| Ben R. Miller, Jr. ('61)
The LSU Law Center is saddened to report the passing of Ben R. Miller, Jr., a 1961 graduate of the Law Center and a highly respected attorney and Baton Rouge community leader. Ben helped to found the Kean Miller law firm in 1983, now one of the largest firms in Louisiana. He was the eternal supporter of the Law Center who frequently engaged in the academic and student life of the school. He was known for his staunch support of the Law Center and its graduates.
“Ben was a giant of the legal community and a mainstay of the Law Center,” said LSU Law Chancellor Jack Weiss. “We’ll miss him terribly.”
Ben taught Trusts to many students throughout his adjunct teaching career at the Law Center. He emerged as a leader in the school’s efforts to re-engage LSU Law alumni, and he served as an early member of the Law Center’s Alumni Board of Trustees. He was a long-standing member of the Chancellor’s Council.
Ben had a stellar academic record at the Law Center. He graduated first in his class, was inducted as a member of The Order of Coif in 1961, and served on the Louisiana Law Review.
The Law Center extends its deepest personal condolences to his wife, Bettsie, the entire Miller family, and to the LSU Law family who knew and loved Ben.
Services will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge on Friday, December 5, 2014. Visitation will be begin at 10:00 a.m., and services at Noon.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be made to charities that would be meaningful to Ben, including: The Ben R. Miller Scholarship at the LSU Law Center (payable to the LSU Foundation, 3838 W. Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808); The St. James Episcopal Day School (445 Convention Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802); or the University Laboratory School (45 Dalrymple Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70802).
Link to Kean Miller notice: http://www.keanmiller.com/lawyer-attorney-2397154.html