The Order of the Coif – Distinguished Visitor Program

March 23, 2017 § Leave a comment


Order of the Coif pic

Order of the Coif

A Colonel in the US Army Reserve, Sherb Sentell spends his time as a civilian serving as an elected city judge in Minden, Louisiana. Before beginning his legal career, Sherb Sentell earned a juris doctor from Louisiana State University Law School, where he held membership with the Order of the Coif.

Named after the headdresses worn by legal professionals in medieval England, the Order of the Coif is an honorary scholastic society promoting excellence in legal education. Its membership consists of those who have attained high grades as law students and graduate in the top 10% of their class and those who have excelled professionally in the field of law.

The Order of the Coif also administers a Distinguished Visitor Program in which professors of law deliver lectures to students regarding current legal issues and topics important to the legal profession. Sherb Sentell graduated 5th in his law school class and was a guest lecturer at LSU Law Center as part of the United States Army War College Eisenhower program. Some of the guest lecturers in the Distinguished Visitor Program have included Professor Heather Gerken from the Yale Law School as well as Professor Jesse H. Choper from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.


What Is the Bronze Star Medal?

March 2, 2017 § Leave a comment


Bronze Star Medal pic

Bronze Star Medal

A graduate of Louisiana State University Law Center, Sherb Sentell serves as the elected Minden-Ward 1 City Judge and as a partner at Sentell Law Firm, LLC, in Minden, Louisiana. Sherb Sentell is also a Colonel in the United States Army Reserve with two combat tours and has been awarded two Bronze Star Medals.

The Bronze Star Medal is conferred to a member of the US armed forces who has served after December 6, 1941, and demonstrated heroic or meritorious achievement, excluding service in aerial flight. The award comes in three categories: Achievement, Merit, and Valor.

The medal itself is made of bronze and has a circumscribing width of 1.5 inches. Another 3/16-inch-wide star, also made of bronze, appears in the middle of the medal. The center line of the reverse side of the star reads, “Heroic or Meritorious Achievement,” with space available to engrave the awardee’s name.

Established in February 1944, the Bronze Star Medal is the fourth most important combat award available to members of the armed forces.

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