Below are just a few of the many topics covered in the Policies and Procedures Manual.
Class attendance is a primary obligation of every student. The right to continued enrollment in the course and to take the examination is conditional upon a record of attendance that is satisfactory to the professor. A student who exceeds the maximum allowable absences may be compelled to withdraw from the course, or may be barred from sitting for the final exam. More information about attendance as covered in the Polices and Procedures Manual is here.
Information about exams, academic probation and grades appeals as covered in the Policies and Procedures Manual is here.
Students are expected to be prepared for regular exams in the School of Law. Each student is identified by a confidential exam number, which the student obtains through My UB before each exam period. Exam numbers are randomly generated and are assigned to the student for one semester. Students are given a different exam number each semester.
The exam schedule is available on the home page of the law school website under the "Current Students" tab. Students who wish to defer an exam due to a conflict in scheduling should consult the exam deferral policy and complete a deferral request form (available on the student portal). Emergency deferrals may be granted at the discretion of the Associate Dean.
Prior to the start of an exam, students can expect a proctor to enter the exam room, hand out a sign-in sheet, and present instructions for taking the exam. The proctor will discuss any issues pertaining to computer usage, the School of Law's Honor Code, as well as what to do if problems arise during the exam.
Students are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of greater than 2.0 to remain in good academic standing. At the beginning of a student's law school career, a student with a GPA less than 2.0 is typically placed on academic probation for one or more semesters with the goal of increasing the student's GPA above a 2.0 the following semester. Failure to maintain a GPA above a 2.0 may result in a student being dismissed from law school.
A student may appeal a grade and is advised to read carefully and comply with the steps necessary to ensure a timely grade appeal.
Registration dates are set forth in the School of Law Calendar. Registration is administered by the Office of Academic Affairs in coordination with the Registrar of the University of Baltimore.
Students can obtain forms for employment certification, exam deferrals, appealing a grade, requesting a transcript, receiving a letter of good standing, and requesting an official recognition of a concentration by logging in to MyUB.
University-wide policies may be found here.
Please keep in mind that all academic, student and financial policies and regulations, as well as individual programs, courses, and standards are subject to change at any time during the year. Students are advised by way of this notice that such changes may affect their program requirements, degree status, tuition, fees and financial aid, and any other aspect of their enrollment at the University of Baltimore. The University notifies students of such changes through the University of Baltimore email system.
This website is not, therefore, to be considered a contract between the student and the University. Each student at the University of Baltimore is personally responsible for his or her academic progress, and all are urged to read carefully this document and all University academic publications and correspondence, and to consult regularly with appropriate University personnel for additional information.