Any elective course (but no required course, and no clinic, externship classroom component, or practicum) may be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the instructor, before the beginning of the semester in which the course is offered, denies students this option. A student who elects to take a course or courses pass/no pass must (1) also meet for the semester the requirements for graded class work in the section "Pass/No Pass" under "Academic Regulations" in the 2023-2024 School of Law Catalog and (2) file in the Law Records Office a written election to take the course or courses on a pass/no pass basis no later than three weeks after the beginning of the semester for full-length semester courses. For courses that are a week in length, students have until the second day of classes to submit a pass/no pass election form. When a pass/no pass election has been filed, it cannot be withdrawn, except as provided in the following paragraph.
A grade of C or higher shall be recorded as P (Pass). A grade of C- or lower shall be recorded as NP (Not Passing) unless the student promptly files in the Law Records Office an election to accept the letter grade. Neither a grade of P nor a grade of NP shall affect the student's cumulative average. Any semester hours for which a grade of NP is recorded shall not be included in the total semester hours the student has completed toward the minimum required for a degree. If a student who has received a grade of C- or lower elects to accept the letter grade, it shall be treated as a grade in a graded course for all purposes.
Pass/No Pass Election Form
Fall 2023 courses which do not allow the Pass/No Pass option:
- LAW 644- Law and Economics Workshop
- LAW 716- Business Associations
- LAW 722- Mass Media Law
- LAW 733- Criminal Procedure: Investigation
- LAW 739- Federal White Collar Crime
Fall 2023 - Deadline for submitting a pass/no pass form for full-length semester courses is September 18, 2023.
Deadline for submitting a pass/no pass form for one-week courses is August 22, 2023.
Spring 2024 courses which do not allow the Pass/No Pass option:
- LAW 621 Child Abuse & Neglect Seminar
- LAW 691 Poverty Seminar (all sections)
- LAW 701 Administrative Law
- LAW 735 Virginia Law and Procedure
Spring 2024 - Deadline for submitting a pass/no pass form is January 29, 2024