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Bulletin Boards and Posting Information

Bulletin Boards and Posting Information Posting Policy

Bulletin Boards
Many bulletin boards throughout the Law School have been designated for use by officially recognized Law School student organizations, as well as administrative offices. Officially recognized Law School student organizations may place posters and advertisements on any Student Organization and Administrative/Student Announcements bulletin board within the Law School. Student organizations are asked to refrain from placing posters on any board designated solely for Administrative Announcements. All postings must list the name of the sponsoring organization and contact information (such as a contact person's email address). Posters which do not include identifying information will be removed.

No posting may exceed 11 inches by 17 inches in size. Posters are limited to one per bulletin board. Posters should be affixed to bulletin boards with thumbtacks or push pins. Staples, nails, or other metal fasteners are not allowed. Posters placed on walls, doors, windows, or any other non-approved location will be removed.

Posters should be placed so they do not block or otherwise interfere with adjacent posters. Posters should not "run" more than two weeks.

Posters that are commercial in nature, or those posted by organizations outside the Law School, are permitted on the boards designated General Announcements. These boards are located to the left of the elevator in Hutchins Hall, adjacent to the BLSA and LLSA offices in the basement of Legal Research, and in the hall leading from the basement of Legal Research to the law library.

Individual boards assigned to student organizations by the Law School Student Senate are not covered by this policy.

M Law live
Events may be advertised by uploading flyers to M Law Live (the online student portal). Flyers to be uploaded to M Law Live should be emailed to mlawliveposters@umich.edu. Due to size limitations for the online flyers, helpful guidelines have been developed.

Flyer Files
The preferred format for flyers for submission to be posted to M Law Live is a PDF. Flyers may also be submitted for posting in the following formats: Word documents, PowerPoint slides, or Publisher documents.

WordPerfect may be used to create a flyer, however, it must be converted to PDF format prior to submission.

  1. To create a PDF from a WordPerfect file, click on File and then Publish To.
  2. Select PDF to open the Publish To PDF dialogue box. Select the General tab when the dialogue box opens.
  3. Under the General tab, select PDF Style. Select Highest Quality and then click the OK button.

Flyer Design Tips

  • Flyers can only be in portrait layout. Landscape oriented flyers will not fit on M Law Live.
  • Font size should be no smaller than 36 point if using Times New Roman or similar sized font.
  • Verbiage should be kept to a minimum. If you need to convey a lot of information, it is better to create an Announcement or a new web page. The flyer can then be hyperlinked to the announcement or web page.
  • If an Announcement or web page is created, you should send the link along with the flyer for posting. Unless a different link is submitted wiht the flyer, all flyers will be linked to themselves.
  • A white background for a flyer works well. If a colored background is desired, the font color should contrast strongly so the information on the flyer is easy to read.

Miscellaneous Requirements
If a flyer is linked to an M Law Live Announcement or a separate web page, contact information (such as an individual's name and email address) must be in the Announcement or located on the web page. If a flyer is linked to itself, the contact information must be included on the flyer itself. Flyers without this information will not be posted online.

 
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