Master of Legal Studies: Start to Finish Support

Master of Legal Studies: Start to Finish Support

Each student in the online Master of Legal Studies degree at University of Cincinnati’s College of Law has access to a Student Success Coordinator to help guide them from enrollment to graduation.

Learn more about Rachel J., Student Success Coordinator for Legal Studies Master’s Degree, and learn about the support you will receive while you’re in the Master of Legal Studies program.

Step-by-Step with: Rachel J.

After graduating from UC with an undergraduate degree in Communications, I started my career in Human Resources. I spent 6 years in the field before realizing that I craved something more for my career. I was determined to be in a field that I felt passionate about and could make a difference. I started in higher education because I felt inclined to support students on their educational journey and to see students succeed. It’s rewarding to watch students start in their program and then graduate. I’m grateful to be a Student Success Coordinator with the online Legal Studies Degree and have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful students!

Orientation Support

Getting started in the Master of Legal Studies online program is simple! My goal as a Student Success Coordinator is to ensure students have everything needed to be successful, starting on day one. To get started, students will first have a Welcome Call with me. The Welcome Call is a great way to get to know each other, provide program details and expectations, as well as an opportunity for the students to ask questions or raise concerns. I will also assist all students with enrolling in their courses.  In addition to the call, students will be invited to complete the Online Orientation in Canvas, which will help them get acclimated to UC Online and the learning management system Canvas.

Administrative Support

As the Student Success Coordinator, I help connect students with a variety of UC departments best suited to assist their specific needs. I also assist students with getting acclimated to the wide range of resources that are available to them.  Our online students will have a dedicated Financial Aid contact that can assist them with financial questions, but they are also welcomed to contact the UC OneStop office.

Course Registration

Students will self-register for courses in the UC system Catalyst. I am a great contact to assist students with their registration process. I will provide students with a list of courses needed to register for each semester. If students are unsure of what classes they need to register for, they can always reach out to me for assistance. An additional resource available to our students are the self-help videos posted on the Registrar’s website that guides students through enrolling, dropping, and withdrawing from courses.


Each student is unique and so is my approach to guiding them throughout their program. First and foremost, all new students will be contacted for a first term check-in (a few weeks into their first semester) to check-in and see how their first term is going. I will also send frequent reminders throughout the semester regarding important program details reminders, and information about dates and deadlines. I am always readily available for students through email, phone, and text.

Graduation Support

The Master of Legal Studies program can be completed within 5 semesters at a part-time pace. During our welcome call, we will set a graduation date. I will provide students with a list of courses they need to enroll in each term that will help stay on track for their set graduation date.

Student issues pop-up, whether that is needing to sit out a semester or needing to retake a course. I work with each student to revise their academic plan and set a new target semester for graduation.


For more information about the program, visit the Master of Legal Studies page or speak to Rachel J., a student success coordinator.

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