UND School of Law Student Policy Manual

The Student Policy Manual includes policies adopted by the faculty of the School of Law, policies of the University of North Dakota, and requirements imposed by the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. The Standards of Approval of Law Schools of the American Bar Association, Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, can be found at www.abanet.org/legaled. Many of the forms referenced in the Student Policy Manual are available online. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the Student Policy Manual as well as the general policies and procedures of the School of Law and the University, including the UND Code of Student Life.

Table of Contents

I. THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM

A. General Requirements

1. Credits Required for J.D. Degree

2. Graduation Requirements

3. Standard Course of Study

4. Credits Per Semester

5. Grading System

6. Cumulative Grade Point Average

7. Graduation With Honors

8. Joint Degree Programs

a. Joint JD/MBA Degree Program

b. Joint JD/MPA Degree Program

B. General Rules

1. Class Attendance

2. Credit Hours

3. Retaking of Courses

4. Grades of “Incomplete”

5. Dropping and Adding Courses and Course Withdrawals

6. Auditing a Course

7. Credit for Courses Outside the Law School

8. Continuing Duty to Disclose Information After Admission and Through Graduation or Withdrawal

9. Voluntary Withdrawal and Subsequent Readmission

10. Approval of Distance Education Coursework

C. Final Examinations

1. Examination Administration Procedures

2. Computer-Based Examination Policy

3. Examination Rescheduling Policy

4. Grade Reporting Policy

* For information on final exam policies for Students with Disabilities please refer to: Section IV.A (Students With Disabilities)

II. MANDATORY ACADEMIC ADVISING, ACADEMIC DISQUALIFICATION, PROBATION AND GRIEVANCES

A. Mandatory Academic Advising

B. Academic Disqualification

C. Probation

D. Procedural Rules for Probation Application

E. Academic Grievances and Grade Changes

III. TRANSFER, VISITING, AND NON-DEGREE STUDENTS

A. Non-Degree Students

B. Transfer Students

C. Admission With Advance Standing

D. Transient or Visiting Student Status at UND

E. UND Student Transient or Visiting at Another Law School

IV. GENERAL POLICIES

A. Students With Disabilities

B. Diversity Mission Statement

C. UND Community Values Statement: Thoughts on Strengthening the UND Community

D. UND Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement: Educational Programs and Activities

E. Note About UND Code of Student Life and Other Applicable Policies and Procedures

F. Law School Governance Policy

[Last Updated July 23, 2018]