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Ten New Members Inducted into Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame

02/10/2020

On Feb. 7, 2020, Saint Louis University School of Law inducted 10 new members into the Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame.

This group marked the fifth class to be inducted.

Saint Louis University School of Law Order of the Fleur de Lis 2020 Honorees pose with Dean William P. Johnson at the induction ceremony on Feb. 7, 2020. Photo by Steve Dolan

Saint Louis University School of Law Order of the Fleur de Lis 2020 Honorees pose with Dean William P. Johnson at the induction ceremony on Feb. 7, 2020. Photo by Steve Dolan

The Order of the Fleur de Lis is the highest honor from Saint Louis University School of Law. As a Catholic, Jesuit university, SLU’s mission is the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. Inductees are selected for living this mission in their everyday lives and throughout their careers.

The Rev. David J. Suwalsky, S.J., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Theological Studies, gave the invocation. Law development director Michael Ruiz (Chaifetz ’12), University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., and School of Law Dean William P. Johnson gave brief remarks.

“When abused, training in the law can be used to hide corruption and to perpetuate a system that denies justice to some. When applied in the Jesuit way, the training and skills can be powerful tools to purse justice, to uphold the rule of law and to protect human rights,” Johnson said at the end of the ceremony.

“These inductees this evening have pursued paths that have made them guardians of the rule of law and the architects of a more just society, and that gives me a great deal of pride in this profession. It makes me mindful of the role that SLU LAW plays in it. I hope each of you shares a deep sense of pride in being lawyers who do good and who seek justice.”

Learn more about the Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame

Five SLU LAW students served as the award presenters: Sean Connelly, Marisa Gerwitz, Luke Klein, Joel Ocampo and Lyz Riley-Sanders.

The 2020 honorees are:

*indicates deceased

Learn more about each honoree at slu.edu/law/alumni/order-fleur-de-lis.php.


Saint Louis University School of Law was founded in 1843 and is the oldest law school west of the Mississippi River. The strength of the faculty, breadth of course offerings and extensive clinical and professional skills experience provide students with a well-rounded legal education. The School of Law’s rich history consists of strong connections to the community and a long tradition of public service. SLU LAW’s location in the heart of downtown St. Louis offers students unparalleled access to leading law firms, courthouses, corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations — and a unique opportunity to see the law in action. For more information, visit slu.edu/law.