On The Move Archives
November 2007

Chancellor Weiss Canvasses State to Meet Alumni and Discuss Initiatives

Chancellor Weiss has now been with the Law Center four months. Already he has launched a variety of initiatives since his appointment as chancellor, including a dramatic expansion of the clinical legal education experience available to students, formation of a Young Alumni Leadership Council, and launching A Tradition of Excellence-The Campaign for LSU Law. 

Chancellor Weiss has been traveling to meet alumni from across the state in recent weeks. Receptions have been held in Monroe, Shreveport, Lake Charles, and New Orleans, with plans to soon visit other cities, both in-state and out-of-state. In addition to providing a venue to meet the new chancellor, the alumni gatherings have served to kick off A Tradition of Excellence-the Campaign for LSU Law, which is part of the Forever LSU campaign.

The events have allowed Chancellor Weiss to share his observations regarding the students, programs, and faculty at the Law Center. His remarks have focused on noted improvements over the last ten years as well as the opportunities and challenges of the next decade. Of particular interest is the Chancellor's focus on dramatically expanding the LSU Law Center's clinical legal education program. Such programs will provide law students with hands-on, supervised experience in the real world practice of law. Other priorities include building the faculty of the future and providing additional opportunities for student recognition.

"Chancellor Jack Weiss is a nationally known attorney who will continue our strong traditions and build on the national reputation of the LSU Law Center," commented LSU Law grad Sam Gregorio (76), who chaired the recent Northwest Louisiana reception.

Reunion Weekend - One Last Reminder!



Friday, November 9 

Free Symposium - Presidential Power and Terrorism: Detention, Interrogation and Trial

The Law Center will offer a free symposium on Presidential Power and Terrorism: Detention, Interrogation and Trial featuring law professors John Baker, Ed Richards, and John Devlin. Panelists will discuss legal issues posed by detention, interrogation, and trial of terrorist suspects and how these challenge our common understanding of the rule of law. Follow the link to learn more about the symposium topic.

Join us at 2:30 p.m., LSU Law Center, Room 110. The event is free and open to the public. 

Class Reunions

If you are a member of the Class of 1967, 1977, 1982, 1987 or 1997, it's not too late to register for your class party and join your classmates to reflect, reconnect and REUNION.

It's easy. You can either send in the registration form from your invitation or print it out from the Law Center's website. Follow these links  to access the details of your reunion, the reunion registration form, or to contribute to your class reunion gift via the Class of 1967 Reunion Gift Form or the Classes of 1977, 1982, 1987 and 1997 Reunion Gift Form.

Saturday, November 10

Calling All Alumni! It's Tailgate Time!

Although just five classes will have formal reunions this fall, all alumni are invited to reunite at the Law Center's pregame tailgate party on Saturday, November 10. The festivities begin at 3 p.m. in front of the 1936 building. The event is in conjunction with the annual Hats ‘n Canes toast, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. Come to the Law Center for jambalaya and beverage (while they last) and watch the new crop of 3Ls don their hats and swing their canes as Chancellor Weiss lifts a glass to the Class of 2008.

A Tradition of Excellence - Campaign Update

A Tradition of Excellence-the Campaign for LSU Law, was launched last year as part of Forever LSU, a drive to increase private support for the university and all its campuses.

LSU Law has established a goal of $28 million to be raised between now and 2010.


Michael H. Rubin to be Honored

Michael H. Rubin will be honored with a brunch on November 10 at the historic Old State Capitol in downtown Baton Rouge. Rubin was selected earlier this year by the Alumni Board of Trustees as LSU Law Center's 2007 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. This award is given annually to the alumnus who exemplifies the highest quality and ethical standards of the legal profession and whose personal and professional achievements bring distinction to Louisiana and to the Law Center.

"Michael Rubin is a fitting choice as this year's Distinguished Alumnus; he is most deserving of this award. He is recognized nationally and throughout Louisiana as a legal scholar, and he is a leader in the community," said Jack Weiss, Chancellor of the Law Center.


New Scholarships and Professorships Established in 2007

The Law Center has received generous contributions from alumni and friends to establish scholarships and endowed professorships in 2007.  These gifts provide vital support for our students and faculty.


2007 Chancellor's Council

The Chancellor's Council is the lifeblood of the Annual Fund. Your unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or more enable LSU Law to support a wide variety of programs and services for students and alumni. We hope that you will renew your membership or join the Chancellor's Council by December 31, 2007.  

Members for 2007 will receive an invitation to the annual Chancellor's Council gala to be held May 2, 2008 in the historic Heidelberg Ballroom at the Baton Rouge Hilton.


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.

Class Notes

Many LSU Law alumni have received honors, changed firms, or received promotions.  Some were highlighted in publications; a few for work you might not expect. Get updated on the latest news by reading the current edition of Class Notes.