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Graduation Requirements

Students Entering in the Fall of 2014 and Thereafter

1. Successful completion of 88 academic credits.
2. Minimum cumulative G.P.A. (grade point average) of 2.33 or above.
3. Successful completion of all required courses taken in sequence.
4. Successful completion of 6 experiential learning credits.
5. Successful completion of 5 units of writing skills.
6. Successful completion of 20 hours of pro bono law.
7. Student must be in good standing.

Students Entering in the Fall of 2013

1. Successful completion of 88 academic credits.
2. Minimum cumulative G.P.A. (grade point average) of 2.00 or above.
3. Successful completion of all required courses taken in sequence.
4. Successful completion of 5 units of professional skills.
5. Successful completion of 5 units of writing skills.
6. Successful completion of 20 hours of pro bono law.
7. Student must be in good standing.

Students Entering Before Fall 2013

1. Successful completion of 88 academic credits.
2. Minimum cumulative G.P.A. (grade point average) of 2.00 or above.
3. Successful completion of all required courses taken in sequence.
4. Successful completion of 1 professional skills course (qualifying courses will begin with prefix LAWS or QWCS).
5. Successful completion of 1 qualified writing course (qualifying courses will begin with prefix QWC or QWCS).
6. Successful completion of 20 hours of pro bono law.
7. Student must be in good standing.

Students entering in the fall of 2013 or before have the option to satisfy Juris Doctor Degree Requirements from the requirements listed under Students Entering the Fall of 2013 or Students Entering in the Fall of 2014 and Thereafter.  Approval from Associate Dean of Academics Affairs is required.

Pro Bono Requirement

Western New England University School of Law has a long tradition of service in Springfield and surrounding communities. In the spring of 2011, the faculty of WNE Law acknowledged the importance of this service by adopting a pro bono graduation requirement. In order to graduate, students must complete 20 hours of pro bono service.

Pro Bono Requirement Details