The grading scale is as follows:
A (including + and -)
B (including + and -)
C (including + and -)
The A, B, C grades are given consistent with standards for
juris doctor students, and if a foreign LL.M. student a student achieves this
level of grade, he or she may transfer the credit to the juris doctor program.
A “pass” grade signifies that the student has not performed to the
level required of a juris doctor student, but that the student has demonstrated
basic competency on course objectives as those objective relate to the foreign LL.M.
program. If the student earns a grade of “pass” the student
receives LL.M. credit, but cannot transfer the credit to the JD program. A
“not pass” indicates that the student did not demonstrate basic competency
on course objectives, and that course does not count towards fulfilling the
graduation requirements for the LL.M. degree.
Accommodation of LL.M. students. A professor in his or her
discretion may allow additional work beyond that assigned generally in the
course to allow a foreign LL.M. student to achieve a “pass” grade.
The professor should indicate at the beginning of the course whether he or she
will allow additional work, and what conditions or standards may apply.
Supplemental work is to be decided upon by the faculty member. Examples
include a paper, re-taking of an exam, an oral examination, field observations