Order of the Coif

The Order of the Coif recognizes those who have achieved academic excellence. Students who finish their sixth semester of study in the top 10 percent of their class and graduate magna cum laude earn membership.

The name originated in Medieval England, when the best lawyers were known as sergeants-at-law; upon their appointment, they received an elaborate white headdress, called a coif, to be worn in court. These men, who later added the wigs to their daily outfits, became known as sergeants of the coif.

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NYU Law chapter of Order of the Coif inducts honorary member Ronald Moelis '82

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