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October 2007

Chancellor Holds Student Town Hall Meeting
October 25, 2007


"We're in the student opportunity business," remarked Law Chancellor Jack Weiss as he addressed students gathered for the first student town hall meeting on October 23. Weiss spoke to approximately 65 students who gathered for the first of two forums planned this academic year.

The Chancellor described efforts by the administration to become even more "student focused" and to expand opportunities for student involvement at the Law Center.

Weiss announced several new initiatives including a new student advisory board, a Young Alumni Leadership Council comprised of graduates representing the past ten years, and efforts to expand student externship programs. Also discussed was a faculty- approved graduation honors program that will be in place for 2008. The honors designations provide additional opportunities for students to be recognized for their academic achievements.

Among other priorities, according to Weiss, are recruiting the "faculty of the future" and a dramatic...

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Law Center Attracts Many Out-of-State Students
October 18, 2007

The number of out-of-state students enrolled in the Paul M. Hebert Law Center's first-year class increased by 6 percent this year. Law Center enrollment has experienced several shifts over the past few years, including an increase in the percentage of out-of-state students and a lower total number of applicants.

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LSU Law Students Achieve State’s Highest Passage Rate on July 2007 Bar Exam
October 5, 2007

LSU Law Center students achieved the highest passage rate among all examinees on the latest Louisiana State Bar Exam, according to results released today by the Committee on Bar Admissions for the Supreme Court of Louisiana.

LSU Law students continued their traditional first place passage rate, with 76.7 % of examinees receiving passing scores on the July 2007 administration of the Bar. One hundred forty-six LSU Law Center students took the exam in July 2007 and 112, or 76.7%, successfully passed the Bar.

Bar passage is required before graduating law students may practice in Louisiana. The results, released by the Committee on Bar Admissions, compare percentage of examinees passing the Bar among the state’s public and private law schools and out-of-state colleges.

Results on the July 2007 Bar Admissions for overall passage by all examinees are as follows:

School No. of Applicants Passed Conditioned Failed

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Judge Paul B. Landry, Jr. Commemorative Luncheon
October 4, 2007


Pictured above are scholarship recipients Christina Welch and Carrie Stroder with Chancellor Jack Weiss during the Judge Paul B. Landry, Jr. Commemorative Luncheon.

Chancellor Jack M. Weiss held a special luncheon in September to honor the memory of the late Judge Paul B. Landry, Jr. and acknowledge his unprecedented gift of $1.13 million to the Law Center. Judge Landry was a 1936 graduate of the LSU Law Center. Prior to his death in 1998, Landry established a charitable remainder trust leaving the LSU Law Center as one of the beneficiaries of the trust proceeds. The Landry bequest is the largest gift designated for the LSU Law Center in the campaign thus far, and is being used to fund student scholarships.

Guests included family members of the late judge, his sisters Dorothy Miller and Joyce Millard, and their husbands John Miller and Irby Millard; their brother Myrton Landry and his fiancée Elverta Cook; and nieces of the judge, Vanessa Prejean, Gwen Prestridge, and...

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Chancellor Welcomes Potential Law Students at Annual Open House
October 4, 2007
Chancellor Jack Weiss welcomed potential law students in the annual Open House held Tuesday, October 2 at the Law Center.  Students also experienced a mock class conducted by Law Center Professor Gregory Smith.
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