On The Move Archives
March 2015

Marc H. Morial to Deliver 2015 LSU Law Center Commencement Address

Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization, will deliver the 2015 LSU Law Center Commencement address on Friday, May 29. The commencement ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m.

“We’re delighted to announce Marc Morial as LSU Law’s 2015 commencement speaker,” said Chancellor Jack Weiss. “Mr. Morial plays an important role on the national scene as President of the Urban League. As a former Mayor of New Orleans and native Louisianan, he retains deep ties to our state. Of course, Mr. Morial also has a special connection to LSU Law as the son of Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial  ‘54, our first African-American graduate. Our students are looking forward to an inspiring address on their graduation day.”


Law Center Faculty Endorse Important Changes to Its Legal Program of Study

On February 26, 2015, the LSU Law Center faculty approved overwhelmingly the recommendation of a special faculty committee for significant changes in the Law Center’s program of study. With the vote, the Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law (DCL) will now become an option, rather than a requirement, for upperclass students. In effect, the changes mean that second and third-year students will no longer be required to take classes previously associated with the DCL. As part of the same action, the Law Center faculty reaffirmed its commitment to bijural education, and in particular, to a bijural curriculum in the first year. The faculty also committed to, “making every effort to ensure, within the limitation of available resources, that courses necessary for success on state bar examinations – in Louisiana and elsewhere – are made available to all upperclass students.”


LSU Law Center Brings Back the 3+3 Program: A Partnership with the LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences

The LSU Law Center and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are partnering together to launch a new 3+3 program this fall, allowing students to receive a bachelor’s and law degree in six years. The initiative re-establishes the Law Center 3+3 program that has been discontinued for several decades.


LSU Law Center Retains Top 100 Ranking in 2016 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools in Spite of Changing Legal Market & Budget Reductions

The LSU Law Center remained in the top 100 law schools in the nation in the 2016 U.S. News rankings released this week. The school ranked #94 among the nation’s public and private law schools. The #94 ranking is down from the previous year in which the Law Center ranked #72, the highest ranking in Law Center history.

“The U.S. News rankings are heavily weighted toward inputs such as students’ entering credentials and how much money a school spends,” said LSU Law Chancellor Jack Weiss.  ”I’d encourage prospective students and their parents to look instead at value—the outcomes students at LSU Law achieve relative to the reasonable cost of attending law school here,” Weiss said.


Golden Grads 2015

The Class of 1965 will celebrate its 50th Golden Anniversary Reunion in 2015. A formal recognition and celebration will be held in conjunction with the LSU Law Center Commencement on Friday, May 29, at 9:30 a.m., at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

“Golden Grads” are welcomed to be part of the Commencement ceremony, joining the Class of 2015 in the Maravich Assembly Center.  A luncheon for Golden Grads and their guests follows at the Law Center.

Please contact Jane Dunn by email or call 225/578-8644 for more information.

Mark your calendar! 2015 LSU Law Reunion Days, Oct. 23-24

Welcome back! Graduates from the classes of 1975, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2005 & 2010 will celebrate their respective class reunions on October 23-24. The reunion weekend kicks off Friday, October 23, with a free Professionalism & Ethics CLE at 2pm at the Law Center.  Reunite with old friends that evening from 7pm-10pm for a reception and buffet dinner at the Hilton Capitol Center.  On Saturday, October 24, drop by the All-Alumni Tailgate on the front steps of the Old Law Building before cheering on the Tigers!

Register online.  Please contact Jane Dunn if you have any questions.


Upcoming Events

March 17, 2015
38th John H. Tucker, Jr. Lecture in Civil Law

March 19-20, 2015
62nd Annual Mineral Law Institute

May 29, 2015
LSU Law Center Commencement


Faculty News

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


Student News

LSU Law Students to Argue Before Louisiana Supreme Court on Monday, March 16

LSU Law Student Published in Research Paper on EPA’s New Source Review Program

LSU Journal of Energy Law & Resources Announces Selection of Volume IV Board of Editors

Louisiana Law Review Volume 76 Board of Editors Announced

Intellectual Property Moot Court Team Wins First Place

LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources Launches New Website; Publishes New Issue

LSU Law Students Receive Academic Honors


Do You Remember This?

Take a scroll down memory lane and help the LSU Law Library! As part of its archival collections, the Law Library has numerous photos of Law Center students and activities.  Unfortunately, many of the photos from late 1980s through the early 2000s are unidentified. 

To help preserve the archival record of the Law Center, the Law Library is hoping our alums will take a few moments to identify familiar faces and events depicted in these unidentified photos the Library has uploaded to Flickr.  Please visit the Flickr page, browse the photos, and when you see someone you know, or remember what event is taking place in the photo, leave a comment with that information. Library staff will later take those comments and add them to our documentation for the collection.   To comment on the photos, please take the following steps:

  1. Go to www.flickr.com
  2. Sign into your account (or create one via Yahoo, Facebook, or Google).
  3. Visit our Flickr page.

We appreciate your assistance with this project.  If you have any questions, please contact Travis Williams, LSU Law Metadata Librarian and Archivist.

Class Notes

Find out the latest news and accomplishments of your classmates! To submit an item for Class Notes, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.