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September 2006

LSU Law Students Achieve State's Highest Passage Rate on July 2006 Bar Exam
September 29, 2006

LSU Law Center students achieved the highest passage rate among all examinees on the latest Louisiana State Bar Exam, according to results released today by the Committee on Bar Admissions for the Supreme Court of Louisiana.

LSU Law students continued their traditional first place passage rate, with 91% of examinees receiving passing scores on the July 2006 administration of the Bar. Of the 201 LSU Law Center students who took the exam in July 2006, 183, or 91%, successfully passed the Bar. The rate represents a 7.1% increase in LSU Law students' passage rate over the July 2005 results.

Bar passage is required before graduating law students may practice in Louisiana. The results, released by the Committee on Bar Admissions, compare percentage of examinees passing the Bar among the state's public and private law schools and out-of-state colleges.

Results on the July 2006 Bar Admissions for overall passage by all examinees are as follows: ...

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LSAT Information; Contact LSU Center for Assessment and Evaluation, 225/578-1145
September 28, 2006
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Author John Barry Headlines Law Center Centennial Luncheon
September 25, 2006

John M. Barry, prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author, provided the keynote address at the LSU Law Center Centennial Luncheon on Friday, September 15, 2006. Barry spoke to a sold-out crowd of Law Center alumni, faculty, staff, interested government officials and community members at the Cook Conference Center. His address was titled Nature Against Man: History, Politics, and Katrina.

The luncheon was one of several activities held on September 15 to commemorate the Law Center’s Centennial Celebration. A panel discussion explored the topic more in depth following the luncheon.

Barry is a recognized expert in a variety of areas, including infectious disease, rivers, crisis management, and the media. His books have won more than 20 awards. The National Academies of Science gave The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History the 2005 Keck Award for the year’s outstanding book on science or medicine. Rising Tide: The Great...

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LSU Law Center to Launch
September 25, 2006

The LSU Law Center will celebrate the beginning of its “Second Hundred Years” at a school-wide event scheduled on the campus for Monday, September 25, 2006. Students, faculty, and staff will gather at Noon on the steps of the historic “Old Law Building” to salute the past 100 years and to launch the next 100 years of academic life for the institution. An “All-School” photo will be taken to commemorate the date.

The event is part of the year-long series of activities to commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of the LSU Law Center. The September 25 date is symbolic in the history of the Law Center. The first classes at the LSU Law School were held on September 24, 1906. Monday will mark the beginning of the “Second Hundred Years.” This “All-School” event was designed to allow students to be part of the Centennial Celebration.

Campus Federal is the sponsor of the “All-School” celebration.

The Law Center...

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LSU Law Center Celebrates Its Centennial
September 20, 2006

The LSU Law Center celebrated its 100-year Anniversary on Friday, September 15, 2006. A day of activities commemorated the historic achievements of the Law Center.

Chancellor John J. Costonis welcomed dignitaries, sponsors, alumni, faculty, staff, and students to the daylong series of events. Noted guests included The Honorable John Breaux ('67 graduate), political consultant and author James Carville ('73 graduate), author John Barry, and LSU Board of Supervisors member and the 2002 LSU Law Distinguished Alumnus Charles Weems ('69 graduate), among others.

Crowds filled the John Barry headliner luncheon and the Stanford Centennial Speakers' Series held at the Law Center. Some 650 guests attended the black-tie Gala at the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center held that evening.

For more info, visit the Centennial page

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