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July 2008

University of the Pacific Professor Joins LSU Law Center as Visiting Faculty Member
July 31, 2008

Linda E. Carter, a professor of law and director of the criminal justice concentration at the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law, will be joining the LSU Law Center this fall as a visiting faculty member.

Carter will teach two courses—a seminar in capital punishment and a course on criminal law.

Previously, Carter was a trial attorney in the honors program of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division from 1978-1981. There, she worked on voting, housing, and education discrimination cases. She then spent four years as a criminal defense attorney with the Salt Lake City Legal Defender Association where she tried cases ranging from DUI to murder.

In 1984, she served as an adjunct professor at the University of Utah, where she earned her J.D. The following year, she joined the Pacific McGeorge faculty.

She is the co-author of a treatise on capital punishment law and a book on global issues in criminal law. In 2005, she conducted a research project in Rwanda...


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Chancellor Weiss Appoints Pietruszkiewicz to Vice Chancellor Position
July 29, 2008

Chancellor Jack Weiss has announced the appointment of Christopher Pietruszkiewicz as Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs.

Chris Pietruszkiewicz, the J.Y. Sanders Professor of Law at the Law Center, brings an impressive resume to his new position as vice chancellor—a position vacated by Glenn Morris after 11 years of service. Morris stepped down from the position of vice chancellor July 31, 2008 to resume his full-time teaching career.

“Chris is not only a respected member of our faculty, but also has been recognized by his peers regionally and nationally for his leadership. He has a strong commitment to continuing to enhance our programs and our competiveness. I look forward to working closely with Chris as vice chancellor," said Weiss.

Pietruszkiewicz earned his J.D. from Loyola University in New Orleans and his LL.M. from Georgetown Law Center. After law school, he served as attorney/advisor to the U.S. Department of Education's chief administrative law judge and was...


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