THE ORDER OF THE COIF
  DISTINGUISHED VISITOR PROGRAM
 

     Pursuant to its historic purpose of promoting excellence in legal scholarship, The Order of
the Coif sponsors a program that  enables chapters to bring distinguished members of the legal
profession to their campuses. Each year the Executive Committee will invite one or more
distinguished judges, academics, or practitioners to visit several law schools that have established
Coif chapters. The Distinguished Visitor spends two days at each of the institutions he or she
visits, participating in classroom lectures and seminars, meeting informally with faculty and student
groups, and giving one address open to the entire academic community.  The purpose of the program
is to contribute to the intellectual life of the campus by fostering an exchange of ideas with individuals
whose experiences and ideas may be expected to stimulate discussion about important issues
confronting the legal profession.

    The Distinguished Visitor Program replaced the Lecture Series in 2004.

                                       
                                                       Coif Distinguished Visitor 2018

    
     The Executive Committee takes great pleasure in announcing that Professor Abbe R. Gluck is the
Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor for 2017.

                                                                    Abbe R. Gluck     

      Abbe R. Gluck is a Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health 
Law and Policy at Yale Law School.  She previously taught at Columbia Law School.  Professor Gluck
teaches and writes in the areas of Congress and the political process, federalism, civil procedure, and
health law.  She has extensive experience working as a lawyer in all levels of government.  She
previously served in  the U.S. Senate as a special assistant to Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, in the
administration of New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine as the special counsel and senior advisor to the
New Jersey Attorney General; and in the administration of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg,.
as chief of staff and counsel to the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, senior counsel in the
New York City Office of Legal Counsel, and deputy special counsel to the New York City Charter 
Revision Co
mmission.  

    Before returning to government work after law school, Professor Gluck was associated with the
Paul Weiss firm in New York.  She earned her B.A. and JD degrees from Yale University.  Following law
school, she clerked for then-Chief Judge Ralph K. Winter on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second
Circuit, and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Gluck's scholarship has been
published in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, HARVARD LAW REVIEW, STANFORD LAW REVIEW, 
COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW, THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, HEALTH AFFAIRS, and
many other journals, and she is co-author, with Eskridge and Nourse, of the casebook STATUTES, 
REGULATION, INTERPRETATION:  COURTS, AGENCIES AND CONGRESS IN THE REPUBLIC OF 
STATUTES. 
 Among her most recent work is the most extensive empirical study ever conducted about
the realities of the congressional law-making process (published in STANFORD LAW REVIEW) and the
Supreme Court issue of HARVARD LAW REVIEW commenting on King v. Burwell, the 2015 challenge to   
the Affordable Care Act.  

    She also served as counsel on two influential griefs in the two Supreme Court challenges to the ACA.  
Professor Gluck currently serves on numerous boards and commissions, including as an appointed 
member of both the Uniform Law Commission and the New York State Taskforce on Life and the Law, and
as an elected member of the American Law Institute.l  In 2015, Gluck received Yale Law School's 
teaching award.


ELIGIBILITY TO HOST

     Any school with a chapter of The Order of the Coif may host a distinguished visitor  Priority will be
given
to those institutions that do not have extensive resources on which to draw for similar programs
or that for
other reasons may have difficulty in doing so and which have not recently hosted a
distinguished visitor.

 

OBLIGATION OF HOST SCHOOL

     The national office of the Order provides an honorarium for the Coif Distinguished Visitor and pays
for his or her transportation to the host school. The host school is responsible for the expense of his or her
meals, lodging, and local transportation. In addition, the host school undertakes to provide publicity for the
Visitor's lecture sufficient to bring it to the attention of all segments of the campus, the local professional
community, including bench, bar, and law students.
 

INVITATIONS

    The national office of the Order issues invitations to the Distinguished Visitor and posts information
about the visitors on this website.   


APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA

      1.  The Distinguished Visitors for the following academic year will be selected and chapters
notified during the summer.

      2.    Applications to host a Coif Lecture should be submitted by December 1. The national office, in
consultation with the Visitor, will then arrange a series of visits from among the schools that have
expressed an interest.  Applicant schools should not communicate directly with the Distinguished Visitor.
Designated host schools will be notified of their selection in no later than January 2016.

     3.  Applications for designation as host school for a Coif Distinguished Visitor must be in writing and
contain:

 > Name(s) of proposed host school(s);
 > Proposed dates (see below);
 > Statement of any special reasons this application should be granted (e.g., special
    anniversary of the school, etc.)
Since the visits must be arranged for a time compatible with the Visitors other obligations, it is
desirable to suggest as many dates as possible that would be consistent with the school's schedule.


APPLICATION TO HOST A
DISTINGUISHED VISITOR
Host School:   _____________________________________________________________________
 

Joint Host:     ______________________________________________________________________
 

Name of Distinguished Visitor Sought:   ________________________________________________
 

Proposed Dates  (Include as many potential dates as possible for maximum flexibility)

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Special Reason this Application Should Be Granted:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dean's Statement:  I am acquainted with the obligations of a school undertaking the sponsorship
of an Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor and state that the applicant school is willing and able to
discharge these obligations.
 
 

         Dean____________________________________________________
 

         School ___________________________________________________
 

           Date _____________________________________________________
























DEADLINE:  September 30, 2016

RETURN TO VIA E-MAIL TO:

    Laura N. Gasaway
    National Secretary-TreasurerThe Order of the Coif
    laura_gasaway@unc.edu

And forward Dean's statement, signature and date by regular mail to:

    Sandra R. Jones
    6530 Kimesville Road
    Liberty, NC  27298