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2018 Alumni Reunion

LSU Law alumni from the classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2008 gathered at the Capitol Park Museum for their reunion ceremony.

Symeonides Scholarship Luncheon

LSU Law celebrated a donation made by the Honorable John deGravelles and Jan deGravelles to establish a scholarship to honor longtime LSU Law professor Symeon Symeonides. The luncheon was held March 26 at the LSU Center for Philanthropy.

2018 Scholarship Reception

LSU Law welcomed more than 130 scholarship donors and student scholarship recipients to the Club at LSU Union Square for the annual Scholarship Reception on March 27, 2018. The annual event honors those who helped fund scholarships at the Law Center, and the students who have benefited from that generosity. The reception also provides the Law Center an opportunity to say "thank you" to our donors, and, of course, to acknowledge our wonderful students. Thank you to all who attended this event, and for your support of the LSU Law Center Scholarship Programs.

2018 Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Achievement

Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson and U.S. District Court Judge John W. deGravelles, Middle District of Louisiana, highlighted the roster of notable alumni honored at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Distinguished Alumni Celebration.

2017 LSU Law Reunion

LSU Law alumni from the classes of 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2007 and 2012 gathered Sept. 29, 2017, at the Baton Rouge Hilton for their reunion ceremony. Graduates had the opportunity to attend a free CLE on Friday afternoon at the Law Center. That evening, the graduates attended the reunion reception and buffet dinner at the Hilton Capitol Center. On Saturday, the annual all-alumni tailgate was held at the Law Center.

2017 Les Avocats Luncheon

LSU Law graduates of 51 or more years gathered for the annual Les Avocats reunion on August 25, 2017, at the Lod Cook Conference Center. The Class of 1966 is the newest class to be added to this distinguished group of alumni.

2017 Golden Grads

Members of the LSU Law Class of 1967 were celebrated during and after the 2017 Commencement. Every year, the Law Center welcomes back its 50-year alumni for the Golden Grads celebration.

2016 LSU Law Reunion

LSU Law alumni from the classes of 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2006 and 2011 gathered Sept. 30, 2016, at the Baton Rouge Hilton for their reunion ceremony. Graduates had the opportunity to attend a free CLE on Friday afternoon at the Law Center. That evening, the graduates attended the reunion reception and buffet dinner at the Hilton Capitol Center. On Saturday, the annual all-alumni tailgate was held at the Law Center.

2016 Les Avocats

51+ year graduates returned to LSU Law to be a part of our annual Les Avocats luncheon.

2015 Class Reunions

LSU Law graduates from the classes of 1975, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2005 and 2010 celebrated their respective class reunions on October 23 and 24, 2015. The graduates had the opportunity to attend a free CLE on Friday afternoon at the Law Center. That evening, the graduates attended the reunion reception and buffet dinner at the Hilton Capitol Center. On Saturday, the annual all-alumni tailgate was held at the Law Center.

2015 Distinguished Alumnus & Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon

The LSU Law Center honored Edward J. Walters, Jr. as the 2015 LSU Law Center Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and Jeffrey K. Coreil, Jennifer A. Jones, Edwin G. Preis, Jr., Kimberly L. Robinson and Dean A. Sutherland for Distinguished Achievement at an awards luncheon held Sunday, October 11 at the Lod Cook Conference Center in Baton Rouge. Also recognized at the luncheon was the Honorable James L. Dennis, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, who received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of his substantial contributions to the development of the law, to the judiciary and to our State, region and nation.

2015 Les Avocats Reunion

LSU Law graduates of “51 Years or Better” gathered for the annual Les Avocats reunion on August 24, 2015, at the Lod Cook Conference Center. The Class of 1964 is the newest class to be added to this distinguished group of alumni. The oldest class represented at the luncheon was the class of 1948! Interim Co-Deans Bill Corbett and Cheney Joseph welcomed the guests and provided an update on the Law Center. Professor Robert Lancaster discussed the Law Center’s Clinical Education Program and Law Library Archivist Travis Williams spoke about the amazing collections in the Law Library’s archives.

2014 LSU Law Class Reunions

LSU Law graduates from the classes of 1974, 1984, 1989, 1994, 2004 and 2009 celebrated their respective class reunions on October 24 and 25, 2014. The graduates had the opportunity to attend a free CLE on Friday afternoon at the Law Center. That evening, the graduates attended the reunion reception and buffet dinner at the Louisiana Capitol Park Museum. On Saturday, the annual all-alumni tailgate was held at the Law Center.

2014 Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon

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. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is given annually to a graduate for rare distinction in professional achievement and loyalty to the LSU Law Center and the Distinguished Achievement awards recognize graduates for professional achievement and career distinction, service to and support of LSU Law, and service to the community.

2014 Les Avocats Luncheon

LSU Law graduates of “51 Years or Better” gathered for the annual Les Avocats reunion on August 26, 2014 at the Lod Cook Conference Center. The Class of 1963 is the newest class to be added to this distinguished group of alumni. Guests reminisced with former classmates and received an update on activities at the Law Center.

2014 Chancellor's Council Dinner

We heard it through the grapevine that the Chancellor’s Council celebrated "15 Years of Giving" at the annual Chancellor’s Council dinner on March 14, 2014. Guests were treated to a medley of Motown’s greatest hits, in a production that featured LSU students in association with the LSU Department of Theatre. Chancellor Jack Weiss brought down the house when he sang "Ain’t Too Proud to Beg" and danced with the Motown performers. Established in 1999, the Chancellor’s Council began with 149 members. Today, the Council is over 330 members strong.

2013 Distinguished Alumnus & Distinguished Achievement

The LSU Law Center honored Vice Chancellor Cheney C. Joseph, Jr. (’69) as the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and the Honorable Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. (‘66), Richard F. “Dick” Knight (’58), Marilyn C. Maloney (’75) and Michael A. Patterson (’71) for Distinguished Achievement at an awards dinner on November 1, 2013 at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. Guests enjoyed video tributes of each honoree. A highlight of the event was a “roast” of Distinguished Alumnus Cheney Joseph by LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss, and longtime friends and colleagues, Professor Bill Corbett and Charles McCowan.

2013 Class Reunions

LSU Law graduates from the classes of 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003 and 2008, celebrated their respective class reunions on Friday, September 6. The day began with a CLE featuring Paul Barrett, author, attorney, and assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, who presented \"The Law of the Jungle: The Perils of Complex Litigation.\" Friday evening, the graduates gathered at the Louisiana State Museum to reminisce with classmates and professors. The weekend was topped off with the All-Alumni Tailgate on Saturday, September 7.

2013 Les Avocats Reunion

LSU Law graduates of \"51 Year or Better\" gathered for the annual Les Avocats reunion on August 29 at the Lod Cook Conference Center. The Class of 1962 is the newest class t be added to this distinguished group of alums.

2013 Chancellor's Council Dinner

At this year’s Chancellor Council Dinner, the Law Center paid tribute to decades of Law Center graduates who have valiantly and faithfully served our nation.A highlight of the evening was the viewing of a Louisiana Public Broadcasting/Law Center-produced video tribute to our veterans. Featured in the video are seven outstanding LSU Law graduates: John P. Laborde ('49), Honorable Thomas Stagg ('49), William Meyers ('48), W. Arthur Abercrombie ('69), Norma Bennett ('00), David LaCerte (’08), and Lauren Wolfe ('12). Sadly, Mr. Meyers passed away on February 22, 2013 not long after the taping of the video. The National World War II Museum’s charming vocal trio, the Victory Belles, took the crowd on a nostalgic journey through World War II-era musical classics.

2012 Distinguished Alumnus & Distinguished Achievement Awards Brunch

The LSU Law Center honored W. Henson Moore III as the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and the Honorable Elizabeth Foote, Honorable Bonnie Foster Jackson, C. Kris Kirkpatrick, William Morrison Meyers and R. Patrick Vance for Distinguished Achievement at an awards brunch on Saturday, October 20 at Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, Louisiana.

2012 Hats-n-Canes & All-Alumni Tailgate

Rain couldn't dampen the spirit of the Class of 2013 as they continued the LSU Law tradition of the annual Hats-n-Canes celebration on Saturday, September 29. Sporting black top hats and carrying black canes, the graduating class gathered in the rain on the front steps of the old Law Building as Chancellor Jack Weiss toasted the class using the cane of the Law School's first dean, Joseph Kelly. 3L President Josh Wood had the distinct honor of presenting the cane to Chancellor Weiss.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Visits LSU Law Center

The LSU Law Center welcomed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Michelle Shamblin Stratton, the Law Center's first-ever U.S. Supreme Court Clerk, to the campus on September 6 and 7 for two busy days of educational events. The agenda for the Justice and Ms. Shamblin included student forums, classroom teaching, and meetings with students, leaders of student organizations, and the faculty.

2012 Les Avocats Reunion

LSU Law graduates of "51 Years or Better" gathered for the annual Les Avocats reunion on August 15 at the Faculty Club. The Class of 1961 is the newest class to be added to this distinguished group of alumni. The attendees enjoyed seeing old classmates and reminiscing about their law school days.

2012 LSU Law Class Reunions

Graduates from the classes of 2007, 2002, 1992, 1982 and 1972 celebrated their respective class reunions on Friday, March 30.

2011 Hats 'n Canes & All-Alumni Tailgate

Alumni and current students attended a pre-game tailgate party in conjunction with the annual Hats 'n Canes tradition honoring the graduating class.

2011 Les Avocats Reunion

LSU Law graduates of 51 plus years gathered for a luncheon and reception at the Faculty Club on August 31, 2011.

