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Law Academic Regulations

School of Law Academic Regulations

The University of Richmond School of Law is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. It educates lawyers to think critically, act ethically, advocate zealously, serve compassionately, and advance the broader social good of their communities. It produces knowledge that expands the understanding of law and contributes to the improvement of legal systems. And it cultivates and models a genuinely collegial community marked by inclusivity, civility, engagement, and concern for others and the greater good.

Academic Requirements

Academic Progress for Juris Doctor Students

Academic Requirements for Juris Doctor Students

Academic Progress of L.L.M. Students

Academic Requirements for L.L.M. Students

General Course Guidelines and Grading

Students are expected to achieve in the classroom and make steady progress toward the completion of degree requirements. Relevant requirements are specified in the following sections.

Class Attendance

Changes in Catalog Information

Registration Holds and Graduation Encumbrances

English as a Second Language (ESL)


Grade Appeals

Grading Policy

Grade Systems and Reports

Honor Code

Order of Coif Honors

Standards of Student Conduct

Transfer Work

Visiting Another Law School


Auditing Courses

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal

Letters of Good Standing


Repeated Courses


Graduation Policies