Professor Ronald Scalise Honored with Distinguished Service Award

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 2004. He was an active member of the Successions and Donations Committee, the Trust Committee, and the Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute. His teaching and research interests lie in the areas of Civil Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law, and in wide range of areas of Louisiana law.
He taught Western Legal Traditions: Louisiana Impact, Successions and Donations, Civil Law Property, Obligations, and Criminal Law. Professor Scalise also served as Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs for several months during this past academic year.