To graduate with cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude graduation honors, students in the J.D. and International LL.M. programs must attain certain final grade point averages. In recent years, the grade point averages for graduation honors are as follows:

Graduation Honors
GPA Honors
3.40 Cum Laude
3.60 Magna Cum Laude
3.80 Summa Cum Laude

Each year, the Faculty has the opportunity to evaluate and adjust the required cumulative grade point averages for these graduation honors.

A transfer student’s eligibility for honors will be calculated solely on the basis of grades earned at Temple

In determining graduation honors, grades earned for a full semester or year’s work at another law school as a visiting student will not be calculated into the student’s GPA at Temple, but will be considered by the Faculty Administrative Committee on a case by case basis.

Graduates of the LL.M. in Taxation or Transnational Law program, who achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or better, graduate “with distinction” noted on their transcripts.