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July 2010

Law Center Sends LSU System Tentative Budget Plan for 2011-12
July 15, 2010

Complying with a directive from LSU System President John V. Lombardi to all LSU campuses, the LSU Law Center yesterday sent the System a tentative budget plan for the 2011-12 fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2011.

In an e-message to all LSU Law students, Chancellor Jack Weiss emphasized the preliminary nature of the plan but alerted students to likely tuition increases in both the current year and in the 2011-12 year.

Weiss noted that the Law Center’s anticipated tuition increases were “in line with or even below increases being applied by other Louisiana institutions of higher education.”

Nevertheless, Weiss added, “I can assure you that it is no pleasure for me or my colleagues responsible for the financial well-being of the Law Center and the success of our programs to ask our students to pay more for their legal education. I trust, however, that you will understand our predicament and that you will bear with us as we try to cope with these financial...


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Elizabeth R. Carter Joins the Faculty at the LSU Law Center
July 2, 2010

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Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the appointment of Elizabeth R. Carter to the faculty at the LSU Law Center. Professor Carter’s appointment as an Assistant Professor of Law was effective in May 2010.

“Ms. Carter brings experience from the practice of law and from the business sector,” said the Chancellor.  “Her legal experience and knowledge ranges from bankruptcy to estate planning, to marine finance and marine sales. She is exceedingly bright, and she will be a valuable addition to our faculty.” 

Carter has worked with Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard in New Orleans since 2007.  Her practice areas include Trusts, Estates, Successions & Probate; Business and Commercial law; Corporate Law; Real Estate; Secured Transactions; and Marine Finance.

She obtained a Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law where she graduated magna cum laude in 2007.  Carter will complete a Master of Laws in...


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Evans Named Director of Professional and Bar Relations
July 2, 2010

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Chancellor Jack Weiss has announced the appointment of Tracy Nye Evans as Director of Professional and Bar Relations in the Law Center’s Office of Alumni Relations. The position will work closely with state and local bar associations, law firms, and professional organizations to promote the flagship agenda of the LSU Law Center. Evans has served as Director of Career Services at the Law Center since 1995. 

“Tracy has led the Career Services Office with great distinction and provided critical employment advice and assistance to dozens of LSU Law students…She is ready for a new career challenge, and I am confident that she will build upon her strong relationships with the legal community and greatly benefit the Law Center in her new position,” said the Chancellor.

As Director of Career Services, Evans coordinated an Office that provided assistance to over 600 students and 200+ alumni each year.  The Office coordinates the student recruitment process...


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