research                  Securities Regulation
                  Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation        Sports Law
                  Antitrust Law                                   State Constitutional Law
                  Arbitration Law and Procedure                   State and Local Government Law
                  Art Law                                         Supervised Independent Research
                  Bankruptcy                                      Tax – Advanced Income Tax Concepts
                  Broadcast/Telecommunications/Internet Law       Tax – Business Organizations	and	
                  Business Basics for Lawyers                            Business Planning
                  Business Technology and Regulation              Tax – Estate Planning
                  Children’s Law Clinic                           Tax – IRS Legal Counsel Externship
                  Clinical Externship Program                     Tax – Tax Moot Court Inter-School
                  Clinical Externship Program, Local Government          Competition
                   Law Center                                     Trial Advocacy
                  Clinical Internship Program, Local Government   Voir Dire Strategies
                   Law Center
                  Conflict of Laws
                  Constitutional Law Seminar
                  Constitutional Litigation Clinic
                  Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
                  Contract Drafting
                  Corporate and White Collar Crime
                  Crimes Against Justice
                  Cultural Property Law


22   curriculum   chaselaw.nku.edu/academics/course_descriptions.php
Choose To Be Successful
The decision to attend law school reveals your willingness                                         Office of Student
to commit time, intellectual energy and resources to a new                                         Success Initiatives
and challenging endeavor. In return, we are committed to                                           From the day you first consider
your success in law school and beyond. A legal education                                           NKU Chase for your legal
                                                                                                   education until the day you retire
is useful in a wide array of professional fields. The                                              from law practice, support,
success you experience at NKU Chase prepares you for                                               advice, materials and a full-time
                                                                                                   experienced legal educator are
a productive, rewarding and successful career.                                                     available to you. The goal of
                                                                                                   the Office of Student Success
                                                                                                   Initiatives is to help every student
                                                                                                   succeed in law school, on the
                                                                                                   bar exam and in the transition to
                                                                                                   legal practice. Here are just a few
                                                                                                   highlights of the programs and
                                                                                                   services we offer:

                                                                                                   •	 Structured	study	groups

                                                                                                   •	 The	Chase	Fellow	program

                                                                                                   •	 Effective	legal	analysis	classes	
                                                                                                      to help students improve
                                                                                                      exam results

                                                                                                   •	 Programs	on	how	to	do	
                                                                                                      research, how to review
                                                                                                      exams and how to improve
                                                                                                      exam performance
During the first year of law school, you build       drawn from the bench and bar of the tri-      •		 Information	about	
the foundation upon which your legal education       state area. Opportunities abound for you          writing competitions
and career are based. To assist you in building      to hone necessary practical skills through
that foundation, the Legal Analysis and Problem      clerkships, externships, and participation    •	 Bar	exam	prep	course
Solving course will introduce you to the study of    in a wide array of extra- and co-curricular
law in a supportive, encouraging environment.        activities:
This course, which is taught before the fall
                                                     •	   Law	Review
semester begins, immerses you in the culture of
                                                     •	   Moot	Court	Board	
law school and gets you ready to tackle the first-
                                                     •	   Center	for	Excellence	in	Advocacy
year coursework.
                                                     •	   Transactional	Law	Practice	Center
                                                     •	   Local	Government	Law	Center
The first-year courses enable you to build a solid
base of legal knowledge and to acquire skills
                                                     To prepare you for the ethical obligation
in analysis, research and communication. In
                                                     of every practicing attorney to serve the
addition to mastering classroom study, you will
                                                     community, NKU Chase organizes and
begin developing personal and professional
                                                     sponsors community service projects and
relationships through structured study groups,
                                                     events. The Pro Bono Service Program
mentoring programs, student organizations and
                                                     allows students to serve those who have
networking opportunities. With the assistance
                                                     been denied legal services and to acquire
of the career development office, you will also
                                                     skills and knowledge crucial to success in
investigate potential careers and begin mapping
                                                     any future endeavor.
your future.

As an upper-level student, you expand your legal
interests by choosing among varied electives
offered not only by the scholars on the Chase
faculty but also by accomplished practitioners                                                     chaselaw.nku.edu/academics/ssi


    library & technology                                                                                            student success       23
        Tuition Rates (2009-10):

        Kentucky Resident
                                            Choose Affordability
        Full-Time: $7,371/semester
        Part-Time: $567/credit hour
                                            NKU Chase is a public law school offering an affordable
        Metro Rate*
        Full-Time: $12,142/semester         education to both in-state and out-of-state residents.
        Part-Time:	$934/credit	hour         Students from certain counties in Indiana and Ohio
        Non-Resident Rate                   receive the benefit of a reduced tuition cost through
        Full-Time: $16,081/semester
        Part-Time: $1,237/credit hour       the metro rate.
        *The metro rate applies to
        non-resident students whose
        permanent residences are in the
        following counties in Ohio and
        Indiana.

