Upperclass students, eligible to continue at the Law Center, are placed on scholastic probation if their cumulative weighted average at the end of any semester or summer semester is less than 2.0. Students on probation must register for and complete a minimum of 14 hours, and: (1) must earn a weighted average sufficient to bring the cumulative weighted average to at least 2.0; or (2) must earn a weighted average of at least 2.2 until the cumulative weighted average is a least 2.0. The faculty may establish special terms of probation in individual cases.
Students on probation who wish to attend summer semester must register for and complete a minimum of five (5) hours that summer semester.
Students are responsible for determining their eligibility to register and the conditions under which they may register for any semester or summer semester. If grades are available in sufficient time, the Office of Admissions and Student Records will advise students of exclusion and probation action prior to registration.
Exclusion for Unsatisfactory Scholastic Performance—Students shall be excluded from the Law Center when they have:
- weighted average of below 1.7 at the end of the first semester; or
- a cumulative weighted average of less than 2.0 at the end of the first two semesters or a cumulative weighted average of less than 2.0 at the end of the first two semesters in all courses other than LAW 5021 - Legal Research and Writing I and LAW 5022 - Legal Research and Writing II ; or
- during any semester or summer semester while on probation, they have: (1) failed to earn a weighted average sufficient to bring their cumulative weighted average to at least 2.0, or (2)failed to earn a weighted average of at least 2.2 until their cumulative weighted average is at least 2.0; or
- failed to earn an average of at least 2.0 in each of two successive semesters after completion of the first year or of a successive semester and summer semester, regardless of the cumulative weighted average.
Exclusion for Reasons Other than Unsatisfactory Scholastic Performance—Students who fulfill the academic requirements may be dropped from the Law Center for just cause, after notice and hearing.
The continuance of each student in the Law Center, receipt of academic credit, and graduation are subject to the disciplinary powers conferred upon the Dean of the Law Center. The Law Center reserves the right to deny admission, reentry, or readmission to any applicant, to exclude any student at any time, and to withhold the degree of any student, if, in the judgment of the Dean and the law faculty, such action would be deemed to be in the best interest of the student or of the Law Center, in accordance with the regulations and procedures of LSU.