Category Archives: Alumni

How to Make a Charitable Gift Over the Holidays

The LSU Law Center will be closed on Wednesday, December 24 – Thursday, January 1, 2015, in celebration of the holiday. We will reopen on Friday, January 2, 2015.
If you are inquiring about an end-of-the-year gift, please contact Karen Soniat, Alumni Relations Office, at 225/938-7763, or visit the LSU Foundation’s secure online giving site at www.lsufoundation.org/givetolsulaw.

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Law Center Mourns Passing of Ben R. Miller, Jr.

The LSU Law Center is saddened to report the passing of Ben R. Miller, Jr., a 1961 graduate of the Law Center and a highly respected attorney and Baton Rouge community leader. Ben helped to found the Kean Miller law firm in 1983, now one of the largest firms in Louisiana. He was the eternal supporter of the Law Center who frequently engaged in the academic and student life of the school. He was known for his staunch support of the Law Center and its graduates.

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Jeffrey K. Coreil (’09) to Receive the 2014 American Inns of Court Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service

Jeffrey K. Coreil (’09), an associate with NeunerPate, has been selected to receive the prestigious Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service by the American Inns of Court. The annual award honors an American Inn of Court member in practice for ten or fewer years for excellence in public interest or pro bono activities. “I […]

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LSU Law Center Announces Alumni Leadership for Chancellor’s Council and Annual Fund

The LSU Law Center has announced the alumni leadership for the 2014-15 Chancellor’s Council and Annual Fund, two of the Law Center’s philanthropic initiatives. J. Rock Palermo III (’92) will serve as the Chair of the LSU Law Center Chancellor’s Council program, and R. Patrick “Pat” Vance (’75) will serve as Co-Chair. Annual Fund Chair Amy Lambert (’96) and Co-Chair Timothy Daniels (’85) are enlisting fellow LSU Law graduates from across the state to help increase alumni participation in annual giving.

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LSU Law Center Names 2014 Distinguished Alumnus and Achievement Honorees

The LSU Law Center honored Cordell H. Haymon (’68) as the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and the Honorable James J. “Jim” Brady (’69), Maryam Sabbaghian Brown (’00), Craig W. Murray (’76) and Patrick S. Ottinger (’73) for Distinguished Achievement at an awards luncheon on Sunday, September 21, at the Lod Cook Conference Center.

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Law Center Announces $800,000 J. Bennett Johnston Science Foundation Gift Supporting the Laborde Energy Law Center

LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss today announced an $800,000 gift from the J. Bennett Johnston Science Foundation to the LSU John P. Laborde Energy Law Center. The gift establishes the J. Bennett Johnston Energy Law Endowment Fund in honor of Senator Johnston and will support student internships and externships in energy law and policy. The fund will serve as a challenge fund for the Law Center’s $20 million Energy Law Center fundraising campaign.

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U.S. Senate Confirms LSU Law Alum John W. deGravelles (’74) to Federal Judgeship

John W. deGravelles (’74) was sworn in on Thursday, July 24 by Chief Judge Brian Jackson of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana as the latest appointee to the Court. The United States Senate unanimously confirmed deGravelles to the federal judgeship on July 22.

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LSU Law Center Announces 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and Distinguished Achievement Honorees

Cordell H. Haymon will be honored as the 2014 LSU Law Center Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and the Honorable James J. “Jim” Brady, Maryam Sabbaghian Brown, Craig W. Murray and Patrick S. Ottinger will be honored for Distinguished Achievement at an awards luncheon on Sunday, September 21, at Lod Cook Conference Center in Baton Rouge.

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LSU Law Alum John P. Laborde (’49) Receives Army Week NOLA Soldier for Life Award

On June 5, LSU Law alum John P. Laborde (’49) received the inaugural Army Week NOLA Soldier for Life Award at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The award was presented when Bastion Community and the Army Week Association co-hosted the Joint Forces D-Day 70th Anniversary Ball at the Museum.

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222 Students Receive Degrees at 2014 LSU Law Center Commencement Ceremonies

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center awarded degrees to 222 students during Commencement ceremonies held May 30 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Robert “Bob” Barnett, the noted Washington, D.C. attorney who has represented Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, along with a host of other government officials and media and television celebrities, served as Commencement speaker. LSU Law alum and political author and commentator James Carville (’73) introduced Mr. Barnett.

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