After serious deliberation, the Law School moved to a mandatory pass/fail grading policy for the Spring 2020 semester. Given the disruption that has occurred—and the many unknown future changes—due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the faculty determined that this was the most equitable system to use to complete this semester.
Most law schools in the country, including those in the Philadelphia area, are reporting a shift in grading policy. A notation will be added to student transcripts to help employers understand the changes to the grading system as a result of the COVID-19 global outbreak.
Students in all courses will receive a grade of Pass or Fail for their Spring 2020 coursework, whether based on an examination, externship, clinic, a paper, or performance in a skills course.
GPA and ranking will be unchanged from the cumulative GPA/ranking at the end of the Fall 2019 semester.