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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 a B or B+. The class average in a course of more than 25 students and in Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy must be a B. The 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. These rules are subject to the discretion of the Faculty at any Faculty of Law grades meeting. Consequently, an instructor may seek an exemption from these rules for his or her course at any Faculty of Law grades meeting.

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Withdrawn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.

Academic Calendar 2010 FACULTIES FACULTY OF LAW GRADING RULES
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