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Graduation Requirements

Juris Doctor (JD)

Juris Doctor (JD) Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from the School of Law, a student must:

  • Complete 90 academic credits of instruction, 60 of which must be completed at Barry University School of Law;
  • Complete all required courses (with the exception of those accepted for transfer credit at the time of admission) at Barry University School of Law;
  • Complete a minimum of six (6) credit hours in experiential courses;
  • Complete the Upper-Level Writing Requirement (ULWR);
  • Complete 50 hours of Pro Bono Service; a minimum of 25 hours must be legal pro-bono;
  • Complete a minimum of 6 hours of Professionalism Enhancement Program offerings, 1 hour of which must be in cultural competency;
  • Complete all required courses with passing grades (grades higher than “F”), including a minimum cumulative grade point average of 1.8 or greater in all required courses;
  • Attain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater;
  • Satisfy any financial obligation to the School of Law;
  • Satisfy and resolve all outstanding Honor Code or Student Conduct Code complaints; and
  • Be approved by the Faculty for graduation.

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