LL.M. in U.S. Law Program Explanation of Grades [pre-Fall 2010]


[The grading system described here was no longer in effect starting with LLM students in the Fall of 2010. Effective with this group, numeric grades were no longer converted into HP, P, or NCR# for the official transcript.] 

Grade options for LL.M. in U.S. Law (Master of Laws) program were (until Fall 2010): High Pass, Pass and No Credit. These are the grades that appear on the official transcript of a student enrolled in this degree program prior to Fall 2010. Students in this program are not ranked.

The final exams of the students in the LL.M. in U.S. Law program were graded anonymously along with the J.D. students' exams. Each exam was given a numeric grade by the professor, on a scale of 70 to 100 (65 to 100, prior to 2002/2003), with 74 (70 prior to 2002/2003) as the minimum passing grade. After these anonymous grades were turned in by the professors, the Registrar's Office converted the grades of each LL.M. student to HP, P or NCR# and entered them into each student's official record. This is the conversion scale that was used: 

Numeric grade:  LL.M. grade: 
94 - 100 HP - (High Pass)
74 - 93 P - (Pass)
70 - 73 NCR# - (No Credit)

After all the grades were recorded each semester, the Registrar' Office provided each LL.M. student with an internal record showing the numeric grades they earned in each course. Note that there are some courses in which students do not receive numeric grades, such as Supervised Research. Additionally, some courses are not graded anonymously for J.D. or LL.M. students, such as Seminars and some simulation courses.

Questions? Contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@wulaw.wustl.edu or 314-935-4610.