University Policies

Animals on Campus

Per the Animal on University Property Policy, guide dogs, signal dogs, or other dogs (or in some cases, miniature horses) trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability, and service dogs in training that are accompanied by an individual licensed or otherwise authorized to train the dog for such purposes may be permitted inside law school buildings. No other animals of any kind are permitted within law school buildings at any time.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

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Liability Waiver

It is important that all law students engaged in legal representation activities (for pay or pro bono) note that the University of San Diego School of Law does not provide any professional liability (malpractice) insurance.

Research/Protection of Human Subjects

All research involving human subjects to be conducted by USD administrators, faculty, staff or students or conducted at USD by outside agents must be reviewed by the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects unless specifically exempted by the university's document on the protection of human subjects published in the Faculty Handbook. Research conducted as part of a class project is included in those to be reviewed. Further information on the Policy on the Research/ Protection of Human Subjects may be obtained from the Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects.

Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment