Savannah Law School’s (SLS) Student Handbook is your personal guide to navigating law school from orientation to graduation. The handbook will help you get the most out of your law school experience. The purpose of the Student Handbook is to maintain an environment conducive to learning, while ensuring students understand the ethical, professional and academic standards they are expected to uphold. SLS rules for student conduct, institutional policies, and academic code are all outlined in detail in the Student Handbook. The procedures followed for any student charged with a violation of the rules, including the right to a hearing before an administrative panel or a Student Court panel, are fully described. Individual and group sanctions which may be imposed for violations of disciplinary regulations are also covered. Please review the Savannah Law School Student Handbook. (updated 1/26/16)
Additionally, the law school is committed to providing a successful learning and working environment for all members of its community, free from any sexual misconduct or harassment. Sexual Misconduct is unlawful, and clearly inconsistent with the nature of a professional community. The law school regards such behavior as a violation of the standard of conduct required of all students.
This policy has been developed in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to protect students from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions of higher learning. Sex discrimination is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Elementary/Secondary Education Act of 1972, and state law.
In addition to facing sanctions from the law school for violation of this policy, a person who engages in sexual misconduct as defined herein may be held personally liable to the victim and subject to sanctions independent of those imposed by the law school. The Dean of Students shall serve as the contact person for all complaints made by and against SLS students under this policy. All complaints alleging a violation of this policy should be made to the Dean of Students. Please review the full policy on sexual misconduct.