1.3 Participation in Law School Governance

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    1.3 Participation in Law School Governance

    1.3.01 Law School Council


    A. The faculty of Capital University Law School has established the Law School Council, the voting members of which consist of:

    1. All full time ranked members of the Law School faculty.

    2. The President of the Student Bar Association and one additional student representative, both of whom are elected by the student body of the Law School.

    B. The Law School Council shall consider all matters referred to it by the Dean or by the Faculty of the Law School. Normally this shall include all matters within the jurisdiction of the faculty except:

    1. law school personnel matters, including but not limited to, faculty and staff recruitment, appointment, retention, promotion, and tenure.

    2. Matters involving litigation.

    3. Matters involving privacy interests of students or others who do not waive their rights of privacy.

     

  • 1.3.02 Committees

    A. Committees of the Law School faculty do not have student representation. These committees are of three general types:

    1. committees concerned with personnel matters, including but not limited to faculty/staff recruitment, appointment, retention, promotion, and tenure. Examples include Faculty Recruitment, Faculty Development, Faculty Personnel Actions, and Individual Evaluation Committees.

    2. committees with primary jurisdiction to supervise and evaluate the academic performance of students in credit awarding academic activities. Examples include the Upperclass Writing and Internship Committees.

    3. committees making individualized decisions or recommendation concerning students or others who do not waive their rights of privacy.

    B. Committees of the Law School Council shall contain student representatives selected by the Student Bar Association in the manner prescribed by that organization. The Dean shall determine the number of student positions on each committee. 
  •  1.3.03 Replacements And Vacancies

    A. If a Council member or committee member is unable to attend a meeting, a substitute cannot be appointed. The sole exception is the Admissions Committee when it meets to consider petitions for reinstatement or reapplication/readmission. Voting by proxy is not permitted.

    B. If a faculty member resigns from a committee, the Dean may appoint a replacement. If a student resigns from a committee or from the Council, the Student Bar Association may select a replacement. If a student position remains vacant after the end of the second week of classes of any semester or term, the Dean may appoint a student to the position. If a student resigns and the Student Bar Association does not select a replacement within two weeks of occurrence of the vacancy, the Dean may appoint a student to the position.