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Procedure for Student Complaints

While most interviewers strive to maintain a professional and sensitive attitude during on-campus and call-back interviews, each year we receive a number of complaints from students about offensive or discriminatory behavior on the part of the interviewers.

When filing a complaint the student may request one of the following procedures:

  • Place the complaint in a confidential file with the Assistant Dean for Career Services so that he may monitor that employer for future complaints;
  • Have the Assistant Dean for Career Services call the employer to discuss the incident and ask for a response on the phone or in writing; or
  • Have the Assistant Dean for Career Services write to notify the employer of a complaint and invite a written response.


Generally, this informal process satisfactorily handles most complaints. In a case where a complaint cannot be handled in this informal manner, the student may want to file a formal complaint to be addressed by the full Placement Committee. Following a factual investigation, the Committee will decide whether or not there was a violation of our rules. If the Committee finds there was a violation, it will take one of the following measures:

  • Send a letter of reprimand to the employer;
  • Publicize the complaint to the Law School community;
  • Place the employer on a specified period of probation;
  • Bar the employer from using the Careers Service facilities for a specified amount of time; or
  • Impose any other sanctions it may deem appropriate.
Last modified: June 11, 2012

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