LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss announced the appointment of Christopher H. Hester, an associate at Watson, Blanche, Wilson and Posner in Baton Rouge, and Jennie Jackson Miller, an associate in the Corporate/Securities section of Andrews Kurth LLP’s Houston office, to the LSU Law Center’s Young Alumni Leadership Council (YALC).
The YALC is made up of 22 members—two each from the last 11 graduating classes of the Law Center. The Council advises the Chancellor and the Law Center on matters of policy of particular concern to recent graduates. The Council also assists the Law Center in the recruitment and placement of students and a range of other matters.
“Mr. Hester and Ms. Jackson bring additional strength to an already vibrant and talented board,” commented Weiss. “As the newest appointed members, they will provide important feedback as we look for ways to enhance our recruitment efforts and also provide ideas on how we can better prepare our students for the ever-changing practice of law.”
Hester is a 2008 graduate of the Law Center, where he served as the Student Bar Association Executive President, was a member of the Bankruptcy Interschool Moot Court team and was a law school ambassador. He also serves as a volunteer middle school basketball coach at St. Aloysius Catholic School and serves on the alumni board for Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Miller is also a 2008 graduate of the Law Center. She graduated magna cum laude, was a member of The Order of the Coif and served as managing editor of the Louisiana Law Review. She previously worked in Washington, D.C. with a governmental relations firm and also as a technical consultant for a software company.
Weiss formed the Young Alumni Leadership Council in Fall 2007 soon after he was appointed Chancellor. Norma N. Bennett, a Houston attorney who is a 2000 graduate of the Law Center, serves as the council’s inaugural chair.