Policies

Grading

Current Grading System

JD – Beginning with the Class of 2019
LLM and SJD – Beginning Spring 2017
MSL – Beginning Fall 2016

A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
4.00 4.00 3.67 3.33 3.00 2.67 2.33 2.00 1.67 1.33 1.00 0.67 0.00
H P LP F
Honors Pass Low Pass Fail

1 Additional grade codes include, Audit (AU), Credit(CR), Incomplete (I), No Credit (NC), Satisfied (S), Transfer Credit Accepted (TR), Withdrew from course (W), and Withdrew from school (WD).

Previous Grading Systems

Juris Doctor (JD)
A B C D F
Beginning Fall 200512 90-100 80-89 70-79 66-69 Below 66
Beginning with the Class of 20042 88-100 80-87 70-79 66-69 Below 66
Beginning with the Class of 19942 91-100 81-90 71-80 66-70 Below 66
Through the Class of 19932 85-94 75-84 65-74 60-64 Below 60

1 Additional grade codes include Audit (AU), Not Pass (NP), Satisfied (S), Transfer Credit Accepted (TR), and Withdrew from school (WD).

2 Additional grade codes include Incomplete (I), No Credit (NC), Pass (P), and Withdrew from course (W).

Master of Laws (LLM)
A B C D F
Beginning Fall 2009 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 0.0
Prior to Fall 2009 Refer to JD scales above
Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)

Prior to Spring 2017

A B C D F
4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 0.0
Master of Studies in Law (MSL)

Through Spring 2016

A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
4.3 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.7 0.0

Grade Suffix

V X *
Waived Course not calculated in GPA Grade not calculated in GPA, credit earned only

Student Handbook

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Bar Eligibility

New York Bar Certification