Academic Policies and Graduation Requirements
Date Approved and/or Revised
March 13, 2013; February 28, 2015 (revised)
Required Courses. A student must complete successfully all courses designated in the curriculum as required. A student who fails a required course must retake and pass that course when it is next offered. A student who fails a first-year or advanced required course may only retake the course one time. If a student fails the course a second time, he or she will be dismissed for academic deficiency regardless of the student's cumulative GPA. Any exception to this rule for a particular required course must be approved by the faculty. If another section is available, the student must not enroll with the same professor from the failed class.
If a student has taken a required course for a grade before matriculation in law school and received a grade of C+ or better, the student will not receive law school credit for the course but may not be required to repeat the course if approved by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs when another course is available in the same subject area which may be taken in substitution for equivalent credit hours and then be a part of such student's required first year curriculum.