On The Move Archives
June 2009

LSU Law Center Confers Degrees at Commencement Exercises

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center awarded degrees to 185 students at commencement exercises on Thursday, May 28 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. One hundred eighty-two students received the Juris Doctor/Diploma in Civil Law (J.D./D.C.L.). Three students–representing Argentina, Turkey, and Uganda–received the Master of Laws (LL.M.).

Also, 45 students were recognized with additional academic honors, including four students who graduated Summa Cum Laude, ranking in the top two percent of the graduating class. Seven students were recognized for exceeding 50 hours of pro bono service.


Commencement Round-Up

Remarks of Commencement speaker Judge W. Eugene Davis, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Chancellor Weiss' Remarks to Law Graduates

2009 Graduates Celebrate at Grads and Crawdads Night

Law Center Announces Appointment of Admissions Director

Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the appointment of Lynell A. Cadray as Director of Admissions for the LSU Law Center. Ms. Cadray also will serve as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services.

Cadray, a Louisiana native, has served as Director of Admission at Emory Law School since 1994. She has also served as Emory Law's Assistant Dean and Chief Diversity Officer.


Professor Ronald Scalise Honored with Distinguished Service Award

LSU Law Center Professor Ronald J. Scalise, Jr. has been awarded the LSU Law Center's Distinguished Service Award by Chancellor Jack M. Weiss. The award was bestowed upon Professor Scalise during the 2009 Commencement ceremonies, in recognition of his five years of extraordinary service as Professor of Law and Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Professor Scalise will join the faculty of Tulane Law School, his alma mater, effective Fall 2009.


Golden Grads Add Perspective to Commencement

Twenty members of the Class of 1959 returned to participate in their 50th class reunion on May 28th. The Golden Grads actually participated in the 2009 Commencement exercises, donning golden caps and gowns, sitting on the floor with the graduating class, and selecting one of their own to deliver a message to the graduates.


Class of 2009 Sets a Record

The Class of 2009 has set a new standard, both for future graduating classes and for every class that has ever graduated from LSU Law. Fifty-three percent of the class made a gift to the Annual Fund.


Chancellor's Council Update

The Chancellor's Council welcomes new members M. Hampton Carver ('70) and M. Taylor Darden ('77). Renewing memberships are Gordon Wogan ('79), Jack Whitehead ('86) and Dominic Gianna. To see a full roster of members or to find out how to join the Chancellor's Council, click here.

Summer PILS Fellowships Awarded to Thirteen LSU Law Students

Thirteen LSU Law students have received Public Interest Law (PILS) Fellowships for the summer. The students were selected through a competitive application process, and each will receive a $2,000 stipend to pursue work in a variety of public interest areas. These stipends were funded by the Law Center.


LSU Law Students Chosen for Juvenile Public Defender Fellowships

Ten LSU Law Center students were selected for summer fellowships with the Juvenile Public Defender Board and will serve in offices throughout the state. The fellowships are funded by the Juvenile Public Defender Board and are being managed via LSU's Public Interest Law Society, or PILS.


LSU Law Graduate Honored with Scholarship & Leadership Award

Sally Richardson, a 2009 graduate of the LSU Law Center, was recently honored with the first American Law Institute and American Bar Association Scholarship & Leadership Award presented by the Law Center, according to Chancellor Jack M. Weiss.


Journal of Civil Law Studies Welcomes New Student Editors

The Journal of Civil Law Studies welcomes its Student Editors for Vol. 2, to be published in fall 2009. Students editors are J.D. candidates currently enrolled at the LSU Law Center. They assist with the editing of papers selected by Professor Olivier Moréteau, editor-in-chief, and reviewed by at least two members of the Board of Editors. The Journal is freely accessible here and has readership in 56 countries, on all continents.

Student Editors for Vol. 2 - 2009
– John Bihm
– Heather Crow
– Tiffany Garland
– Emily Gibson
– William Gutknecht

Faculty/Staff Highlights

On May 13, Professor Olivier Moréteau gave a keynote speech Reconciling the Civil Law and the Common Law Traditions: Lessons from Hybrid Louisiana, to open a conference on "La sociedad por acciones simplificada y los transplantes en el Derecho Privado contemporáneo" organized by the Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de la Sabana in the city of Bogota (Colombia).

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