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December 2010

Chancellor Weiss: A Holiday Message to Our Alumni -- The Continuity of Our Experience
December 22, 2010

As the year draws to a close, Chancellor Jack Weiss reflects on the continuity between our past and present, and the extraordinary accomplishments of the LSU Law Center. 

With warmest wishes for the holidays and the New Year.




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Chancellor Announces Appointment of Jake T. Henry as Admissions Director
December 22, 2010

JakeHenry.jpgChancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the appointment of Jake T. Henry III as Director of Admissions for the LSU Law Center.  Since 2007, Henry has held the position of Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he was integrally involved in the application and admissions process, including off-campus and minority recruitment and faculty and alumni participation in the student recruitment process.

“Mr. Henry brings a wide range of experience and knowledge to his new position at the Law Center.  I have every confidence that he will be an outstanding leader of the Admissions Office and that he will contribute in many other positive ways to our Law Center community,” said Chancellor Weiss when making the announcement earlier this month.

He began his career in law school admissions while at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas.  As Admissions Recruiter, he learned first-hand of the importance of a...

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Make a Gift; Create a Lasting Impact
December 22, 2010

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 program initiatives, private philanthropy provides critical funding for the LSU Law Center.
As the end of 2010 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 or Energy initiative, building...

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Students Donate to Ryan LoProto Endowed Scholarshp
December 21, 2010


For several years, LSU Law students have organized and participated in an annual Barrister’s Bowl football game to raise money to support the Make a Wish Foundation.  This past spring, the students raised $2,000 in excess of their targeted goal.

The Bowl committee donated the funds to the Law Center in support of the Ryan LoProto Endowed Scholarship.  This is the second year that the students have provided funds to support the Scholarship.

Ryan was an LSU Law student who tragically died in Spain when studying abroad in 2005.  The scholarship was established in his memory by friends and family. 

Pictured from left to right:  3L student Sean Corcoran; 2L student Dixon McMakin; Chancellor Jack Weiss; and, Gibson Laborde, Class of 2010.

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Class of 1961 to Celebrate 50-year Class Reunion at Commencement
December 21, 2010


The Class of 1961 will celebrate 50 years as LSU Law Golden Graduates during commencement ceremonies scheduled for Friday, May 27, 2011. 

Grads will don golden robes and are invited to sit with the Class of 2011 during spring commencement.  Later, graduates and their guests are invited to attend a luncheon at the Law Center with former classmates. 

If you are a member of the graduating class of 1961, please mark your calendar for what promises to be a fun day of activities.  A letter with specific times and instructions will be mailed in March, 2011.

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Six Classes to Celebrate Reunions April 1-2, 2011
December 21, 2010

Mark your calendar for an eventful weekend of reuniting with fellow classmates, some law school nostalgia and intellectual conversations. 

Preparations are underway for a lively weekend of activities during the LSU Law Center’s First Annual Reunion Weekend, April 1-2, 2011.  Graduates from 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1991 & 2001 will share in reunion activities.  Class dinners will be held on Friday evening followed by a day of reunion activities on Saturday.  Registration information, along with a schedule of activities, will be available in the new year.

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Alumni and Friends Invited to Audit Special Course on Legal Issues Surrounding the BP Oil Spill
December 7, 2010

The LSU Law Center invites alumni and friends to join with LSU law students in exploring the legal issues posed by the BP Oil Spill.  Because of the overwhelming public interest in this litigation and its certain persistence over the next decade, the Law Center will open registration to alums and friends on an “audit-only” basis.

Law 5730 Federal Natural Resources and Public Land Law (2) will be taught by Chancellor-Emeritus John Costonis, the Judge Albert Tate and Rosemary Neal Hawkland Professor of Law.  

Interested parties may apply through the LSU Law Office of Admissions and Student Records as audit only.”


Application fee of $50 is required.


Tuition for a two-hour class:


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