Updates to the Academic Policies

The Academic Policies were published on June 17, 2014. Updates to the site are made throughout the year; those changes are dated and noted in the policies text in red.


In Section VI.C.I, these two sentences were added:
Exception: First year students who are admitted or have applied to a dual-degree program may enroll in one spring elective course that is taught by another department or school and cross-listed at the law school with the express permission of the faculty advisor for the dual degree program and the assistant dean for academic services. Consult the Student Records Office for details.

In Section III.C.4, the following was changed:
a.  Part-time externships
The director of externships approves part-time externships in consultation with the Curriculum Committee.

b.  Full-time externships

The Curriculum Committee approves proposed full-time externships, other than UVA Law in DC externships, acting on the recommendations of the director of externships.

c.  UVA Law in DC

The director of externships [redacted: who has primary responsibility for teaching the UVA Law in DC seminar] approves UVA Law in DC externships in consultation with the Curriculum Committee.


In Section VII, this line and link was added: View a summary of recent committee activity.


In Section I.L, a typo was corrected: While transfer students are eligible for Order of the Coif membership, their grades at their prior schools will not be used in considering their eligibility.


In Section I.I, this language was added: The Law School does not entertain appeals or grievances of the faculty’s academic evaluation of students.


In Section VI. C, sections for J.D. and LL.M. students were broken out, and this line was added under LL.M. Students:
Students wishing to enroll in fewer than 12 credits (on a part-time basis) must demonstrate exceptional circumstances and obtain the approval of the Vice Dean.