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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.
LSU Law Center Celebrates Its Centennial
The LSU Law Center celebrated its 100-year Anniversary on Friday, September 15, 2006. A day of activities commemorated the historic achievements of the Law Center.
Former Chancellor John J. Costonis welcomed dignitaries, sponsors, alumni, faculty, staff, and students to the daylong series of events. Noted guests included The Honorable John Breaux ('67 graduate), political consultant and author James Carville ('73 graduate), author John Barry, and LSU Board of Supervisors member and the 2002 LSU Law Distinguished Alumnus Charles Weems ('69 graduate), among others.
Crowds filled the John Barry headliner luncheon and the Stanford Centennial Speakers' Series held at the Law Center. Some 650 guests attended the black-tie Gala at the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center held that evening.
Included in the day's activities were:
The Centennial Luncheon - Lod Cook Conference Center
The Stanford Centennial Speakers' Series - Law Center's McKernan Auditorium
Featured speakers were:
The Black-Tie Gala - LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center
The evening included the following highlights:
Baton Rougean's Cyril Vetter ('72) and Mary Olive Pierson ('70) served as co-chairpersons of the LSU Law Center's Centennial Gala. They were presented with commemorative gifts by Charles Weems on behalf of the LSU Law Center and Chancellor Costonis.