The University of Oregon School of Law congratulates twelve members of the class of 2016 who have been elected to the Order of the Coif. Elected students represent the top 10 percent of the graduating class. Coif member Tyler Killeen graduated first in the class.
Considered the highest academic honor to be bestowed upon a law student, the Order of the Coif is a national honor society for law school graduates at member institutions. The honor is comparable to Phi Beta Kappa for undergraduates. To be elected to the Coif, a student must earn a J.D. and attain a cumulative grade point average in the top 10 percent of the graduating class. The National Order of the Coif was established in 1912, and currently 84 of the nation’s accredited law schools have chapters. Oregon Law founded its chapter in 1934, and remains the only school in Oregon to bestow this highest honor.
The 2016 members elected to Oregon Law’s Order of the Coif are (in alphabetical order):