On The Move Archives
November 2009

Thanksgiving Greetings from Chancellor Jack Weiss

Dear Friends:
As we approach Thanksgiving, it seems a fitting time to consider all of the blessings that have been bestowed on our LSU Law community. Foremost among them is the gift of peace in a broader world that is the scene of so much violent turmoil and human tragedy. Our security, of course, is no happenstance; we owe it to the thousands of dedicated men and women of our armed forces who risk their lives on a daily basis to assure our safety and freedom. I hope that you will include our service personnel in your prayers and in your reflections this Thanksgiving.


Chancellor Discusses Flagship Agenda and Proposed Curricular/Policy Changes

Chancellor Jack Weiss was the featured speaker at the Baton Rouge Press Club on November 16. His presentation focused on the following: the importance of LSU Law as one of the three flagship campuses of the LSU System and the flagship public law school of the state, with particular emphasis on its role in economic development for Louisiana; various curricular and educational policy reforms that will help LSU Law students to be more competitive in the job market, while retaining the rigorous program that is the hallmark of our legal education; and, potential state funding issues and the importance of state support to the Law Center’s flagship agenda.


LSU Law Graduate Michelle Shamblin Earns Prestigious Bristow Fellowship

Michelle R. Shamblin, a 2009 LSU Law graduate, has been chosen for one of only four Bristow Fellowships in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States. She is the first LSU Law graduate to receive the prestigious fellowship offered by the U.S. Department of Justice.


SRBLSA Convention Slated for LSU Law

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.


Career Services Offers 'Starting Your Own Law Practice' Seminar

The Law Center is pleased to offer a seminar on Starting Your Own Law Practice.  The program is open to all interested alumni at no charge and will be held at the LSU Law Center on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009.  Topics will include start up issues, choice of business entity, finances from A to Z, ethics, getting and keeping clients, technology, and avoiding common mistakes new lawyers make.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Tracy Evans at Tracy.Evans@law.lsu.edu.

Download registration form.

What School Best Prepared You for Life?

What school laid the foundation for the life you now have? What school prepared you best for your life as an outstanding lawyer?
We hope you’ve contemplated these questions over the years, and that your answer is: LSU Law.


Thanks for Joining the Chancellor’s Council!

The Chancellor’s Council has grown to its largest membership ever – 281 active members. 
View the list of members.

Law Firms Closing Strong for 2009 Annual Fund

Nearly 120 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. "The interest and loyalty shown by our alumni has been impressive," says Guy deLaup, Annual Fund Chair. See the list of participating law firms.

Want to join the Law Firm Annual Fund effort?  Please contact Laura.StBlanc@law.lsu.edu to learn how!


Hats 'n Canes Tradition Continues at LSU Law

LSU Law 3Ls and their family members gathered on Saturday, November14 on the steps of the Old Law Building to continue the annual tradition of Hats ‘n Canes – a tradition that began in 1930.


Faculty & Staff Highlights

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


Student News

Higginbotham and Bond Take Top Honors in Tullis

Congratulations to the students who participated in this year’s Tullis Moot Court competition. The Tullis Moot Court competition is an intraschool program in which 2L students are judged on their actual conduct of appellate cases. Judging criteria include success in prepared records, the writing of briefs, and the arguing of cases.  Read more. . .

Students Weigh In On Curricular and Policy Changes: Participate in Town Hall Meetings

LSU Law students were given an opportunity to ask questions about the impact of proposed curricular and policy changes during a series of town hall meetings conducted by Chancellor Jack Weiss. Read more...


LSU Law Alumni Reconnect and "Pass a Good Time" at 2009 Reunions

LSU Law Classes of 1969, 1979, and 1989 gathered at separate reunion events over the past weeks, providing alums with the opportunity to reconnect and reminiscence about old times. Alums and their guests shared good food, music, and great stories of life at LSU Law.

Members of the Class of 1969 gathered at the Law Center on Friday, October 30 in the Tucker Room, now home to the civil law library collection of Colonel John H. Tucker, Jr. 

The Class of 1979 had great fun during its 30 year reunion as  the large photo collage poster was passed around to members of the class!  The reunion was held at the LSU Faculty Club on October 30. 

The Faculty Club was filled with alums of the Class of 1989 and their guests on Friday, November 13. Some 75 guests gathered for the reunion on the crisp fall evening.


Only Three More Opportunities Before Dec. 31, 2009

There are only three more opportunities to get your CLE from LSUcle before Dec. 31. LSU’s 2009 Recent Developments Seminar will be held on Dec. 3 & 4, 2009 at the Kenner Pontchartrain Center, and on Dec. 11 & 12, 2009 at the New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center. LSU’s CLE by the Hour Seminar will be held at the Law Center on Dec. 16, 17 & 18, 2009. All three seminars provide a full year of CLE. For more information, or to register online or by phone, go to www.lsucle.org  , or call 225/578-5837.

Alumni News

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