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2022 Order of the Coif: Christopher Vidrine

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 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.

Christopher Vidrine | Ville Platte, Louisiana

What are your immediate career plans?

I will be working as a healthcare associate at Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.

What are your long-term career aspirations?

One day, I believe I would like to either become a judge or a law professor.

Please tell us about the organizations and activities you participated in at LSU Law, including any awards or honors you received.

I was a Senior Editor for the Louisiana Law Review, where I was also published.

Please tell us about any LSU Law faculty, classes, or other experiences that were particularly impactful on your legal education.

LSU Law provided an environment which not only gave me a better understanding of the current law, but cultivated a curiosity in how the law works and how we could make it better for the future. There was no particular class or professor who created this. Rather, the entirety of LSU Law contributes to this healthy learning experience.

What are your fondest memories from your time at LSU Law?

Getting Doordash to deliver margaritas to the Law Library while studying for finals.

What advice would you give to students entering law school who aspire to become an Order of the Coif member when they graduate?

Make your own outlines and don’t panic.