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Christopher J. Tyson

Newman Trowbridge Distinguished Associate Professor of Law

Brief Biography

Professor Tyson joined the Law Center faculty in 2010 as an Assistant Professor.  He teaches and writes in the areas of property, real estate development, local government law and urban land use and development.

Professor Tyson earned his B.A. in Architecture, with honors, from Howard University; a Masters of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.  While at Georgetown, Professor Tyson served as articles editor of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law and received the Dean's Certificate of Recognition of Special and Outstanding Service to the Law Center Community.

Prior to earning his law degree, Professor Tyson worked in management consulting and in the Washington, DC office of United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu.  After earning his law degree, Professor Tyson worked as an associate in the Real Estate Practice at the law firm Jones Walker, LLP in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He has been honored as one of the Baton Rouge Business Report’s 2010 Top Forty Under 40, the National Bar Association’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 for 2011 and the New Leaders Council’s 2011 Top 40 Under 40.  He is also a recipient of the National Bar Association and Impact’s 2011 Excellence in Activism award.

Professor Tyson’s most recent scholarly articles include Municipal Identity As Property in Volume 118 of the Penn State Law Review and Localism and Involuntary Annexation: Reconsidering Approaches to New Regionalism in Volume 87 of the Tulane Law Review.


B.A., Howard University, 1998
M.P.P., Harvard Kennedy School, 2003
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2006

Contact Info

Phone: 225/578-6967

Additional Info

Paul M. Hebert Law Center   |    1 E. Campus Dr.   |    Louisiana State University   |    Baton Rouge, LA 70803   |   225/578-5292