On The Move Archives
Spring 2013

LSU Law Center Awards Degrees at 2013 Commencement Ceremonies

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center awarded degrees to 213 students during Commencement ceremonies held May 31, 2013, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.  Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson (’69) delivered the keynote address to the graduates.  Some 210 students received the Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law, and three students received the Master of Laws degree. 

2013 Commencement Ceremony Videos

2013 Commencement Photo Gallery


LSU Law Celebrates Historic Gift of John P. Laborde (’49)

The LSU Law Center community, along with family and friends, honored alumnus John P. Laborde (’49) on Thursday, May 2, 2013, for his historic gift to the Law Center. Mr. Laborde has made a $2 Million gift to LSU Law, creating a Double Endowed Chair in Energy Law and a programmatic support fund to establish the LSU John P. Laborde Energy Law Center.  Mr. Laborde’s gift is the largest gift in the history of the Law Center.  LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss presented Mr. Laborde with the Law Center’s Distinguished Service Award during ceremonies held at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans.


LSU Law #19 in U.S. News List of Most Efficient Law Schools

LSU Law is ranked #19 in a new list developed by U.S. News that shows which law schools are able to produce the highest educational quality (as determined by their place in the 2014 U.S. News rankings) but spend relatively less money to achieve that quality.  According to U.S. News, the schools featured on the list are doing a good job in managing their financial resources relative to other schools that may have higher tuitions, larger endowments or greater state funding.

LSU Law is ranked #76 in the 2014 U.S. News rankings of Best Law Schools.

LSU Law Ranked #10 for “Real Lawyers”

LSU Law made the Top 10 list for “real lawyers” based on an analysis of the employment data in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report law school rankings.  Professor Derek Muller with Pepperdine University School of Law compiled the list.  He defines a “real lawyer” school as one whose graduates were most successful in securing jobs that are full-time and long term, and that require bar passage.


LPB to air LSU Law: Saluting Our Veterans on July 4

Louisiana Public Broadcasting will air our recently produced video, LSU Law: Saluting Our Veterans, on July 4 as part of LPB's holiday programming.  The video will run at 8:30 p.m., and again at 10:30 p.m. on public broadcasting stations throughout the state.  Click here to find the LPB station in your area.

Featured in the video are seven outstanding LSU Law graduates: John P. Laborde (’49), Honorable Thomas Stagg (’49), W. Arthur Abercrombie (’69), Norma Bennett (’00), David LaCerte (’08), Lauren Wolfe (’12) and William Meyers ('48), who passed away in February 2013.


Chancellor’s Council Dinner Salutes Armed Forces Veterans

The alumni of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center have a long tradition of service to our country.  At this year’s Chancellor Council Dinner, held on March 9 at the LSU Union Ballroom, the Law Center paid tribute to decades of Law Center graduates who have valiantly and faithfully served our nation.


Class Reunions: September 6 and 7

Preparations are underway for a fun-filled weekend of activities for Law Center graduates from the class years 2008, 2003, 1993, 1983 and 1973. Come join in your class reunion activities scheduled for September 6 and 7.  Click here for more information and to register online!


Renovated Student Lounge Nears Completion

Out with the old, in with the new!  Renovations are currently underway that will dramatically improve the student lounge on the second floor of the Law Center. 

“The Student Lounge is literally the crossroads of the Law Center. When students arrive back on campus in August, they’ll find a fresh, new, bright space with up-to-date furnishings and comfortable gathering spots,” said Chancellor Jack Weiss.

To minimize the noise of the escalator, there will be a new wall and door installed at the top of the escalator, completely isolating the escalator from the lounge.   Students will find additional power outlets throughout the lounge, as well as enhanced lighting and new flooring.  A new TV will allow for video streaming from other rooms in the Law Center.  CC’s Coffee will remain in its current location. 

“I can’t wait to see how it all comes together,” added Weiss.

Faculty Highlights

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


Student News

2012-2013 Update from LSU Law Advocacy Programs

LSU Law Students Offer Tax Assistance to Foreign Students, Teachers and Researchers

LSU Law Students "Pause for a Cause"


Class Notes

Find the latest news on what your classmates are doing and where they are these days.  To submit items for Class Notes, please email jane.dunn@law.lsu.edu.