Student Code of Conduct and Ethics
The school expects students to conduct themselves at all times in an
acceptable manner. The forms of misconduct listed below, drawn from
the “Model Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct”
published by the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association,
are considered to be in conflict with the education objectives of the
school and, thus subject to dismissal:
1. All types of
dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, knowingly furnishing
false information to the institution, and forgery, alteration or use
of institution documents of identification with intent to defraud
disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration,
disciplinary proceedings, public meetings and programs, or other
3. Physical abuse
of any person on school premises or at a function sponsored or
supervised by the school.
4. Theft or damage
to the school premises or damage to the property of a member of the
school community on the school premises.
5. Failure to
comply with directions of institutional officials acting in the
performance of their duties.
6. Violation of the
law on school premises in a way that affects the school community’s
pursuit of its proper educational objectives. This includes, but is
not limited to, the use of alcoholic beverages and/or controlled
dangerous substances on school premises.
7. All forms of
bias including race, ethnicity, gender, disability, national origin
and creed as demonstrated through verbal or written communication.
8. All form of
Students may be dismissed from the school for the following reasons:
1. Not adhering to
the school’s rules, regulations, policies and code of conduct.
2. Missing more than 20 percent of instructional time that is
recorded as unexcused absences.
3. Not maintaining the minimum grade point average
4. Not meeting financial responsibilities to the school