Honors Legal Scholars Program

Get a head start on Law School

The Florida State University College of Law has joined forces with the Honors Program to create a professional-track program available, on a highly competitive basis, to a small number of motivated honors students. Both incoming first year students and current honors students may apply. Honors Legal Scholars benefit from becoming a part of the College of Law community while earning their bachelor's degrees.

Honors Legal Scholars gain experience and knowledge through volunteer and educational activities as well as social gatherings. They are given pre-professional advising, meet with professors, observe classes, and shadow current College of Law students. Students in the Honors Legal Scholar program become eligible for automatic admission to the Florida State University College of Law upon completion of the prerequisites of the program.


In order to apply to this competitive program, students must either be admitted as freshmen to both Florida State University and the University Honors Program OR be currently enrolled University Honors students in good standing.

Students Seeking Freshman Admission to the Honors Legal Scholars Program:

Interested students must receive:

  • First-time in college freshman admission to Florida State University AND
  • An invitation to the University Honors Program

Current Honors Students:

  • Current University Honors students may apply for admission to the Honors Legal Scholars Program, as long as the applicant has at least one more year of undergraduate coursework remaining.

Contact the Honors Program Office for more information: honors@fsu.edu or 850-644-1841.


The 2023 Honors Legal Scholars Application opens on February 15, 2023 and will close on March 15, 2023. Applicants will be informed of their HLSP application decision on June 1, 2023.

Apply Here! (Check back for 2023 application link)

Supplemental documents

Program Flyer
Honors Legal Scholars Handbook

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