There shall be a committee known as the Academic Integrity Committee (the “Committee”), which shall be composed of no fewer than two students, three faculty members, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs as ex-officio, which ex-officio position shall be a non-voting position except in instances otherwise recognized in this Code.
The Dean of the School of Law shall appoint faculty members to serve on the Committee for a term of one year. The Dean shall appoint a faculty member to serve as Chair of the Committee.
The Student Bar Association Vice President, or his/her Designee, shall appoint two students from any class for a term of one year. To be eligible for appointment, a student must be in good academic standing and shall not previously have been determined to have violated of this Code. Student members appointed hereunder may be excluded or limited in their participation on the Committee upon determination by a simple majority of the voting faculty members of the Committee that extraordinary circumstances exist to warrant the same. Such exclusion or limitation shall be determined based upon the circumstances of each pending matter.
In the event that any Committee member determines that he/she is temporarily unable to serve upon the Committee for good cause, including, but not limited to, unavailability, conflict of interest, or voluntary recusal, the Committee member shall promptly notify the Dean and Chair in writing. If the Chair determines that good cause exists, the Dean shall appoint an alternate committee member pursuant to Article 3.06.
The accused student may petition the Committee for the involuntary recusal of any Committee member for good cause. Upon determination by a simple majority of the voting members of the Committee that good cause for recusal of that Committee member exists, the Dean shall appoint an alternate committee member pursuant to Article 3.06.
In the event an alternate is required for a faculty member on the Committee or for the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Dean shall appoint another faculty member to temporarily fill that position.