Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Eugene Fidell Named 2016 Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor

Eugene R. Fidell, the Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, has been selected as the Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor for 2016.

The Order of the Coif is an honorary scholastic society that encourages excellence in legal education by fostering a spirit of careful study, recognizing law students who attained a high grade of scholarship, and honoring lawyers, judges, and teachers who attained high distinction for their scholarly or professional accomplishments.

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.

Fidell is a co-founder and former president of the National Institute of Military Justice and of counsel at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, Washington, D.C. He is a life member of the American Law Institute and a member of the Defense Legal Policy Board of the Department of Defense and the board of directors of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War. He has also taught at Harvard Law School and the American University Washington College of Law.