Coronavirus Information and Update: Spring 2021 Plans

Cornelius Honor Society & Honor Students Reception

The Cornelius Honor Society & Honors Student Reception is postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. We are making plans for a replacement event and will post updates as we have them.


Membership in the Cornelius Honor Society is awarded to students nominated by faculty and staff. Selection is based on demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service to the law school community. The award honors Dorothy L. Cornelius who served the law school for 20 years, first as secretary and finally as dean of admissions and registrar, before retiring in 1975. Her professionalism encouraged countless students; her warmth and support helped many students through to their own professional goals. The new 2020 Cornelius Honor Society members will be notified via email in May.

Students who will graduate with honors will be invited to attend the reception, via email, as soon as grades are released and honors have been designated. This typically happens several days before the reception.

At 4:30 pm, Dean and Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law Jennifer Johnson will recognize the 2020 Cornelius Honor Society members and students graduating with honors.

Attire is business casual. Photos will be taken. Please enter through the main LRC door for this event for name tags and programs.

Contact Liz Hobbs, Student Affairs, with any questions at: or 503-768-6648.