Twenty 2011 graduates selected for Order of the Coif

Sep 16, 2011

Steven Hetcher, professor of law and president of the Vanderbilt Law School chapter of Order of the Coif, has announced that 20  graduates of the Class of 2011 have been selected for membership in this prestigious organization. Members are selected by faculty approval and represent the top 10 percent of the class.

Vanderbilt’s new Order of the Coif members include:

  • David McMekin Barnes of Kingsport, Tennessee (B.A. University of the South) – Founders Medalist – Clerk for Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • Joanna Lynne Barry of Riva, Maryland (B.S. Cornell University) – Clerk for Judge James O. Brown on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • Whitney Lee Bruder of Colorado Springs, Colorado (B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder) – Associate, Latham & Watkins, Orange Country, California
  • Joshua Robert Cepluch of Fairfield, Ohio (B.S., M.C.R.P. Ohio State University) – Associate, Baker & Hostetler, Columbus, Ohio
  • James Wright Clayton of Nashville, Tennessee (B.A. Williams College) – Clerk for Senior Judge Gilbert S. Merritt Jr. ’60 on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Lauren Zehr Curry of Nashville, Tennessee (B.A. University of the South) – Clerk for Judge Jane Branstetter Stranch ’78 on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Ryan Mark Davis of Highland, Utah (B.A. Brigham Young University) – Clerk for Judge Robert C. Jones on the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • Eva Joelle Yvonne Dossier of Hudson, Wisconsin (B.S. Tulane University) – Clerk for Judge James B. Loken on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Lauren Nicole Fromme of Columbus, Ohio (B. A. Ohio State University) – Associate, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease, Columbus, Ohio
  • Jared Lee Gardner of Anchorage, Alaska (B.S. Illinois Institute of Technology) – Associate, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, Irvine, California
  • Kathleen Braun Gilchrist of Roanoke, Virginia (B.A. University of Virginia) – Clerk for Chief Judge Joseph Goodwin on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • James Michael Gottry of Phoenix, Arizona (B.S. Northern Arizona State University) – Associate, Snell & Wilmer, Tucson, Arizona
  • Sarah Gabrielle Hartman of North Palm Beach, Florida (B.A. University of Southern California) – Associate, Greenberg Traurig, Santa Monica, California
  • Jacob William Neu of Fredericksburg, Texas (B.A. Rice University) – Associate, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Nashville
  • Brian Allan Pierce of The Woodlands, Texas (B.A. Duke University) – Associate, Vinson & Elkins, Houston, Texas
  • Daniel Joseph Raccuia of Woodbridge, Connecticut (B.A. Georgetown University) – Clerk for Judge C. Lynwood Smith Jr. on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Keith William Randall of Nashville, Tennessee (B.A. University of Pennsylvania) – Associate, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, Nashville
  • Juliet Ashley Sullivan of McLean, Virginia (B.A. University of Virginia) – Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, New York
  • Elizabeth Anne Viole of Ridgewood, New Jersey (B.A. University of Virginia) – Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, New York
  • Cara Maureen Walsh of McHenry, Illinois (B.S. Northwestern University) – Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York, New York

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