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Policy on Student Complaints Relating to ABA Program of Legal Education Standards

In accordance with Standard 510 of the American Bar Association’s Standards for Approval of Law Schools, students at the University of Michigan Law School may share any complaints about the Law School's program of legal education as it relates to matters that directly connect to those Standards.  For purposes of this policy, a "complaint" is a communication in writing that seeks to bring to the attention of the Law School a significant problem that directly implicates the School’s program of legal education and its compliance with the Standards.  The Law School administration welcomes any feedback along these lines.
 
Any student who wishes to file such a complaint should submit it in writing to David Baum, Assistant Dean for Student Life, either by submitting a written statement to 316 Hutchins Hall or by e-mailing lawstudentlife@umich.edu​.  A student's complaint must identify the ABA Standard that is at issue, include details regarding the behavior, program, or process that is the subject of the complaint, identify the student, and include the student’s e-mail address and student identification number.
 
The Assistant Dean for Student Life, with the cooperation and assistance of appropriate faculty member(s) and administrator(s), if necessary, will investigate the complaint and, if warranted, take action to address the situation.
 
The Assistant Dean for Student Life shall keep a record of all such complaints and of follow-up actions taken for eight years. The student who filed the complaint will be provided with an initial response within 30 days of receipt of the complaint.

 

 

June 2016