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Student Suggestions - ABA Standard 512
Student Suggestions/Concerns Process
The University of Kentucky College of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and subject to the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools. ABA Standard 512 can be found here.

Submitting a Suggestion/Concern
All suggestions and concerns must be submitted in writing to the Assistant Dean of Administration and Community Engagement via the Web-based Student Suggestion/Concern Form or the PDF Student Suggestion/Concern Form (which must be sent via email, U.S. Mail, or fax). Concerns about ABA Standards will be communicated as appropriate to the ABA.

The suggestion/concern must meet the following requirements:
  • Explain in detail the behavior, program, process, or other matter that is at issue, and describe how the matter directly implicates the law school’s program of legal education and its compliance with a specific, identified ABA Standard.
  • Contain the student’s name, student ID#, law school email address, and current mailing address.
Resolving a Suggestion
Within 10 business days after a suggestion/concern from a student is received, the Assistant Dean of Administration and Community Engagement, or the Assistant Dean’s designee, will advise the student in writing of any action the College of Law is taking to address the matter. If further investigation is needed, the student will be provided with a response to the suggestion/concern within 10 business days after completion of the investigation.

Appeal Process
A student may appeal a decision on a suggestion/concern within 10 business days from the date of the response by the Assistant Dean of Administration and Community Engagement. Any appeal will be brought before the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Any appeal from the decision of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will be brought before the Dean of the College of Law. The Dean’s decision is final.

Keeping a Record of Suggestions/Concerns
The Assistant Dean for Administration and Community Engagement will keep a record of the Standard 512 suggestions/concerns and resolutions for eight years from the date of final resolution of the suggestion/concern.

Concerns Unrelated to ABA Standards
Students may also submit concerns unrelated to ABA Standards utilizing this form, using the suggestion box located in the Dean’s Office, or by contacting the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or Assistant Dean for Administration.

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