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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE
GRADUATION COMPLETION TIME PERIOD
IN THE LAW SCHOOL CATALOG, 2008-2010


Dean Lawrence Sager of the School of Law has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the enrollment hours and the honors designation in the Law School Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the school approved the changes on October 1, 2007, and the dean approved them on October 22, 2007. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive interest to a single college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on January 23, 2008, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

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 an 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 February 5, 2008.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on January 29, 2008. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE
GRADUATION COMPLETION TIME PERIOD
IN THE LAW SCHOOL CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): LAW
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
Students would be required to earn their J.D. no earlier than 24 months and no later than 84 months from first enrollment.


Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.Pages 55-56 in the Law School Catalog

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
The American Bar Association (ABA), in part, governs policy for all accredited law schools. The ABA Standard 304c in the Standards and Rules of Procedure for approval of law schools reads: “A law school shall require that the course of study for the J.D. Program be completed no earlier than 24 months and later than 84 months after a student has commenced law study at the law school or a law school from which the school has accepted transfer credit.” We would like to request the change in order to conform to this ABA policy.
SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
No.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. N/A
Person Communicated With: N/A
Date of communication: N/A

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
No.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain.
No.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

College: yes Date: October 1, 2007
Dean: yes Date: October 22, 2007