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These Academic Policies and Regulations were promulgated and codified by the FIU Law in August 2003, and revised  in April 2017.

The Academic Policies and Regulations for the LL.M. program can be found here.

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.