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Academic Requirements

Graduation Requirements for Classes Entering Fall 2016 and After

Satisfactory completion of the course of study offered by ASU Law leads to the Juris Doctor degree. To be eligible for the JD degree, a student must satisfy all the following:

  1. admission to the college as a candidate for the degree and satisfaction of any conditions imposed at the time of admission or prior to graduation during the course of law study;
  2. successful completion of a minimum of 88 credits of which 72 must be graded with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better;
  3. no more than four credits of “D” (deficient) grade work after the first year can be applied toward the 88 credits;
  4. completion of all required first-year courses, Professional Responsibility, and either Constitutional Law II or Criminal Procedure;
  5. satisfaction of the Graduation Writing Requirement;
  6. a maximum of 12 credits of externship work, a maximum of seven credits of independent study, and a maximum of 4 professional development credits, and a maximum of 6 credits over all for professional development plus credits for university courses taken outside the law school can be counted towards the 88 credits required for graduation;
  7. all 88 credits required for graduation must be earned at ASU Law unless prior approval by the dean’s designee is granted;
  8. completion of the degree requirements no earlier than 24 months and no later than 84 months after commencing study at the law school or a law school from which the school has accepted transfer credit. A transfer student must complete the work of at least three semesters at ASU Law immediately preceding the granting of a degree;
  9. satisfaction of the Flexible Writing Requirement;
  10. satisfaction of the Experiential Learning Requirement;
  11. a minimum of 64 credits must be obtained from courses that involve attendance at regularly scheduled class sessions. The following do not count toward these required 64 credits:
    1. All Externships
    2. Independent Studies
    3. Courses taken outside the law school under Section-University Courses Outside the Law School
    4. Credits received for working for a Journal under Section-Journal Credits
    5. Credits received for Moot Court under Section-External Moot Court
    6. Participation
    7. Credits received for being a Teaching Assistant
    8. Credits received from any clinic other than:
      1. Civil Justice Clinic
      2. Immigration Law and Policy Clinic
      3. Indian Legal Clinic
      4. Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic
      5. Mediation Clinic
      6. Post-Conviction Clinic
    9. Credit from courses without regularly scheduled meetings
  12. A maximum of 29 transfer credits can be counted toward the 88 credits necessary for graduation.

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