On The Move Archives
October 2009

Faculty Vote to Endorse Important Curricular and Student Educational Policy Changes

The LSU Law faculty have endorsed a number of important curricular and policy reforms designed to improve the Law Center’s academic program and further the competitiveness of our students. Although some recommendations will require approval of the LSU Board of Supervisors, and some implementation details remain to be worked out by the faculty, “the substance of the changes is exciting for the future of the school,” said Chancellor Jack Weiss. “This is a watershed moment for the LSU Law Center.”

Read the Chancellor’s messages to Friends of LSU Law and Students.


LSU Law Students Achieve State’s Highest Passage Rate on July 2009 Bar Exam

LSU Law Center students achieved the highest passage rate among all examinees on the latest Louisiana State Bar Exam, according to results released October 9 by the Committee on Bar Admissions for the Supreme Court of Louisiana.

Students continued their traditional first place passage rate, with 90.9 percent of examinees receiving passing scores on the July 2009 administration of the Bar. In all, 154 LSU Law Center students took the exam, and 140 successfully passed the Bar.


Judge Ralph E. Tyson Honored as 2009 Distinguished Alumnus

There was no doubt the evening of September 24 belonged to the Honorable Ralph E. Tyson. Tyson was recognized as LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center’s 2009 Distinguished Alumnus at the Country Club of Louisiana, before a large crowd of family, friends, classmates and colleagues. The gathering included members of the federal, state and local judiciary, three university chancellors and the mayor.  By the end of the evening, the whole day was his, too, as Mayor Holden officially proclaimed it Ralph Tyson Day, and added “Honorary Mayor” to Tyson’s list of accolades.


Chancellor Welcomes Prospective Applicants; Mock Law Class Engages Students at Annual Open House

“The study of law is a worthwhile goal for those contemplating that idea; and, for those who've decided on law school, we’re a wonderful place for you to attend,” said Chancellor Jack Weiss as he welcomed participants to the Law Center’s Annual Open House.  Over 70 prospective applicants attended the annual event held on October 13.


Class Reunion Schedule

Class of 1969, 1979 & 1984 Reunion: Friday, Oct. 30, 2009

Class of 1989, 1999 & 2004 Reunion: Friday, Nov. 13, 2009

Where have the years gone?  It’s been years since graduation, and you’ve experienced life to its fullest. We hope that your LSU Law degree has served you well!

When is the last time that you’ve visited with your classmates, or taken a tour of the newly renovated LSU Law Center?

Please join us as we bring together the LSU Law Classes of 1969, 1979, and 1984 for reunions on Friday, October 30.  LSU Law Classes of 1989, 1999, and 2004 will gather on Friday, November 13.


Law Firms Kick Into High Gear

Nearly 90 LSU Law grads in firms are busy recruiting their fellow alums to participate in this year’s Annual Fund Drive. Some firms have already achieved 100 percent participation. More firms are ready to begin their campaigns at any moment, according to Guy deLaup, Annual Fund Chair.


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

LSU Law Students Offer Help to Immigration Detainees
As many LSU Law students recently left campus on the first day of fall break, a small group of them spent the day in jail. The volunteers went to the South Louisiana Correctional Center in Basile, LA, to meet with immigrant detainees, inform them about deportation procedure, and screen their cases for potential representation. The students met inside the jail Oct. 8 with about 60 detainees from various countries, including Haiti, China, El Salvador, and Honduras. Read more...

Law Center Celebrates International Law Week
The International Law Society (ILS) at the LSU Law Center held its first International Law Week September 14-18. All events, including a presentation of international law opportunities at LSU Law, practice of international law, and human right and peace, were well attended by members of the ILS, law faculty, and the student body. Read more...

Robert Lee Tullis Team Update
Congratulations to the following teams that advanced to the "Sweet Sixteen" round, the best brief finalists, and the best oral advocates. Read more...

LSUcle Seminar Coming to a City Near You

In the rush of your daily work, do you struggle to keep up with the tremendous number of changes in the law each year? For busy lawyers like you, LSUcle is traveling around the state to present the most comprehensive CLE seminar on changes in Louisiana law—14 important topics will be covered in a day and a half for a full year of CLE credits.  The 2009 Recent Developments in Legislation & Jurisprudence Seminar will be coming to your city or a city near you this fall. NOTICE to Louisiana Title Insurance licensees: This seminar has also been approved for a full year of Title Insurance CE credits.


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.

LSU Law Admissions Officers to Visit Your Area Soon


Alumni News

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