Russell Long Chair Receives Regents Matching Funds

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Matching funds for the Law Center’s first academic chair in honor of Senator Russell B. Long have been approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The $400,000 commitment from the Regents completes the $1 million funding requirement to make the Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair a reality.

In recognition of the service of Senator Long as a member of its board of directors, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company established a life insurance policy in 1992 through its MetLife Director Charitable Contribution Program. Upon Senator Long’s death in 2003, the life insurance policy provided $600,000 to the LSU Foundation for the benefit of the LSU Law Center.

Senator Long served Louisiana in the United States Senate for 38 years. He is a 1942 graduate of the Law Center and was named the Law Center’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 1992.

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