Students enrolled in the full-time Juris Doctor (J.D.) program usually complete the degree requirements in three years. A minimum of 88 credits is required for the degree. Students register for 32 credits in their first year.
The University of Miami School of Law grades students according to the traditional four-point system, in which a D converts to one point and an A to four points. A cumulative average of 2.0 or above is required for the J.D.
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