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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENT SECTION
OF THE LAW SCHOOL CATALOG, 2004-2006


Dean William C. Powers of the School of Law has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposal changes in the classification of student section of the Law School Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the school and the dean approved the proposed changes on December 10, 2002. The dean submitted the changes to the secretary on October 13, 2003. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on November 10, 2003, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on November 10, 2003. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on November 18, 2003, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on December 1, 2003.


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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on November 19, 2003. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENT SECTION
OF THE LAW SCHOOL CATALOG, 2004-2006


On page 41 of The Law School Catalog, 2002-2004 under the Classification of Students section, make the following changes.


Classification of Students

Regular students in the School of Law are classified as first-year, second-year, and third-year students. Students are classified as first-year students until they have earned [thirty] twenty-nine semester hours of credit in law; as second-year students until they have earned [fifty-four] fifty-three semester hours in law; and as third-year students until they graduate. The terms “upper-level” and “advanced” are also used to refer to second- and third-year students and courses.


Rationale: These changes are required as a result of the curricular change which requires first-year students to take an elective. Since the elective can be two, three, or four credits, a student at the end of the first year may have completed the minimum required, twenty-nine hours.