2.4.01 Goals Capital takes pride in being a service-oriented, friendly and open law school and therefore encourages students, staff and faculty to be friendly, open and receptive to visitors. Capital recognizes that granting access to its facilities is meant to benefit both the visitor and the community at Capital. Therefore, care should be taken before accepting or soliciting a visiting scholar, to determine that the anticipated benefits may be feasibly achieved (in order to be fair to both the potential visitor and the Capital community).
2.4.03 Procedure Access by all persons to Capital University Law and Graduate Center is a privilege and not a right. Our goal is to provide access to the extent it does not negatively impact our ability to serve those constituencies to which we are already obligated. A. Those wishing to be designated visiting scholars may make a request for such access to Capital in writing to the Dean.
B. The Dean may also issue institutional invitations to potential visitors. C. The Dean, pursuant to these guidelines, may grant a visitor: 1. permission to study law in the library, or 2. permission to attend classes (with faculty consent), or 3. other rights and privileges appropriate to the occasion D. When a visiting scholar has difficulty with the English language, Capital will take extra steps in order to facilitate the realization of the goals stated above. We will: 1. determine that there is a faculty member willing to be an academic mentor to the visitor (that faculty member should be one whose area of intellectual curiosity involves the subject being studied by the visitor), and 2. determine that there is a faculty member willing to be an administrative mentor to the visitor in order to help with social and cultural contacts 3. determine whether these mentors should be available to all visitors E. Prior to granting permission for a scholar to visit, the Dean, with the help of the Director of the Institute for International Legal Studies will: 1. determine in advance that sufficient Capital resources exist in the following areas: a. library b. personnel c. space d. academic mentor, where appropriate e. administrative mentor, where appropriate 2. have a discussion with the potential visitor concerning the limitations discussed above, as they apply specifically to the individual F. After granting permission for a scholar to visit, the Dean will circulate a memo announcing the forthcoming visit to the law school community. It should include biographical and other general useful information about the visit. The distribution of this information is reflective of the faculty commitment to host and encourage visitors. It is also designed to encourage and facilitate the faculty's effort to make the visit a pleasant and worthwhile experience for the visitor and the law school community.
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