Penn State Law Bulletin Update Policies and Procedures

The Penn State Law Bulletin contains an array of academic program information. In order to determine the correct procedure to follow to request a change to the Bulletin, please review the types of changes listed below. Failure to follow the correct procedure could result in a delayed response to your request.

Please Note: A new Bulletin edition for the upcoming academic year will be published online on the first Monday of Maymester every year. The previous year's edition also will be archived at that time. All change request procedures must be completed by April 1 in order to be included in the new edition of the Bulletin on its publication date.

How to Request Changes to the Penn State Law Bulletin

Curricular Change

Description: Includes all items that are required to be approved by the Penn State Law faculty such as courses, programs, or official descriptions of these items. This does not include changes that are strictly editorial in nature (punctuation, misspelled words, etc.)

On program pages, this includes the following items under the Academics heading in the Bulletin:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Pre-LL.M. One-Year Certificate Program
  • Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)
  • Joint Degrees

This also includes course description information found in the University Course Description area of the Bulletin.

Procedure: All changes are approved and requested by the Penn State Law Academic Affairs office.

Editorial Change to Curricular Items

Description: Includes changes to program descriptions, requirements, and course information that are strictly editorial in nature, e.g., punctuation, spacing, misspellings, etc.

Procedure: All changes are approved and requested by the Penn State Law Academic Affairs office.

Non-Curricular Information

Description: These are items that are not a part of the curricular review process. This includes typos within editable items, urgent editorial details not associated with curricular items, as well as information under the following headings:

  • About Us
  • ABA Required Disclosures
  • Academic Calendar
  • Financial Aid
  • Law School Bursar
  • Specialized Fields of Study
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities
  • International Opportunities
  • Learning Outcomes

Procedure: All changes are approved and requested in cooperation between the Communications and Marketing office and the Academic Affairs office at Penn State Law.

Changes to Images

Description: Includes images at the top of program, academic, and general information pages.

Procedure: Images will be updated annually in the spring. Please send image suggestions to the Penn State Law Director of Marketing and Communications by April 1.