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.
Heidi Brooke Bieber | Mamou, Louisiana
What are your immediate career plans?
I will be remaining in Baton Rouge and working at Taylor, Wellons, Politz, and Duhe.
Please tell us about the organizations and activities you participated in at LSU Law, including any awards or honors you received.
I served on the Student Bar Association all three years of law school. My 1L and 2L year, I served as class representative. My 3L year I served as class secretary. I was a Junior Associate for the Louisiana Law Review, Volume 81, and one of the Development Editors for the Louisiana Law Review, Volume 82. I also served on the Board of Advocates during my 3L year.
What are your fondest memories from your time at LSU Law?
My fondest memories from my time at LSU Law were celebrating the LSU football team winning the National Championship and Joe Burrow winning the Heisman my 1L year, tailgating for LSU football games, participating in Barrister’s Bowl, attending Barrister’s Ball, and going to Chimes with friends!
What advice would you give to students entering law school who aspire to become an Order of the Coif member when they graduate?
The advice I have for students who aspire to become an Order of the Coif member is to continue to work hard each semester and to never give up! Do not let anything discourage you. With hard work and determination, it is possible to keep improving each semester.