On The Move Archives
December 2009

Warmest Wishes for the Holidays and the New Year: Cheers to LSU Law!

It’s been a year of extraordinary accomplishment and progress at LSU Law. As the year draws to a close, I reflect on the importance of family, friends, students, and colleagues and on the great good fortune we share in our affiliation with this inspiring institution. I myself count among my greatest blessings the opportunity to lead our state’s flagship law school. It is an extraordinary opportunity for which I am grateful each day, and I’m proud of the tremendous successes that we continue to mark.


A Look Back Through Pictures

Reunions, competitions, student events, Hats-N-Canes and more. Take a look at our photo gallery, and re-live some of the exciting moments at LSU Law this year.

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LSU Board of Supervisors Approves Changes to Curriculum

“This is a watershed moment for the LSU Law Center,” said Chancellor Jack Weiss, shortly after the LSU Board of Supervisors voted to approve a number of important changes to the LSU Law curriculum during its December meeting. “These are extremely positive reforms, and we reached out for, and were guided by, input from our students, a number of interested alumni, and adjuncts who teach at the Law Center.”


Higher Education Funding and The Case for Louisiana to be featured topics at E.D. White Lectures

This year’s E.D. White Lectures, jointly sponsored by the Law Center and the LSU Department of Political Science, will feature a nationally-noted scholar of higher education, Professor Michael McClendon of Vanderbilt University. The tentative dates for the two lecture series are April 13 and 14, 2010.

McClendon, Associate Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy, and Associate Dean and Chief of Staff of Peabody [Education] College at Vanderbilt, also directs the Program in Higher Education Leadership and Policy and the Master’s of Public Policy (MPP) program. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in state politics and policy, organization and governance of higher education, and leadership.


Alumni Invited to BLSA Convention Slated for LSU Law, January 12-17

The LSU Law Center has been selected to host the Rocky Mountain and Southern Regions' Black Law Students Association (SRBLSA) Convention this January. Law students from throughout the regions will convene for moot court competition and symposia on a variety of legal topics, according to convention organizers.


Make a Gift; Create a Lasting Impact

We know that economic uncertainties continue nationwide and also here in Louisiana. With looming state budget cuts, your charitable gifts to the LSU Law Center are more important than ever. From scholarships to program initiatives, private philanthropy provides critical funding for the LSU Law Center.


IRA Charitable Rollover Permits a Gift Directly to the LSU Law Center

The extension of the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Charitable Rollover was signed into law as part of the $700 billion economic bailout bill. Qualified individuals are those over 70 1/2. The legislation permits a donation of up to $100,000 to qualified non-profits from IRAs and Roth IRAs without having to count the distributions as taxable income. Couples may give up to $200,000.


Law Center Accredited by SACS

“I am delighted to report that the LSU Law Center has been accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the J.D./D.C.L. (Graduate Diploma in Civil Law), and LL.M. degrees,” said Chancellor Jack Weiss upon receiving the news of the initial accreditation on December 7.


Chancellor's Council: A Little More Time in 2009

The year of 2009 has been one of growth for the Chancellor’s Council, with a total of 285 active members as of mid-December. But these next few days are the most important time of the year, as many memberships are up for renewal.  "In the times of state budget cuts effecting higher education, it is critically important for there to be strong financial support from LSU Law graduates. The Chancellor's Council provides Chancellor Weiss with the necessary tools to keep LSU competitive. Please consider joining or renewing your commitment by the end of the year," says Mike Patterson, Chair of the Chancellor's Council.

View the current membership roster, or to renew or become a member.


Annual Fund Campaign at Mid-Point

A record 140 firms have participated in this year’s Annual Fund Drive, with many firms achieving 100 percent participation among their LSU Law grads. More are wrapping up their drives now as the year comes to a close. But the Annual Fund campaign doesn’t end until June 30, 2010, so firms starting campaigns during the holidays still have time to complete their drives.

See who is participating and learn more about our campaign...


Law Review to Honor Professor Kalinka

“The Louisiana Law Review is pleased to announce that Issue 1 of Volume 70 is dedicated to the late Professor Susan Kalinka” said Christopher K. Odinet, editor-in-chief. “Not only was Professor Kalinka an excellent teacher, but also a prolific scholar. Her publications ranged widely in matters of state and federal taxation, and she was always working on the next idea even while putting the finishing touches on her latest piece. The Louisiana Law Review is grateful and proud to have had the privilege and honor of having Professor Kalinka serve on our faculty advisory committee and of publishing several of her exemplary pieces,” he concluded.

Louisiana Law Review Issue 1


Faculty & Staff Highlights

Find out more about the recent achievements and work being done by the LSU Law Center's Faculty and Staff.


Alumni News

Find out the latest news on where and what your classmates are doing these days.