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Credit for Graduate Courses at the University

Law students not enrolled in a joint-degree program may register for a law-related, graduate-level course offered in another School of the University in the event that the School of Law does not provide course work in an area of particular interest to a student.  (Joint-degree students may not do so unless the course offered outside the School of Law is necessary to satisfy a certificate program’s requirements.)  A total of six credits may be taken as a partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation.  To receive credit, a student must obtain written permission from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to take the course following a written request setting forth the course, its status, how it is law related, the interest of the student and the time period in which the student expects to take the course.  Students must also include the course on an add/drop form during the first week of classes.  No credit will be issued unless the student receives a grade of at least a B.  Credits only will be applied.  The actual letter grade will not figure in computing the student’s Law School average.