Honorary Order of Coif Initiate, Law Students Recognized at Academic Excellence Reception
- 2012 Academic Excellence Honorees
Each spring, the law school honors students from the top 15 percent of the class at a special Academic Excellence Reception. This year, members of the class of 2012 were saluted along with Honorary Order of the Coif initiate, Susan Nell Rowe, JD ’83, a partner in the litigation department of The Stolar Partnership in St. Louis.
- Honorary Order of the Coif Initiate Susan Row
with Dean Kent Syverud, right, and Vice Dean Peter Joy
A member of the law school’s National Council, Rowe focuses on employment law, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, condemnation proceedings, and other matters. Rowe was a member of the Board of Directors of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) from 1992 to 2006, serving as president from 2002 to 2006. She also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Deaconess Foundation and of the Board of Directors of the Missouri Lawyer Trust Account Foundation. Among her accolades, she received the St. Louis Daily Record’s Woman of the Year Award, LSEM’s R. Walston Chubb Award, and the law school’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award in 2006.
Dean Kent Syverud also made remarks. Associate Dean Janet Bolin and Vice Dean Peter Joy presented each honoree with a gift and a chocolate “purse of gold,” in recognition of the ancient tradition in which initiates to the English Order of the Coif were honored for their achievements with purses of gold.
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