Graduation Honors for Spring 2020

*In response to the coronavirus pandemic, calculations for honors cutoffs have been adjusted where noted.

Juris Doctor Degree Program Honors

Summa Cum Laude

(Granted at the sole discretion of the faculty) – Number awarded: 1

Magna Cum Laude

*(Based upon the cumulative grade-point average as of Fall 2019) – 3.70

Cum Laude

*(Based upon the cumulative grade-point average as of Fall 2019) – 3.50

Order of the Coif

*Graduating students whose cumulative grade-point averages as of Fall 2019 place them in the top 10% of the class will be elected to membership in the Order of the Coif. – 3.75

Annual Honors

Dean’s List

*(Based on Summer and Fall 2019 semester GPA) – 3.74

Graduate Degree Program Honors

LL.M. Honors

Graduation with Distinction

Graduate degree students who earned a cumulative grade-point average of  3.62 or higher receive their diploma and transcript marked ‘With Distinction.’

Graduate Program Dean’s List by Specialization – LL.M.

(Based upon the cumulative grade-point average)

Degree GPA
Master of Laws, General Program 3.57
Master of Laws in Environmental & Energy Law 3.45
Master of Laws in Global Health Law 3.78
Master of Laws in International Business and Economic Law 3.58
Master of Laws in International Legal Studies 3.73
Master of Laws in National Security Law 3.8
Executive LL.M. in Securities & Financial Regulation 3.7
Master of Laws in Taxation 3.61
Executive LL.M. in Taxation 3.58
Master of Studies in Law – Taxation 3.56

*In Spring 2020, LL.M. students were given the option to select grades pass/fail.  Students who elected to keep a letter grade that brought their cumulative grade-point average slightly below the honors cut-offs for Distinction or Dean’s List were also awarded honors.

REMINDER: Students who receive two grades of AP, AF, or a combination of both on their transcripts will not be eligible for graduation honors (i.e., graduating with distinction or with honors, Dean’s List, the Thomas Bradbury Chetwood prize, or the Dorothy M. Mayer Award)