Academic Standing and Support
Recommended Academic Support
All students whose cumulative grade point average at the end of the first year places them in the bottom 10% of their class will be strongly encouraged to enroll in the Advanced Legal Methods course during the Fall semester of their second year.
A student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.3 at the end of any academic year to remain in good standing. In computing the average, no consideration is given to grades received for work completed at other schools, including other law schools, even though transfer credit has been given for such work. Any student who fails to attain the required grade point average at the end of any academic year is automatically dismissed from enrollment and barred from attendance at classes.
All petitions for readmission will be determined by the Committee on Student Petitions. Students may petition for readmission for the academic year following their dismissal, or in a subsequent academic year. If the Committee on Student Petitions finds that the student has the necessary aptitude to perform satisfactory work at the Law School, it grants readmission and requires the student to repeat any required courses in which the student received a grade of "D" or lower. In the year following readmission, the student must maintain a grade point average of 2.6. The Committee on Student Petitions may impose any other conditions on readmission it deems appropriate.
Procedure: The deadline for submitting petitions for readmission for the following year is three weeks after a student receives his/her grades at the end of the academic year. A student may petition for readmission in subsequent years at any time. Petitions must be in writing and include the student's current mailing address. All petitions should contain a complete statement of the facts and circumstances supporting the request.