6. Sanctions; Recordkeeping; Reporting
6.1 Types of Sanctions
Any, some, all or none of the following sanctions may be recommended in the event of a finding by the Honor Board of a violation of this Code:
(i) Reprimand. The student may receive a written reprimand, including relevant information regarding the violation. It is acknowledged that the reprimand may be disclosed to outside parties. See §6.2.
(ii) Disciplinary suspension for a specified time. The student may be suspended from any class, examination, or activity of the School of Law for a specified period. The suspension may commence immediately or in the semester following the imposition of the sanction. Immediate suspension prevents the student from receiving any credit for that semester.
(iii) Indefinite disciplinary suspension. The student may be suspended from any class, examination, or activity of the School of Law for an indefinite period. The suspension may commence immediately or in the semester following the imposition of the sanction. Immediate suspension prevents the student from receiving any course credit for that semester. Readmission is possible only upon approval of the School of Law after a hearing at which the sole issue is the fitness of the student for readmission.
(iv) Expulsion. The student shall be permanently expelled from the School of Law.
(v) Restitution. The student shall repair or replace any property misappropriated or defaced by the student.
(vi) Probation. Imposition of sanctions may be suspended or withheld pending a probationary period or leave of absence.
(vii) Other Action. The Honor Board may recommend other sanctions consistent with this Code as appropriate.
6.2 Recordkeeping and Reporting
In the case of a finding by the Honor Board of a violation of this Code, a written statement of findings will be prepared. This statement of findings, the written reprimand (if applicable), and a record of any additional sanctions recommended shall be provided by written copy to the Accused Student and kept in the student’s permanent file with the office of the Dean. The Accused Student shall be given these written copies as soon as the documents are finalized by the Honor Board. It is presumed that the written reprimand, statement of findings and record of any additional sanctions shall be supplied to any state bar or other authority requesting information as part of a bar-admittance procedure or determination of fitness to practice law. In the case of no finding or a finding of no violation, that outcome shall be recorded in writing and kept in the student’s permanent file with a copy provided to the student, and it is presumed that such finding will not be provided to outside authorities unless at the request of the Accused Student.