Concentrations - Supplemental Information

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Each concentration outlines required foundational courses, advanced and specialized courses, and a project requirement.  In addition, students must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in concentration courses and may not earn below a C+ in more than one non-foundational course.

A student may take no more than one course on a pass/fail basis toward completion of a Concentration, whether a substantive course for which a grade is normally given or an externship or other course that is mandatorily graded on a pass/fail basis. If a student takes a course on a pass/fail basis that is normally a graded course, the “true” grade earned by the student for the course will be included in calculating the student’s cumulative GPA in the Concentration, for the purposes of determining if the student has met the required minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for a Concentration.

Students who wish to complete a Concentration should fill in their name and student ID on a copy of the concentration checklist (found on each individual Concentration's information page - see /academics/curriculum/concentrations) and submit it to Marcie Rechner, law school Records Officer, by placing it in the “In Box” on her office door, LB 142, in the Student Services Center. Students who complete or have already completed a writing project that they feel is appropriate for fulfilling the project requirement of the Concentration must submit a copy of the paper to Assistant Dean Jean Lifter, LB 143; the paper will be reviewed by a member of the Concentration faculty to assure that it meets the Concentration requirements.

A student who transfers to Cleveland-Marshall after his or her first year at another law school (or second year in the case of a part-time student), may apply up to two courses taken at the other law school toward the fulfillment of requirements for a Concentration here, provided that: (a) the course is a foundational course for the relevant concentration here and (b) the faculty teaching in the concentration approve the course as equivalent to the relevant foundational course taught here.  The student shall bear the burden of persuading the Concentration faculty that the course taken at the other school is equivalent to the relevant foundational course and shall provide those faculty with (a) a catalogue description of the course taken, (b) a syllabus for the course, where available, and (c) such other information as the Concentration faculty shall request.  The grade obtained in the course at the other school shall be computed as part of the student’s GPA in the Concentration for purposes of determining if the student has attained the requisite 3.0 GPA in the concentration.  The course shall be allowed toward fulfillment of Concentration requirements only if credit for the course would otherwise transfer to Cleveland-Marshall (i.e., the student has achieved a grade of 2.0 or the equivalent or better).

A student who matriculates at Cleveland-Marshall and who is a degree candidate here, who takes for credit at another law school a course that he or she wishes to apply toward fulfillment of Concentration requirements here, may apply no more than one such course toward the Concentration, provided that (a) the same or an equivalent course is not offered here and (b) the faculty teaching in the relevant Concentration approve the course for purposes of meeting the Concentration course requirements.  The grade obtained in the course at the other school shall be computed as part of the student’s GPA in the Concentration for purposes of determining if the student has attained the requisite 3.0 GPA in the Concentration.  The course shall be allowed toward fulfillment of Concentration requirements only if credit for the course would otherwise transfer to Cleveland-Marshall (i.e., the student has achieved a grade of 2.0 or the equivalent or better).

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