1.5 Core Doctrine Opt-Out
Core Doctrine, taken in combination with Applied Legal Analysis (ALA), is a required course for all students. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher by the end of their fifth semester (for full-time students), or seventh semester (for part-time students), may opt-out of this requirement and take a sufficient number of additional elective credits to satisfy graduation requirements. CUNY School of Law does not round GPAs up or down for the purpose of this opt-out. Thus, a student with a GPA of 3.299 at the end of their fifth semester will be required to take Core Doctrine, while a student with a 3.30 GPA will not. While generally, the Core Doctrine/ALA class combination will be taken for 6 credits, under exceptional circumstances, a student will be permitted to take the class for 5 credits. See the most recent course description packet for additional information.