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Legal Studies Honor Society: Lambda Epsilon Chi

Information about Wilmington University’s Chapter of Lambda Epsilon Chi National Honors Society

Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) was established in 1994 to recognize those individuals who have demonstrated superior academic performance in an established program of paralegal/legal studies. Honor societies have been a respected part of academia for over 200 years and Lambda Epsilon Chi continues this tradition of encouraging scholastic excellence.

LEX derives from the Latin root meaning “pertaining to the law” or “legal.” As students of the law, it seems only fitting that our name be a reflection of that heritage. The principles of Lambda Epsilon Chi are further represented by the Greek letters that make up its name.

LEX is one of the highest scholastic honors that can be achieved in the college of Arts and Sciences. Invitation to Lambda Epsilon Chi is based on application, grade point average, and formal recommendation from the Legal Studies Advisory Board. It is our way of recognizing the outstanding scholastic achievements of students graduating from the Legal Studies program.

In order to apply for induction into Lambda Epsilon Chi prospective students must:

  1. Complete two-thirds of their LES core courses (33 credits for bachelor; 15 credits for certificate);
  2. Achieve an overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher AND a grade point average of 3.5 in the program’s required LES courses;
  3. Submit an application; and
  4. Write an essay(s) on an assigned topic

For further information about the Lambda Epsilon Chi please contact:

Amy L. O’Dell, Esq.
Phone: (302) 356-6836
Fax: (302) 322-7041

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2016-2017 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2016 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.