Graduation

All graduating students must meet with the Registrar for an Exit Interview to be sure that their files are complete and that each student has fulfilled all of MSL’s requirements for graduation.

What is needed for graduation?

An overall 2.0 (C) average is required for graduation. A student must satisfactorily complete 90 credit hours to graduate. 58 credit hours must be in required courses. A student must pass the Comparison course, which should be taken during his or her last semester. No credits are given for a failing grade. Graduation occurs only in December and June.

Required Courses & Credits

  • Bar Essay (3)
  • Business Associations (3)
  • Civil Procedure (4)
  • Comparison of Massachusetts & National Law (6)
  • Constitutional Law (4)
  • Contracts (5)
  • Criminal Law (3)
  • Criminal Procedure (3)
  • Evidence (3)
  • Legal Ethics (3)
  • Motions & Litigation Practice (2)
  • Property (5)
  • Writing and Legal Reasoning (3)
  • Writing, Research, and Trial Advocacy (3)
  • Writing and Legal Advocacy (3)
  • Torts (4)
  • UCC 2, 3, 4 & 9 (4)

MSLAW also requires students to take and pass both a 1L and 2L Assessment Test:

  • Following the completion of Civil Procedure, Torts, and Contracts at the end of the 1L year, 1L students are required to take and pass the Level 1 Assessment Test at the end of the exam period.
  • Following the completion of Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Evidence at the end of the 2L year, 2L students are required to take and pass the Level 2 Assessment Test at the end of the exam period.
  • If a student does not pass either level of the Assessment Test, the student may retake it the next time it is offered. There will be two (2) makeup administrations following the spring semester, prior to the beginning of the fall semester. There will be two (2) makeup administrations following the fall semester, prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
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