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  1. Any student wishing to extend a voluntary leave from one semester to one year must file a request with the Office of the Registrar by November 15 if seeking extended leave for the spring semester, or June 15 if seeking extended leave for the fall semester.
  2. Students wishing to extend a voluntary leave beyond one year must file a request for additional leave with the Dean of Students by November 15 if seeking extended leave beginning the following spring semester or June 15 if seeking extended leave beginning the following fall semester. Requests for additional leave should include a brief summary of the student’s activities during the leave of absence, why additional leave is required, how completion of the J.D. degree still fits the student’s goals, and the student’s commitment to return by the applicable semester to complete the J.D. degree without additional voluntary leave time.
  3. Requests for leave beyond two years—either sequential or intermittent—must be submitted to the Administrative Board and should contain the information required in Section X(H)(2). Please note that students who do not petition the Administrative Board for an extension of leave beyond two years will be considered to have withdrawn from the Law School. Students with withdrawn status for four years or fewer may petition the Administrative Board for readmission. Students with withdrawn status for more than four years must reapply for admission to the Law School as a first-year student through the Admissions Office.