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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE LAW SCHOOL CATALOG 2014-2016

Dean Ward Farnsworth in the School of Law has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Law School Catalog, 2014-2016. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on October 2 and October 3, 2013, respectively. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation being of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on October 23, 2013, 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 UT System.

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 November 4, 2013.

Dean P. Neikirk

Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 29, 2013

 


PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE LAW SCHOOL CATALOG 2014-2016

TYPE OF CHANGE:
 

Academic Change


IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS YES, THE COLLEGE MUST CONSULT NEAL ARMSTRONG WHO WILL DETERMINE WHETHER SACS-COC APPROVAL IS NEEDED:

• Is this a new degree program? No
• Does the program offer courses that will be taught off campus? No
• Will courses in this program be delivered electronically? No

EXPLAIN CHANGE TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
 
  • Admission/Admission as a Transfer Student section:
We will also admit transfer students who would not have been admitted as first-year students but who have excelled in their first year of law school at another institution and have demonstrated ability to succeed here.
  • Academic policies and procedures/minimum performance standard section:
The current catalog does not address minimum satisfactory progress for the first semester of law school.
  • Degrees/curriculum section:
Electives are not required and the faculty is considering eliminating the option entirely. Omitting the language does not preclude a faculty decision to continue offering electives in the first year.
  • Degrees/curriculum section:
Similar to the advanced courses, first year required courses may include courses selected during any given semester by the dean and faculty of the law school.
  • Degrees/admission to candidacy:
The international programs committee no longer participates in the selection of candidates.
  • Degrees/degree requirements section:
We propose to change the language regarding the length of time in which the degree requirements must be completed to allow for the possibility that the school of law will seek in the next two years to extend the length from one calendar year to a longer period of time.


SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):

Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
  No
If yes, impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:
  N/A

Will students in other degree programs be impacted (are the proposed changes to courses commonly taken by students in other colleges)?

  No
If yes, explain:
  N/A

Will students from your college take courses in other colleges?
  No
If yes, explain:
  N/A

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)?
  No
If yes, explain:
  N/A

Will this proposal change the number of hours required for degree completion?
  No
If yes, explain:
  N/A

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department:
Yes
Date: October 2, 2013
College:
Yes
Date: October 2, 2013
Dean:
Yes
Date: October 3, 2013

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.