Degree Requirements

To be eligible for the award of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, a student must:
  • Successfully complete at least three academic years of full-time study or at least four academic years of part-time study;
  • Successfully complete all required courses;
  • Successfully complete at least 90 semester credit hours of course work, 60 credits of which must have been completed at this law school;
  • Satisfy all writing requirements;
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.00 for all courses taken
  • Students must complete at least 64 credit hours in courses that require attendance in regularly scheduled classroom sessions or direct faculty instruction; and
  • Be approved by the College of Law faculty.