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LSU Law Students Receive Academic Honors
LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the names of those law students who earned academic honors for the fall 2014 semester.

Over 55 students have been recognized as Hebert Scholars for fall 2014.  Named in honor of the late Dean Paul M. Hebert, this recognition is awarded for distinguished academic achievement in an individual semester to law students whose academic average is in the top 10% of students earning 12 or more semester hours of credit in courses taken at the Law Center.  Notation of this honor is posted on the student’s academic transcript.

Over 75 students have been recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars for the fall 2014 semester.  This recognition is awarded for outstanding academic achievement in an individual semester to law students whose academic average is in the top 25% of students earning 12 or more semester hours of credit in courses taken at the Law Center.  Notation of this honor is posted on the student’s academic transcript.

The following students are recognized as Hebert Scholars:



Prairieville: Briana Leigh Drescher


Ragley: Alex Edward Mouhot


Bossier City: Lucas Hodgkins Self

East Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge: Kristen Diane Amond, Alex S. Aughtry, Matthew O. Boles, Ryan Elmer Boutet, Steven Eugene Cheatham, Taylor James Crousillac, Heath Christopher Dejean, Anthony John Gambino Jr., Rome Camille Gonsoulin, David M. Hoard, George Prentiss Holmes, Brittany L. Holt, Shannon Marie Jaeckel, Ryan Hunter King, Gabriel Joseph Loupe, Mark Carl Macmurdo, Adrian Joseph Million, Ahmed Mohsen Mohamed, Cornelius J. Murray, Leah Nicole Neupert, Julien Charles Petit, Casey C. Pickell, Henry S. Rauschenberger, Mahogane D. Reed, Megan Joy Rials, Julia Love Taylor, Christopher Michael Vitenas, Natalie Marie White, Wayne George Zeringue III


New Iberia: Phillip M. Smith


Harrahan: Alex Edward Hotard

Kenner: Jared A. Clark

Metairie: Alexander James Baynham, Brady McNeil Hadden, Andrew Jacob Rebennack, Christopher Kirt Ulfers


Lafayette: Eric Russell Harper, Maxwell B. Kallenberger

Youngsville: Cody J. Miller


Denham Springs: Timothy Russell McGibboney, Melissa J. Shaffer


New Orleans: Adair Lemarie Kingsmill, Allison Breen Kingsmill

St. Charles

Destrehan: Caleb Joseph Madere

St. Mary

Berwick: Thomas Dalton Bourgeois Jr.

St. Tammany

Covington: Parker N. Smith

Folsom: Tiare Elizabeth Angelo

Mandeville: Caroline Marie Murley, Mackenzie Catherine Schott

Slidell: Jolene Neuman


Ponchatoula: Megan Elizabeth Wiggins



Marietta: Ian R. Simrod


Memphis: Aislyn C. Taylor


Pearland: Jorge B. Aguinaga

The following students are recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars:



Prairieville: Chanse J. Barnes, Timothy P. Robinson


Deridder: Brittanie D. Wagnon


Bossier City: Hannah M. Schilling


Shreveport: Ashley L. Jackson, Gary Austin Love, Keanan Jessie Parr, Dylan David Touchstone, Alexandra Elise Vozzella


Lake Charles: Darrell Gene Guidry Jr., Clare Elizabeth Sanchez

Westlake: Jacob David Ecker

East Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge: Robert Kyle Alagood, Gabrielle R. Alessi-Friedlander, Charles Andrew Anzelmo, Lauren Nicole Brink, William Drew Burnham, Dakota Kyle Chenevert, Kelsey Ann Clark, Garrett N. Cook, Dustin L. Cooper , Samantha Diane Costas, Sommer L. Coston, Caroline Kay Darwin, Joshua D. Ecuyer, Lindsay H. Elliott-Smith, Julie Irene Faulk, Haley Elizabeth Gaines, Cristian Andres Galleguillos, Geoffrey Choate Hingle Jr., Vivian Alexandra Jeansonne, Jena Marie Kyle, Michael Joseph Lambert, Taylor Rene Lambert, Michael E. Landis, Matthew R. Lee, Stephanie Marie Lott, Cameron Sloan Miller, Michael Scott Ogden Jr., Paul Andrew Rabalais Jr., Gregory J. Reda, Sara E. Richard, Alex T. Robertson, Lauren Frances Russo, Claire Elizabeth Sauls, Emily J. Schwab, Bret Andrew Sparks, Stephen Andrew Stanford, Jonathan Edward Thomas, Danielle Marie Toups, Kathryn Elise Troyer, Diego O. Anguizola Typaldos, Kimberly Ann Ulasiewicz, Derek A. Warden


