Order of the Coif
21 Students inducted into Order of the Coif
On the morning of Friday, May 8, at a special breakfast, twenty-one students were inducted into the USC School of Law’s chapter of the Order of the Coif. The American Order of the Coif takes its name from the English Order of the Coif which was the most ancient, and one of the most honored, institutions of the common law.
President Josie F. Brown welcomed the initiates and their families. Serjeant and Secretary Brant J. Hellwig followed with a brief history of the ritual of the coif and then gave the recipients their certificates and coif patches.
Congratulations to Margaret Elise Baker, Brian Montgomery Barnwell, Sarah Sloan Batson, Kristen M. Baylis, Walter Hammond Cartin, Matthew Stephen DeAntonio, Brian Joseph Fisher, Jessica Lauren Moore Fisher, John Thomas Floyd, Rachel Moore Hutchens, Emily Suzette Joseph, Stephanie R. Lamb, Amber Brooke Martella, Robert Hall McWilliams, Sarah Beth Nielson, Russell Davis Rice, John Layton Ruffin, Samuel Ross Beheler Shealy, Derek Alan Shoemake, Katherine Ann Walker and John Philip Zimmer.
For more information on the history of the order of the coif, visit law.sc.edu/coif/. To view pictures of the event, visit uscphoto.smugmug.com.