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Policies and Procedures

Below is a list of all the topics on which you can find information on policies and procedures. The Policies and Procedures page is in the process of being updated. For questions about information not contained below, contact the Dean of Students Office at lawdos@umn.edu.


Classroom Environment and Use of Electronic Devices

Classroom environment. Student participation is essential to legal education, and instructors reserve the right to set expectations about classroom conduct. Activities that disrupt or distract from learning are not permitted. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to: use of laptops or other electronic devices for any non-class-related functions (i.e. instant messaging, email, social networking, web browsing, games, etc.), or use of cell phones, smartphones, music players, or similar electronic devices. Any device capable of generating noise should be turned off or silenced during each class.

Taping classes. Taping of classes is allowed only pursuant to written prior approval by the instructor, or as a reasonable accommodation for a disability, as authorized by the Assistant Dean of Students in consultation with the University’s Office of Disability Services. Class recordings authorized for a particular student may not be disseminated to others within or beyond the Law School.


See related policy: Attendance