Repeating Courses

A student who fails a required course must repeat the course. A student who fails an elective course may, but need not, repeat the course. Moreover, except as hereinafter provided, a student may repeat a course the student has not failed if the course is offered again prior to the student’s graduation, but only for one course on one occasion during the student's law school career. However, a student who has not failed the course may not repeat any Advanced Legal Research, Cardin, Clinic, Introduction to Legal Research, Legal Analysis and Writing, Legal Theory and Practice, or Written and Oral Advocacy course without the express permission of the Office of Registration & Enrollment.

A student who is required to repeat a course pursuant to the previous paragraph must do so no later than the next time the course is offered in the division in which the student is registered. However, if the course is next offered during the summer session, it need not be repeated at that time.

A student may receive credit for a course only once, the last time the course was taken. The student must pay tuition and fees for the repeated course as if not repeated. When a course is repeated, the new grade, whether higher or lower, replaces the old grade in the student's grade point average. In order for the new grade to replace the old grade, the repeated course must be the same course that was taken originally. However, both grades remain on the student's transcript, with a notation that the course was repeated.