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Rules of the School of Law


Honor Code and Rules of the School of Law

Date Approved and/or Revised

March 13, 2013


Rules and Reservation of Rights. Students are expected to know and follow the rules of the law school. In instances where the law school has not provided a rule, the rules of Texas Tech University, as they appear in the Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog and Code of Student Conduct1, will be followed. A student may appeal the application of specific rules to the Office of the Dean of the School of Law. The Dean's office will either render a decision or refer the appeal to the faculty of the law school or the proper authority for decision.

Students are expected to behave professionally and responsibly as members of the law school community. Disruptive and inappropriate behavior may be addressed as an internal matter through the discretion of the Dean's office.

Disciplinary matters relating to academics, integrity, and the use of law school property are covered under the law school Honor Code. Non-academic matters of student conduct are also covered under the university's Code of Student Conduct.

The law faculty does not assure any student that it will offer a combination of courses or a sequence of courses that will enable a student to qualify for the law degree other than the normal program of study in three consecutive academic years of two semesters each.

The School of Law reserves the right to modify the requirements for admission or graduation; to change the arrangement or content of courses, the instructional materials used, tuition and other fees; to alter any regulation affecting the student body; to refuse admission or readmission to any student at any time; or to dismiss any student at any time, should it be in the interest of the law school.

Contact Information and Messages. Each student should check his or her university e-mail account and message box daily. The law school also uses TechLawAnnounce as a means to notify students of policies and procedures. Students are required to keep the law school current as to their permanent address, local address, and telephone numbers. The law school and university use these means to communicate official notices, and each student will be responsible for complying with any notices and requirements sent by any of these means.

The Honor System. Law is a self-disciplining profession, one in which the members bear the responsibility for policing their brethren. The faculty of the School of Law expects that students will conduct themselves in a manner that is above reproach at all times and in accordance with the Honor Code (See Honor Code)

1Found in the Student Handbook at www.depts.ttu.edu/dos/handbook.