Recording Class Lectures; Dissemination of Recorded Classes

General Policy

Suffolk University Law School prohibits the recording of classes, by ant means, in whole or part, absent the express consent of the instructor. The law school also prohibits the sharing, posting or other dissemination of class recordings, or portions thereof, without the express consent of the instructor.

Students who violate this policy may be subject to disciplinary action.

Recordings made by the instructor

Unless otherwise expressly permitted by the instructor, class recordings made available by the instructor to members of the class shall be accessed only by members of the class and shall not be shared, in whole or in part, with any other individuals. 

Recordings made by individual students with express permission of the instructor

Students who have the express consent of an instructor to record a class must make their own arrangements to record the class. University Media Services (UMS) is not available to record classes for individual students.

Unless otherwise expressly permitted by the instructor, permission to record a class applies exclusively to the student who received permission from the instructor. The recording may not be accessed or utilized by any other individual. No replication of the recording may be made without the instructor’s express permission.

General Provisions

The Dean of Students will ask faculty members to record their classes held during certain religious observances including, but not limited to, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Passover, and Good Friday. In such cases, faculty participation is voluntary.

Students who are requesting recording of classes under the Americans with Disabilities Act must contact the Law School Dean of Students.

In accordance with this policy, all students should be aware that any class, and discussions held therein, may be subject to recording.