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Sydney Jakes
Class of 2011

"I can honestly say, I don't think there is another person in the class who is just like me. The admissions office picked a very diverse group of people to enter the 1L class ... we get along very well."

The LSU Law Center is named in honor of Paul M. Hebert, dean of the school from 1937 - 1977. During that time, Hebert also served periodically as Acting President of LSU, Dean of the University, and Civilian Judge in the Nuremberg Tribunal. LSU Law Center's global role as a center for legal scholarship is rooted in his expansion and guidance of the school's research and study assets.

Professor Alan Watson
(University of Georgia)
The Great Paradox: Romans Not a Law-driven People
(Essays in Honor of Saúl Litvinoff at 343)

Alan Watson (William Alexander Jardine Watson) grew up in Scotland and received his M.A. (1954) and LL.B (1957) from the University of Glasgow. In 1957, he was appointed lecturer in law at Wadham College, Oxford, and in 1959 law fellow (with tenure) at Oriel College, Oxford. He received his D. Phil. (1960) and D.C.L. (1973) from Oxford. He became Douglas Professor of Civil Law at Glasgow (1965) moved to the similar chairs at Edinburgh, subsequently to the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia. He holds five honorary doctorates; from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Pretoria, Palermo, and Belgrade; and is a corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

He has published numerous articles and books, some in translation. Books include a five volume series, The Law in the Later Roman Republic (1965-1974), Legal Transplants, An Approach to Comparative Law (1974), The Making of Civil Law (1981), Slave Law in the Americas (1989), Roman Law and Comparative Law (1991), The Spirit of Roman Law (1995), Jesus and the Jews (1995), The Evolution of Western Private Law (2001), Legal History and a Common Law for Europe, (2001); and, as editor of translation, The Digest of Justinian, 4 volumes (1985). The Shame of American Legal Education should appear in February, 2005).

Professor Watson has been Visiting Professor or Guest Lecturer at various Universities around the world, such as Oxford, Palermo, Bologna, Ferrara, the Netherlands Antilles, Cape Town, Michigan, Virginia, Tulane, and others.


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