- LLB. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
The degree of Bachelor of Laws (LL. B.) will be conferred upon students who satisfactorily complete a minimum of 96 semester hours of course work either under the Law School’s three-year full-time program or its five-year part-time program with a cumulative average of at least 2.000 or (“C’), upon recommendation of the Law Faculty. Students who qualify for the degree with especially meritorious standings based on their cumulative grade point average may are awarded the LL.B. Degree cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude.
CONFERRAL OF DEGREES
Degrees are conferred only on Commencement Day. Students who do not complete the requirements for their degrees by Commencement Day may not receive the degrees until the following Commencement.
Only those students who have met all requirements for the degree may march in the Commencement Academic Procession, participate in the Commencement Exercises, and be listed in the Commencement Program.
- B. CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
The Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law does not require students to major or specialize in any particular field of study or to complete all the courses offered by the School before graduation as long as the students complete the minimum number of required mandatory credits and also complete a total of 96 credits hours.
The Law School offers a combination of (i) required courses and (ii) elective courses. The electives provide each student both choice and flexibility to decide the range and intensity of courses appropriate or desired for a deeper understanding of some area of the law. Required courses, on the other hand, are by their nature mandatory, and must be completed by each student before graduation. The following are the characteristics of each of the required courses:
- the course teaches knowledge, skills or value almost indispensable to the practice of law in Liberia;
- the course is one of the courses considered critical or very essential by all nearly all students, lawyers and judges surveyed relative to the effective practice of law in Liberia; and
- the course (1) has been one of the first-year courses taught at the Law School or (2) one of the courses taught as required or essential courses in many other law schools.
The curriculum of the Law School represents a good thoughtful mix of courses that provide students required for successful practice of law in Liberia, be it as a litigator, a transactional lawyer a judge or in any respect.