Law Prof: Eliminate C Grades

Law schools should substantially eliminate C grades, according to University of Little Rock law professor Joshua Silverstein. In a paper set for publication in the University of San Francisco Law Review, Silverstein says U.S. law schools should set their required grade point average for good academic standing at the B- level, giving C grades only for unsatisfactory performance. Silverstein says many law schools ranked in the top tier by U.S. News have essentially eliminated the use of C grades, while fourth-tier schools award large numbers of Cs, often under policies that encourage or require it. The ABA Journal has the story.