This committee sets policy for law school admissions. The committee reviews admission policy and recruitment particularly with respect to minority students. The committee aids in the deliberative process on close cases and in considering applicants who may bring unique talents to the community.
Bias and Harassment
This committee receives and mediates student bias or harassment complaints. In addition, the committee has a duty to promote equal opportunity within the law school community.
This advisory committee reviews and makes suggestions to the Dean regarding the proposed budget before the Dean presents the budget to the Board of Trustees.
The purpose of this committee is to assist students in obtaining judicial clerkships and to promote the application for judicial clerkships.
The students sit on this committee to help plan the convocation and make recommendations regarding the convocation speaker(s), setting the program, and selecting a location. The committee is responsible for selecting the student speaker(s).
Curriculum And Adjunct Appointments
The committee has three specific responsibilities: approving proposed new courses, approving new adjunct faculty, and promoting improvements in the overall curriculum.
This committee sets and amends academic regulations, subject to faculty review. This includes issues such as the credits required or allowed in specific areas, computer exam taking, etc. The committee also functions as the school's formal disciplinary committee for the student body with members sitting as arbitrators for purposes requiring formal discipline. (See the Student Handbook for details). Finally, the committee is responsible for selecting student honorees and graduation awards.
Lawyering Instruction And Personnel
The committee makes recommendations with respect to the continuation of current Lawyering faculty and makes suggestions for new hires. The committee is responsible for reviewing the student evaluations.
This is a policy setting committee. The students on this committee serve as a voice for the student body with respect to problems or suggestions for improvements related to the law library.
This committee designs the orientation program for incoming students.
Students sit in advisory (non-voting) positions on this committee. The committee is responsible for making recommendations for appointments, promotions, and tenure of the academic faculty. Students on this committee have been invited to sit in on the presentations of possible appointments in the past.
This committee makes recommendations to the OCS regarding job placement practices.
This is a policy advisory committee, which works closely with the Public Interest Law Center on issues related to the Center.
This committee is responsible for allocating the budgeted funds for student organized symposiums.