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Student Handbook

  1. History
  2. Mission Statement
  3. Anti-Discrimination Policy, Privacy Rights & Educational Records
    1. Anti-Discrimination Policy
      1. ARTICLE I. PURPOSE
      2. ARTICLE II. PROHIBITED DISCRIMINATION
      3. ARTICLE III. MEDIATION AND ADJUDICATION
      4. APPENDIX A
    2. Privacy Rights under FERPA
    3. Confidential Information Restriction and Release Authorization
      1. Directory Information Restriction
      2. Directory Information Restriction Levels
      3. Deciding which Directory Information to Restrict
  4. Curriculum: Juris Doctor (J.D.) Program
    1. First Year Curriculum
    2. Required Courses
    3. Upper Level Writing Requirement (ULWR)
      1. Standards and Procedures for Fulfilling the ULWR
      2. Vehicles for Fulfilling the ULWR
      3. Faculty Supervision for the ULWR
      4. Concentration Requirement Clarification
      5. Additional Notices
  5. Additional Policies & General Information
    1. Academic Records
    2. Attendance Policy
      1. Student Responsibility
      2. ABA Standard for Attendance
    3. Auditing of Courses
    4. Bar Admissions, Exam, and Preparation
      1. Certification for the Bar
      2. Character and Fitness Application
      3. How to amend your law school application
      4. Duty to Report and Amend
      5. Amendment Requests
      6. Commercial Bar Courses
      7. Qualifications for Admission to the Michigan Bar
      8. Bar Exam Subjects and Components
      9. Bar Loans
      10. “Resident” Definition for International Students
    5. Certificate Programs
      1. Indigenous Law
      2. The Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute (TPI)
      3. Child & Family Advocacy
    6. Class Rank and Honors
      1. Interim Class Rank
      2. Final Class Rank and Honors
      3. Decile Calculations
      4. Cohorts
    7. Clinical Programs
    8. Commencement Information
      1. Application for Graduation Form
      2. Extra Diplomas Order Form
      3. Graduate Information Form
      4. Graduation Requirements Checklist
    9. Communications
      1. E-mail
      2. Bulletin Boards
      3. Daily Announcements
    10. Complaints
      1. Informal Student Complaints
      2. Student Accreditation Standard Complaints
    11. Counseling
    12. Course Evaluations
    13. Course Selection
      1. First Year
      2. Second Year and Beyond
      3. Evidence
      4. Course Descriptions and Requirements
      5. Balancing Upper Level Required Courses and Electives
      6. Scheduling Electives
      7. Faculty Recommendations
      8. Preparing for the Bar Exam
      9. Professional Responsibility and the MPRE
      10. Advising
    14. Credit Hour Maximum per Semester & Limitation on Study Outside Classroom
      1. Credit Hour Maximum Per Semester
      2. Limitation on Study Outside Classroom
      3. Non-regularly Scheduled Classes
      4. Online Course Enrollment (Limitations on Distance Education)
    15. Credit/No Credit Grading Option
      1. Credit Hour Limitation
      2. Requirements and Rules
      3. Notice to Graduating Students
    16. Dean’s List
    17. Directed Study
      1. General
      2. Moot Court
    18. Disability Services
    19. Dual Degree Programs
      1. Dual Professional Degrees with MSU Graduate Programs
      2. Dual Professional Degree with Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan
      3. Dual Degree Student Policies
    20. Enrollment Instructions
      1. Enrollment Instructions and Dates
        1. Tuition and Fees
        2. Refunds
        3. Class Schedules & Course Descriptions
          1. Exam Dates, Times, and Room Locations
          2. Exam Conflicts
        4. Enrollment Appointment Dates
        5. Computer Enrollment
      2. Processing of Enrollment Requests
        1. Closing of a Course
        2. Confirming Attendance
        3. Account Holds
        4. Priority Enrollment
      3. Directed Study
      4. Legal Externship Programs
      5. Credit/No Credit Grading Option
      6. Irregular and/or Overload Schedules
      7. Drops & Adds
        1. Process
        2. Requirements
          1. Adds
          2. Drops
          3. Drops and Scholarships
    21. Enrollment Status (Full-Time/ Part-Time) Determination
    22. Examination Policies and Procedures
      1. Exam Permits
      2. Exam Conflicts
      3. ExamSoft
      4. Exams on Reserve
      5. Identification
      6. Irregularities
      7. Incomplete and Make-up Exams
      8. Non-Laptop Exam Preference
      9. Paper, Directed Study, or Project Courses
      10. Religious Observance
      11. Examination Room Rules
