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May 2010

Chancellor Awards LSU Law Center’s Distinguished Service Award to Class of 2010
May 31, 2010

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Scott Sternberg, President of the LSU Law Student Bar Association (SBA), accepted the Distinguished Service Award on behalf of the Class of 2010 from Chancellor Jack M. Weiss at the LSU Law Center's Commencement exercises.

“Your class has had an enduring, positive impact on the school,” said Chancellor Jack M. Weiss as he presented the LSU Law Center’s Distinguished Service Award to the Class of 2010 during Commencement exercises held on May 28.  “You made a difference.”

The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor that is bestowed by the Law Center. The award was made in recognition of the extraordinary contributions by the Class of 2010 to academic and student life.

Scott Sternberg '10, President of the LSU Law Student Bar Association (SBA), accepted the award on behalf of the class. “The Distinguished Service Award was the exciting culmination of a long journey for the Class of 2010,” said Sternberg, upon reflecting on the...


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LSU Law Center Awards Degrees at 2010 Commencement Ceremonies; James Carville Inspires Students with Keynote Address
May 28, 2010
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Top left: C. James Carville, Jr. provides emphasis to remarks made during his Commencement address at the LSU Law Center graduation ceremony held on May 28, 2010. Carville is a 1973 graduate of the LSU Law Center.

Top right: Joining Chancellor Jack M. Weiss as platform guests for the LSU Law Center Commencement exercises were:

L to R:  Dr. John Lombardi, President of the LSU System; Anthony Falterman, LSU Board of Supervisors member; Chancellor Weiss; C. James Carville, Jr. (’73), Commencement speaker; James Moore, Jr., Chairman-Elect, LSU Board of Supervisors; and, Justice John L. Weimer, Associate Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court.

Bottom: The Order of the Coif ceremonies were held prior to Commencement. Pictured are:

First row, l to r:  Claire Elizabeth Juneau, Amanda Denise Stephens, Ashley Anne Tufts, Chancellor Jack M. Weiss, Justice John L. Weimer - Honorary Member, Michelle Marie West, Charlotte Megan Youngblood, Carmen Tircuit...


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Commencement Exercises Set for Friday, May 28
May 18, 2010

More than 170 students will receive the Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Civil Law and eight students will receive the Master of Laws degree at Commencement Ceremonies scheduled for Friday, May 28, announced Chancellor Jack M. Weiss.  Ceremonies will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the LSU Campus. 

James “The Ragin’ Cajun” Carville, America’s best-known political consultant and a 1973 graduate of the LSU Law Center, will deliver the keynote address.

The LSU Law Center Class of 1960 Golden Graduates will also participate in the ceremonies.

Inductees in The Order of the Coif, a national honorary law fraternity for students deemed eligible and graduating in the top ten percent of the class, will be honored in separate ceremonies at the Law Center prior to Commencement.  The Order of the Coif awards program will begin at 9 a.m. in the LSU Law Center’s McKernan Auditorium.  

A brief reception for all...


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James Carville to Deliver Keynote Address at May 28 Commencement Ceremonies
May 17, 2010

James “The Ragin’ Cajun” Carville, America’s best-known political consultant and a 1973 graduate of the LSU Law Center, will deliver the keynote address at the LSU Law Center Commencement ceremonies scheduled for Friday, May 28, 2010. Ceremonies will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the LSU Campus.

Carville’s long list of electoral successes evidences a knack for steering overlooked campaigns to unexpected landslide victories. He is known for re-making political underdogs into upset winners.

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His winning streak began in 1986, when he managed the gubernatorial victory of Robert Casey in Pennsylvania. In 1987, Carville helped guide Wallace Wilkinson to the governor’s seat in Kentucky. Carville continued his winning streak with wins in New Jersey when Frank Lautenberg was elected to the U.S. Senate.  He next managed the successful 1990 gubernatorial campaign of Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Zell...


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