7. Review of Decisions
Within forty-five (45) calendar days after the recording of a finding of violation, statement of findings, and recommendation of sanctions, if any, the Accused Student may appeal to the Dean to review the Honor Board decision. It shall also be within the Dean’s discretion to review the decision without receiving a request. The Dean shall have the ability to dismiss the action, provide different sanctions, and deal with the record as appropriate at any time. In the event that the Dean takes any action permitted by this section, the Dean shall prepare a written explanation for such action prior to its consummation and shall promptly present the written explanation to the Honor Board.
The decision of the Honor Board and/or Dean is a matter of academic concern and thus final. The decision may not be appealed under the procedures listed in the University of North Dakota’s Code of Student Life or any other University process external to the School of Law. The School of Law is a professional post-baccalaureate program approved by the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools. The standards for approval of these accrediting bodies require that the decisions of professional academic matters remain with the law school faculty. No further appeal is permitted or appropriate.
Adopted by the Faculty April 30, 2010
Effective August 15, 2011
Amended September 11, 2015, with amendments effective September 29, 2015.
Amended April 15, 2016, with amendments effective May 2, 2016.