This page contains the procedures for communicating concerns or complaints.
We welcome communication from our students about any concerns, suggestions, or complaints they might have about their law school experience or about the academic environment.
Any student who wishes to voice concern with school policies, facilities, curriculum, academic rules, faculty, administration, or staff should see the appropriate person as soon as possible to allow us to address the problem early on. We will address your concerns in confidence as expeditiously as is reasonably possible.
A "Student Accreditation Standard Complaint" is a communication in writing from a student of the Law School that seeks to bring to the attention of the Law School a significant problem that directly implicates the school’s program of legal education and its compliance with the standards under which the Law School is accredited, and which is not otherwise handled under the procedures for grade appeals, complaints under the ADA, or complaints of harassment (which shall be handled under the University and Law School procedures otherwise applicable to such matters).
Student Accreditation Standard Complaints shall be made to the dean. Such complaints shall be in writing, shall specify with particularity the facts relied upon to support the allegation, and shall identify the accreditation standard or standards as to which it is alleged the Law School is not in compliance.
The complaint must be submitted in writing and must include the name and contact information of the complainant and the fact that the complainant is a student in the Law School.
Upon receiving a Student Accreditation Standard Complaint, the dean shall have 30 calendar days in which to respond in writing to the complainant. Such response may be in the form of:
Upon receiving a final substantive response to a Student Accreditation Standard Complaint, the complainant may appeal the matter to the provost of the University.