Graduation Requirements

III-A-1. Graduation Requirements

III-A-1. Graduation Requirements

A.        Summary of Requirements

For the J.D. degree at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, the graduation requirements include:

  1. Credit in at least 88 hours of course work recognized by the University of St. Thomas School of Law;
  2. A final cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0;
  3. A passing grade in all required courses; and
  4. Satisfactory completion of all requirements associated with:
    a.  the Upper Level Writing Program,
    b.  the MentorProgram, and
    c.   the Public Service Program.

B.        Time Limits

Under normal circumstances, a student is expected to complete 88 credit hours within three (3) academic years. In no event will a student be allowed to take longer than four (4) academic years to complete all requirements for the degree without the written approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs obtained during the four-year period.

C.        Exceptions for Transfer Students and Visiting Students

Any student who transfers into the University of St. Thomas School of Law, or any student from the University of St. Thomas School of Law who concludes studies for the J.D. by visiting at an ABA-accredited law school, may petition the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to request modification of the graduation requirements related to the satisfactory completion of all requirements associated with the Upper Level Writing Program, the Mentor Program and the Public Service Program for students. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs may grant a modification of such requirements for good cause.

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