To qualify for the juris doctor degree, a student must:

  • Successfully complete all required courses
  • Successfully complete one rigorous writing course during the second or third year of law study under the direct supervision of a faculty member
  • Successfully complete at least 60 hours at the College of Law
  • Successfully complete additional work sufficient to total 90 semester hours
  • Attain a cumulative grade point average of at least a 5.00 (C) in all work taken in the College of Law and a grade of C on all work taken at other approved law schools
  • Complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment
  • File an official Application for Graduation

The student is responsible for ascertaining whether these requirements are fulfilled.