Degree Requirements

To be recommended by the faculty for receipt of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, a student must meet the following requirements:

Completion with passing grades of all required courses, and of 88 credit hours of study of which a minimum of 60 credit hours must be in residence at John Marshall;

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 for all graded work undertaken at the School of Law ; and

Attendance in residence for six academic semesters in the full-time division or eight academic semesters in the part-time divisions having enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit each semester in the full-time division and eight semester hours of credit each semester in the part-time division; and

The student’s tuition account is current.

The School of Law may require a leave upon specified terms, terminate a student’s enrollment, or decline to award a degree if the Administration determines that this is in the best interests of the School or that a student is not qualified for admission to the legal profession because of factors other than academic standing.