The academic regulations outlined below have been adopted by the Faculty and should be consulted by students in planning their legal studies. Students are encouraged to discuss any questions concerning these rules with the Registrar's Office, the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and/or the Office of the Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, as appropriate. Some of these rules (those not dictated by American Bar Association accreditation standards) may be waived in particular circumstances . Students seeking such a waiver should consult the Registrar's Office, which may direct the student to the appropriate associate dean. Any student aggrieved by any academic regulation, or an associate dean's unwillingness to waive it, may request relief from the Faculty Petitions Committee (petition form). Decisions of the Petitions Committee are final and nonappealable.