LEX Honor Society Overview

Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) is the national honor society founded by AAfPE. There are over 150 Chapters throughout the United States and thousands of inductees who have been honored for their outstanding academic achievements. 

Each year the host institutions select those students who meet high academic criteria and cite them for their accomplishments by inducting them into Lambda Epsilon Chi. These students are recognized through a formal ceremony and the awarding of a Certificate of Induction and a special pin.

For those Institutional, Associate or Affiliate Members of AAfPE who do not have a LEX Chapter, you may apply for one by downloading, completing and mailing the application for chapter (PDF). For active Chapters, the necessary Inductee Form (PDF) may be downloaded. 

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ELIGIBILITY OF STUDENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN LEX

The student to be inducted must demonstrate "superior academic performance” which is evidenced by an overall grade point average of at least 3.25, plus a grade point average in their paralegal classes of at least 3.50, to make membership in LEX a true and meaningful academic honor within the institution and a recognizable indication of superior academic achievement to members of the legal profession in the geographical area served by the institution. Students must also have completed at least 2/3 of their program requirements at the time of induction.

Please allow four weeks for the receipt of certificates and pins.

Please note: Student/Personal credit cards and checks will no longer be accepted for payment and will be returned. School issued credit cards (P-Card), school issued checks and money orders will be accepted.

CASH will not be accepted and will be returned to sender.

 

Links to LEX forms and other information:

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Lambda Epsilon Chi LEX

1. Who is eligible to form a Chapter of LEX?

An Institutional, Associate or Affiliate Member of AAfPE can submit an application to form a Chapter of LEX along with a check for $250.00.

2. Who is eligible to be inducted into LEX?

A student is eligible for induction into LEX, if:

- The student has completed not less than two-thirds of the program requirements to complete such program as determined by the institution.
- The student has demonstrated superior academic performance by achieving an overall grade point average of 3.25 or higher and a grade point average of 3.50 within the paralegal courses of the program.
- The student satisfies any other additional specific criteria necessary to qualify for their Chapter as determined by the Institution, e.g., community service, an essay, achieving a grade point average of 3.50 or above in paralegal/legal assistant specialty courses.

3. When are students inducted into LEX?

An institution may induct students into LEX at any time or times during the year.

4. May past graduates be inducted into LEX?

An institution may apply for a one-time exemption for the sole purpose of inducting alumni who would have qualified for induction if the institution had established a Chapter of LEX at the time the alumni graduated.

5. What is the cost for the student to be inducted into LEX?

The institution must remit the sum of $50.00 for each student the Institution wishes to induct into its Chapter of LEX, which can be paid by the school via check, money order or credit card with the fee payable to “AAfPE.” Please note: student credit cards and checks will not be accept for payment. Only money orders or certified checks will be accepted as payment

6. Can a Chapter have an Honorary Inductee to LEX?

An institution may chose to induct one honorary inductee each year. An honorary inductee is someone who has been of service to the paralegal program at their institution, e.g., advisory board member, judge, faculty.

7. Who is responsible for the operation of LEX?

The AAfPE Board of Directors will designate (from time to time as it sees fit) a person or persons to be the National Coordinator of LEX. The National Coordinator chairs an elected Advisory Committee which is composed of one regional representative from each of the five regions. The Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the AAfPE Board of Directors regarding policy.

8. Are there any requirements to form a club or have club meetings and/or activities?

There is no requirement to form a club or have officers and/or conduct meetings and activities; this is left to the discretion of the individual institution and Chapter.

9. If a Program Director has any questions regarding LEX who may s/he contact?

All inquires may be directed to the National Coordinator or any of the regional representatives of LEX. The contact information for the National Coordinator and the regional representatives can be found on the LEX overview page on the AAfPE website (www.aafpe.org).