Hall of Honor Eligibility and Criteria

  • Eligibility

    • Hall of Honor nominees may be living or deceased.
    • Alumni may not be considered for Hall of Honor membership until at least 15 years after they received a J.D. or LL.M. degree from the Capital University Law School (or its predecessors). If a person holds multiple degrees from the Law School, the date of the earlier degree will be used for purposes of determining eligibility.
    • An individual who has a clear, long-term affinity with or connection to the Law School, but who is not an alumnus, may be considered. 
    • Professors and staff considered for nomination under this category typically should have taught/been employed at the Law School for at least 15 years.
    • Members of the Hall of Honor steering committee may not be selected for induction during their tenure on the committee.

    Criteria

    To be selected for the Hall of Honor, a nominee must meet the following criteria:

    • The nominee must have reached and remained at the pinnacle of his or her field for a period of time sufficient to demonstrate perseverance and maturation and/or must have effected a profound positive influence on the Law School.
    • Evidence must be provided that peers recognize that the nominee’s professional success and significant contributions have reached and remained at the pinnacle of his or her field and/or have had a profound positive influence on the Law School.
    • Evidence supporting the articulated criteria may come from detailed information about the candidate's credentials and achievements; the impact and implications of those accomplishments; public awards and honors; and outside sources, such as published articles and previously aired video or audio tapes.
    • The steering committee has the responsibility and discretionary power to go beyond the stated criteria when choosing honorees from the pool of submitted nominations.
    • The steering committee may supplement the pool of nominees with addition qualified individuals.