The degree of Juris Doctor is granted upon a student’s successful completion of a minimum of 88 credit hours of required and elective courses with a cumulative academic average of at least 2.00. In accordance with the American Bar Association Standards, course credits more than five years old lapse if a degree is not earned. The right to take examinations, as well as the privilege of continuing as a student, is conditioned upon regular and punctual class attendance and participation in classroom work. Unsatisfactory attendance or classroom performance may result in a student being dropped from a course or receiving a failing grade.
Degrees with honors will be awarded as follows: summa cum laude to students with a grade point average of 3.50 or higher; magna cum laude to students with a grade point average of 3.30 to 3.49; and cum laude to students with a grade point average of 3.00 to 3.29 at the time of graduation.