This article describes the structure and findings of the Catholic University grading experiment. It reviews the advantages and disadvantages traditionally ascribed to graded courses and analyzes the available research on this subject. The article concludes with the recommendations proposed by the clinical faculty. These recommendations are designed to maximize the advantages and minimize the disadvantages of a graded system of evaluation.
Stacy Brustin & David Chavkin, Testing the Grades: Evaluating Grading Models in Clinical Legal Education, 3 CLINICAL L. REV. 299 (1997).