Guidelines for Summer School Attendance
Students considering summer school should confer with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs prior to attending to ensure that the credits earned at another ABA-AALS accredited law school will be transferable to their Emory record.
1. First year students having a cumulative average below 2.25 AT THE CLOSE OF THE FALL SEMESTER are not permitted to attend Summer school at another law school without the PRIOR permission of the Academic Standings Committee.
2. Upper level students having a cumulative average below 2.25 AT THE CLOSE OF THE SPRING SEMESTER are not permitted to attend Summer school at another law school without the PRIOR permission of the Academic Standings Committee.
COURSE LOAD AND RESIDENCY
1. ACCELERATING STUDENTS - Students who wish to accelerate their date of graduation must take a minimum of five semester hours in each of two summer sessions. These hours may then be combined to make a full semester for the purpose of the residency requirement.
2. NON-ACCELERATING STUDENTS - Students who do not wish to accelerate their date of graduation will receive residency credit in proportion to the hours taken up to a maximum of half a semester. These hours may then be combined with a minimum of five hours taken in a Fall or a Spring semester to make a full semester of residence.
3. COURSE LOAD - The maximum number of hours which may be taken during the Summer at an ABA-AALS accredited law school is eight.
1. The law school attended must be accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
2. The law school attended must give its own degree students academic credit for the courses or programs undertaken (see IV for clinical courses).
3. The courses taken must not be duplicative or substantially duplicative of courses taken at Emory.
4. Grades of C or better (not C-) must be received in the courses undertaken. Courses graded pass/fail will not be accepted for transfer credit. Official transcripts of grades must be submitted to Celeste Katz, at the Law School as soon as they are available. Providing that the requirements set forth above are met, hours taken at another ABA-AALS accredited law school will be entered on the Emory record as grades of "satisfactory". Quarter hours are converted to semester hours at a ratio of 3:2. Grades earned at other law schools CANNOT be factored into a student's Emory average.
THE FACULTY MAY ONLY MAKE EXCEPTIONS TO THE FOREGOING RULE.
1. No student between his or her first and second years of law school may undertake a clinical program for degree credit over the Summer.
2. A student who has accrued a minimum of three semesters of work at Emory MAY earn credit for a Summer internship or clinical program provided that Emory or another ABA-AALS accredited law school sponsors the internship program. If a student wishes to undertake a clinical program sponsored by an ABA-AALS accredited law school, the EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE CLINICAL COMMITTEE OF THE EMORY FACULTY MUST BE OBTAINED IN ADVANCE. A student accepted into such a clinical program at another ABA-AALS accredited law school MUST submit a proposal for credit to the Clinical Committee as soon as she or he is accepted into the program. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule.