Roughly 300 people attended the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Celebration on Friday evening, March 6, to honor eight LSU Law alumni at the Marriott Hotel in Baton Rouge. “Our 10,000 LSU Law alums have made their mark on our state and in places throughout the globe,” said LSU Law Interim Dean Lee Ann Lockridge in her opening remarks, “and tonight we gather to honor eight of our graduates who have distinguished themselves in the practice of law, in our communities and within the walls of LSU Law.” Longtime LSU Law Professor William Crawford, Hon. Ernestine Gray, Hon. Guy Holdridge, and attorneys H. Alston Johnson III and James P. Roy were honored as Distinguished Alumni of the Year. Distinguished Achievement honorees were attorneys Glenn Armentor, John M. Madison Jr. and Mary Olive Pierson. Among those in attendance were LSU Interim President Tom Galligan; Hon. Kitty Kimball, retired chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court; Hon. John deGravelles of the U.S. District Court for Middle District of Louisiana; LSU Board of Supervisors Chair Mary Leach Werner; Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne; and LSU Law Chancellor Emeritus John Costonis. Many LSU Law alumni, professors and retired professors were also on hand.
The 2019 Reunion Weekend was a huge success, bringing hundreds of LSU Law alumni and students together for a weekend of celebrations on Oct. 25-26. Reunion Weekend events kicked off on Friday, Oct. 25, with a pair of CLE classes on ethics and professionalism, presented by alumni James A. Brown and Skip Philips, respectively. Later that evening, graduates from the classes of 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2009 celebrated their reunions at the Capitol Park Museum in downtown Baton Rouge. The fun continued on Saturday, with the All-Alumni Tailgate and Hats 'n Canes toast, which preceded a thrilling 23-20 win by the LSU Tigers over Auburn. LSU Law would like to thank all those who participated in this year's Reunion Weekend events, as well as Brown and Phillips for teaching the CLE classes, and NeunerPate and CSRS for sponsoring the All-Alumni Tailgate.
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.
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.
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.
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.