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December 2011

Still Time to Support LSU Law Center
December 23, 2011

As 2011 draws to a close, there is still time to support the LSU Law Center.  Your charitable gift to the Law Center helps make possible:

  • A Moot Court program ranked in the Top 50 nationally
  • Summer Public Interest Law fellowships
  • Over 100 privately funded scholarships
  • A growing Energy Law initiative, and
  • A Clinical Legal Education and externship program that prepares students for practice while also serving the community and state.

Your gifts provide the resources needed for a thriving LSU Law Center!

Let us assist in designing a plan for your legacy gift or discuss an annual contribution. From IRAs, to stock, or cash gifts, you can make a lasting gift to support our scholarship program, specific curricular areas, building enhancements, faculty support, or student life. We welcome your inquiry and hope that you will consider a gift today.

For information on making an end-of-year gift, contact us at 225/938-7763 (cell) or 225/578-8645 (work); email ...


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Hudson to Join Law Center Faculty
December 13, 2011

Bhudson2-3.jpgChancellor Jack Weiss is pleased to announce that Blake Hudson will join the LSU Law Center faculty as an Associate Professor beginning with the 2012-13 academic year.  Professor Hudson’s course offerings will include Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and related coursework. He will hold a joint appointment with the LSU School of the Coast and Environment.

Professor Hudson is currently an assistant professor at Stetson University College of Law teaching Property, Natural Resources and Ocean and Coastal Law and Policy.  Prior to joining the faculty at Stetson, he was an associate at Baker Botts in Houston from 2007 until 2009.

Hudson graduated with honors from Duke University School of Law in 2007.  He also received a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.  While at Duke, Hudson was a staff editor and Submissions Editor for the Duke Environmental Law and Policy...


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Professor Warren Mengis: The People’s Professor
December 7, 2011

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Retired LSU Law Center professor Warren Mengis passed away Monday, December 5 in Baton Rouge.  Known for his warm and affectionate smile, Professor Mengis taught full time at the Law Center for 26 years, retiring in May 2008.

“Warren Mengis was one of the most popular teachers ever to grace the halls of our law school,” said Chancellor Jack Weiss.  “Students flocked to his courses, and his faculty colleagues held him in high esteem.  Professor Mengis will always be remembered fondly and sorely missed.”

Vice Chancellor Cheney Joseph, longtime friend and colleague of Professor Mengis, said, “Warren Mengis exemplified the highest aspirations of the legal profession. He dedicated his active life to the service of his family, his church, his country, his community, his profession, his law school, and his students. Warren won the favorite professor award so often the students stopped giving the award. He was known affectionately as “The...


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LSU Law Community Remembers Ben Mount
December 5, 2011

Chancellor Jack M. Weiss and the LSU Law Center community join countless friends and family in mourning the passing of Ben Mount, Chairman of the LSU Board of Supervisors.  Mount, a 1974 graduate of the Law School, passed away on Saturday, November 3 following a courageous battle with cancer.  While at the law school, Mount was a member of Phi Delta Phi international legal fraternity and Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society.

"The LSU Law community is greatly saddened by the loss of our distinguished graduate, LSU Board Chair Ben Mount. Through his professional competence and integrity, his tireless service to LSU, and his many other generous efforts to improve the lives of his fellow citizens, Ben's life provides a worthy role model for our students and alumni,” said Chancellor Weiss.  "On a personal level, to know Ben Mount was to like Ben Mount. Ben was kind, unassuming, and straightforward. He smiled constantly even when he was...


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The Dog Days of Finals
December 5, 2011

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The LSU Law Library recently partnered with the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS) to present the “Dog Days of Finals.”  Students who wanted to take a brief break from their studies were able to make an appointment with a “puppy therapist” for positive affirmation and unconditional love. 

Law schools across the country, including Yale, offer similar programs for their students.  Numerous studies have found that interaction with pets can reduce stress and anxiety, and lower heart rates and blood pressure.

The puppies plan to return in time for spring finals.

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