Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements for Students Entering Fall 2016 or Later

Upon favorable recommendation of the faculty, the juris doctor (J.D.) degree is conferred upon students who have:

  • maintained overall grade point averages of at least 2.33 for all work attempted in the Law School
  • earned at least 90 semester hours of credit for work in the Law School, including all required courses (first year classes and Legal Profession)
  • successfully completed at least six credit hours in designated experiential courses
  • successfully completed a┬áseminar
  • maintained, in the judgment of the faculty, a satisfactory record of honorable conduct befitting a prospective member of the legal profession
  • completed requirements for the J.D. not less than 24 months after matriculating as a law student and not more than 72 months after enrolling as a law student

Graduation Requirements for Students Who Began their J.D. Studies Prior to Fall 2016

Upon favorable recommendation of the faculty, the juris doctor (J.D.) degree is conferred upon students who have:

  • maintained overall grade point averages of at least 2.0 (2.33 for students entering after Spring 2010) for all work attempted in the School of Law
  • earned at least 90 semester hours of credit for work in the Law School, including all required courses (first year classes and Legal Profession)
  • successfully completed at least three credit hours in designated professional skills courses
  • successfully completed a seminar
  • maintained, in the judgment of the faculty, a satisfactory record of honorable conduct befitting a prospective member of the legal profession
  • completed requirements for the J.D. not less than 24 months after matriculating as a law student and not more than 6 calendar years after matriculating as a law student