On The Move Archives
Fall 2010

In Gratitude for Our LSU Law Community--A Message from Chancellor Jack Weiss

As we approach this season of Thanksgiving (and exams!), I hope that you will join me in reflecting on the many blessings we share, as individuals and as an LSU Law community.

As a community, we are bound together by a tradition that is more than a century “young”. Our tradition embraces LSU Law’s strong commitment to civil law teaching and scholarship.  Our tradition continues to feature teachers who demand much in the classroom but take pride in being available and accessible to students outside of the classroom.


Gene Lafitte Honored as 2010 Distinguished Alumnus

Pictured: Gene and Jackie Lafitte, Candy and Chancellor Jack Weiss

Mr. Gene W. Lafitte was presented with the LSU Law Center’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award by Chancellor Jack M. Weiss at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans on October 7th.    Mr. Lafitte’s family, friends and colleagues came together to honor him during the reception and dinner that followed.


Chancellor Jack Weiss Named 2010 Recipient of Brotherhood & Sisterhood Award by 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge

The Baton Rouge Brotherhood & Sisterhood Award Committee of 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge named LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss as one of two recipients of the prestigious Brotherhood & Sisterhood Award for 2010. Chancellor Weiss was honored during the 48th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the Hilton Capitol Center in Baton Rouge.  Derek Gordon, President and CEO of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, was also be honored. 

Introducing the Chancellor were Scott Sternberg ('10) and 3L student Ashley Mayes. 


LSU Law Achieves State’s Highest Passage Rate on July 2010 Bar Exam

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

Students continued their traditional first place passage rate, with 76.8% percent of examinees receiving passing scores on the July administration of the Bar. In all, 151 LSU Law Center students took the exam, and 116 successfully passed the Bar.


Elizabeth R. Carter Joins the Faculty at the LSU Law Center

Elizabeth R. Carter has joined the faculty at the LSU Law Center. Professor Carter’s appointment as an Assistant Professor of Law was effective in May.

"Professor Carter brings experience from the practice of law and from the business sector,” said the Chancellor. “Her superb legal experience and knowledge ranges from bankruptcy to estate planning, to marine finance and marine sales. She will be a valuable and versatile addition to our civil law faculty.”


Law Center Names First LSU Law Future Law Teachers Fellows

The Law Center's new Future Law Teachers Fellowship Program focuses on those who are looking for an opportunity to prepare themselves for careers in legal education, who have an aptitude for teaching, and who are highly motivated to produce legal scholarship.  

The Law Center is proud to announce our first two Teaching Fellows who joined have joined the faculty this year:

 Jennifer Camero, Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

 Andrew Kim, Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice


Forever LSU Campaign Draws to Close, But There's Still Time to Support LSU Law

Close to $16 million has been raised toward the LSU Law Center's Traditions of Excellence/Forever LSU Campaign, according to Campaign Chair Shelby McKenzie ('64). 

To date, these generous gifts from dedicated LSU Law alumni and friends have provided one new endowed chair (only the second in LSU Law history), 72 new endowed scholarships to support our students and 30 new endowed professorships to support faculty research and scholarship.  Stay tuned for our upcoming announcement regarding the new endowed chair! Importantly, the Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair was also created to support the Law Center during the campaign. But, there's still time to give.  


West and Page Appointed to Lead Chancellor's Council; Papillion and Centola Take Aim on Annual Fund

Paul West ('80 ) has been appointed Chair for the Law Center's Chancellor’s Council, and Cyd Sheree Page ('84) has been named Vice-Chair.

Darrel J. Papillion ('94) and Larry Centola, Jr. ('71) have been appointed to lead the Law Center's Annual Fund drive for 2010-11. 

Is You Chancellor's Council Membership Current? Chancellor's Council Dinner Set for March 25th!

Chancellor's Council membership is extended to those who make an unrestricted annual gift of $1,000 or more to the Law Center. Among other things, your Chancellor's Council gifts fund academic programs and enhance student life, including student and faculty recruitment, student scholarships, accreditation activities, and alumni reunions, to name a few.


Law Firm Annual Fund Campaign Kicked Off in October

The LSU Law Center launched its 2010 – 2011 Annual Fund Campaign in October.  Campaign leaders, Darrel Papillion and Larry Centola, Jr., challenge you to “Help Us Hit The Mark” with 100% alumni giving to the Annual Fund. 

You may donate online at the LSU Foundation website.


Evans and Dunn Join Office of Alumni Relations

Chancellor Jack Weiss has announced the appointments of Tracy Nye Evans as Director of Professional and Bar Relations and Jane Hansen Dunn as Associate Director of Alumni Relations at the Law Center.  Both joined the Office this summer.  



Mark your calendar for an eventful weekend of reuniting with fellow classmates, some law school nostalgia and intellectual conversations.  Preparations are underway for a lively weekend of activities during the LSU Law Center’s First Annual Reunion Weekend, April 1-2, 2011.  Graduates who will be celebrating this spring include the following class years:  2005, 2006, 2001, 1990, 1991, 1980, 1981, 1970, 1971, 1961.  Stay tuned for more reunion scoop.

Contact Tracy Evans at 225/578-8705 or Tracy.Evans@law.lsu.edu for more details.

Faculty Highlights

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



Student News

Chancellor Tells 1Ls, “It’s All About Judgment”

Domestic Violence Clinical Education Program Swearing-In Ceremony

Swearing-In Ceremony for the Judicial Clinic

Congratulations To the 2010-2011 LSU Law Center Interschool Moot Court Teams

Baier's 'AAA' Class Moots Case Argued By Recent Alumnus


Alumni News

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

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