Diamond Joins LSU Law Center Faculty Full-Time

Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced that Professor Raymond T. Diamond, who is serving as a visiting professor at the LSU Law Center this year, will join the Law Center faculty on a full-time basis beginning with the Fall 2009 semester. “Professor Diamond previously served as an associate law professor at LSU from 1984-90 before leaving to teach at Tulane. He is a talented professor as well as a valued colleague, and we are extremely pleased that he has accepted our offer to rejoin the LSU Law faculty as a tenured Professor of Law. His expertise in constitutional and criminal law, among other areas, makes him a highly sought after scholar. We look forward to his continued scholarship and outstanding teaching as a member of the LSU Law faculty.”

Diamond will serve as the Jules F. and Frances L. Landry Distinguished Professor of Law, commencing with the 2009 fall semester.

Prior to teaching at LSU, Diamond was the John Koerner Professor at Tulane University Law School. He has taught a variety of courses at Tulane and the LSU Law Center, including Administrative Law; Antitrust; Constitutional Law; Criminal Law; Seminar on Legal History; Race Relations, and the Constitution

Diamond’s teaching at LSU Law will concentrate on similar courses. Prior to his academic career, Diamond served as legislative counsel to U.S. Rep. Robert Livingston from 1977-78. He then served as a staff attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition from 1978-81, and as an associate with the New Orleans law firm of Jefferson, Bryan, & Gray, P.C., from 1981-84.

Diamond is the co-author of “Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture, and the Constitution”- a book that earned him the 2003 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize by the Langum Project for Historical Literature. He also received the 1999 Harlan B. Carter-Knight Freedom Fund Award for work on the Second Amendment and right to bear arms.

Diamond is a member of the Louisiana State, National, and American Bar Associations; the Organization of America Historians; and the American Society for Legal History. He has been admitted to the Bar in Louisiana and the District of Columbia.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Yale College in 1973 and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1977.