On June 14, 2011, Chancellor Jack Weiss and leaders of the Student Bar Association (SBA) announced the establishment of the LSU Law Student Bar Association Endowed Scholarship. Leaders of the student organization expressed a desire to give back to the Law Center and worked together to help fund the new endowed scholarship that will benefit future students.
When fully funded, the scholarship will be made available to a rising third-year law student who represents the highest standards of service and dedication to his/her fellow students and to the Law Center community. The SBA asked that financial need be a consideration when awarding the scholarship.
Sean Corcoran, Class 2010 SBA President, and 2011 President Kaamil Khan, as well as other SBA leaders, joined in the announcement. The students were presented with a commemorative plaque by Chancellor Weiss. Corcoran and Khan stated that the students felt it was important to leave a legacy to benefit other students. The SBA leaders also acknowledged Professor William Crawford who donated proceeds from the sale of his book to help fundraise for the scholarship. This scholarship is the first of its kind to be donated by current students. Chancellor Weiss expressed his sincere gratitude to the students for their support of the LSU Law Center.