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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.

Private v. Public Data, Record Suppression, FERPA

Regents policy, federal law, and state law regulate release of student information to third parties. Additionally, the University and the Law School keep student contact information on record in different locations. Students can specify how much of their directory information is made public in both situations.

Public Information & Suppression

Some student information is a matter of public record such as name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and registration status to name a few. Students have the right to suppress this information. To suppress information or to learn more about how the University and the Law School manage personal information, visit:



When determining whether or not to suppress information, students should consider the potential undesirable consequences. With some options instructors or classmates might be unable to contact a student about assignments, or of particular importance if “full” suppression is selected the fact of attendance cannot be released; prospective employers, financial institutions, or others offering services will be unable to have the Law School verify your attendance.