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August 2007

Retiring LSU System President Honored by LSU Law Center
August 30, 2007

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LSU System President William Jenkins was honored today at a retirement reception held at the LSU Law Center. Jenkins’ last day as system president is Friday, August 31.

Chancellor Jack Weiss presented Jenkins with a Distinguished Service Award on behalf of the Law Center, and a special plaque commemorating his leadership and vision. Weiss thanked the outgoing system president for his support of the Law Center in the crucial years when extensive renovations of the complex were needed and goals for seeking national prominence were being formulated. Chris Hester, President of the LSU Law Student Bar Association, thanked President Jenkins for his openness with the student body and for his support of the Law Center.

Jenkins will serve as President Emeritus of the LSU System throughout the next year and possibly longer. Jenkins said he plans to work closely with the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans on health care issues and hopes to work on coastal restoration efforts. He...


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Law Center Day of Service a Huge Success
August 30, 2007

More than 70 LSU Law students, faculty and staff spent Saturday, August 25 going back to elementary school. The goal was not to learn the three Rs, but to create a more attractive learning environment for current students attending Riveroaks Elementary School in Baton Rouge. The Day of Service was organized by the Law Center’s Public Interest Law Society (PILS). By all measures, the event was a huge success!

By noon, volunteers had covered most of the hallways and offices, as well as themselves, with a fresh coat of yellow paint. Volunteers and guests were then treated to an afternoon barbecue at the Law Center.

The Law Center’s Public Interest Law Society is a student-run organization that strives to foster student interest and action in the community. The organization provides opportunities for students to gain hands-on legal experience through exposure to areas of the law that aid the public. PILS provides pro bono legal services through partnerships with a variety of...


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Chancellor Attends Hope and Recovery Summit
August 29, 2007
Chancellor Jack Weiss joined U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and national and state leaders in an all-day summit focused on the hurricane recovery in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. The August 27 event held in New Orleans featured five recovery-related issue panels and recovery update sessions. The summit was held to commemorate the second anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the devastating flooding that followed.

“As the State’s flagship law school,” Weiss said, “it is critical that the LSU Law Center demonstrate its commitment to the recovery effort and its awareness of the plight of citizens who are still suffering two years after the storms.”

Weiss said the Law Center is exploring ways for its students and faculty to make additional meaningful contributions to Louisiana’s recovery.

Panelists at the summit included statewide leaders from education, business, government, nonprofits, and recovery-related organizations along with presidential...
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LSU Law Center Plans Day of Service
August 22, 2007
The Public Interest Law Society (PILS) of the LSU Law Center is organizing a "Day of Service" on Saturday, August 25.  Over 70 law students, faculty, and staff will spend the day cleaning and painting Riveroaks Elementary School in Baton Rouge.  
The Law Center’s Public Interest Law Society is a student-run organization that strives to foster student interest and action in the community. The organization provides opportunities for students to gain hands-on legal experience through exposure to areas of the law that aid the public. PILS provides pro bono legal services through partnerships with a variety of local organizations, community service activities, as well as educational lectures.
Participants will gather at 8:30 a.m. at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center located on East Campus Drive. Painting and cleanup at Riveroaks Elementary will take place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. A barbecue for participants will take place at the Law...
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Chancellor Jack Weiss Welcomes Class of 2010
August 9, 2007

LSU Law Chancellor Jack M. Weiss greeted 200 first-year LSU Law students at orientation held today on the campus of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Thursday marked the first day of the two-day orientation program held each year for entering students.

The newly appointed LSU Law Chancellor challenged students to conduct themselves with honor and integrity as they face the challenges of their legal education and future practice. “Honor and integrity are not antique values. They are values that infuse every deed and every word of what the best lawyers do,” said Weiss. “Above all else, you have come to a law school whose faculty throughout the hundred years of our existence has wanted to imbue you with a clear sense of the higher calling of the law.” Evoking the memory of Law Center greats Dean Paul M. Hebert and Judge Alvin B. Rubin, Weiss encouraged the class to, “not just think big about the fabric of the world around us, but to do something about...


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