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December 2006

A Toast to the
December 12, 2006

Amid cheers from faculty, staff, students, and Mike the Tiger, the LSU Law Center toasted the beginning of the “Second One-hundred Years of LSU Law.” The September 25 event included an all-school photo, a special toast, and lunch on the Centennial Plaza.

The celebration began at noon with a special ceremony marking the historic day. The first LSU Law School classes were held on Monday, September 24, 1906. The September 25 celebration was designed to commemorate the first day of classes at the “Old Law School.”

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Summer 2006 Bar Passage: The Story Within a Story
December 12, 2006

How does one measure institutional success? When it comes to law school, many would suggest that simple bar passage rates are the measure by which we should judge legal education. For many years, LSU Law Center students have achieved the highest passage rate among all examinees on the bar exam. And, according to the results released in September 2006 by the Committee on Bar Admissions for the Supreme Court of Louisiana, LSU Law retained its usual first place ranking among all public and private law schools in the July 2006 examination.

All of us are delighted with the high 91% passage rate, and also with the Law Center finishing first in the state—its usual placement. Important as these achievements are, however, the real story lies elsewhere; namely, not only did the 2006 class achieve the highest bar passage rate, but the class of 2006 had a first-year attrition rate of only 6% . . . the lowest flunk-out rate of any class in the Law Center’s 100-year history!


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John S. Hightower and Stephen J. Holliday join the Office of Alumni Relations
December 12, 2006


Hightower joins the Law Center as Senior Development Officer. He has extensive experience in fundraising and public affairs, having worked with numerous corporations, associations, and nonprofit organizations, including AARP, Baton Rouge Technology Council, LA Motor Transport Association, The Tobacco Institute, and Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Hightower has been the owner of John S. Hightower, Public Affairs Counsel since 1986. The firm specialized in lobbying, public relations, and small organization management. He has been affiliated with numerous local, statewide, and national organizations including LABI, PAR, BR Area Chamber of Commerce, Southern Public Relations Federation, Public Relations Society of America, among others. He has been active with many nonprofit organizations, including the The Environmental and Health Council of Louisiana, Boy Scouts of America, Campfire, Junior Achievement, the Arts and Humanities Council of Baton Rouge, YMCA, Adult Literacy Advocates, and...

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Patrick Juneau Named 2006 LSU Law Center Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
December 12, 2006


Patrick A. Juneau, Jr. of Lafayette was named the LSU Law Center 2006 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Juneau was honored at the Law Center’s Distinguished Alumnus banquet held November 1, 2006.

Chancellor John J. Costonis announced the selection of Juneau stating, “Mr. Juneau represents the highest standards of the profession. He is a person of integrity and a true role model—both in his personal and professional life. He has served the legal profession admirably, with an unwavering belief in the ideals of the law. Mr. Juneau is highly respected throughout the state and nation and is most deserving of this award.”

Juneau obtained his Juris Doctor from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1965. He is in private practice at the Juneau Law Firm in Lafayette.

He has received many honors throughout his distinguished career. Juneau is the past president of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and was elected to and served as a member of the Louisiana...

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