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FAQ/Georgia Law Honor Society [+] Show All Answers

  1. Current members do not need to submit another transcript but must provide certification of their current GPA. The student should indicate his or her current GPA on the application form; two faculty council members must then sign the application to certify that the stated GPA is correct. The GLHS Constitution gives the faculty council members the responsibility for ensuring that members maintain their eligibility.

  2. General guidelines are provided in the Constitution, but individual schools are encouraged to tailor student membership requirements to recognize each school's unique curriculum, extra-curricular activities, volunteer opportunities, and student body. Faculty members are asked to ensure each student's consistent and regular attendance at chapter meetings and to confirm that each student is actually participating in at least one law-related activity and at least one law-related community service project. Additionally, school chapters can set a GPA requirement, but not less than the 3.0 set by the Georgia Law Honor Society.

    If a student was inducted last year, is he or she required to pay the student dues again this year?

  3. How did the Georgia Law Honor Society begin?

    GLHS was founded in August of 2007 as a project of the Georgia Law-Related Education Consortium, which at that time was housed at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. GLHS is now administered by the State Bar of Georgia's Law-Related Education Program.

  4. How do I request Fee Arbitration?

    You complete a form known as a petition. This may be obtained by writing or calling the State Bar of Georgia.

  5. How does a student apply for membership?

    General guidelines are provided in the Constitution, but individual schools are encouraged to tailor student membership requirements to recognize each school's unique curriculum, extra-curricular activities, volunteer opportunities, and student body. Faculty members are asked to ensure each student's consistent and regular attendance at chapter meetings and to confirm that each student is actually participating in at least one law-related activity and at least one law-related community service project. Additionally, school chapters can set a GPA requirement, but not less than the 3.0 set by the Georgia Law Honor Society.

  6. How long does arbitration take?

    Many cases settle before an arbitration hearing takes place. Some do so within a few weeks, while others take much longer. If the arbitration process goes to conclusion without settlement, a case takes, as an average, eleven months to complete. Of course, some cases take less than this while more difficult ones may take longer.

  7. Is an established school chapter required to pay the $50.00 chapter dues every year?

    Yes. A current student member is required to complete the Student Membership Application every year to confirm that he or she remains eligible under Article III, Section 1 of the GLHS Constitution.

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  9. What do students receive as members of the Georgia Law Honor Society?

    Each dues-paying student member receives a membership certificate and pin, and graduating seniors in good standing will have the opportunity to purchase purple honor cords to reflect their membership at graduation ceremonies.

  10. Yes

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