Degree Honors, Conferral and Commencement Dates
Honors will be granted to graduating students using the percentage system as follows:
- Highest Honors: Top 1% of the graduating class
- High Honors: Next 5% of the graduating class
- Honors: Next 24% of the graduating class
If necessary, the percentages will be rounded as follows: .5% will be rounded up and .49% will be rounded down.
For purposes of determining honors, all graduating students (both from the Day and the Evening Division) are considered as one group, despite the fact that the three-year Day Division and the four-year Day and Evening Divisions are ranked separately.
Degree Conferral and Commencement
The Law School confers degrees three times during the year. The conferral dates are January 31, July 10, and Commencement Day in May. There is only one commencement ceremony each year, and all students planning to graduate in a given year are encouraged to participate in the ceremony. All course work must be completed before the conferral date. Any student who does not complete the coursework by the conferral date must wait until the next conferral date for the award of the degree. No exceptions will be considered. Diplomas are mailed to graduates at the end of the summer.