The Louisiana Law Review held its annual banquet at Juban’s Restaurant on March 10. The featured speaker was the Honorable Dee D. Drell, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, who spoke about his path to the Bench. Judge Drell also shared anecdotes from his years of practice and offered words of wisdom to the attendees.
Three awards were presented that evening. Benjamin W. Janke received the Vinson & Elkins Award for outstanding student comment or casenote. For outstanding service to the Louisiana Law Review as a Junior Associate, David P. Hamm, Jr. was presented the W. Lee Hargrave Award by Dr. Carolyn H. Hargrave. And, finally, professors Andrea Carroll and Ronald Scalise presented Kimberly D. Higgenbotham and Charles E. Tabor the Association Henri Capitant Award for outstanding student articles on a civil law or comparative law topic.
Another highlight of the evening was the introduction of the 2007-2008 Editorial Board of the Louisiana Law Review. The new board members for Volume 68 are: Editor-in-Chief, Joshua A. DeCuir; Managing Editor, Jennie J. Miller; Articles Editor, Kelly J. Kromer; Executive Senior Editor, David P. Hamm, Jr.; Production Editor, Benjamin W. Janke; and Senior Editors, Jessica L. Gladney, Louis E. Layrisson, Charles E. Tabor and Ryan C. Williams.