Procedure for Student Complaints Concerning the Program of Legal Education
1. The law school is accredited by the American Bar Association. The ABA Standards for the Approval of Law Schools can be accessed on the American Bar Association’s webpage, located at this link: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/standards.html. The Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the ABA may be contacted at 321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654; Phone: 312.988.6738; Fax: 312.988.5681; firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Any student who alleges a problem that directly implicates the Law School’s program of legal education and compliance with the ABA’s Accreditation Standards should file a written complaint with the Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs. The written complaint must a) identify the problem in sufficient detail to permit the Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs to investigate the matter, including the specific Accreditation Standard(s) at issue, and b) provide the student’s name, home and email addresses, and phone number.
3. Within thirty days after the Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs receives a written complaint, he or she shall respond to the student’s complaint in writing and, if applicable, advise the student of any action the Law School is taking to address the matter or any further investigation into the matter.
4. Within ten days of being advised of any action the Law School is taking to address the matter, the student may appeal that decision to the Dean of the Law School. The decision of the Dean shall be final.