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  1. The upper-level residency requirements are:

Table 2 – Upper-Level J.D. Residency Requirements

Residency Requirements Minimum Total Credits Maximum Total Credits
Each Year 24 35
Each Fall and Spring Term 10 16
Each Winter Term 2 3

2. In addition to fulfilling the upper-level credit requirements in Section I(D), upper-level students must register for and receive a grade or an “Extension” (EXT) notation (see Section I(O)) in:

a) Not fewer than 24 nor more than 35 credits each year in each of the 2L and 3L years, regardless of the number of credits needed to complete the required 52 upper-level credits;

b) Not fewer than 10 nor more than 16 credits in each fall and spring term, no fewer than eight of which each semester must be for Law School work.  No fewer than four of the eight Law School credits must be for classroom or clinical work.

c) Not fewer than two nor more than three credits in each of two winter terms, all of which must be for Law School classroom or clinical work or for written work under the Winter Term Writing Program (see Section III(A)(2)).  Full-time residency is required during each of the two required upper-level winter terms. Cross registration into other schools during the winter term may be allowed in limited circumstances. Students considering winter term cross-registration should contact the Office of the Registrar.

d) Individual state bars may have additional law school residency requirements; students are advised to check those requirements for any state in which they may seek to practice.

3. Waivers: Any student wishing to seek a waiver to these upper-level J.D. residency policies should contact the Office of the Registrar. The rules and practices with respect to waivers are established and administered under the supervision of the Administrative Board.