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JD Mandatory Curve for Required Courses

Category Grades Mandatory Curve
(Required Courses)
1 A+ and A 15-25% (see below)
2 A- and B+ minimum 15% (see below)
3 B minimum 15% (see below)
4 B- and C+ 10-25%
5 C and C- 10-25%
6 D+, D and F 5-15%

JD Mandatory Curve for Elective Courses

Category Grades Mandatory Curve
(Elective Courses)
1 A+ and A 15-25% (see below)
2 A- and B+ minimum 15% (see below)
3 B minimum 15% (see below)
4 B- and C+ 10-25%
5 C, C-, D+, D and F 10-25%

 

In either of the above curves, grades in the first two categories should not exceed 50%, and grades in the first three categories should not exceed 70%.

The Mandatory Curve for required courses shall apply to the following classes: Civil Procedure I and Civil Procedure II; Contracts, Contracts I and Contacts II; Criminal Law; Property, Property I and Property II; and Torts I.

The Mandatory Curve for elective courses shall apply to Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law I and Constitutional Law II; Business Associations; Evidence; Federal Income Taxation; and Professional Responsibility, and to any elective class of more than 25 students.

Whether or not any of the foregoing grade distributions apply, no more than 3% of the students (rounded up to the next whole student) in any class may receive a grade of A+.

Legal Practice, Clinical, Appellate Advocacy, and Legal Research & Writing courses are not subject to these curves. In any other class not subject to the foregoing grade distributions, the mean and median grade shall not exceed 3.67 (A-).