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Policy on Compliance with ABA Standards Regarding Student Complaints
Compliance with ABA Standards
As an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school, Texas A&M University School of Law is subject to the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools. Those standards may be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/standards.html. Any student who wishes to bring a formal complaint to the administration of the law school involving a significant problem directly implicating the law school’s program of legal education and its compliance with the ABA Standards should do so by following the procedure below.
Filing of Complaint
Student complaints involving compliance with ABA Standards should be submitted in writing via e-mail, U.S. mail, or personal delivery to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The writing should describe, in detail, the behavior, program, or process complained of, and demonstrate how it impacts the law school’s program of legal education and the law school’s compliance with a particular ABA Standard. The writing must provide both the name of the student submitting the complaint and the student’s official law school e-mail address and a mailing address for further communication about the complaint.
Response to Complaint
The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs should confirm receipt of the complaint within three business days of receipt. Acknowledgement of complaints may be made by e-mail, U.S. mail, or personal delivery in writing. Within 14 business days of acknowledgment of the complaint, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs shall either meet with the complaining student or respond to the substance of the complaint in writing. In that communication, the student should receive either a substantive response to the complaint or information about what steps are being taken by the law school to address the complaint or further investigate the complaint.
Within ten business days of being advised by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of any action taken in response to a complaint filed under this standard, the student may appeal that decision to the Dean of the law school. The decision of the Dean shall be final.
Calculation of Time
Under this policy, officially designated university holidays and university break days will not be included as business days when calculating time.