The Honors Program at Appalachian School of Law builds upon our reputation for academic excellence by promoting intellectual discourse and academic scholarship among students, providing opportunities for engagement with faculty and honored guests, and recognizing our top students.
Students who successfully complete the Honors Program will be recognized at graduation and will receive a notation on their official transcript.
Honors Program students will receive a range of possible experiences throughout their law school careers, such as:
Students who qualify for the Honors Program are identified when applying to ASL and will be automatically enrolled in the Honors Program upon matriculation at the school. Students who were not eligible for the Honors Program upon matriculation may become qualified at the completion of their first year of law school and will be invited to join the Honors Program at the beginning of their second year.
Eligibility for the Honors Program upon matriculation at ASL requires the applicant to have earned:
Students who did not become members of the Honors Program upon matriculation at ASL may become eligible in their second year if they earn a cumulative law school GPA of 3.5 or higher and have been offered and accepted an invitation to join the Appalachian Journal of Law.
To complete the Honors Program, students must maintain their academic performance throughout the law school program. At the end of the first year of law school, Honors Program students must maintain a law school GPA of 3.6 or higher, or a 3.3 GPA plus have been invited and accepted an invitation to join the Appalachian Journal of Law.
At the conclusion of the second year of law school, Honors Program students must maintain a law school cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 or 3.3 and continued participation in the Journal.
For more information, contact Professor Dawn Figueiras, the director of the Honors Program.