Graduation Honors for May 2005

Juris Doctor Degree Program Honors


Graduation Honors

Summa Cum Laude*
Number awarded: 2
Magna Cum Laude; Top 10%**
3.67 (on the 4.00 scale)
Cum Laude; Top Third**
3.46 (on the 4.00 scale)

*Granted at the sole discretion of the faculty
**Based upon the cumulative grade-point average
***Based upon the annual grade-point average


The Order of the Coif is also granted to those who earn Summa Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude honors.

Annual Honors

Dean's List; Top Third***
3.57 (on the 4.00 scale)


Graduate Degree Program Honors

Graduation with Distinction

Graduate degree students who matriculated prior to Fall 2003 and earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.42 or higher (10.25 for students who matriculated before the Fall of 1998) receive their diploma and transcript marked 'With Distinction.'


Graduate degree students who matriculated in Fall 2003 and earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.41 or higher and received a grade of "B" or better on the Graduate Paper in his or her major field of study, receive their diploma and transcript marked 'With Distinction.'


Graduate degree students who matriculated in Fall 2004 or later and earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.41 or higher and received a grade of "B" or better in the Graduate Honors Seminar in his or her major field of study, receive their diploma and transcript marked 'With Distinction.'

Dean's List by Specialization
(Based upon the cumulative grade-point average)

Master of Laws, General Program
3.62 (on the 4.00 scale)
Master of Laws, Individualized Program
3.63 (on the 4.00 scale)
Master of Laws in International Legal Studies
3.37 (on the 4.00 scale)
Master of Laws in Securities & Financial Regulation
3.46 (on the 4.00 scale)
Master of Laws in Taxation
3.41 (on the 4.00 scale)