Academic Policies & Regulations

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These Academic Policies and Regulations were promulgated and codified by the FIU Law in August 2003, and revised  in May 2015.

Students should read these regulations carefully; all students are presumed to have full knowledge of their contents. The subjects covered include:

  • RESIDENCY AND GENERAL ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • SPECIFIC COURSE AND ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • STANDARDS FOR GRADING AND GRANTING CREDIT
  • STANDARDS FOR CONTINUATION AND GRADUATION
  • HONORS
  • CREDIT FOR WORK AT OTHER COLLEGES AND LAW SCHOOLS
  • CREDIT FOR NON CLASSROOM WORK
  • LEAVES OF ABSENCE AND WITHDRAWAL
  • EXAMINATIONS
  • GRADE NORMALIZATION POLICY (CURVE) – Foundation curriculum: In all foundation curriculum courses, the following four distributional requirements must be met: (i) between 40 and 50 percent of the grades shall be B or above; (ii) at least 20% of the grades shall be B+ or above; (iii) between 10 and 15 percent of the grades shall be A- or A; and (iv) between 10 and 15 percent of the grades shall be C- or below.
  • Upper level courses: In all upper level courses with an enrollment of 15 or more students, the following three distributional requirements must be met: (i) between 45 and 55 percent of the grades shall be B or above; (ii) at least 25 percent of the grades shall be B+ or above; and (iii) between 15 and 20 percent of the grades shall be A- or A.

A downloadable version is available here.