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Graduation Requirements

Charlotte School of Law's legal education program provides students the opportunity to earn a law degree by successfully completing a full-time or part-time course of study.

Graduation is conditional upon:
  • Attaining a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 in at least ninety (90) credit hours of coursework;
  • Completing a minimum of sixty (60) credit hours in residence at Charlotte School of Law and matriculating at Charlotte School of Law for a minimum of twenty-four (24) months;
  • Successfully completing:
    • All required doctrinal courses;
    • All required lawyering skills and values courses; and
    • All required pro-bono and community service hours.

Credit hours are awarded for courses in which the candidate for the degree has earned a grade of "D-" or better, or in the case of a course that is graded pass/fail a "P," or for which the student has received advanced standing credit on the basis of work at another law school. Unless waived by the Academic Standards Team for good cause, students must complete all degree requirements within five (5) years of beginning studies as a full-time student or six  (6) years of beginning studies as a part-time student. The faculty will not grant a waiver that would result in a student completing the program more than seven (7) years after beginning. Degrees with honors will be awarded to students whose cumulative grade point average at the time of graduation is as follows: Summa cum laude - 3.75 Magna cum laude - 3.50 Cum laude - 3.25.

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