Gene W. Lafitte, the 2010 LSU Law Center Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, will be honored at an event planned for Thursday, October 7 at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans. Lafitte is a 1952 Order of the Coif graduate of LSU Law. The award is given annually to an alumnus who exemplifies the highest quality and ethical standards of the legal profession. It also recognizes personal and professional achievements, as well as loyalty to the LSU Law Center.
“This is the highest professional honor awarded by the LSU Law Center, and Gene is an extremely deserving recipient,” announced Chancellor Jack M. Weiss in April. Practicing primarily as a trial and appellate lawyer, Lafitte began his career in the military, where he served the U. S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps as a first lieutenant. After joining Liskow & Lewis in 1956, where he founded the litigation department, Lafitte served for almost 10 years as the firm’s president and managing partner...
Professor Ray Diamond presented Exsanguinating Blackness: The Implications of the Latin American Example for Biracialism in America as a panel discussant of The Long Lingering Shadow: Law, Liberalism and Cultures of Racial Hierarchy and Identity in the Americas, at the Law & Society Association Annual Meeting.
Professor Bob Lancaster participated in a Louisiana Lagniappe segment with Jane Thomas (counsel for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Inc.) and briefly discussed the LSU Law Center's Family Mediation Clinic. The segment aired on WGMB FOX, WVLA NBC33, WBRL CW21, and KZUP RTV10 on June 26 & 27.