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Program Expectations and Grading Policy


Students enrolled in the Oxford program are expected to abide to the same regulations pertaining to classroom work, assignments, and attendance that are applicable to all Dedman School of Law students. Specifically, students are expected to prepare all assignments and to participate in classroom discussions. The instructor may exclude a student from a course for poor classroom performance, for failure to meet attendance requirements, for improper conduct in the classroom, or for failure to prepare assignments. In such cases the student will receive a failing grade in the course.

Regular and punctual class attendance is necessary to satisfy residence and class hours requirements. [Dedman School of Law Catalog.]

Grading Policy

Final exams are administered for both three-hour and two-hour tutorials. Course exams are administered on Thursday, August 13. Tutorial exams are administered on Friday, August 14. SMU students are given a letter grade. Students from other universities should consult their deans to determine what the requirements are for the transfer of credits.

Graduation Acceleration

Generally, participation in the Oxford summer program does not accelerate graduation. Students interested in acceleration should consult their home schools to review this issue in light of ABA Standard 304, Interpretation 4.