Melissa T. LonegrassHarriett S. Daggett - Frances Leggio Landry Professor of Law and Bernard Keith Vetter Professor in Louisiana Civil Law Studies
In Fall 2008, Melissa Lonegrass will join the Law Center faculty as an assistant professor of law. Professor Lonegrass earned her B.S. in psychology from Millsaps College in 2000, where she graduated magna cum laude, and her J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 2005, where she finished first in her class. While in law school, Professor Lonegrass was the senior notes and comments editor of the Tulane Law Review, Volume 79, and was selected as a member of The Order of the Coif. Upon Graduation, Professor Lonegrass earned the Dean’s Medal, the Faculty Medal, and the Civil Law Studies Award. After earning her law degree, Professor Lonegrass worked as an associate at the law firm of Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore L.L.C. in New Orleans, where she was engaged in general civil litigation with a concentration on products liability and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of Civil Law, Comparative Law, and a wide range of areas of Louisiana law.
Proposed Teaching Assignment
Successions and Donations, Western Legal Traditions and Systems: Louisiana Impact, Sales and Real Estate Transactions