May 21, 2013
Day Division valedictorian Amy O'Neill and Evening Division valedictorian William Whaley headline a group of 33 new members of the McGeorge chapter of the Order of the Coif.
The academic stars of the Class of 2013 were inducted into the honor society at an on-campus banquet on May 17, 2013. Professor Michael Vitiello, the chapter's president, emceed the event, which featured Dean Francis J. Mootz III as its keynote speaker. Many alumni Coif members attended the luncheon, which is open each year to all alums who are members of the organization that traces its roots to medieval England.
It was the 31st annual Order of the Coif Congratulatory Luncheon for McGeorge, which holds the 59th chapter in the 82-law school honorary society. Other schools that boast chapters in the organization include Yale, Emory, Stanford and the University of Chicago. New graduates must have finished in the top 10 percent of their classes to qualify for election to membership.
Professor Clark Kelso, secretary/treasurer of the McGeorge chapter, introduced the new Coif members. In addition to the valedictorians O'Neill and Whaley, they include: