6.1 Initiation of Proposals for Amendment: Any member of the College of Law community may initiate a proposal to amend or revise this document. All such proposals shall be referred to the Academic Standards Committee and the Student Bar Association. Upon a majority vote in favor of the proposal by both the Academic Standards Committee and the Student Bar Association, the Academic Standards Committee shall submit the proposal, with a recommendation, to the faculty assembled for approval.
6.1.2 Amendments required by law, professional ethics, or accreditation agencies: In the event a change in substance or interpretation of any law, standard of professional ethics, or accreditation agency requirements requires a change in this document, such proposal shall be submitted to the Academic Standards Committee for approval and recommendation to the Faculty Assembled. A copy shall be submitted to the Student Bar Association for comment, but not approval.
6.2 Approval of Amendment Proposal by Faculty Assembled: This statement of Law Student Rights and Responsibilities may be amended from time to time by majority vote of the Faculty Assembled as a matter relating to academic standards. Such amendments shall become effective only upon final approval of the amendment as described in Section 6.3.
6.3 Approval Process: Proposals for amending or revising this document that have been approved by the Faculty Assembled shall be submitted to the University Council.
6.3.1 The University Council shall review the proposed amendment or revision and either approve or reject it in accordance with the Bylaws for Academic Governance. A proposed amendment/revision that is rejected by the University Council shall be returned to the College of Law Faculty Assembled and Faculty Advisory Council along with a written explanation for the rejection. This explanation may include suggestions for alteration of the proposal. A proposed amendment or revision that is approved by the University Council shall be forwarded to the President, who shall present it to the Board of Trustees for the College of Law.
6.3.2 The Board of Trustees for the College of Law shall review each proposed amendment and revision to this document and may approve it, at which time it shall become effective, or reject it and return it to the University Council.
6.3.3 The Dean of the College of Law shall be responsible for informing College of Law faculty and law students of the action taken on a proposed amendment or revision.