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Law School Alcohol Policy

Whether or not an event is subject to the alcohol policy, any student or student organization wishing to openly advertise an alcohol-serviced event must seek pre-approval of the advertising. In reviewing the proposed advertising, the AOC will seek to ensure that an event's primary focus is not alcohol consumption and that irresponsible drinking behavior is not encouraged. Phrases and images that will result in your advertising being disallowed unless revised include "happy hour," photos or cartoons of glasses of beer or other drinks, photos or cartoons of people holding drinks, etc.

No alcohol-related event, including private gatherings, may be openly advertised within the Law School if alcohol at the event is being dispensed or served by an unlicensed provider.

time limits
With respect to those events held at any location other than one of the six licensed facilities, alcohol service may not begin earlier than one hour prior to food service and must not exceed four hours.

There must be at least two certified alcohol hosts at an approved event where alcohol will be served. For events exceeding 50 people, 1 additional host is required for every 50 people in attendance. For example, 4 hosts are required for an event with anticipated attendance of 150 people.

Once certified, alcohol host certification is valid for the duration of a student's Law School career. 

frequency of events
No student organization may sponsor more than one alcohol-related event in any one calendar week.

University funds may not be used directly or indirectly for the purchase of alcoholic beverages. Funds raised by law student organizations may be used to defray the cost of hosting events where alcoholic beverages are served.

For any given academic year, no student organization may receive funding from the Law School unless at least two of the organization's members become certified alcohol hosts by October 15 of the academic year in which funding is requested by the student organization. Though such a requirement may sound counterintuitive, given that University funds may not be used to purchase alcohol, this requirement serves the more general goal of ensuring that student organizations are apprised of the Law School's alcohol policy.