Wise Guide

Successful Completion of Courses

Mandated Curriculum

All students must "successfully complete" all courses in the mandated First Year Curriculum required for their program. Unless otherwise provided, successful completion means attaining a grade of "D" or better in a graded course, and "S-" or better in an ungraded course. Students who fail to successfully complete a course in the mandated year curriculum must retake the course at the next possible opportunity, as ascertained by the Associate Dean for Students.

Legal Research and Writing

All students must take Legal Research & Writing II (LRW II) in the Spring following Legal Research & Writing I (LRW I). However, a student who receives a grade of F or FA in LRW I may not then take LRW II in sequence but, instead, must take both courses the following year. A student who receives a grade of F or FA in LRW II must retake:

  1. both LRW I and II the following year if that student had received a grade below C in LRW I; or
  2. only LRW II the following year if that student had received a grade of C or better in LRW I.