Russell Long Chair Receives Regents Matching Funds

Matching funds for the Law Center’s first academic chair in honor of Senator Russell B. Long have been approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The $400,000 commitment from the Regents completes the $1 million funding requirement to make the Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair a reality.

In recognition of the service of Senator Long as a member of its board of directors, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company established a life insurance policy in 1992 through its MetLife Director Charitable Contribution Program. Upon Senator Long’s death in 2003, the life insurance policy provided $600,000 to the LSU Foundation for the benefit of the LSU Law Center.

Senator Long served Louisiana in the United States Senate for 38 years. He is a 1942 graduate of the Law Center and was named the Law Center’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 1992.