In order to graduate from the College of Law, a student must meet the residency requirements (Academic Policies and Regulations, section 201), and within the permitted time:
- Earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or greater for all graded course work;
- Pass all required courses, and earn a grade of C or better in Professional Responsibility;
- Complete at least 90 credit hours of law school course work with passing grades, of which at least 78 credit hours were in graded courses. No more than 13 credit hours of “D” grade work can be applied to the 90 credit hours of course work.
- In the event the student has either been subject to continuation requirements imposed under these regulations or been subject to readmission requirements imposed under these regulations, either have satisfied those requirements, or have been excused from doing so by the Dean, who may excuse the satisfaction of such requirements in compelling circumstances;
- Satisfy the pro bono service requirement.
Under the College of Law’s grading system, all courses except those graded on a pass/fail basis will be graded on the following system:
- A = 4.00 grade points per credit hour
- A- = 3.67
- B+ = 3.33
- B = 3.00
- B- = 2.67
- C+ = 2.33
- C = 2.00
- C- = 1.67
- D = 1.00
- F = 0.00.
Other transcript grade notations are as follows:
- AF = administrative F
- P = satisfactory (pass)
- IN = incomplete
- W = withdrawal
- AW = administrative withdrawal
- AU = audit