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GRADING RULES

The class average in a course of 25 or fewer students, other than Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy,†must be between 5.70 and 7.30 when calculated by converting each studentís letter grade to the corresponding whole number in the table below. The class average in a course of more than 25 students, and in Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy, must be between 5.70 and 6.30 when calculated by converting each studentís letter grade to the corresponding whole number in the table below.† These grading rules do not apply to independent research projects, supplemental writing credits or to the courses entitled Appellate Advocacy Competition, Labour Arbitration Competition and Trial Advocacy Competition.

The Faculty of Law uses the following grade designations:

A+

Excellent

10

A

Excellent

9

A-

Excellent

8

B+

Good

7

B

Good

6

B-

Good

5

C+

Competent

4

C

Competent

3

C-

Competent

2

D

Marginal Pass

1

F

Fail

0

PAS

Pass

FAI

Fail

AUD

Audit

INC

Work is incomplete

WDN

Withdrawn

The "PAS" and "FAI" designations are used only in courses identified specifically as being graded on a pass/fail basis. This pass/fail designation is used also for grades obtained on exchanges. A grade of "FAI" is treated the same as an "F" grade.

In any course not identified specifically as being graded on a pass/fail basis, no components of any studentís grade in the course can be assessed on a pass/fail basis.

Students receive only a letter grade for each subject. The grade point values are used for calculation purposes only and are not disclosed to the student.

Individual grades assigned by instructors remain provisional until they are approved by the Faculty in a grades meeting.†The grades assigned by instructors must comply with the applicable class average requirements. However, after grades have been assigned, the Faculty has the discretion, at a Faculty of Law Grades Meeting, to waive these requirements. If an instructor wishes to seek an exemption from these requirements, he or she must apply to the Faculty at a Grades Meeting, indicating the reasons for the application and providing the alternative grades he or she wishes to assign.

Academic Calendar 2011 FACULTIES FACULTY OF LAW GRADING RULES
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