        Ohio counties: Adams, Brown,
        Butler, Clermont, Clinton,
        Fayette, Hamilton, Highland
        and Warren

        Indiana counties: Dearborn,
        Franklin, Jefferson, Ohio, Ripley
        and	Switzerland




        Residency
        Residency status is
        determined according
        to the regulations on
        “Determination of Residency
        for Admission and Tuition
        Assessment Purposes”
        as set by the Kentucky
        Council on Postsecondary
        Education. KRS 164.020(8)
        requires the Council on
        Postsecondary Education
        to determine tuition and
        approve the minimum
        qualifications for
        admission to a state-               Financial Aid                                 To determine eligibility for financial
        supported postsecondary             Financial assistance in the form of student   assistance, prospective students must
        education institution and                                                         complete the Free Application for Federal
                                            loan programs is administered through
        authorizes	the	council to
                                            the NKU Office of Student Financial           Student Aid. Prospective students can
        set different tuition amounts
        for residents of Kentucky           Assistance. This office is located in Lucas   complete the online application at
        and for non-residents.              Administrative Center room 416. To            www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Title IV code for
                                            contact the Office of Student Financial       NKU is 009275.
        The administrative                  Assistance:
        regulation 13 KAR 2:045                                                           Prospective students should complete and
        establishes the procedure           phone:       (859) 572-5143                   send the FAFSA by March 1 of the year of
        and guidelines for determin-        toll-free:   (888) 225-4499                   planned entry to Chase, whether or not the
        ing the residency status of                                                       admissions decision has been received.
                                            fax:         (859) 572-6997
        a student who is seeking
        admission to or who is en-          e-mail:      ofa@nku .edu
        rolled at a state-supported         web:         http://financialaid .nku .edu    Federal student loans will not be distributed
        postsecondary education                                                           prior to registration; therefore, entering
        institution.                                                                      students must make other arrangements to
                                                                                          pay the acceptance and registration deposits.




24   money matters                          chaselaw.nku.edu/admissions/money
Choose To Be Recognized
NKU Chase scholars are leaders who have achieved
academic success and who are poised to make a positive
contribution to our law school community and the legal
profession. The Chase Scholars Program recognizes the
achievements of outstanding students and provides
financial assistance that will allow them to explore a
variety of professional opportunities after graduation.


Who is eligible?
To be considered for our scholars program, you must meet the minimum qualifications listed
below. Additional information considered in the award of the scholarship will be taken from
your application file.

    SCHOLARSHIP              Salmon P. Chase Scholar                  Henry Clay Scholar
    LSAT REQUIREMENT         160+                                     155-159
    GPA REQUIREMENT          3.00                                     3.00
    AWARD RECEIVED           Full-tuition scholarship each year,      $10,000-$12,000 per year
                             plus guaranteed research assistantship
                             in the 2nd and 3rd year



Diversity scholarship opportunities
Diversity is defined as the ability to enhance the multicultural and socioeconomic diversity at
Chase through such characteristics as ethnicity, race, gender, age, abilities/limitations, and
multicultural or socioeconomic background.


•       John Marshall Harlan Diversity Scholarship
        Awards range from $6,000 to full tuition per year in scholarship. Applicants considered
        for this program must demonstrate diversity and have a GPA of at least 3.00.

    •   Kentucky Legal Educational Opportunity
        KLEO is a program designed to increase the number of minority, low-income or
        educationally disadvantaged Kentuckians in Kentucky’s state-supported law schools.
        The KLEO program was proposed by the former Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice
        Joseph E.Lambert and adopted by the Kentucky Legislature. Based on availability of
        funding, five Kentucky residents will be selected from the entering class as KLEO
        fellows. Each fellow will receive $5,000 per year and will participate in a summer
        institute prior to the start of law school.




chaselaw.nku.edu/admissions/money/scholarships.php                                                scholarships   25
                                      Discover Why So Many
                                      Have Chosen Chase!
                                      Attending law school is a big investment, and it is
                                      important for you to find the right fit. Multiple factors
                                      will come into play as you make your selection. One
                                      important step in the process is to visit our law school
                                      and learn more about our community. At NKU Chase,
                                      we look forward to your visit.




     Important
     Deadlines
     FEB . 1 – Priority deadline
     for submitting an
     application for scholarship
     consideration.

     APRIL 1 – Priority
     deadline for submitting an
     application for admission.

     APRIL 1 – Application
     deadline for transfer/visiting
     applicants who wish to be
     considered for summer.

