Honors and Awards
Given each semester to those who receive the highest grade in a letter graded course.
Awarded to full-time and part-time students who complete 8 or more graded credits in a semester.
Brandeis School of Law awards summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude to students who have achieved the applicable grade point standings.
Students are eligible for membership if they rank within the top 5 percent of the 2L class or 10 percent of the 3L class.
This selection is based upon demonstrated interest in advocacy and student leadership or academic record.
No student can be nominated to Phi Kappa Phi who is not in the top 10 percent of the class. This requirement is enforced by the National Office of Phi Kappa Phi and is a term and condition of our charter.
This honor is presented to an individual or individuals who, by reason of high scholarship, prominent leadership, and service to the University, has been selected as the outstanding student in their graduating class.
The graduate selected should exemplify the attributes the Law School deem most desirable, including character, leadership, service, and scholarship.