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." For further comment by Dean
Epps, please read her blog post about joining the Order here.