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Discussion Boards Usage Policy

Discussion Boards are for SLS alumni only.

Stanford Law School reserves the right to revoke an alum or student's access to our discussion boards if they do not abide by the following policy.

Please choose the most appropriate discussion board for your post. Keep in mind that many of our alums are subscribed to several boards and we want to avoid frustrating them with multiple messages about the same topic.

  1. Try to create posts that benefit alumni directly, not friends and family.
  2. Postings promoting personal business, soliciting investments, or promoting special interests (fundraising, political, non-profilts, etc.) are highly discouraged on this platform and viewed as inappropriate.
  3. If you feel a board posting violates the usage guidelines, flag the posting as "inappropriate." If a posting is flagged 5 times it will no longer be viewable.
  4. No Flaming. Refrain from responding "Reply to All" to the email version of what you believe to be an "inappropriate" web posting. If you feel a message is inappropriate for the board, instead, log into the board and flag the posting as "inappropriate."
  5. When replying to discussion board postings by email, please do not "REPLY TO ALL" unless you intend to send your message to ALL board subscribers and post to the discussion board.

Actions on Complaints

Stanford Law School reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of the policies listed above. If we become aware of possible violations, we may initiate an investigation that may include gathering information from you or any user involved and the complaining party, if any, and examination of other material. We may suspend the provision of our Services, temporarily or permanently remove the material involved from our servers, cancel posts, provide warnings to you, or suspend or terminate your access to the site. We will determine what action will be taken in response to a violation on a case-by-case basis, at our sole discretion. We will fully cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating suspected lawbreakers. Copyright violations should be reported to: security@stanford.edu.