Ten LSU Law students in the Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Barristers, a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school oral advocacy programs.
The inductees, in alphabetical order by last name and with their hometowns noted in parenthesis, are:
- Allie Amedee (Gonzales, LA)
- Valkyrie Eliana Buffa (Colorado Springs, CO)
- Hunter DeVillier (Lafayette, LA)
- Elizabeth Hanna Ferrier (Roswell, GA)
- Katie Leigh Fox (Little Rock, AR)
- LaKenya Franklin-Robinson (Dallas, TX)
- Elizabeth Quinn Hamilton (Lafayette, LA)
- Colton James Hilgenkamp (Prairieville, LA)
- Sarah Alexandra Perkins (Baton Rouge, LA)
- Michael Sewell (New Orleans, LA)
Each year, graduating LSU Law students who have excelled in moot court, mock trial, brief writing, oral advocacy, and other advocacy programs throughout their time at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center are invited to apply for membership in the LSU Law chapter of the Order. Applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty members, who then recommend the candidates for induction into the LSU Law chapter to the dean.
Over 100 law schools have chapters of the Order of the Barristers. LSU Law is allocated a very limited number of The Order of the Barristers inductees each year, with the number corresponding to the number of students who participate annually in LSU Law intramural and interscholastic advocacy competitions and advocacy-related coursework.
LSU Law thanks the faculty members who participated in the selection process and congratulates the 10 new members of the LSU Law chapter of The Order of the Barristers.