     JULY 1 – Application
     deadline for transfer/visiting   Throughout the year we offer special events    We understand that sometimes your
     applicants who wish to be        targeted toward varied interests. Each event   schedule does not permit attendance
     considered for fall.             is unique and will provide you with insight    at an event. We are happy to schedule
                                      into all that Chase has to offer. Our events   a time convenient for you to come tour
     OCT . 1 – Application            include:                                       the law school and meet with a student
     deadline for transfer/visiting                                                  ambassador. To schedule a visit, e-mail us at
     applicants who wish to be        •	Admission Information Sessions               chaseadmissions@nku.edu or call the Office
     considered for spring.           •	Diversity Day                                of Admissions at (859) 572-5490.
                                      •	Fall and Spring Preview Days
                                      •	Part-time Panel Presentations




26   admissions                       chaselaw.nku.edu/admissions
i chose chase.


“I chose Chase
because I wanted
to belong to a
community. Law
school is such a
large investment,
and it takes up so
much of my life that
I wanted to make
sure the school I
chose would be
the best fit for my
academic career
and personal life.”
JOANNA HORTILLOSA
middlesboro, kentucky



undergrad school:              Centre College

undergrad major:               Economics and Spanish

personal motto:                Do your best. Be your best. No regrets.

favorite book:                 Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt

favorite movie:                Back to the Future

advice to entering students:   If you can answer a question without using the
                               word ‘because,’ you’re not thinking like a lawyer.


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                                                                                                                                                    Distance from
                                                                                                                                                    NKU Chase:
                                                                                                                                                    kentucky                                      miles
                                                                                                                                                    Ashland . . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 151
                                                                                                                                                    Bowling Green .      .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 214
                                                                                                                                                    Cumberland . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 270
                                                                                                                                                    Elizabethtown .      .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 143
                                                                                                                                                    Frankfort . . . .    .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 99
                                                                                                                                                    Hazard . . . . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 217
                                                                                                                                                    Henderson. . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 214
                                                                                                Ashland                                             Hopkinsville . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 268
                                                                                                                                                    Lexington . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   . . . 83
                                                                                                                                                    Louisville . . . .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 98
                                                                                      Richmond                                                      Madisonville . .     .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 252
                                                               Elizabethtown
                                                                                                                                                    Maysville . . . .    .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 64
                                                                                       Cumberland
                                                                                                                                                    Morehead . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 96
                                                                                                                                                    Owensboro . .        .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 207
                                                                                                                                                    Paducah . . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 318
                                                                                                                                                    Prestonsburg .       .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 196
                                                                                                                                                    Richmond . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 110
                                                                                                                                                    Somerset. . . .      .   .   .   .   .   .   . . 164
Located in a thriving business and legal
community, Northern Kentucky University’s                                                                                                           out-of-state                                  miles
                                                                                                                                                    Ann Arbor, MI . .        .   .   .   .   .   . . 257
Salmon P. Chase College of Law is located on                                                                                                        Bloomington, IN.         .   .   .   .   .   . . 149
NKU’s main campus in Highland Heights, Ky.,                                                                                                         Charleston, WV .         .   .   .   .   .   . . 253
                                                                                                                                                    Chicago, IL . . . .      .   .   .   .   .   . . 301
only seven miles from downtown Cincinnati.                                                                                                          Cincinnati, OH. .        .   .   .   .   .   . . . 7
                                                                                                                                                    Cleveland, OH . .        .   .   .   .   .   . .260
                                                                                                                                                    Columbus, OH .           .   .   .   .   .   . . 115
                                                                                                                                                    Dayton, OH . . .         .   .   .   .   .   . . 60
Highland Heights Main Campus                                                                                                                        Detroit, MI . . . .      .   .   .   .   .   . . 268
Northern Kentucky University is equally accessible by car, bus or airplane. We are                                                                  Huntington, WV           .   .   .   .   .   . . 203
situated at the junction of U.S. 27, I-275 and I-471. From I-275 east or west, take exit 74A                                                        Indianapolis, IN .       .   .   .   .   .   . . 114
to I-471/U.S. 27 South. Turn right at the second traffic light onto Nunn Drive, the main                                                            Knoxville, TN . .        .   .   .   .   .   . . 253
drive onto campus.                                                                                                                                  Lawrenceburg, IN         .   .   .   .   .   . . 		29
                                                                                                                                                    Nashville, TN . .        .   .   .   .   .   . . 274
We are only 12 miles from the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati International
Airport. The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) provides bus transportation
from northern Kentucky to Cincinnati and throughout northern Kentucky.




This publication was prepared by Northern Kentucky University and printed with state funds (KRS 57.375). Northern Kentucky University
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran
status in training activities or employment. Educational programs or activities are set forth in accordance with Title IX, Title VI, Title VII,
ADA and Section 504. For more information, please contact the Office of Legal Affairs & General Counsel, Lucas Administrative Center 824,
Nunn	Drive,	Highland	Heights,	KY	41099,	(859)	572-5588,	which	has	been	designated	to	coordinate	the	school’s	efforts	to	comply	with	the	
aforementioned regulations. MC00759

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