Grades and Minimum Performance Standards
The letter grades listed below are assigned in the School of Law. The numerical equivalents in the second column are used to calculate the student's grade point average in law courses. An explanation of the grading scale appears on each student's transcript.
Grades, except those in seminars, are based primarily on examinations. Grades in seminars are based primarily on individual research as reflected in a paper and an oral report.
In general, students receive letter grades in law courses. The dean may determine that pass/fail grading is preferable for a course. Courses that will be offered only on the pass/fail basis or for which pass/fail grading is an option will be announced before registration. The School of Law may limit the number of credits that a student can accumulate on a pass/fail basis.
A non-law graduate student who enrolls in a law school course offered for a letter grade may register on the pass/fail basis if permitted to do so by their graduate advisor.
Information about changing registration to or from the pass/fail basis is published in the General Information Catalog.
Study abroad courses are offered on the credit/no credit basis.
This policy may be found in the General Information Catalog.