A Tradition of Excellence/Forever LSU Campaign

Close to $16 million was raised toward the LSU Law Center’s Traditions of Excellence/Forever LSU Campaign, according to Campaign Chair Shelby McKenzie (’64).

Generous gifts from dedicated LSU Law alumni and friends have provided one new endowed chair (only the second in LSU Law history), 72 new endowed scholarships to support our students, and 30 new endowed professorships to support faculty research and scholarship.  Stay tuned for our upcoming announcement concerning the new endowed chair! Importantly, the Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair was also created to support the Law Center during the campaign.

The campaign came to a close on December 31, 2010, but the Law Center will continue its efforts to raise needed funds, with specific emphasis on establishing an Energy Law Center, scholarships and other endowments. Funds raised by the Law Center stay at the Law Center to meet specific needs and priorities.

Chancellor Jack Weiss, together with campaign steering committees located in Louisiana and Texas, spearheaded the Tradition of Excellence campaign for LSU Law. A special thanks to everyone who has contributed time and resources to the campagin. A special thanks is extended to our hardworking Regional Campaign Steering Committee Members (PDF).

For more information on making a donation, contact the Office of Alumni Relations, 225/578-8645; email ksonia2@lsu.edu; or visit Support LSU Law.

The following friends and alums made gifts to our Tradition of Excellence/Forever LSU Campaign:

Major Unrestricted Gifts

Henry Dauterive, Jr. (‘52)

Patrick Juneau, Jr. (‘65)

Donna Lee (’72)

Hank Miltenberger (’77)

John LaMaster (’86)

Craig (’76) and Mary “Meepsie” Lintot Dougherty Murray (’93)

Ken Privat (’70)

James P. Roy (’76)

Anonymous Alumnus

Program Support Gifts

The Clinical Legal Studies Endowed Program Fund (Oliver “Rick”  Richard (’77) and Donna Guzman Richard)

The George W. and Jean H. Pugh Institute for Justice Fund (Judge James L. Dennis ’62)

Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation

Endowed Scholarships

William B. “Billy” Baggett (’53) and Kara Gael Baggett Endowed Scholarship

William B. “Billy” Baggett (’53) Endowed Scholarship Support Fund

Baker Donelson Endowed Scholarship

Ed Fleishman (’81) Memorial Endowed Scholarship (directed by friends and family of Ed Fleshman)

F. Neelis Roberts Endowed Energy Law Scholarship (directed by Slattery Marino & Roberts)

Succession of Thelma L. Bougere Endowed Scholarship (directed by John R. Busenlener ’75)

The Class of 1967 Endowed Scholarship (in honor of their 40th reunion)

Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson Endowed Scholarship (directed by Thomas A. Filo ’87 and Paul J. Cox ’94)

Howard and Mae Richard Daigle Endowed Scholarship  (directed by Howard Daigle ’78)

Brett and Renee Furr (’86) Endowed Scholarship

John P. Laborde Endowed (’49) Scholarship (directed by family of John P. LaBorde)

Gene W. Lafitte (’52) Endowed Scholarship (directed by Gene Lafitte, with added gift by Liskow & Lewis, APLC)

Joseph Ryan LoProto Endowed Memorial Scholarship (directed by friends and family of LSU Law student Joseph Ryan LoProto)

Russel B. Long (’42) /Long Law Firm Endowed Scholarship

Susan Kalinka Memorial Endowed Scholarship (directed by David Kalinka and family/friends of Professor Kalinka) Scholarship

L’Ecrevisse Endowed Scholarship (directed by Louisiana Crawfish Settlement Fund)

Lee Andrew Gallaspy Endowed Scholarship (directed by Mark C. Shroeder ’83)

William David Kiesel (’70) Endowed Scholarship

McBride & Collier Endowed Scholarship

McGlinchey Stafford Endowed Scholarship

Craig Murray (’76) and “Meepsie” Lintot Dougherty Murray (’93) Endowed Scholarship

Ronnie Nye Endowed Scholarship (directed by Tracy Evans and family and friends of Ronnie Nye) 

William “Bill” Owens (’67) Endowed Scholarship

Kim Palermo and Rock Palermo III (’92) Endowed Scholarship

Plaquemine Environmental Endowed Scholarship

Keith Alan Stanley Endowed Memorial Scholarship (directed by friends and family of LSU Law student Keith Alan Stanley)

Shirley and Allen L. Smith, Jr. (’64) Endowed Scholarship

John R. Tharp Endowed Scholarship (directed by friends and family of John R. Tharp ’67)

Annual Scholarships

Carl Hanchey Memorial Scholarship (’65)

Chesapeake Energy Scholarship

Chevron Annual Scholarship

Professor Julio Cuetorua Annual Outstanding Achievement Award (directed by Professor Saul Litvinoff)

E. Gordon West Scholarship (’42)

Sandra K. Varnado Scholarship (’06)

Moore Thompson Lee Broyles Scholarship

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Thad D. Minaldi Annual Scholarship (’82)

Walters Papillion Thomas Cullins Scholarship

Endowed Professorships

Newman Trowbridge (’71) Memorial Endowed Professorship (directed by family, friends and colleagues of Newman Trowbridge)

Judge Anthony J. (’63) & JoAnn Graphia Professorship (directed by family and friends of the Graphias)

Holt B. Harrison (’61) Distinguished Professorship

Saul Litvinoff Distinguished Endowed Professorship (directed by Ava Haymon and Cordell Haymon ’68)

Judge Henry A. Politz (’59) Professorship (directed by friends and family of Judge Politz)

Allen L. Smith, Jr. (’64) Professorship (by Shirley and Allen Smith, Jr.)

Judge Earl Veron (’59) Professorship (directed by Verdy and J. Michael Veron, wife and son of Judge Veron)

Bernard Keith Vetter Professorship in Louisiana Civil Law Studies  (directed by Tutta and Cyril E. Vetter ’72)

A. N. Yiannopoulos Professorship (directed by Richard J. Dodson ’66)

Planned Gifts

William B. “Billy” Baggett (’53)

Cheryl and Hank Miltenberger (’77)

Romayne F. Sandoz, in memory of Lawrence B. Sandoz, Jr. (’48)

Judith and Richard Najolia (‘62)

John R. Busenlener (‘75)

Lea Ann and Michael J. Remondet, Jr. (‘91)

James P. Roy (’76)

Dean A. and Rosalind Sutherland (‘75)

J. Lanier “Lanny” Yeates (’81) and Marie R. Yeates (’80)