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Florida State Law graduates inducted into Order of the Coif

Apr 01, 2010

TALLAHASSEE — Twenty-four 2009 Florida State University College of Law graduates have been inducted into the Florida State Chapter of The Order of the Coif, a national legal honor society. The graduates were nominated for membership by the law school.

Graduating seniors who have completed at least 75 percent of their studies in graded courses and who rank among the top 10 percent of all graduating seniors in the school are eligible for nomination. Florida State Law holds one of the nation’s 81 chapters of the Coif. The society, which originated in medieval England, encourages and recognizes excellence in legal education.

Inductees from Florida:

Apopka: Matthew L. Beville; Crawfordville: Jennifer L. Kilinski; Fernandina Beach: Michael Joseph Gabor; Fort Walton Beach: Charles J. Comella, Jr.; Jacksonville: Anne Craig Peña; Jacksonville Beach: Amanda N. Kespohl; Lake Mary: Nicholas Smith; Orlando: Michael March Brownlee, Sarah Donini Rodriguez; Ormond Beach: Melissa Beth Murphy; Oviedo: Joseph Mario Percopo; St. Petersburg: Andrew James McBride; Tallahassee: Karlie Shea Clemons, Kathryn Isted, Alyssa Suzanne Lathrop, Elizabeth W. Neiberger, Gennifer Bridges Powell, Trevor Anthony Thompson, David Joseph Weiss, Holly Rachelle Werkema; Tampa: Brandon Scott Cline, Jeffery L. Patenaude.

Inductees from outside Florida:

Raleigh, N.C.: Malinda Lee Hayes; Trabuco Canyon, Calif.: Matthew Evans Wright. 

April 2010