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4.2 Academic Probation

A student whose cumulative grade point average at the end of the second semester is below 2.3, but not below 2.0, will be on academic probation and subject to the following conditions:

  1. If the cumulative grade point average is 2.1 or above, the student must repeat each course in which a grade of C- or lower was received. The student may elect to repeat any course in which a grade of C was received.
  2. If the cumulative grade point average is less than 2.1, the student must repeat the entire first-year curriculum. The student may elect not to repeat up to five units in which a grade of C+ or higher was received. In addition, the dean may exempt a student from repeating Introduction to Law and/or Legal Research and Writing, if the student received a grade of C+ or higher in the course, and if the dean determines that repetition of the course would not significantly contribute to the student's legal education.
  3. The dean must approve the student's study list before the end of the first week of classes each semester. The maximum course load permitted for a student who is on academic probation is 15 units per semester.
  4. The student must attend class regularly as required by paragraph 1.5.
  5. Students who are on probation will be disqualified from law school if their grade point average at the end of their fourth semester (i.e., at the end of the probationary year) is below 2.3. No petition for reinstatement will be considered if a student is disqualified after two semesters on academic probation, except if the student is disqualified in his or her sixth or final semester.

Effective for students entering the law school prior to Fall 2015:

A student whose cumulative grade point average at the end of the second semester is below 2.0, but not below 1.7, will be on academic probation and subject to the following conditions:

  1. If the cumulative grade point average is 1.8 or above, the student must repeat each course in which a grade of D+ or lower was received. The student may elect to repeat any course in which a grade of C- was received.
  2. If the cumulative grade point average is less than 1.8, the student must repeat the entire first-year curriculum. The student may elect not to repeat up to five units in which a grade of C or higher was received. In addition, the dean may exempt a student from repeating Introduction to Law and/or Legal Research and Writing, if the student received a grade of C or higher in the course, and if the dean determines that repetition of the course would not significantly contribute to the student's legal education.
  3. The dean must approve the student's study list before the end of the first week of classes each semester. The maximum course load permitted for a student who is on academic probation is 15 units per semester.
  4. The student must attend class regularly as required by paragraph 1.5.
  5. Students who are on probation will be disqualified from law school if their grade point average at the end of their fourth semester (i.e., at the end of the probationary year) is below 2.0. No petition for reinstatement will be considered if a student is disqualified after two semesters on academic probation, except if the student is disqualified in his or her sixth or final semester.