Two LSU Law Center Faculty Members Appointed Law School Deans

The LSU Law Center is proud to announce that two Law Center faculty members, Vice Chancellor Christopher Pietruszkiewicz and Professor Lucy McGough, have recently been named law school deans.

Vice Chancellor Christopher Pietruszkiewicz has been named the new dean of Stetson University College of Law in Tampa Bay, Florida.  Pietruszkiewicz will start at Stetson this summer.  As Vice Chancellor at the Law Center, Pietruszkiewicz is responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, financial planning and personnel matters. He is also the J.Y. Sanders Professor of Law, teaching a Tax Policy and Procedure seminar as well as courses in Corporate Tax, Income Tax, Comparative Tax, Tax Practice & Procedure, and Accounting for Lawyers.

Longtime LSU law professor Lucy McGough has been named the Dean/President of Appalachian Law School in Grundy, Virginia. McGough will start at Appalachian Law School this summer.  At the Law Center, McGough is the Vinson & Elkins Professor of Law and teaches Criminal Justice to first-year law students; upper-class courses include Family Law, Trusts & Estates, Juvenile Law Seminar and occasionally Mediation. McGough also co-teaches the Juvenile Defense Representation Clinic in which third-year law students represent real juveniles in the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Court.

“Chris and Lucy will be outstanding deans.  Stetson and Appalachian Law School have made superb choices,” Chancellor Jack Weiss stated.  “The contributions Chris and Lucy have made throughout the years to the Law Center have greatly contributed to our success and will continue to do so far in the future.”

Former LSU Law professor John White left the Law Center in 2007 when he was appointed Dean of the University of Nevada Law School in Las Vegas.

“With three law deans being appointed from our faculty ranks in five years, I guess we are becoming a kind of ‘dean incubator’,” Weiss quipped. “It’s painful to lose such good colleagues but a great tribute to the school and to our faculty.”

Professor James Bowers will join the faculty of Appalachian Law School as a Full Professor.  A member of the Law Center faculty since 1982, Professor Bowers’s courses include Contracts, Uniform Commercial Code-Sales and Secured Transactions, and Legal Scholarship Seminar.