ASU Law’s JD Program is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.
Graduation Requirements for Classes Entering Fall 2020 and After
To be eligible for the J.D. degree, a student must satisfy all the following:
- Admission to the College as a candidate for the degree and satisfaction of any conditions imposed at the time of admission or before graduation during the course of law study;
- Successful completion of at least 88 credits of which 69 must be graded with a cumulative grade point average of 2.33 or better;
- No more than four credits of “C” grade work after the first year can be applied toward the 88 credits;
- completion of all first-year courses;
- completion of the Graduation Writing Requirement;
- completion of the Flexible Writing Requirement;
- completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement;
- no more than 12 externship credits, 12 clinical work credits, 7 independent study credits, 4 professional development credits, and 6 combined professional development plus non-LAW credits for courses taken at ASU can be counted towards the 88 credits required for graduation;
- all 88 credits required for graduation must be earned at the College of Law unless the dean’s designee grants prior approval;
- completion of the degree requirements no earlier than 24 months and no later than 84 months after commencing study at the College of Law school or a law school from which the College of Law has accepted transfer credit;
- a minimum of 64 credits must be earned in courses that involve attendance at regularly scheduled class sessions. The following do not count toward these required 64 credits:
a. All Externships
b. Independent Studies
c. Non-LAW courses taken at the College of Law
d. Journal credits
e. Moot Court credits
f. Teaching Assistant credits
g. Credit from courses without regularly scheduled meetings
- A maximum of 29 transfer credits can be counted toward the 88 credits necessary for graduation.
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