Academic Honors

The Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law is awarded Summa cum laude to any student who ranks in the top two percent of the graduating class; Magna cum laude to any student who ranks in the next ten percent of the graduating class (students whose averages place them below the top two percent but within the top twelve percent); and Cum laude to any student who ranks in the next thirteen percent of the graduating class (students whose average place them below the top twelve percent but within the top twenty-five percent). Notation of academic honors is posted on the student’s academic transcript and diploma.

 

Paul M. Hebert Scholar

This recognition will be awarded for distinguished academic achievement in an individual semester to law students whose academic average is in the top 10% of students earning 12 or more semester hours of credit in courses taken at the Law Center.  Notation of this honor is posted on the student’s academic transcript.

 

Chancellor’s Scholar

This recognition will be awarded for outstanding academic achievement in an individual semester to law students whose academic average is in the top 25% of students earning 12 or more semester hours of credit in courses taken at the Law Center.  Notation of this honor is posted on the student’s academic transcript.

 

The Order of the Coif

Each year, the local chapter elects to membership from the highest10 percent of the senior class those students who are deemed qualified.  Election to The Order of the Coif is the highest honor a law student may receive. The Louisiana chapter of The Order of the Coif, a member honorary law fraternity, was established in 1942. Its purpose is to stimulate scholarly work of the highest order and foster and promote a high standard of professional conduct.