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Frank L. Maraist Scholarship

Professor Emeritus Frank L. Maraist

Professor Emeritus Frank L. Maraist

A native of Kaplan—a small Vermillion Parish city located just southwest of Lafayette—Frank L. Maraist earned his degree from LSU Law in 1958 as an honors graduate and Tullis Moot Court Competition champion. He returned to his alma mater as a professor in 1974 and remained at LSU Law for the next 37 years, with his engaging teaching style and extensive scholarship earning him a reputation as Louisiana’s foremost expert in several areas of law. Maraist taught many subjects during his nearly four decades at LSU Law, but he was best known for his courses in Torts, Evidence, Louisiana Civil Procedure, Admiralty, and Maritime Personal Injury.

A fast talker and charming conversationalist who had a vast network of friends that included many of his former students, Maraist was a highly respected mentor and close friend to many of his colleagues. He is also widely considered to be one of the greatest faculty and student recruiters in LSU Law history.

Maraist delivered his final lecture of his career on July 14, 2011, in Room 110 of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he received a standing ovation from the students, faculty, and staff who gathered to honor the retiring professor. Maraist passed at the age of 90 in 2022.

In 1999, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel established the Frank Maraist Scholarship in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the legal profession and education. Learn more about Maraist and his career, as well as how you can make a gift to the scholarship here.


About the Scholarship:

The recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time third year student in the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. The recipient will be selected by the chancellor of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center or his/her designee on the basis