In the following video, an expert witness is relating her academic background and, at one point she states that she graduated "cum laude with honours". Having looked at various sources I can see that different countries give somewhat different emphases to these terms.
Skylar Richardson Trial Day 3 Dr Susan Brown - Forensic Pathologist Part 2 & Dr Christa Latham video
As a US citizen, is the doctor:
(a) making a valid distinction between the two terms "cum laude" and "with honours;"
(b) explaining/translating cum laude to the jury;
(c) making her qualification(s) sound grander than they are; or
(d) something else?
EDIT - See comment by @Dan Romik pointing out that (b) and (c) appear to be asking for mind-reading on the part of anyone who answers. I accept this criticism but won't change the question at this point.