Graduation Requirements

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, Legal Profession, and The Business of Being a Lawyer)
  • 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

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