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Academic Honors Program

The School of Law Academic Honors Program provides an intellectually challenging academic experience to select entering students and to those who have performed near the top of their law school class.


  • Advance registration and class selection;
  • Paid university parking;
  • Guaranteed enrollment in the capstone course--an honors-only senior project;
  • Exclusive networking and mentoring opportunities with faculty, alumni, or other professionals;
  • Honors Program designation and recognition with notation on academic transcript.

Along with all SIU Law students, those in the Academic Honors Program also may:

Eligible students will be notified by the Office of Admissions and invited to participate in the program. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.500 or higher at the end of the second- and fourth-semesters to remain in the program.

In addition, students who were not originally eligible for the program but whose cumulative GPA is 3.500 or higher will be eligible to join.

To learn more, contact the Office of Admissions at 618-536-7711.