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  The School of Law - Newark 2004-2006 Honors, Prizes, and Awards Honors  


Academic Honors. Honors are awarded to not more than 10 percent of the graduating class for distinguished scholastic attainment during their time at the law school. In exceptional cases, high honors and highest honors may be awarded. The awards are made by the faculty on the advice of the Committee on Scholastic Standing. Recipients are announced at the graduation convocation.

Order of the Coif. The first New Jersey chapter of the Order of the Coif, the nationwide honor society for law students, was established at the School of Law-Newark in 1991. This prestigious society, which admits the top 10 percent of each year`s graduating class, encourages excellence in legal education and honors lawyers, judges, and teachers for significant professional contributions. Chapters of the order are established at law schools whose faculty have been recognized for their contributions to legal scholarship.

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