Temple Law School has been granted a charter to establish a chapter of the Order of the Coif, a prestigious honor society of law schools with roots stretching back more than a century in the U.S.  Only those schools whose faculties have demonstrated, through their teaching and scholarship, a record of encouraging excellence among their students, fostering a spirit of careful study, and supporting their students’ pursuit of high quality scholarship are permitted to form a chapter.

Membership in the Order is a coveted mark of high distinction that indicates particularly notable scholarly or professional accomplishment.  Establishing a chapter means that Temple Law students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class may be invited to become members of the Order of the Coif.

“I’m extraordinarily pleased by this recognition for Temple Law School,” remarked Dean JoAnne Epps.  “Membership in the Order of the Coif is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to outstanding scholarship by our faculty and students alike.  I really couldn’t be more proud.”