The Faculty uses a target mean grade of 3.15 and are expected to use a range of grades to reflect a range of performances. Since it will not always be practical to reach the target mean exactly, a mean between 3.10 and 3.20 is considered to be in compliance with this policy. The grade of F is included in the calculation of the class mean. This grading policy is mandatory for all first-year courses, including electives and Legal Research and Writing I and II; and the Law School Faculty is strongly committed to applying this grading policy for all other Exam Courses. The target mean does not apply to Writing Seminars, Experiential Courses, Non-Exam Courses, and Guided Research, but faculty are urged to use a range of grades to reflect the range of performances in these courses.
For courses that concluded after December 31, 2008 but before August 31, 2023, Faculty were to use a target mean grade of 3.05 in all exam courses and in Legal Research and Writing, with a range of grades such that at least 20% of grades were A- or above and at least 20% of grades were C+ or below. No suggested mean applied to writing seminars and guided research projects; however, the Faculty was urged to use a range of grades to reflect a range of performance in such courses.
For courses that concluded prior to December 31, 2008, Faculty were to use a suggested mean grade of 2.85 in all exam courses, and less than 50% of the grades in an exam course were to be in the range from B- to B+. No suggested mean applied to writing seminars and guided research projects; however, the Faculty were urged to use a range of grades to reflect a range of performance in such courses.
You may access your grades, once they are recorded, by logging on to Self Service Banner through TUPortal and selecting “View Final Grades” under “Student Records.” Questions regarding unreported grades should initially be directed to the Office of Academic Records.