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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.

 

Courtroom and Related Facilities

The trial courtrooms, 170 and 180, and Lockhart Hall (Room 25) are equipped with cameras and microphones and document presentation equipment. Students can be recorded in simulated court proceedings allowing them to review their performance later either on-line or with a DVD. Room 25, the Law School auditorium, is frequently used for public lectures and moot court presentations.

For all audio-visual needs, the request form should be filled out and sent at least 48 hours prior to the event. Equipment such as LCD projectors & laptops, microphones & sound systems can be reserved at http://www.law.umn.edu/events/technologyreservation.html

If you have questions or need to discuss audio-visual requests, call 625-6385 (Educational Technology) or Greg Carr at 626-2718.

Jury Rooms

Each trial courtroom (Rooms 170 and 180) has an attached Jury Room and the two courtrooms share a Judges’ chambers. Students are not allowed access to the Jury Rooms or Judges’ chambers without permission of their trial practice instructor.

Decorum

Law students are expected to show the same type and degree of respect in the Law School courtrooms as would be expected in any courtroom.

Absolutely no food, beverages, or hats are allowed in these rooms and students are not permitted to move any furniture in or out of the courtrooms.

Reservation of Courtrooms

Courtrooms are reserved online at w: News/Events / Room Reservations. Please be advised that the Trial Practice Program has priority in using trial courtrooms. The courtrooms are not to be used as general meeting rooms. Questions regarding courtroom use may be directed to Kay Johnson (625-0547), Trial Practice Program Assistant, Room 431.