      12. Testing Accommodations under the ADA
      13. Testing Accommodations for ESL Students
      14. Withdrawal
    23. Faculty Committees
    24. Grade Change Policy
    25. Good Standing/Satisfactory Academic Progress
    26. Grade Point Average Computation
      1. Honor Points
      2. Transfer Students
      3. Rounding of GPA
    27. Grades - Student Notification
    28. Grading - Anonymous
    29. Grading System
    30. Grading Standards - Suggested (for Faculty)
      1. First Year Courses
      2. Upper Level Courses
      3. Seminar Courses
    31. Graduation
      1. Requirements and Standards
      2. Honors Eligibility
      3. Honors for Graduation
      4. Repeaters and Reexaminers
    32. Identification Cards
    33. Jurisprudence Achievement Award (JP Award)
      1. Issuance
      2. Course Eligibility Guidelines
    34. Leave of Absence
      1. Readmission after Leave of Absence
    35. Online Course Enrollment (Limitation on Distance Education)
    36. Pass/Fail Option
    37. Probation - Dismissal (Effective Fall 2007)
      1. Scholastic Dismissal - Upper Level Students
      2. Scholastic Dismissal - First-year Students
      3. Appeal to the Faculty
      4. Academic Probation
    38. Program Completion Timetable
    39. Repeated Courses
      1. Policy and Procedure
      2. Tuition
    40. Religious Observance Policy
    41. Study Abroad Programs
      1. Study Abroad Program in Mexico
      2. Canadian Summer Externship Program
      3. Japan Summer Program
    42. Visiting Other Colleges, MSU Colleges, & ABA Law Schools
      1. Other Colleges or at Michigan State University
      2. Other Law Schools
      3. Rules Governing Class Rank and Class Honors
      4. Additional Reminders about Visiting Out
    43. Withdrawal
      1. Complete Withdrawal
      2. Course Withdrawal
        1. Final Examination Course
        2. Paper Course
        3. Research, Writing, and Advocacy (RWA)
        4. Course with Multiple Writing Arguments
        5. Attendance
      3. Grade
      4. Excessive Use and Consequences of Electing to Withdraw
    44. Work Limitation
      1. ABA Standard 304
      2. Compliance
      3. Affidavit of Student Enrollment Status
  6. Centers
    1. Indigenous Law & Policy Center
  7. Scholarships
    1. Dean Charles H. King Scholars Program
      1. Requirements to Stay in the Program
      2. Benefits to the Participating Students
      3. First-year Program
      4. Second-year Program
      5. Third-year Program
    2. Merit Scholarship
      1. Eligibility for Matriculated Students
      2. Increases
      3. Renewal
      4. Loss and Recovery
      5. Notification
  8. Code of Student Discipline and MSU Student Policies
    1. Code of Student Discipline
      1. Standing to assert violations
      2. Relationship between this Code and the Bar
      3. Jurisdiction
      4. Investigation and Determination of Probable Cause
      5. Hearing
      6. Argument and Decision
      7. Academic Hearing Procedures for Michigan State University College of Law
      8. Recognition and Enforcement of MSU Student Discipline
      9. Effect of Withdrawal
    2. Spartan Life/MSU Student Handbook
  9. Plagiarism Policy
  10. International Students
    1. Office for International Students & Scholars (OISS)
    2. Tips for Maintaining F-1 and J-1 Status
    3. Underenrollment
    4. Employment Options
    5. Traveling
    6. General Tips
    7. Your Last Semester
  11. Administrative Policies for MSU Law Students admitted to the Michigan State University/University of Ottawa JD/LLB Joint Degree Program
    1. Admission
    2. General Requirements
    3. Grades, Class Rank, And Class Honors
    4. Fulfilling MSU Law Requirements With Ottawa Classes
    5. Redundancy
    6. Administrative Issues
  12. Administrative Policies for University of Ottawa Students admitted to the Michigan State University/University of Ottawa JD/LLB Joint Degree Program
    1. General Requirements
    2. Grades, Class Rank, And Class Honors
    3. Fulfilling MSU Law Requirements With Ottawa Classes
    4. Procedure For Submitting Grades For Graduating JD/LlB Ottawa Students
    5. Election Of The Credit/No Credit Option For Graduating JD/LlB Ottawa Students
    6. Redundancy
    7. Administrative Issues
  13. Journals and Moot Court
    1. Journals
      1. Michigan State Law Review
      2. Journal of International Law
      3. Journal of Medicine and Law
      4. Journal of Business & Securities Law
      5. Journal of Animal Law
    2. Moot Court and Advocacy Board
    3. Moot Court and Journals Stipend and Academic Credits

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