DISTINGUISHED VISITOR PROGRAM
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 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
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
Any school with a chapter of
The Order of the Coif may host a distinguished visitor Priority
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
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.
office of the Order issues invitations to the Distinguished Visitor and
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.
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
> Name(s) of proposed host school(s);Since the visits must be arranged for a time compatible with the Visitors other obligations, it is
> Proposed dates (see below);
> Statement of any special reasons this application should be granted (e.g., special
anniversary of the school, etc.)
Host School: _____________________________________________________________________APPLICATION TO HOST A
of Distinguished Visitor Sought: ________________________________________________
Proposed Dates (Include as many potential dates as possible for maximum flexibility)
Special Reason this Application Should Be Granted:
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.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2016
RETURN TO VIA E-MAIL TO:
National Secretary-Treasurer, The Order of the Coif
And forward Dean's statement, signature and date by regular mail to:
Sandra R. Jones
6530 Kimesville Road
Liberty, NC 27298