Grading Information for School of Law

J.D. (Juris Doctor)

The following grading system became effective as indicated:

Fall 1983 through Spring 1986

Letter Grade Quality Points
A 4.0
B+ 3.0
B 2.5
C 2.0
D 1.0
F 0

Fall 1986 through Spring 1990

Letter Grade Quality 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 through Summer 2008

Letter Grade Quality 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 through Present

Letter Grade Quality 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
Inc Incomplete (effective until Summer 2009)
IP In Progress (effective Fall 2009)
Exc Excused from examination
FABS Absent from examination
FP Faculty Pass (discontinued Fall 2003)
FX Failure due to cheating or plagiarism
WD Withdrew

Requirements for J.D. Degree

  • 82 term credits (for students who began their studies in 2003 or earlier) or 83 term credits (for students who began their studies in 2004 and thereafter); 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 through Class of January 2008)
  • Substantial Writing (effective with the Class of May 2008)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

After January 1, 1963

Letter Grade Quality 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 through Summer 2008

Letter Grade Quality 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 through Present

Letter Grade Quality 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
Inc Incomplete (effective untill Summer 2009)
IP In Progress (effective Fall 2009)
Exc Excused from examination
FABS Absent 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