LSU Law Login
LSU Law HomeProspective StudentsCurrent StudentsFaculty & StaffAlumni & FriendsEmployers & Legal Community
A-Z IndexAbout LSU LawLibraryContact UsSearch 

Alumni News Archive

LSU Law News

June 2009

Professor Ronald Scalise Honored with Distinguished Service Award
June 18, 2009

LSU Law Center Professor Ronald J. Scalise, Jr. has been awarded the LSU Law Center's Distinguished Service Award by Chancellor Jack M. Weiss.  The award was bestowed upon Professor Scalise during the 2009 Commencement ceremonies, in recognition of his five years of extraordinary service as Professor of Law and Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  Professor Scalise will join the faculty of Tulane Law School, his alma mater, effective Fall 2009.
In presenting the award, Chancellor Weiss, said, "Hundreds of our students, as well as your faculty colleagues, have been inspired by your teaching and outstanding scholarship.  Your sound leadership in all matters of academic affairs, and in particular, your curatorship of the civil law, has provided an indispensable foundation for our future. The Law Center gratefully thanks you for your many contributions and wishes you well in your future endeavors."
Professor Scalise joined the LSU Law Center faculty in...

Read More >
Law Center Announces Appointment of Admissions Director
June 4, 2009



Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the appointment of Lynell A. Cadray as Director of Admissions for the LSU Law Center. Ms. Cadray also will serve as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services.
Cadray, a Louisiana native, has served as Director of Admission at Emory Law School since 1994. She has also served as Emory Law's Assistant Dean and Chief Diversity Officer.
"Lynell Cadray brings a wealth of experience and a long track record of success at Emory to our Admissions Office. She's one of the most highly regarded law school enrollment professionals in the nation. I'm confident that she will play a major role in attracting even more top students to the LSU Law Center," said Chancellor Weiss. 
Ms. Cadray previously held the positions of Vice President for Enrollment Services at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Mercer University.  She began her career in college admissions at Tulane...

Read More >
2009 Graduates Celebrate at Grads and Crawdads Night
June 1, 2009

Law Center graduates and their guests gathered on the grounds of the Law Center on Wednesday, May 27 for the 2009 Grads and Crawdads night. Over 500 guests and graduates took part in the largest crawfish boil in the recent history of the Law Center, according to student and staff coordinators.

Third-year class president Maggie Spell, along with Alumni Relations staffer Bobbi Zaunbrecher, served as primary coordinators for the evening.

LSU Law graduates, family members, friends, faculty, and staff joined in the celebration. Family from as far away as Ohio joined in the feast.  "This is a great family night, even though we don't eat crawfish!" said Mr. and Mrs. Hall of Ohio, parents of graduate Patrick Hall.

The family-oriented evening featured hamburgers, hot crawfish, corn, potatoes, and strawberry cake. 

The Class of 2009 thanks Mockler Beverage Company for helping to make the event possible through its generous donation.

Read More >
LSU Law Center Confers Degrees at Commencement Exercises
June 1, 2009



Prior to Commencement, the 2009 student members of The Order of the Coif were honored in the Law Center's McKernan Law Auditorium. In all, 18 students were inducted into the Order, which recognizes the highest 10 percent of the graduating class. Pictured from left to right: (1st row) Brandi Cole, Michelle Shamblin, Chancellor Jack M. Weiss, Susan Bartlett, Sally Richardson; (2nd row) Matthew Emmons, William Kline, Kristen Ford, David Schroeder, Jessica Orgeron, Devin Reid, Andy Dupre; (3rd row) Clinton Bowers, L. Adam Thames, Richard Drew III, Grant Joseph Guillot, Megan LeBato, Brian Wesley Capell.


Among the dignitaries present for LSU Law’s Commencement ceremony were LSU Board of Supervisors member Hank Gowen, a 1971 graduate of the Law school; the Hon. W....

Read More >


Paul M. Hebert Law Center   |    1 E. Campus Dr.   |    Louisiana State University   |    Baton Rouge, LA 70803   |   225/578-5292