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December 2008

Professor Litvinoff to be Honored by Chancellor’s Council March 20, 2009
December 19, 2008

The Law Center's Chancellor's Council will pay tribute to Boyd Professor Saúl Litvinoff at a gala planned for Friday, March 20, 2009 on the LSU campus.  

Chancellor Jack Weiss has declared 2008-09 the Year of Litvinoff in honor of the professor's retirement. The announcement was made at an assembly of peers, friends, and family who gathered at the LSU Law Center on Friday, November 14, to celebrate Litvinoff's 43 years of service to the Law Center. Litvinoff will assume the status of Professor Emeritus when he steps down after the Spring 2009 semester.

"Saúl Litvinoff will go down in history as one of the greatest scholars and teachers of Louisiana law," said Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss. "He has taught generations of LSU lawyers. His scholarship has shaped our legal tradition for more than 40 years."

Ava Leavell Haymon and Cordell Haymon ('68), life-long friends of the professor, have honored him with a named endowed professorship. The gift was announced at the...

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Considering an End-of-Year Charitable Gift? 
December 19, 2008

We know that economic uncertainties continue nationwide and also here in Louisiana. With looming state budget cuts, your charitable gifts to the LSU Law Center are more important than ever. From scholarships to specific program initiatives, private philanthropy provides critical funding for the Law Center.
As the end of 2008 draws near, we hope that your personal circumstances will allow you to consider a charitable gift to the Law Center. We need your annual support as well as endowment gifts that "give in perpetuity." Your past contributions have enabled the Law Center to enhance its Tradition of Excellence and to secure its place as the state's premier public law school. Thank you!
Let us assist in designing a plan for your legacy gift or discuss an annual contribution. From IRAs to stock or cash gifts, you can make a lasting gift to support our scholarship program, specific curricular areas such as the Clinical Legal Education Program, International Program or Energy...

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Graduate Allen Smith, Jr. Gives Back to Law Center and Community
December 19, 2008

Ask any associate or friend of Allen Lewis Smith, Jr. to describe the man and you will receive a variety of stories that leave you wondering if they are all about the same person.

The summary of them would go something like this: Smith, a 1964 graduate of the LSU Law Center, is a great trial lawyer and highly respected by attorneys, judges, and juries alike. He was an entrepreneur from an early age, helping manage a successful snowball business. He is a great joke teller, an avid motorcyclist, a hunter, and last but not least, responsible for the success of NFL Hall of Famer Jim Taylor.

"Allen pushed Jimmy Taylor hard and if it weren't for Allen, he wouldn't have had the success he had," said Gerald Walter ('62), a lifelong friend of Smith's.

Smith, a native of Woodville, Mississippi, has enjoyed his own success in life, working as a partner with Plauche, Smith, and Nieset in Lake Charles since 1964. He has also served as legal counsel for the Police Jury for the last eight...

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LSU Law Center Hosts ‘CLE By The Hour’
December 8, 2008

A wide range of legal areas will be covered during the LSU Law Center Continuing Legal Education program's "CLE By the Hour" seminar, December 17-19 at the Law Center.

Topics include Insurance Law, Property Law & Leases, Stress Management for Lawyers, Civil Procedure & Evidence, Professionalism, and Family Law, among others.

LSU Law Professors John Church, J. Randall Trahan, William Corbett, Wendell Holmes, Greg Smith, Patrick Martin, and Vice Chancellor Cheney Joseph, Jr. will each lead seminars, as well as local attorneys Michael H. Rubin, Joseph W. Mengis, W. Shelby McKenzie, Don Hidalgo, Louis M. Phillips, Ralph J. Stephens, Michael W. McKay, and the Hon. William A. Morvant.

A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided each day.

Online registration and seminar schedules are available at Registration is also available by phone at 225/578-5837.

The Law Center's Center of Continuing Professional Development extends the knowledge and resources of...

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