Celebrating reunions this past year were the Classes of 1974, 1984, 1989, 1994, 2004 and 2009. Reunion guests gathered at the Law Center on Friday, October 24, 2014, for a free two hour CLE program. Guest speakers were: N. Gregory Smith, Vice Chancellor, Business & Financial Affairs, Professional Ethics Professor of Law, and G. Frank & Winston Purvis Professor of Law, at the Law Center; and Brian L. Coody, a partner at the Shreveport firm of Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock, LLP. Mr. Coody is a member of his firm’s Special Investigations Unit and frequently conducts seminars on fraud investigation, interviewing techniques and workers’ compensation issues. His focus has been in the area of insurance and self-insured defense of casualty, automobile accidents, and worker’s compensation, as well as, the investigation of suspected fraudulent claims. Vice Chancellor Smith taught a one hour course on Ethics called Legal Ethics: Clews for the Labyrinth. Mr. Coody brought his own breath of knowledge and experience to those as he taught a one hour course on Professionalism. Both CLE courses were well attended by numerous Reunion celebrants.
Later the same evening, a dinner reception was held at the Capitol Park Museum in downtown Baton Rouge, where guests were treated to outstanding food, drinks, a jazz band and tours of the museum.
The following day, reunion guests attended the All-Alumni Tailgate and Hats N Canes celebration on the grounds of the Old Law Building, prior to the LSU vs. Ole Miss football game. Food, fun and merriment was the theme of the day, and numerous alumni, family and friends turned out for a wonderful end to a festive reunion weekend. A special thank you goes out to the law firm of NeunerPate for sponsorship of the food for this event each year. View photo gallery.
Thank you to the classes that participated in a scholarship fund drive to celebrate their reunion year! Your support of student scholarships is very appreciated.