University Policies

Animals on Campus

No animals of any kind are permitted within university buildings at any time. The only exception to this shall be dogs for the vision and hearing impaired accompanied by their owners. Any domestic animals on university grounds must be on a leash, and the owner must remain with the animal at all times.

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