Degree RequirementsCapital University Law School confers the degree of Juris Doctor (J.D.) after a student has passed a sufficient number of courses to have earned to earn 89 credit hours. In order to graduate, a student must maintain a 2.0 Cumulative grade point average. Credit hours are earned only for courses in which a student is awarded a grade of D or better, the grade S (satisfactory), or the transcript designation of K (transfer credit).Required CoursesCertain subjects are deemed so fundamental for a complete understanding of American jurisprudence that they are required for graduation. Students must pass each of these courses to satisfy the graduation requirement. In addition, selected students must complete mandatory student support courses in order to graduate. See section 4.1.04. First and second year courses specifically required for graduation are listed below and must be taken in the year and the semester prescribed below or at the earliest possible time.
NOTES1 For students entering in or after fall 2017, Property II will be 3 credit hours.2 Part-time day students may take this course in their third year.3 Part-time day students may take this course in their second year.
Curricular Requirements for Graduation Perspective Course RequirementStudents must complete a perspective course or seminar (minimum 2 credit hour course). [A “perspective” course is devoted to placing the study of law in a context other than what is routinely provided in required doctrinal, skills, or practice courses. A “perspective” course must provide one or more of the following four contexts:
Experiential Learning Requirement For students entering in or after fall 2016, they must fulfill the “Experiential Courses” Requirement.
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