19 members of the Class of 2015 selected for Order of the Coif

Sep 16, 2015

2015 Founders Medalist Robin Frazer with Dean Chris Guthrie and Chancellor Nicholas ZepposProfessor Amanda Rose, president of the Vanderbilt Law School Chapter of Order of the Coif, has announced that 19 graduates of the Class of 2015 have been selected for membership in the Order of the Coif.

Members of this prestigious organization are selected by faculty approval and represent the top 10 percent of the class.

The 2015 Vanderbilt Law graduates selected for the Order of the Coif include:

  • Andrea Bilbija of Lawrenceville, Georgia (B.S., B.A. University of Georgia), who is an associate at Jones Day in Atlanta.
  • Peter Thomas Blumeyer of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (B.A. Vanderbilt University), who is an associate at Holland & Knight in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Tyler Mathew Dato of Poway, California (B.A. Wake Forest University), who is a law clerk for Judge Gene E.K. Pratter of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
  • Gregory Scott Edwards of Memphis, Tennessee (B.S. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), who is an associate with King & Spalding in Atlanta.
  • John Caleb Elrod of Manchester, Tennessee (B.S. Lipscomb University), who is an assistant district attorney for Rutherford County, Tennessee.
  • Mary Catharine Fleming of Orlando, Florida (B.S. Florida State University), who is a law clerk for Judge John Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Mark D. Foley Jr. of Montgomery, Alabama (B.S., B.A. University of Alabama), who is an associate at Maynard Cooper & Gale in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Robin E. Frazer of Lexington, Kentucky (B.S. Vanderbilt University), who is a law clerk for Judge John Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Lexington.
  • Monique A. Hannam of Saint Ann, Jamaica (B.Law University of West Indies).
  • Mary Julia Bressman Hannon of Nashville, Tennessee (B.A. Washington University St. Louis), who is an associate at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis in Nashville.
  • Sean Christopher Hastings of Columbia, South Carolina (B.A. Furman University), who is an associate with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Columbia.
  • Daniel John Hay of Old Bridge, New Jersey (M.A. Wilmington University; B.A. The King’s College, New York), who is a law clerk for Judge Steven M. Colloton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Kimberly M. Ingram of Dacula, Georgia (B.A. Clemson University), who is an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in Palo Alto, California.
  • Charles R. Jones of Destrehan, Louisiana (B.A. Vanderbilt University), who is a law clerk for Judge Kenneth Ripple of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Fort Bend, Indiana, and will serve as a clerk for Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in 2016-17.
  • Benjamin Jacob McMichael (J.D./Ph.D. in Economics) of Macon, Georgia (B.S. Wake Forest University), who is a law clerk for Judge Carolyn Dineen King of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Houston.
  • William P. Nesbitt of Danville, Kentucky (B.A. Centre College), who is a law clerk for Chief Judge Karen Caldwell of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky in Lexington.
  • Mary Catallini Nicoletta of Tucson, Arizona (B.S. University of Arizona), who is an associate at Latham & Watkins in San Diego, California.
  • Kyle A. Ricketts of Worthington, Ohio (B.B.A. Notre Dame University), who is an associate at Jones Day in Atlanta.
  • Ashley Lauren Yeager of Milford, Ohio (B.S. Georgetown University), who is an associate at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton in Washington, D.C.

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