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June 2022

2022 Order of the Coif: Kennedy Olson Beal

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Heidi Brooke Bieber

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Madeleine Elise Breaux

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Caroline Alexis Broussard

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Andrew Kaiser Chenevert

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Olivia Jane Guidry

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Robert Darren Guidry

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Madison G. Guilbeau

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Karly Anne Kyzar

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Emma C. Looney

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Chaz Spencer Morgan

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Brennan O'Keefe

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Bradley G. Oster

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Marina M. Speligene

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Harper G. Street

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Avery Ellis Tennis

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Casey LeAnne Thibodeaux

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Christopher Vidrine

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Camille Arceneaux Wharton

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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2022 Order of the Coif: Andrew Bernard Young

June 21, 2022

Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the highest honor a law student can receive. 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…
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Leading legal writer and educator Professor Tracy Norton to join LSU Law faculty this fall

June 14, 2022

Professor Tracy L. M. Norton, a national and international leader in the fields of legal writing and legal education, will join the LSU Law faculty in the fall semester. Norton comes to LSU Law from the Touro Law Center in Long Island, New York, where she has taught since 2007. She started her career in academia in 1997 at Texas Tech University School of Law, where she remained until 2001, when she joined the faculty at South Texas College of Law. Prior to teaching, Norton practiced criminal law in Texas for four years. She majored in political science at the…
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20 LSU Law Class of 2022 graduates selected for highest honor a law student can receive

June 14, 2022

The 2022 LSU Law inductees of The Order of the Coif are (from left to right, top to bottom): Kennedy Olson Beal, Heidi Brooke Bieber, Madeleine Elise Breaux, Caroline Alexis Broussard, Andrew Kaiser Chenevert, Olivia Jane Guidry, Robert Darren Guidry, Madison C. Guilbeau, Karly Anne Kyzar, Emma C. Looney, Chaz Spencer Morgan, Brennan Foster O’Keefe, Bradley G. Oster, Marina M. Speligene, Harper G. Street, Avery Ellis Tennis, Casey LeAnne Thibodeaux, Christopher Vidrine, Camille Arceneaux Wharton, and Andrew Bernard Young. Twenty graduates in the LSU Law Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Coif, the…
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10 LSU Law Class of 2022 graduates selected for induction into The Order of the Barristers

June 14, 2022

The LSU Law Class of 2022 graduates selected for induction into The Order of the Barristers are (from left to right, top to bottom): Allie Amedee, Valkyrie Eliana Buffa, Hunter DeVillier, Elizabeth Hanna Ferrier, Katie Leigh Fox, LaKenya Franklin-Robinson, Elizabeth Quinn Hamilton, Colton James Hilgenkamp, Sarah Alexandra Perkins, and Michael Sewell. 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…
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Your Gifts at Work: Austin Pottorff

June 7, 2022

It’s safe to say that the month of May 2022 will be one of the most memorable of Austin Pottorff's life. Just one week after celebrating his graduation from LSU Law with his classmates as their Student Bar Association Class President on May 20, he got married. Now, the Sulphur-native is preparing to take the Louisiana Bar Exam and return home to launch his legal career with Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden, a Lake Charles-based firm that specializes in family law. “I wanted to become a lawyer to give children somebody who is going to fight for them,” said Pottorff, who…
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142 LSU Law students earn academic honors in Spring 2022 semester

June 3, 2022

Sixty LSU Law students have been named Paul M. Hebert Scholars for their academic achievement in the Spring 2022 semester and 82 have been named Dean’s Scholars. The Paul M. Hebert Scholar is awarded to the top 10% of LSU Law students earning 12 or more semester hours of credit in courses taken during an individual semester, and the Dean’s Scholar is awarded to the top 25% of students who earn at least 12 hours of credit during an individual semester. The awards are noted on students’ transcripts. Congratulations to the following students for their academic achievement in the Spring…
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LSU Law awards 200 degrees to Spring 2022 graduates

June 3, 2022

LSU Law has awarded degrees to 200 students who completed their studies in the spring semester. Among the graduates, 165 earned a Juris Doctor (JD) and an optional Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law (CL), 28 earned a JD, and seven earned a Master of Laws (LLM). Additionally, 25 graduates earned an optional Graduate Certificate in Energy Law and Policy (GCELP). The LSU Law Class of 2022 represents 26 U.S. states and territories, four foreign countries, and 34 Louisiana parishes. LSU Law held commencement exercises for the Class of 2022 on Friday, May 20, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on…
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Ed Walters ('75) publishes career-spanning book, with royalties to benefit LSU Law Classroom to Courtroom Campaign

June 1, 2022

In September of 1985, Edward J. Walters Jr. volunteered to help the Baton Rouge Bar Association create a new magazine to replace the one-page newsletter that was sent to members each month. The first issue of Around the Bar was published two months later, with the masthead listing Walters as assistant editor. Walters officially became editor of the magazine in April of the following year, and he would continue to serve in the position for more than three decades. Shortly after wrapping up his tenure as editor at the close of 2019, Walters’ son, Ed Walters III—who is CEO of…
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