Monthly Archives: May 2008

Beaird Appointed Interim Director of the LSU Law Library

A. Michael Beaird has been appointed interim library director at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center for the 2008-2009 academic year, effective June 1. Beaird was appointed on the recommendation of a search committee consisting of Professor Wendell Homes, Vice Chancellor Glenn Morris, and librarians Charlene Cain and Melanie Sims. Beaird comes to LSU after […]

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LSU System President John Lombardi Addresses Young Alumni Leadership Council

“LSU is in the game, and we must compete in that game,” said John Lombardi, president of the LSU System. Lombardi addressed the Law Center’s Young Alumni Leadership Council at its May 10, 2008 meeting. The advisory group convened for its second meeting since being appointed by LSU Law Chancellor Jack Weiss in 2007. With […]

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Chancellor Weiss’s Remarks to Law Graduates May 22, 2008

Governor Jindal, President Lombardi, Members of the Board of Supervisors, Colleagues, Parents, Friends… and Members of the Law Center Class of 2008: Class of 2008, this is a proud day for all of us and for all of you. Although you leave us today, we are confident that you begin—that you “commence”— a future of […]

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LSU Law Center Confers Degrees at Commencement Exercises, May 22

The Order of the Coif. Bottom row: (l to r) Professor Andrea Carroll; Judge Ernestine Gray; Chancellor Jack Weiss; Jennie Jackson Miller; Christina Ashley Fannin Welch; Jennifer Lynn Keefe; Brandee Ketchum; Professor Randall Trahan; Professor Lucy McGough. Middle row: (l to r) Charles Edward Tabor; Jessica L. Gladney; Kelly Jasena Kromer Boudreaux; Alexandra Leigh Clark; […]

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Bennett Named Chair of Law Center Young Alumni Leadership Council

Norma Bennett, a 2000 graduate of the LSU Law Center, was recently named chair of the Law Center’s Young Alumni Leadership Council by Chancellor Jack M. Weiss. The YALC is made up of 20 members – two each from the last 10 graduating classes of the Law Center – and serves as an advisory board […]

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Chancellor’s Council Welcomes CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, Nearly 200 Guests

Left to right: Dean A. Sutherland, Chair, Chancellor’s Council; Jeffrey Toobin, guest speaker; Ann Weiss and Chancellor Jack Weiss; Oliver “Rick” Richard, President, LSU Law Alumni Board of Trustees.   LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss and Dean A. Sutherland, chairman of the Chancellor’s Council, welcomed 188 guests to the annual black tie Chancellor’s […]

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Law Center Welcomes New Faculty Members

  Four new faces will be navigating the winding, M.C. Escher-like corridors of the Law Center soon, placing a premium on breadcrumbs, Post-it Notes, and anything else useful in leaving a trail. Robert E. Lancaster, who previously served as Clinical Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law, will assume the position of director […]

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Announced as Speaker for Law Center Commencement

Governor Bobby Jindal will serve as the speaker for the Paul M. Hebert Law Center 2008 Commencement exercises, Thursday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Chancellor Jack M. Weiss will preside over the ceremony. More than 200 students – from Alexandria, Louisiana, to Yantai, Shandong Province, China – will receive […]

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Bicentennial of Louisiana Civil Code Celebrated in 35th Tucker Lecture

If you have checked your calendar recently and thought you were forgetting an important holiday, don’t worry. You haven’t missed the bicentennial of the Louisiana Civil Code. To celebrate the event, there will be a number of lectures, Friday, May 16 and Sunday, May 18. In addition, the Digest Online will be unveiled to the […]

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CNN Analyst and Best-Selling Author Jeffrey Toobin in Conversation with Chancellor at LSU Law Center

Roe v. Wade, Bush v. Gore, Obama v. Clinton and Toobin v. Delay were just some of the topics addressed recently when Jeffrey Toobin—CNN analyst and author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court—sat down for a candid conversation with Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss. Toobin arrived 10 minutes late to […]

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