Student Handbook

is intended to serve two functions: (1) as a good place to start when you have a question about something at the Law School and (2) as a collection of major Law School policies (many of which are specific to the Law School and cannot be found in University publications). All Law School students are expected to familiarize themselves with the Law School’s policies.

Please note that the Student Handbook contains an interpretation of faculty-developed academic policies.  For information regarding the genesis and development of academic policies, please contact the Deputy Dean.  Questions regarding implementation of academic policies should be directed to the Office of the Dean of Students or the Office of the Registrar.  For information on non-academic policies contained within the Student Handbook or other questions about the Law School or the University, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students.  In addition, please note that the Office of Career Services annually produces a Law Student Manual that provides a full description of policies and procedures applicable to students in the job market.

You will note that the Student Handbook often refers to other publications. More details are available in the Students section of the Law School website, in the Law School’s Announcements, and the University’s Student Manual section on University Policies and Regulations.

If you have any questions regarding the content of the Student Handbook, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students. We may not always know the answer, but we will do our best to point you in the right direction.

To access the Student Handbook or the Summary of Changes to the Student Handbook for 2016-2017, please open the PDF version below.

2016-2017 Student Handbook