Grades

Law school grades are posted following each semester on the Student Link. You will need your BU email login name and password to access the online grade report. Students who do not have a BU email account should establish an account with Information Services and Technology (IS&T). Grades will be released solely via the web.

Please be patient when accessing the Link. The law grades will appear beneath the listing of your classes. The Link is available from 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning until 8:00 p.m. the following Friday evening. The Link may be occasionally unavailable due to required maintenance or technical difficulties. Should you experience continued difficulty, please note any error messages you receive and contact the Law Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2016 Grades

Grades for all students for the spring semester are now available on the Student Link.

2L Grades are not yet available for the following classes:

Wrongful Convictions (S)

Students in theses classes will be notified by email once the grades are posted on the Student Link.

 

Academic Honors & Scholarly Categories

2015-2016 Academic Year

Class of 2016

3L Rank Based on Third Year Average Only

Cut-off point for top 5% 4.03
Cut-off point for Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholars and top 15 students 4.01
Cut-off point for Edward F. Hennessey Scholars and top 10% 3.97
Cut-off point for top 15% 3.92
Cut-off point for top 20% 3.87
Cut-off point for top 25% 3.83
Cut-off point for top one-third 3.75

3L Rank Based on Third Year Cumulative Average

Cut-off point for Summa Cum Laude and top 1%* 3.97
Cut-off point for top 5% 3.87
Cut-off point for Magna Cum Laude and top 10% 3.79
Cut-off point for top 15% 3.75
Cut-off point for top 20% 3.71
Cut-off point for top 25% 3.67
Cut-off point for Cum Laude and top one-third 3.59

*NOTE:  3.97 represents the cut-off point for those eligible for summa cum laude, namely, those graduating with a cumulative average within the top 1% of the graduating class.  However, the faculty is not obliged to award such an honor.  Therefore, students may not represent that a GPA close to 3.97 is a GPA close to summa cum laude; rather, such students may only represent that their GPA is close to the top 1% of the class.

Class of 2017

2L Rank Based on Second Year Average Only

Cut-off point for top 5% 3.95
Cut-off point for Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholars 3.92
Cut-off point for Paul J. Liacos Scholars and top 10% 3.84
Cut-off point for top 15% 3.78
Cut-off point for top 20% 3.73
Cut-off point for top 25% 3.68
Cut-off point for top one-third 3.61

2L Rank Based on Second Year Cumulative Average

Cut-off point for top 5% 3.84
Cut-off point for top 10% 3.73
Cut-off point for top 15% 3.65
Cut-off point for top 20% 3.60
Cut-off point for top 25% 3.56
Cut-off point for top one-third 3.49

 

Class of 2018

First Year by Section

A(77) B(80) C(73)
Cut-off point for top 5% 3.89 3.85 3.84
Cut-off point for G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholars 3.86 3.80 3.80
Cut-off point for G. Joseph Tauro Scholars and top 10% 3.72 3.78 3.77
Cut-off point for top 15% 3.65 3.67 3.71
Cut-off point for top 20% 3.60 3.58 3.68
Cut-off point for top 25% 3.52 3.52 3.56
Cut-off point for top one-third 3.41 3.46 3.48