Undergraduate Honors to Law Program

Program Overview:

The Honors to Law program is designed to provide undergraduate honors students at The University of Akron an opportunity to gain special involvement with the School of Law community during their undergraduate career. It is particularly appropriate for Honors College students, even as early as a student's first year in college.

A complete description of the program may be found at the Honors to Law web page of the School of Law.

The special involvement of Honors to Law participants with the School of Law may include:

  • Mentoring by law faculty and students
  • Advising by Law Admissions and Law Career Planning and Placement
  • Joining law student organizations as auxiliary members
  • Participating in law school programs such as brown bag luncheons, academic events, and social events
  • Visiting a law school class at least once per semester
  • Registering as a member of the UA-Law student e-mail listserv

Honors College students are encouraged to complete an application for the Honors to Law program. Conditions for acceptance and presumptive admission to the School of Law are coincident with the conditions to graduate from the Honors College as a University Honors Scholar.

The vast majority of Honors students graduate as University Honors Scholars. Requirements include graduating with a 3.4 or above cumulative grade point average, writing an Honors Research Project, completing three Honors Colloquia classes, and taking Honors sections of introductory courses.

Honors to Law students will not be required to accept admission to UA's School of Law, but they will have that option.  There is no requirement of having a particular major as an undergraduate.