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Student Handbook

This handbook is designed to introduce you generally to the Law School. It also brings together all the various academic rules and regulations that apply to you as a law student. Please read this handbook carefully! You are on notice of its contents.

  1. Introduction
  2. USC School of Law Building and Facilities
      1. Building Operating Hours and Security
      2. Building Use Policies
      3. Parking
      4. No Smoking Policy
      5. Law Library
      6. Computer Lab
      7. Lockers and Mailboxes
      8. Lost and Found
  3. Degree Requirements
      1. Credit for All First Year Courses
      2. Upper Level Credit Hour Requirements
      3. Upper Level Course Requirements
      4. Passing Grade in 90 semester Hours of Course Work; Effect of F
      5. Cumulative Grade Point Average of Not Less than 2.00
      6. Satisfaction of the Residency Requirement
      7. Completion of Course Study for Degree Requirement
  4. Law School Credit for Course Work
      1. Add/Drop/Withdrawal Date
      2. Auditing
      3. Class Attendance
      4. Completion of Course Work at Another ABA/AALS Approved Law School
      5. Co-curricular Activities
      6. Credit Hour Policy
      7. Outside Employment While Enrolled as a “Full Time Student”
      8. Pass/Fail Grading
      9. Summer School
      10. Supervised Legal Research
      11. Transfer Students
      12. University Courses Outside the Law School
      13. Dual Degree Programs
      14. Children's Law Concentration Program
  5. Probation and Dismissal for Failure to Meet Academic Requirements
  6. Student Petitions
      1. Readmission after Academic Dismissal
      2. Academic Forgiveness
      3. Withdrawal from Law School
      4. Readmission after Withdrawal
      5. Postponement of Examinations and Papers
      6. Waiver of Graduation Requirements
      7. Waiver of the 10% Attendance Requirement
      8. Hardship Admission to Courses
      9. Approval of Course Credit
      10. Other Petitions
      11. Non-Academic Complaint Procedure
  7. Honor Code and Disciplinary Procedures
      1. Definitions
      2. Honor Code
      3. Disciplinary Procedures
      4. Provisions on Arrest Reporting
  8. Student/Faculty Relations
      1. Student-Faculty Compact
      2. Faculty Teaching Responsibility
      3. Classroom Computer Usage
      4. Grading
      5. Student Evaluations of Faculty
      6. Student Grievance Procedures
      7. Student Participation in the Governance of the Law School Under the Faculty By-Laws
      8. Notification of Student Rights Under FERPA
      9. University of South Carolina Policy Statement Certification of English Language Proficiency for Teaching
  9. Student Affairs
      1. Student Affairs
      2. Career Services
      3. Registrar and Academic Services
      4. Pro Bono Program
      5. Student Disability Services
  10. Co-curricular Activities and Student Organizations
  11. Student Awards, Special Scholarships, and Honorary Societies
      1. Student Awards
      2. Honorary Societies

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