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Rep. Steve Scalise to deliver 2018 LSU Law Commencement Address

A headshot photo of a man wearing a suit and orange tieRep. Steve Scalise, U.S. House Majority Whip and the third ranking House Republican leader, will deliver the main address at the LSU Law Center’s 2018 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for Friday, June 1, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

“The LSU Law Center is honored to have Rep. Steve Scalise, United States House of Representatives Majority Whip and representative for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district, as our 2018 Commencement speaker,” LSU Law dean Tom Galligan said. “We know, based on his experience at both the state and federal levels, that he will provide important perspectives and seasoned advice for our graduates as they begin their journey in the legal profession.”

Scalise represents the First Congressional District of Louisiana, which covers the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain and the New Orleans suburbs. He was elected to Congress in May of 2008 after serving in the Louisiana State Legislature from 1996-2008.

Scalise currently serves as the House Majority Whip, the third highest position for House Republicans. He also is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

He is a graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, La., and LSU, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a minor in Political Science.

Past Commencement speakers of the LSU Law Center include Louisiana Governors John Bel Edwards and Mike Foster, Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, Former U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston and political commentator James Carville, among others.

The LSU Law Center’s Commencement ceremonies will take place on Friday, June 1, at 10 a.m. at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. For more information, visit