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Grading Information - School of Law

Grading System: J.D. (Juris Doctor)

The following grading system became effective as indicated:

Fall 1983 through Spring 1986
Letter GradeQuality Points
A 4.0
B+3.0
B 2.5
C 2.0
D 1.0
F 0
Fall 1986 through Spring 1990
Letter GradeQuality Points
A 4.0
A-3.5
B+3.0
B 2.6
B-2.3
C 2.0
D 1.0
F 0
Fall 1990 to Summer 2008
Letter GradeQuality Points
A 4.0
A-3.67
B+3.33
B 3.0
B-2.67
C 2.0
D 1.0
F 0
Fall 2008 to Present
Letter GradeQuality Points
A+ 4.33
A 4.0
A-3.67
B+3.33
B 3.0
B-2.67
C 2.0
D 1.0
F 0
Special Designations
CR CREDIT
X No available grade
IncIncomplete (effective till Summer 2009)
IP In Progress (effective Fall 2009)
ExcExcused from examination
FABSAbsent from examination
FP Faculty Pass
FX Failure due to cheating or plagiarism
WD Withdrew

Requirements for J.D. Degree

82 term credits; grades of D (in excess of 8 credits after the first term) required to be compensated by grades of B or better

Specific Requirements to Be Fulfilled

  • First-year curriculum
  • Constitutional Law course (5 or 6 credits)
  • Professional Responsibility course
  • One Legal Institutions course (effective through class of May 2004)
  • Writing Requirement Parts A and B (effective with Class of May 1993)

Grading System: LL.M. (Master of Laws)

After January 1, 1963
Letter GradeQuality Points
A 4.0
B+3.5
B 3.0
C+2.5
C 2.0
D+1.5
D 1.0
F 0
Summer 1987 to Summer 2008
Letter GradeQuality Points
A 4.0
A-3.67
B+3.33
B 3.0
B-2.67
C 2.0
D 1.0
F 0
Fall 2008 to Present
Letter GradeQuality Points
A+ 4.33
A 4.0
A-3.67
B+3.33
B 3.0
B-2.67
C 2.0
D 1.0
F 0
Special Designations
CR Credit
X No available grade
IncIncomplete (effective till Summer 2009)
IP In Progress (effective Fall 2009)
Exc Excused from examination
FABSAbsent from examination
FX Failure due to cheating or plagiarism
WD Withdrew


Requirements for LL.M. Degree

24 term credits and a 2.67 grade point average