The course of study at Willamette University College of Law is based on full-time attendance for six semesters, in three academic years. Students seeking a J.D. are required to complete at least 90 hours of credit, 70 of which must be in letter-graded classes. Students must maintain a minimum of 10 hours of credit each semester. Students also must complete a writing requirement during the second and third years and maintain a 2.30 grade point average (GPA). Recipients of Willamette University College of Law scholarships must maintain a 2.90 GPA to renew their annual scholarships.