Courses at Other ABA-Accredited Law Schools

III-B-6. Courses at Other ABA-Accredited Law Schools

Students (other than visiting students discussed below) may count up to 10 credit hours of courses from other ABA-accredited law schools toward their 88 credit hours of courses required for graduation by the University of St. Thomas School of Law, subject to the conditions set forth below:

  1. Students (other than transfer students) must take all required courses at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, though if the student receives permission to visit full-time for one or two semesters at another law school, a course required by St. Thomas may be taken at the host institution with the advance approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs [see Policy II-A-2(B)(3)].
  2. A student seeking to receive a J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law who will complete at least four semesters of at least 12 credit hours at the University of St. Thomas School of Law may petition the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for permission to receive credit for up to 32 credit hours of courses taken while a visiting student at an ABA-accredited law school or, when permitted under the ABA’s Standards for Approval of Law Schools, at a foreign law school, under the conditions set forth in section III-A-2(B)(4) and (5).
  3. Students may not be allowed to take up to the full 10 credits to the extent that they are seeking to count up to 6 credits toward their 88 credit hours required for graduation associated with classes from other departments at the University of St. Thomas (see Policy III-B-5).
  4. Students may seek credit for summer courses from any domestic or international Summer School program sponsored by an ABA-accredited law school.
  5. Students also may seek credit for courses from other ABA-accredited law schools taken during the fall or spring semester.
  6. UST will accept the credits from the above-described schools and programs as long as the student achieves a grade of “C” or better in each course for which he or she seeks credit.
  7. Grades achieved in such courses will appear on the student’s transcript, but will not be used in the computation of a law student’s GPA.

In addition, a student seeking to receive credit under this policy for courses taken at an ABA-accredited law school or pursuant to a Summer School program sponsored by an ABA-accredited law school, must petition the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, prior to enrolling in such course, for permission to have such course count toward the 88 credit hours of courses recognized by the University of St. Thomas School of Law, which permission the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs may grant for good cause.

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