On The Move Archives
December 2007

Young Alumni Leadership Council Meets for First Time

Chancellor Jack Weiss announced the formation of a newly created Young Alumni Leadership Council. The council, comprised of 20 members representing alums from the past 10 graduating classes, "will offer feedback on ways in which the Law Center can be responsive in preparing students for the ever-changing practice of law," said Chancellor Weiss. He asked the group to serve as "the eyes and ears for the law school in their worlds."

The group will also serve as ambassadors who can testify to the value of an LSU Law legal education; bring new ideas to LSU Law from their respective regions; and assist in recruitment of outstanding students to the Law Center.


Faculty News

There's a lot to report on the faculty front: Professor Katherine Spaht was named a fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Professor Bill Corbett will moderate Comparative Law in Action: Country Perspectives at the 2008 Global Workplace Conference, and Professor Lucy McGough presented the Pugh Institute for Justice Serving to Learn; Learning to Serve seminar featuring Tari Devlon Williams of the University of Alabama. Professors John Baker, John Devlin, and Ed Richards led the public symposium titled Presidential Power and Terrorism: Detention, Interrogation and Trial and discussed the challenges to common understanding of the rule of law.

Planning For Clinics Moves Ahead

The Law Center is moving forward with plans to expand its clinical legal education program by fall 2008.

"A three-year plan is under development to phase in live client clinics, expand opportunities for real-life practice externships, and make available additional public interest law projects at the Law Center," according to Professor Lucy McGough, who has been appointed by Chancellor Jack Weiss to spearhead the Center's efforts.


Chancellor Weiss to Chair Search for LSU Athletic Director

Chancellor Jack Weiss will serve as the chair of the search committee for LSU’s new Athletic Director. Chancellor Sean O’Keefe made the announcement December 5. Weiss will head a 14-member committee charged with naming the replacement for Skip Bertman who will step down in June.

LSU News, December 5, 2007

The Advocate, December 5, 2007

Student Activity

LSU Law's Moot Court teams achieved success in national and international competitions. The International Criminal Moot Court Competition team advanced to the finals and won first place in the Best Brief category. The National Moot Court team won the regional championship and will travel to New York in January to compete in the national finals. The Law Center's 3L students participated in the annual Hats 'n Canes toast, the first-ever for Chancellor Weiss.

Alumni News

Fall is always a busy time for alumni and this year was no exception. From reunions for the classes of 1967, 1977, 1982, 1987, and 1997 to the presentation of the Distinguished Alumnus award to Mike Rubin, to the All Alumni Tailgate, it was an eventful season. Additionally, we are grateful to the Class of 1967 for its very generous class gift.  A reception was held for Baton Rouge area graduates in addition to the kick-off meeting of the new Young Alumni Leadership Council. And, of course, it wouldn't be a newsletter without Class Notes.

Is Your Chancellor's Council Membership Current? 

The Chancellor's Council Annual Dinner is scheduled for May 2, 2008. To attend, you need to join the Council or renew your membership by December 31, 2007.

Chancellor's Council membership is extended to those who make an unrestricted annual gift of $1,000 or more to the Law Center. Among other things, your Chancellor's Council gift helps offset tuition expenses for all students and allows us to make several individual awards to especially deserving students.

Can't remember? Memberships received to date are here. Call Bobbi Zaunbrecher at 225/578-7937 if you have questions. 

A Tradition of Excellence - Campaign Update

The Campaign for LSU Law is in full gear!

In addition to events held in past months in Covington, Houma, Lake Charles, Monroe, Shreveport, and Washington, D.C., Baton Rouge area alums gathered to meet Chancellor Jack Weiss and to kick off the campaign in the metro region. Over $9.4 million has been raised toward the goal, according to Campaign Chair Shelby McKenzie ('64).


Supreme Court Admission Set for March 31, 2008

Interested in admission to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court? Join your fellow LSU Law alums on March 31, 2008 for a swearing in ceremony in Washington, D.C.
All forms and accompanying fee payment must be submitted to the LSU Office of Alumni Relations by February 1, 2008.

Follow these links to information, instructions, and forms.