Membership into the honorary law fraternity is strictly limited to the top 10% of each graduating class of law students. Of the more than 200 American Bar Association accredited law schools in the country, LSU Law is one of just 86 with a chapter in The Order of the Coif.
“We are extremely proud of each and every one of the 200 graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 because all of them worked incredibly hard and made great sacrifices to earn a law degree, which is the most difficult postgraduate degree that one can attain,” said LSU Law Interim Dean Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge. “Our graduates who have earned membership into The Order of the Coif in addition to their law degrees are most deserving of special recognition. This high honor reflects their unparalleled commitment to academic excellence, and we take immense pride in honoring their great achievement.”
The LSU Law chapter of The Order of the Coif was established in 1942, with a purpose of stimulating scholarly work of the highest order and fostering a high standard of professional conduct. Outside of ordinary membership for law school graduates, honorary membership into The Order of the Coif may be granted in special cases to lawyers, judges, and teachers who have attained high distinction for their scholarly or professional accomplishments.
Olivia Jane Guidry | Baton Rouge, Louisiana
What are your immediate career plans?
I will begin work as an associate attorney in the intellectual property group at Jones Walker in Baton Rouge in the fall.
What are your long-term career aspirations?
My long-term career aspirations are to work in a job that I enjoy with a healthy work-life balance.
Please tell us about the organizations and activities you participated in at LSU Law, including any awards or honors you received.
I served as Editor-in-Chief of the Louisiana Law Review.
Please tell us about any LSU Law faculty, classes, or other experiences that were particularly impactful on your legal education.
I will never forget the faculty who consistently went above and beyond to help their students. I was very fortunate to have so many excellent professors during my time at the Law Center, I could not even name them all in this short answer. Thank you to the faculty who made me the lawyer I am today!
What are your fondest memories from your time at LSU Law?
Time spent with friends in the Law Review Suite, whether we were playing the Wii or decorating for Christmas—even studying for exams was fun when I was with my friends!
What advice would you give to students entering law school who aspire to become an Order of the Coif member when they graduate?