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P. Raymond Lamonica

J. B. Nachman Professor of Law

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2007-2008 Biography

Professor Lamonica currently is serving as General Counsel to the LSU System. He usually teaches in the areas of Federal and State Civil and Criminal Procedure. He has also taught Evidence, Legislation, and Litigation-related courses. He is co-author of two West publications: Louisiana Criminal Jury Instructions and Legislative Law and Procedure, each having annual supplements. Prior to joining the faculty in 1972, he was law clerk to the chief judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in Shreveport and practiced with a Baton Rouge firm. After joining the law faculty, Professor Lamonica has served as special counsel to the Criminal Justice Committee of the House of Representatives and to the Speaker of the House. He has been appointed special master/receiver by state and federal courts in several complex civil matters. While on leave from the Law Center, he was appointed by the Supreme Court to serve as a District Judge for the Nineteenth Judicial District in Baton Rouge (1980), Executive Counsel to the Governor of Louisiana (Treen, 1983-84), and court-appointed and then presidentially-appointed United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana (1986-1994). Upon return to the Law Center, he served as vice chancellor and resumed teaching. Professor Lamonica, upon request of the Office of Governor and Attorney General, presently represents the state as special counsel on select legal matters, serves on the Alliance for Judicial Excellence, and is a member, by invitation, of the American Bar Foundation.


B.A., Louisiana State University, 1965
M.A., Louisiana State University, 1967
J.D., Louisiana State University, 1970

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Office: 424
Phone: 225/578-8846

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