LSU Law Center Scholarship Reception, April 14, 2011

On April 14, 2011, Chancellor Jack Weiss welcomed 130 scholarship donors and student scholarship recipients to the Faculty Club. The annual event honors those who helped fund scholarships at the Law Center, and the students who have benefited from that generosity. The reception also provides the Law Center an opportunity to say "thank you" to our donors, and, of course, to acknowledge our wonderful students. Chancellor Weiss also recognized the generous donors who have recently established scholarships. Some 27 new endowed and annual scholarships have been established since our last reception in 2009. Thank you to all who attended this lovely event, and for your support of the LSU Law Center Scholarship Programs.

LSU Law Center Chancellor's Council Dinner, March 25, 2011

The annual Chancellor's Council dinner was held at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center on March 25, 2011. This event recognizes alumni and friends who have given unrestricted gifts of $1000 or more to teh Law Center. The Council and the Law Center also use the occassion to thank and acknowledge major gift donors to the Law Center. Annual contributions from Chancellor's Council members are used to support a variety of student and faculty activities, academic programs and alumni services. Student financial aid, facility and technology improvements, as well as other initiatives that enhance the standing of LSU Law, would not be possible without the generosity of our Chancellor's Council members and major gift donors. Six retiring LSU Law faculty members were honored during the dinner. Those faculty members honored were Howard L'Enfant, Frank Maraist, Patrick Martin, Warren Mengis, Kenneth Murchison and Katherine Spaht. Video tributes documented their outstanding service and careers. These professors have made remarkable impressions on many students' and colleagues' lives over the years, and they will be missed. On behalf of the Chancellor's Council and the Law Center, we wish them well in their future endeavors.

2010 Hats-N-Canes

1989 Class Reunion

1979 Class Reunion

2009 Les Avocats Luncheon

Graduates of "51 Years or Better" gathered for a lunch and reception on May 29, 2009. Dave Langford ('49) said his looks hadn't changed from his time as a student until today. Alvin Gibson ('49) remembered exams as being the worst thing about school, and Ed Lancaster ('48) said his most vivid memory of law school was Harriet "Ma" Daggett and the "weasel words" she taught them. For the uninitiated, "weasel words" are words that lawyers need to learn to weasel out of situations.

1959 Class Reunion -- 2009 Golden Grads

The largest ever returning group of Golden Grads, 20 in all, participated in commencement exercises in 2009.

2009 Scholarship Reception

Chancellor Weiss recently hosted the annual LSU Law Scholarship Reception at the Faculty Club. More than 100 privately-funded scholarships were represented by students, firms, LSU Law alumni, and memorial scholarship family members and friends. Guests were treated to the musical talents of Brianna Guerin (LSU Law '08) on the piano, and photo ops with Mike the Tiger, who dropped in for a visit. Scholarships funded by the financial contributions of alumni and friends of LSU Law make a lasting impact on the lives of students. The LSU Law Center deeply appreciates these contributions that make it possible to pursue excellence in legal education.

1983 and 1998 Class Reunion

Both classes held their reunions at Juban's.

1968 Class Reunion

1988 Class Reunion

Held on November 14 at Mathile Abramson's home in Gonzales. Floyd Brown provided music.

1978 Class Reunion

The Class of 1978 held its 30th reunion at the Baton Rouge Country Club on October 24, 2008. 105 classmates and guests danced to the music of "Fantasy." Members of the Planning Committee included: Janet Boles, Diane Crochet, Guy Holdridge, Cliffe E. Laborde, and Bingham Stewart.

2003 Class Reunion

Five-year class reunion+

Les Avocats

Graduates of "51 Years or Better" gathered for a lunch and reception on May 23, 2008. More than 100 alums attended and enjoyed visiting with each other and sharing memories of law school in the 1940s and 1950s.

Hats 'n Canes Toast/All Alumni Tailgate

All alumni and current students were invited to attend a pregame tailgate party in conjunction with the annual Hats 'n Canes toast to the senior class.

2007 Class Reunions

On Nov. 9, 2007, the LSU Law classes of 1967, 1977, 1982, 1987, and 1977 celebrated their reunion years. Members of the Class of 1967 gathered in the Tucker Room to celebrate their 40th reunion. The Class of 1977 gathered for its 30th reunion in the Law Center's recently renovated Student Lounge, a far cry from what the classmates remembered from their time in law school. The Class of 1982 enjoyed its 25th reunion at the LSU Faculty Club. The Class of 1987 held its 20th reunion at Juban's Creole Restaurant. The Class of 1997 Reunion was held at Juban's Restaurant.

Centennial Celebration Gala: Guests

Not Pictured River Ranch Development - Premier Co-Sponsor, Pre-Gala Cocktail Hour Vinson & Elkins - Patron Level Sponsor Heller, Draper, Hayden, Patrick, & Horn, LLC - Associate Level Sponsor King, LeBlanc & Bland-Associate Level Sponsor Phelps Dunbar, LLP-Associate Level Sponsor Preis & Roy-Associate Level Sponsor Irwin, Fritchie, Urquhart, & Moore, LLC-Advocate Level Sponsor Lamar Advertising-Gifts In-Kind

Centennial Luncheon