On The Move Archives
June 2008

Clinical Legal Education Program Funded in 2008 Regular Legislative Session

The Louisiana Legislature has approved, as part of the overall state budget, an appropriation of $471,600 to support the expansion of the LSU Law Center's Clinical Legal Education Program.


Increase in Law Center Tuition Approved by Legislature

The Louisiana Legislature has approved a three-year, phased-in tuition increase for the LSU Law Center, effective Fall 2008. HB 1145 has been sent to the governor for signature.

"We are never happy to increase tuition. Nevertheless, the Law Center is and will remain an excellent value to its students," said Chancellor Jack Weiss while commenting on the tuition bill.  


Lake Charles Natives Pledge $500K to Forever LSU Campaign

Lake Charles natives Oliver "Rick" Richard and his wife, Donna, have pledged $500,000 to the Forever LSU campaign from their foundation, the Rick and Donna Guzman Richard Charitable Foundation. The gift supports the A Tradition of Excellence campaign underway at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and also provides support to the Manship School of Mass Communication.


'76 Law Center Graduate Frank Neuner Named 2008 Distinguished Alumnus

In the days, weeks, and months following Hurricane Katrina, there were many concerns at the top of people's minds. The welfare of the Louisiana legal system, however, was probably not one of the concerns keeping people awake at night.

Yet Katrina's reach did extend that far, displacing lawyers and affecting those who needed legal aid in the wake of the hurricane. Enter Frank Neuner, Jr., a 1976 graduate of the LSU Law Center and a managing partner of Laborde & Neuner in Lafayette.


Proposal for Concurrent Master of Mass Communication and J.D. Degrees Pending with Regents

The LSU Law Center and the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication have proposed a concurrent degree program through which students can receive a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and a Master of Communication (MMC) degree. The program is under review by the Louisiana Board of Regents.

Students will be required to spend approximately four years in concurrent enrollment for J.D. and master's level courses in the Manship School.  

Beaird Appointed Interim Director of the LSU Law Library

A. Michael Beaird has been appointed interim library director at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center for the 2008-2009 academic year, effective June 1. Beaird was appointed on the recommendation of a search committee consisting of Professor Wendell Homes, Vice Chancellor Glenn Morris, and librarians Charlene Cain and Melanie Sims.


Bruno Named Acting Associate Director of Clinical Legal Education for Externships

Todd Bruno has been named acting associate director of Clinical Legal Education for Externship Programs. As acting associate director, Bruno will assist with planning and implementing the Law Center’s expanded offering of externship programs during the 2008-09 academic year. 


LSU Law Center professor named to International Continental Law Council, one of 12 foreign appointees in the world

LSU Law Professor Alain A. Levasseur has been appointed as one of 12 foreign members - each one coming from a different civil law jurisdiction - to the Scientific Council of the Fondation pour le droit Continental, or Foundation for Continental Law.


Alumni Receptions: Sandestin, Northshore, and Dallas Photo Galleries

LSU Law alumni gathered at receptions in Dallas, Texas; Covington, Louisiana and at the LSBA conference in Sandestin, Florida.


Duplechain Joins Communications/External Relations Office

Joshua Duplechain has joined the Office of Communications and External Relations as Communications Coordinator. Duplechain will be responsible for news reporting, writing, and publication of the E on the Move newsletter.


Class of 1958 and Les Avocats Reunions

The Class of 1958 and Les Avocats, "graduates of 51 years or better," recently gathered at the LSU Law Center for their respective reunions.


Upcoming Reunions

Six classes will celebrate reunions in the fall. Classes of 1968, 1983, 1988, and 1998 will get together on Friday, September 26, the evening before the Mississippi State football game, which has been designated Homecoming. The class of 1978 is scheduled for the evening of October 24, the day before the football game with Georgia. 2003 will announce its date soon.


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