Professor Litvinoff to be Honored by Chancellor’s Council March 20, 2009

The Law Center’s Chancellor’s Council will pay tribute to Boyd Professor Saúl Litvinoff at a gala planned for Friday, March 20, 2009 on the LSU campus.  

Chancellor Jack Weiss has declared 2008-09 the Year of Litvinoff in honor of the professor’s retirement. The announcement was made at an assembly of peers, friends, and family who gathered at the LSU Law Center on Friday, November 14, to celebrate Litvinoff’s 43 years of service to the Law Center. Litvinoff will assume the status of Professor Emeritus when he steps down after the Spring 2009 semester.

“Saúl Litvinoff will go down in history as one of the greatest scholars and teachers of Louisiana law,” said Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss. “He has taught generations of LSU lawyers. His scholarship has shaped our legal tradition for more than 40 years.”

Ava Leavell Haymon and Cordell Haymon (’68), life-long friends of the professor, have honored him with a named endowed professorship. The gift was announced at the November ceremony.

Chancellor Weiss also presented Litvinoff and his family members with “special edition” purple and gold baseball caps bearing the initials Y.O.L. (Year of Litvinoff).

The Chancellor’s Council is comprised of friends and alumni who annually support the Law Center at the leadership level of the Annual Fund–a contribution of $1,000 or more. Professor Litvinoff has been a member of the council for many years; nearly 240 alums and friends joined the professor as council members this past year.

Chancellor’s Council Welcomes . . .
New to the Chancellor’s Council since December 1 are Bradley Bickham (’94), Coppell, Texas; Lori Cameron (’79), Dallas, Texas; and Henry LeBas (’94), Lafayette, Louisiana. 
Renewing memberships are: Rudy Aguilar (’82), Richard Arsenault (’80), Jim Bailey (’67), Laura Bailey (’83), John Barton (’76), Judge Ginger Berrigan (’77), Gary Bezet (’79), Mark Bodron (’90), Jane Brandt (’86), Jay Campbell (’76), Larry Centola (’71), David Cohn (’80), John Cox (’68), Witold Danilowicz (’85), John Fetzer (’72), John deGravelles (’74), Gary Graphia (’91), Greg Green (’86), Jan Hayden (’79), Tom Hayes (’77), John Heinrich (’87), John Hightower, Walter Hryszko (’81), Jonathan Hunter (’78), Malcolm Johns (’78), Cheney Joseph (’70), Mary Joseph (’70), Troy Keller (’92), Kerry Kilburn (’82), Len Kilgore (’76), Dick Knight (’58), Cliffe F. Laborde (’76), John Laborde (’49), Kay Long (’87), John Madison (’69), Charles McCowan (’67), John McElligott (’79), Armin Moeller (’72), Pat Morrow (’72), Leonard Nachman (’70), Frank Neuner (’76), Pat Ottinger (’73), Bill Owens (’67), J. Carter Perkins (’52), Ken Privat (’70), Alex Rankin (’67), Michael Remondet (’91), Kermit Simmons (’59), Angela Teer (‘02), Ed Walters (’75), John M. Wilson (’67), Bobbi Zaunbrecher and David Ziober (’78).

Download a Chancellor’s Council gift form here or view a full roster of council membership here.

For more information on the Year of Litvinoff announcement, click here.

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