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2022 Order of the Coif: Harper G. Street

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.

Harper G. Street | Monroe, Louisiana

What are your immediate career plans?

I am starting an associate position with the firm Adams and Reese in New Orleans later this fall.

What are your long-term career aspirations?

My long-term career aspirations are to become a partner at Adams and Reese.

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

I was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. As a Junior Associate, my comment on Louisiana’s Habitual Offender statute was selected for publication and later published in the spring of 2022.

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

The two most impactful professors I had at LSU Law were Professor Heidi Thompson and Professor Bill Corbett. I still frequently utilize the legal research and writing tips and tools that Professor Thompson taught me, and Professor Corbett’s classes essentially shaped the way in which I learn and interpret the law.

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

My fondest memories from my time at LSU Law all revolve around the friends I made there. My closest friends in law school were all people that I had either never met before or had not had a close relationship with prior to starting school. The fact that I was able to develop such a strong friend group that I will stay close with for years to come is probably my favorite aspect of my time at LSU Law.

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

Don’t try and take on the tall task of making it through law school all by yourself. Making friends that you can struggle and overcome obstacles with together is the best way to ensure your own success in law school.