Our Grading Policy
Current Grading Scale
The grading scale for all students, effective in the Fall of 2010, is as follows:
The A+ grade denotes a level of performance that is truly exceptional.
For each first-year course and all upper-level courses of 15 or more students, the Faculty suggests that 20-25% of the grades be A- or above, 50-60% of the grades be B- to B+, and 20-25% of the grades be C+ or below.
Grading Scale 2004-2005 to Summer 2010
The grading scale for students admitted to the Law School beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year and ending after the Summer 2010 term is as follows:
|C||2.0 * Profesional Competence|
*Provided approval is received from the Law Faculty
3.00 - 3.29 Cum Laude
3.30 - 3.49 Magna Cum Laude
3.50 and up Summa Cum Laude
Grading Scale Prior to 2004-2005
The grading scale for students admitted to the Law School before the 2004-2005 academic year is as follows:
|B||3.0 * Professional Competence|
*The required GPA to be in good standing is 2.975 (unrounded) after the first year.
3.50 - 3.64 Cum Laude
3.65 - 3.79 Magna Cum Laude
3.80 and up Summa Cum Laude