May 2020 Graduate List

  • 13 May 2020

This is the May 2020 Graduate List reflecting students who will be certified for graduation on May 16, 2020.  Note that this list does not include anyone who has requirements pending and are not yet certified, or those expected to graduate in the upcoming summer or fall semester.  Those students will be certified once the degree requirements are completed. 


Please also note that if you have a confidentiality indicator selected on your record, your name will not be printed on this list.  This does not mean you are not certified for graduation; this only means that the privacy policy does not allow for your name to be printed. 


The cutoff this year for Order of the Coif is 3.792.  The cutoffs for JD Latin honors status are as follows:


Summa Cum Laude – 3.911

Magna Cum Laude – 3.724

Cum Laude – 3.561


Summa Cum Laude was extended to the top 3.5% of the May graduating class, Magna Cum Laude was extended to the top 15% and Cum Laude represents the top third of the May graduating class at 33.33%


Congratulations to all the graduates!




Additional Exam Announcements

  • 24 April 2020

If you have not already done so, please make sure to use the Mock test for spring 2020. We created the mock test for spring 2020 to include an attachment similar to how the test will be attached to the exam file.    Students should use the Spring 2020 mock test to practice use of the software and accessing an attachment so that they are prepared for the exam period.   You would be able to access attached documents under Exam Controls or under Tools. 


An additional 10 minutes will be added to all exam times in order to allow students to review, read and/or print the test document.   Please note that exams which do not allow for internet access will disable Wi-Fi once you have logged in to start the exam.   Those who have wireless printers may wish to use a cable to connect the printer to the laptop directly. 


It should be noted that exams which allow for internet access will have the copy/paste function disabled; however all other functions, such as the search or find tool, spellcheck and other word processing tools will remain active.


Please review all of the information in Exams FAQ document.    The Examplify troubleshooting guide and Examplify instructions are available under the Exam Information link on the Intranet for your reference.


Note the following information:

  • If there are questions about the exam instructions or content please contact Academic Services at or call 504-862-8835.
  • Any student who has an illness or emergency which could affect their ability to take an exam should contact the Assistant Dean of Students, Abigail Gaunt at or 504-865-5940.
  • If there are any problems specifically with the exam software, please reference the troubleshooting guide or contact the 24/7 support line for ExamSoft at 866-429-8889 or
  • If you have general computer questions contact the Law School Help Desk for help and information at or leave a message on the Law School Tech Support line at (504) 862-8666. An IT staff member will return your call as soon as possible.

Important Exam Announcements

  • 17 April 2020

All students should review the information in the Exams FAQ document available under the Exam Information link on the TLS Intranet. 


Exams will be available on the scheduled exam date at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time (see exam schedule posted on the TLS Intranet). 

There will be a password required for all exams.  Academic Services will generate an email message via the exam software to provide the password shortly before the exam is scheduled to be available.


Exams will NOT be administered in the Law School building (Weinmann Hall).  Students are expected to complete the exams remotely and submit using the exam software, Examplify.  The Examplify instructions are attached and may also be found under the Exam Information link on the TLS Intranet. 

Specific directions for the exam will be indicated on the instruction page, or first page, of your exam questions.  The test document will be included as an attachment to the exam file.   Students will be able to access the test once they have logged in to start an exam. The test document would be found under Exam Controls or accessed in Tools once you have started the exam.    We have created a new mock test for spring 2020 which will include an attachment similar to how the test will be attached to the exam file.  The new mock test will be available beginning on April 18th.  Students should use the Spring 2020 mock test to practice use of the software and accessing an attachment so that they are prepared for the exam period. 

Student survey, summer courses and journal write-on information

  • 9 April 2020

Summer Survey

A survey has been developed to gauge the interest of students in summer enrollment.  Please take a moment to complete the summer survey as this will be very helpful for us in determining what courses may be offered during the summer term.   The survey can be accessed at


Please note that Law courses offered during the Summer 2020 term will be held remotely and will be graded on the standard (A-F) letter grade scale.  

Summer 2020 Financial Aid

  • 2 April 2020

Following is new information regarding summer 2020 financial aid, the last day for fall/spring federal loan increases, and FAFSA completion (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

  • The last day for fall 2019/spring 2020 federal loan increases is April 20, 2020. If you are in need of immediate funds, please check with our office to see if you have any remaining federal loan eligibility, or if other options are available. For example, unusual medical expenses, loan fees that were taken out loans before they disbursed in the fall 2019/spring 2020 semesters, bar exam and character/fitness tests costs, child care expenses, or a one-time computer purchase are items that can be used to increase your Cost of Attendance, and thus, loan eligibility.
  • The Summer 2020 Addendum (Application) for financial aid is now available. It can be found on the internet under Financial Aid, in the “Docs” section on the right side of our page. The deadline for application is June 12, 2020. In order to qualify for a federal loan, students must be enrolled in at least five credit hours. These credit hours can consist of a mixture of classes, externships and/or directed research.
  • Students seeking federal aid for either Summer 2020, and/or Fall 2020/Spring 2021, should complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA as soon as possible. (