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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.


Call 911 – For emergencies, crimes in progress and when in doubt.

Dialing 911 from a campus phone will provide you with direct contact to the University Police, Fire and Emergency services.

Dialing 911 from a cell phone on campus will provide you with direct contact to the University Police or Minneapolis Police dispatch. Typically it will go to the Campus UMPD, but both Police departments works closely together and are equally capable of responding. Let them know where you are on campus.

After the police have been notified, please inform a Law School employee about the emergency. You can contact any of the following: 2nd Floor Information Desk (625-1000), Library Circulation Desk (625-4300), Linda Lokensgard, shimm001@umn.edu, (625-2023, Room 474), or a security monitor if on duty. The Law School has two AEDs (defibrillator) located on the Plaza level on the brick wall near the elevator/entrance to the Library and the Subplaza between classrooms 30 and 40 (see Defibrillator). A reference guide for Law School emergencies is located on Inside.law under safety information at https://inside.law.umn.edu/safety.html

Emergency Notification Systems

While the University may use various means of communication in an emergency (phone, email, web, media, text message, outdoor public address system), special Tone Alert Radios (TAR) are utilized to broadcast messages to building departments on campus. The Law School has 2 tone alert radios located at the Library Circulation Desk and in the Dean’s Office.

Sign up for University emergency notices via text message at: http://www1.umn.edu/prepared/txtu