LSU Law Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs Andrea Carroll (’00) has been named the 2022 Distinguished Professor by the Louisiana Bar Foundation, and alumnus Leo Hamilton (’77) has been named the 2022 Distinguished Attorney.
“I am so honored to have been named Distinguished Professor by the LBF. It has been my privilege and passion to be able to spend my days with law students thinking, debating, and working collectively to improve the law,” said Carroll. “I’m 20 years in and I look forward to being able to continue this work with the generation to come. Thank you to all my colleagues, and to the LBF for recognizing and supporting my efforts!”
Carroll joined the LSU Law faculty in 2003, was named the Donna W. Lee Professor of Family Law in 2009, and has served as an associate dean since October 2015. Her teaching and writing focus on family law, community property, and property, and she is the author of more than a dozen books and articles in her field.
Before joining the LSU Law faculty in 2003, Carroll clerked for The Hon. W. Eugene Davis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and served as an associate at the Dallas law firm of Baker Botts, handling appellate litigation. As a student at LSU Law, Carroll served as associate editor of Louisiana Law Review and earned membership into the Order of the Coif.
Hamilton is a partner at Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson in the firm’s Baton Rouge office, and he practices in the areas of labor and employment law, administrative law, constitutional law, and governmental relations. His clients have included the City of Alexandria and the Parish of Pointe Coupee and General Counsel for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.
Along with Carroll and Hamilton, the other 2022 Distinguished Honorees are: Hon. Richard T. Haik, Sr. (retired), 2022 Distinguished Jurist; and Hon. Ivan L. R. Lemelle, 2022 Calogero Justice Award. The Distinguished Honorees will be honored at the foundation’s 37th Annual Fellows Gala in New Orleans next spring. The gala, which also serves as LBF’s largest annual fundraiser, will take place at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans on Friday, April 21. Get complete details and ticket information for the LBF 37th Annual Fellows Gala.