LSU Law Center graduates and friends recently gathered for a number of events on Friday and Saturday, November 9-10, 2007.
On Friday afternoon, the Law Center hosted an exciting symposium on a very timely topic titled Presidential Power and Terrorism: Detention, Interrogation and Trial, led by Professors John Baker, John Devlin, and Ed Richards.
Later that evening, Law Center classes of 1967, 1977, 1982, 1987, and 1997 turned out for their respective reunions:
The Class of 1967 reunion was held in the beautiful Tucker Room of the 1936 building.
This reunion was a very special event as it included the presentation
of an extraordinary class gift of $60,000. Chancellor Weiss accepted
the gift on behalf of the Law Center and thanked the Class of 1967 for
The Class of 1977 reunion celebrated in the Student Lounge at the Law Center. A result of
extensive renovations, the Student Lounge is now a bright and vibrant
space that is a far cry from when this class was in school. The group
was surely entertained by interesting photos of classmates sporting
hairstyles and neckwear from that stylish era.
Members of the Class of 1982 met at the LSU Faculty Club for an evening of fun, music, and
reminiscing in an ‘old LSU’ environment. As with each reunion party,
Chancellor Weiss said a few words and spent time meeting alumni at what
was his first series of LSU Law Center reunions.
The Class of 1987 gathered for its reunion at Juban’s Creole Restaurant. Attendees
enjoyed getting together for delicious food and good conversation. A
class yearbook was available to the delight of many who had a chance to
take a look back at how far they’d come.
The Class of 1997 reunion had the highest attendance. Also held at Juban’s, the room was
filled with laughter and music right up until the end of the party.
morning, a large group was on hand to honor Mike Rubin, the 2007
recipient of the Law Center’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. Held at the
Old State Capitol, the brunch event included testimonials from friends
and colleagues as well as a musical ‘rebuttal’ from Mr. Rubin. During
the reception that followed, attendees were further entertained by Law
Center alum and jazz pianist Briana Guerin.
afternoon provided another opportunity for reuniting classmates and
renewing old friendships at a tailgate party on the steps of the old
law building. Alums mingled with students who were on hand for the
annual Hats ’n Canes toast – the first for Chancellor Weiss.
and alumni events are wonderful opportunities to reconnect with your
classmates and your law school. The dates for Alumni Weekend 2008 have
not been set, but an announcement will be made as soon as plans are
finalized. The following classes will celebrate reunions in the fall:
1968, 1978, 1983, 1988, and 1998.
If you would like to begin work on a class gift, please contact Bobbi Zaunbrecher at 225/578-7937 or Bobbi.Zaunbrecher@law.lsu.edu
If you would like to be on your class committee, please let me know. Class committees are the key to a successful reunion!
Special Events Coordinator