Kenner: Shane Michael Buchler

Marrero: Kyle Philip Descant

Metairie: Carmen Claire Liriano, William Kirby Wright IV


Lafayette: Taylor Jude Herpin, Christopher Joseph Peyton


Denham Springs: Autumn M. Coe

Walker: Katilyn M. Hollowell


New Orleans: Catherine L. Cranfield, Elisabeth B. Leblanc, Bette Rachele Solomon


Monroe: Roxanne Claire Bower


Belle Chasse: Jami Marie Becnel

St. Landry

Sunset: Brock L. Wimberley

St. Tammany

Madisonville: Matthew Jerrol Crain, Madison Mary Hentze

Slidell: Molly Louise Bis Csaki, Gus E. Laggner



Spanish Fort: Morgan A. Druhan


Chandler: Ryan P. Telep


Coral Gables: Allison L. Groh

Hollywood: Ashley Danielle Parker Knarr


Lincolnton: Katherine M. Cook


Houston: Sharica J. Gray, Anne E. Hutson




LSU Law Center Community Mourns Passing of Thomas Daley
The Honorable Thomas Daley The Honorable Thomas Daley

The LSU Law Center is saddened to report the death of Thomas Daley, former Court of Appeal judge, District Attorney of St. John the Baptist Parish, and long-time LSU Law adjunct professor. Judge Daley passed away at the age of 61 on Saturday, January 31, in New Orleans.

“This is a great loss for the Law Center and all who knew Judge Daley,” said LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss. “He was a warm and vital man who has been taken from us much too young.”

Judge Daley’s legal career spanned 36 years. He served on both the 40th Judicial District Court and the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, before becoming District Attorney for St. John the Baptist Parish. Mr. Daley was a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Foundation and the 40th Judicial Bar Association. He was a former member of the Louisiana Judicial College board, and was a former chairman of the Louisiana Judicial Council’s Court Costs Committee.

“Judge Daley was an exceptional man who loved the law. He loved to teach the law, loved to apply the law in a just and even handed manner, and appreciated his duty as District Attorney to enforce the law,” said Cheney Joseph, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “I cherish the memory of my opportunity years ago when I served as a pro tempore on his bench to run the levee with him and discuss the fascinating legal issues confronting the district courts.”

“Judge Daley was a runner,” shared former LSU Law professor Tom Galligan. “And as we ran we always talked; we talked about law and we talked about friends and we talked about family. And the miles flew by. . . Tom Daley had energy, intelligence, humor, compassion, dedication, and an incredible love of life. He was our friend and we are all better to have gone running with Tom Daley.”

A New Jersey native, Judge Daley received his Masters in Law from the University of Virginia School of Law, his Jurist Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English from Rutgers University.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 529 W. 5th Street in LaPlace on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  A private burial will be held at a later date.

LSU Law Center Brings Back the 3+3 Program: A Partnership with the LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences
The LSU Law Center and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are partnering together to launch a new 3+3 program this fall, allowing students to receive a bachelor’s and law degree in six years. The initiative re-establishes the Law Center 3+3 program that has been discontinued for several decades.

“There are more LSU graduates at LSU Law than from any other undergraduate institution. We hope that 3+3 will encourage even more outstanding LSU students to stay at LSU for their legal education," said Jack Weiss, chancellor of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. “Furthermore, the new 3+3 program will make it cheaper and quicker for LSU students to get two first-rate degrees – an undergraduate degree from LSU and a law degree from LSU Law in just six years. Plus those who have TOPS may be able to use it for the first year of law school."

The program will provide highly motivated students with a fast path to law school. Instead of taking the traditional seven-year route, the 3+3 program will allow students to complete major coursework – including core classes required for law school – in addition to other coursework to obtain a bachelor’s degree in three years.

In addition, students who meet the Law Center’s entrance requirements can apply for admission upon entering their junior year. If accepted, students will be eligible to begin studying at the Law Center during their fourth year at LSU. During that time, all completed coursework will count toward the final year of the undergraduate degree, as well as the first year of the law degree.

“This program is a natural fit for the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. Our curricula provide students with the necessary analytical, critical thinking and writing skills that are essential for success in law school,” said Stacia Haynie, dean of the LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences. “With most of our departments and programs participating, HSS majors have the added benefit of taking law-related courses already available to them. The campus pre-law advisor is also part of HSS Student Services.”

About the LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences

The College of Humanities & Social Sciences provides students with a foundational base of skills that can be used not only in the classroom, but in further study or a future career as well. These skills include analytical reasoning, communication and critical thinking. To learn more, visit

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