On The Move Archives
Fall 2011

LSU Law Ranked # 6 Best Value Law School in the Nation

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center has been ranked #6 in the Best Value Law Schools by preLaw, a National Jurist publication.  The 2011 rankings move the Law Center up twelve spots from last year’s Best Value rank of #18.



LSU Law Grads Again Top Bar Results; Court Changes Grading for July 2012

LSU Law graduates continued their traditional first place passage rate, with 86.5 percent of examinees receiving passing scores on the July administration of the Bar

The state Supreme Court recently adopted grading changes to the Bar Exam, effective July 2012.  Over the course of the last year, Chancellor Weiss has expressed concern over proposed grading changes to the exam and shared his reaction to the Court's order adopting compensatory scoring of the bar exam.


Berrigan and Richard Named Distinguished Alumni of the Year

The Honorable Helen “Ginger” Berrigan and Oliver “Rick” Richard III were presented with the LSU Law Center’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year award by Chancellor Jack M. Weiss at the LSU Union on September 23, 2011.


Law Center Welcomes New Faculty

The Law Center has a few new faces around campus!

Philip Hackney, Assistant Professor of Law, Federal Income Tax, Partnership Taxation and Taxation of Exempt Organizations

Margaret Thomas, Assistant Professor of Law, Federal Civil Procedure and Federal Courts

Mark Glover, Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

Beth Williams, Director of the Law Library and Information Technology Services

New Career Services Hires

Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the appointment of Erin Guruli to the position of Director of Career Services and Employer Relations at the LSU Law Center. Also named to the Career Services staff is Susan L. de la Houssaye who will serve as Counselor/National Recruiting Coordinator. 


Law Center Moot Court Program Ranked in Top 50 Nationally

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center has been ranked 47th in the nation for the excellence of its moot court program in the annual rankings compiled by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center.  The Blakely Institute, which hosts the Moot Court National Championship, ranks schools based on the results of the more than 70 different moot court competitions held during the 2010-2011 academic year.  The Law Center rose 16 spots in the rankings from last year.



Law Center Adds Dual Degree Program

Through a concurrent degree program between the LSU Law Center and the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business, students can earn both a J.D./C.L and a Master of Science Degree in Finance in less time than would be required to earn the degrees separately.  This is one of four dual degrees currently offered by the Law Center.  Students are also able to earn a J.D./C.L.-Masters in Business Administration, J.D./C.L.-Masters in Mass Communications and J.D./C.L-Masters in Public Administration.


Law Firm Annual Fund Campaign Underway

Your gift, in any amount, makes it possible for the Law Center to develop the next generation of leaders in the legal, business and public service arenas, all the while, continuing the tradition of demanding, yet personal, legal education that makes your degree even more valuable.


Law Clinic Adds Civil Mediation Clinic

The LSU Law Clinic is pleased to announce the addition of a Civil Mediation Clinic under the direction of Paul W. Breaux, a 1992 graduate of the Law Center.  After extensive training through observations, exercises, and role plays, the Clinic will provide 2nd and 3rd year law students the opportunity to mediate "small claims" cases involving neighbor disputes, disagreements between businesses and their customers, and damage claims.  To provide the students as much experience as possible, the Civil Mediation Clinic is working with the Baton Rouge City Court to develop a court-connected mediation program for its Small Claims and other pro se cases.  Anyone interested in referring a matter to the Clinic should call (225) 578-8262.

Other clinical programs at the Law Center include Civil Mediation, Juvenile Defense, Family Mediation and Immigration.

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

Class of 2012 Continues Hats 'n Canes Tradition

Law Center Welcomes Class of 2014

55 Students Placed in Spring Law Clinic & Externship Programs

3L Lauren Anderson Featured in Newsletter

Two Students Awarded Scholarships from Baton Rouge Associations

PILS Fellowships Granted

Class Reunions

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 Second Annual Reunion Weekend, March 30-31, 2012.  Graduates who will be celebrating this spring include the following class years: 2007, 2002, 1992, 1982, 1972.  Stay tuned for more reunion scoop!

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

Les Avocats Reunion

LSU Law graduates of 51 plus years gathered for a luncheon and reception at the Faculty Club on August 31, 2011.


Alumni News

Find out the latest news on what your classmates are doing and where they are these days.  To submit items for the newsletter, please email Jane.Dunn@law.lsu.edu.