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Statement of Student Responsibilities

By virtue of your decision to enroll at Lewis & Clark, you are acknowledging your responsibility to read, understand, and abide by the the expectations outlined in the institution’s Statement of Student Responsibilities that applies to all students of Lewis & Clark.

 Through your choice to register for classes at Lewis & Clark, you are acknowledging your agreement with the policies described on that page, in our printed publications, and on our websites. You are expected to know and understand these responsibilities.

Notices

You are considered to have been notified officially by the law school when we send information to your “lclark.edu” e-mail address.  If you use another e-mail address, please be sure to forward your “lclark” email to that address.

Official notice on academic matters is routinely communicated by the law registrar, and by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.  E-mails from the following addresses are from the registrar’s staff or the Associate Dean:  Seneca Gray, Registrar, seneca@lclark.edu, Brooke Mill, bmill@lclark.edu, Linda Quandt, quandt@lclark.edu, lawreg@lclark.edu, Liz Hobbs, lhobbs@lclark.edu, and Associate Dean Libby Davis eadavis@lclark.edu.

Every student must supply and keep current in the Office of the Registrar, an address and telephone number where the student can be reached. Please email address and phone number changes to: quandt@lclark.edu

Definitions

For the purpose of these rules:

Academic Year

The academic year begins at the start of the summer session and ends at the conclusion of the spring semester. In the case of a student who would (upon successful completion of the courses for which he or she is enrolled) graduate at the end of a semester other than the spring semester, the academic year is deemed to end at the conclusion of such semester.

Day (full-time) and Evening (part-time) Students

Students classified as Day division students are enrolled in classes totaling 13 to 17 hours of credit each semester. Evening division students register for a total of 8 to 12 hours of credit each semester.

Good Standing

Good standing requires that a student completing the first year have a cumulative yearly grade point average of 1.80 or higher and that a student completing any other year have a cumulative and yearly grade point average of 2.00 or higher. A student must be in good standing to graduate.

GPA — Current (semester) grade point average

Current grade point average (semester grade average), is calculated by averaging all final grades obtained by the student in all graded courses taken during the semester in question. Following the date all grades are due at the end of the semester, the calculation is done when all grades are received or the Registrar’s Office attempt to secure grades is finalized. If at this time a professor has failed to turn in grades or if grades are missing because a student has not completed the course work, the calculation will take place without regard to the missing grade. The calculation is done slightly different for the student in situations involving probation or dismissal (see Probation and Dismissal).

GPA — Cumulative grade point average

Cumulative grade average is calculated by averaging all final grades obtained by the student in all graded courses taken at Lewis & Clark Law School.  Following the date all grades are due at the end of the semester, the calculation is done when all grades are received or when the Registrar’s Office attempt to secure grades is finalized. If at this time a professor has failed to turn in grades or if grades are missing because a student has not completed the course work, the calculation will take place without regard to the missing grade. The calculation is done slightly different for the student in situations involving probation or dismissal (see Probation and Dismissal).

GPA — Yearly grade point average

The yearly grade point average is calculated by averaging the final grades obtained by the student in all graded courses taken during that academic year.  For the purpose of determining whether probation has been satisfied, the yearly grade average is calculated by averaging the student’s probationary semester grades, with the grades obtained by the student in the prior academic year.Some special rules apply for this calculation in situations involving probation or dismissal (see Probation and Dismissal).