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The School of Law graduates students in February, May and October. Students planning to graduate in May must submit a Graduation Application in February. Students planning to graduate in February or October should contact the Registrar.
Each candidate for the Juris Doctor degree must satisfy the following requirements:
- Attain satisfactory completion of not fewer than 90 credit hours consisting of not less than 58,000 minutes of instruction time in residence;
- Earn credit in each of the required courses: Civil Procedure (I & II), Constitutional Law (I & II), Contracts (I & II), Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Law and Justice, Lawyering Process (I & II), Moot Court, Professional Responsibility, Property (I & II), and Torts (I & II);
- Earn credit in at least three core courses: one of either Business Organizations I, Business Organizations II, Commercial Law (UCC), or Federal Taxation; one of either Administrative Law, Family Law or Wills and Estates; and one of either Conflict of Laws, Federal Courts or Remedies;
- Earn credit in at least two (2) semesters of seven (7) credit client service clinical courses, at least one of which is a direct client service clinic;
- Achieve satisfactory completion of the two-part Upper Level Writing Requirement;
- Achieve satisfactory completion of 40 hours of community service;
- Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher; and
- Satisfy all financial obligations to the School of Law.