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January 2010

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Professor Lucy S. McGough, the Law Center's Vinson & Elkins Professor of Law, was named a Distinguished Professor and a Calogero Justice Award recipient by the Louisiana Bar Foundation. She will be honored at a gala to be held in April in New Orleans. The Distinguished Professor honor is in recognition of individuals who have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession and have brought credit and honor to the legal profession. The Calogero Justice Award honors an individual or organization for a significant contribution to the Louisiana Justice system. For the past 13 years, a member of the Law Center's faculty has received this honor.

Distinguished Global Visitor & Civil Law Workshop—In early February 2010, Professor Santiago Legarre (Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires) visited the LSU Law Center. Professor Legarre taught Comparative Constitutional Law, a course he had taught on previous visits in 2003 and 2005. His...


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LSU Law Hosts Regional BLSA Convention
January 15, 2010

Baton Rouge - Law students from throughout the Southern and Rocky Mountain Regions gathered at the Coast and Environment building on the LSU campus Thursday, January 14 to kick off the 39th Annual Rocky Mountain and Southern Regions' Black Law Students Association (SRBLSA) Convention. The students were honored with a welcome reception hosted by LSU Law Chancellor Jack Weiss and the LSU Law BLSA Chapter. 

This is the first time that the LSU Law Center hosted the annual convention. The approximately 400 participants had an opportunity to showcase and hone their oral advocacy skills through Mock Trial and Moot Court competitions held throughout the three days. Numerous legal workshops and symposia around the theme, Building Bridges to Tomorrow by Bridging Gaps of Today, addressed the personal, professional, and financial needs of law students, according to convention organizers.

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Services Held for Boyd Professor of Law Saúl Litvinoff
January 11, 2010

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Saúl Litvinoff, Boyd Professor of Law at the LSU Law Center, was laid to rest on Saturday, January 9. Litvinoff taught at the Law Center for more than 43 years. He was a master of the civil law and one of the true giants in the history of the Law Center.
 
Chancellor Jack M. Weiss and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Cheney C. Joseph, Jr. ('71) paid tribute to his life and work through their eulogies.
 
Cordell H. Haymon ('68), whose family donated an endowed professorship in honor of Professor Litvinoff, also delivered a personal tribute to his late friend and mentor.
 
Funeral services were held at Greenoaks Memorial and Funeral Home and attended by faculty colleagues, former students, friends, and family. In addition to his present LSU colleagues, among those present were former colleagues Professor Emeritus Athanassios Yiannopoulos; Symeon C.  Symeonides, Dean of the Williamette University College of Law; John V. White, Dean of the William S. Boyd...


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Litvinoff Services Set for Saturday, January 9
January 6, 2010

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Services for Boyd Professor of Law Saúl Litvinoff have been set for Saturday, January 9, according to The Advocate. Professor Litvinoff passed away on Tuesday.

Visitation will be at Greenoaks Memorial Park and Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until the funeral services. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.

Greenoaks is located at 9595 Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge.  Directions to Greenoaks

Litvinoff was the Oliver P. Stockwell Endowed Professor at the Law Center. He began his career at LSU as a visiting professor in 1965 and retired from the Law Center in 2009. 

“We have lost one of the true giants in the history of our institution,” said Chancellor Jack M. Weiss.

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Law Center Mourns Passing of Professor Saúl Litvinoff
January 5, 2010

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Professor Emeritus and Boyd Professor of Law Saúl Litvinoff, whose impact on the legal traditions of Louisiana spanned more than 43 years, died earlier today.

“Professor Litvinoff made his mark not only on the civil law, but also on the literally hundreds of LSU Law students whom he taught over the course of his long career here. Saúl Litvinoff will go down in history as one of the greatest scholars and teachers of Louisiana law. We have lost one of the true giants in the history of our institution,” said Chancellor Jack M. Weiss.  

Litvinoff, the Oliver P. Stockwell Endowed Professor, began his career at LSU as a visiting professor in 1965. He retired from the Law Center in 2009. 

Ava Leavell Haymon and Cordell Haymon, a 1968 graduate of the Law Center and member of the Law Center Alumni Board of Trustees, honored Professor Litvinoff with a Distinguished Endowed Professorship in 2009 during the Law Center’s Year of Litvinoff...


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Seven LSU Law Students Earn Degrees
January 5, 2010

Seven students have earned degrees from the LSU Law Center at mid-year, according to Chancellor Jack M. Weiss.

 Six law students were graduated with the Juris Doctor/Diploma in Civil Law degree and one student earned the Master of Laws degree at the conclusion of the Fall semester on December 23, 2009. The Law Center does not hold Commencement exercises in the Fall. The students will be awarded their diplomas at the May 2010 Commencement ceremony.

JURIS DOCTOR/DIPLOMA IN CIVIL LAW (J.D./D.C. L.)

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge
Evan William Hoover
Karole Roa
Matthew Hickson Waguespack
 
Paulina
Erika Clair Duhe Guzman
 
Zachary

Carleigh Marie Rust Leach 

MASTER OF LAWS (LL.M.)

 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Matias Francisco Argarate

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