Saúl Litvinoff, Boyd Professor of Law, was honored on March 20 at an event hosted by Chancellor Jack M. Weiss and members of the LSU Law Center Chancellor’s Council.
Members of the council, former students, friends, colleagues, and family members, gathered at the Energy, Coast and Environment Building to pay tribute to the professor for the contributions he has made to the Law Center and legal community over his 43 years of service at LSU. Litvinoff will retire following the spring 2009 semester.
Cordell Haymon (’68) served as emcee of a panel of friends and former students who shared memories about Professor Litvinoff. Panelists and speakers included: the Honorable Ginger Berrigan (’77); John Cox (’68); Loren Kleinpeter (’79); Bill Wilson (’68); Cindy Samuel; and the Honorable Eldon Fallon. Video tributes were offered by Ana Litvinoff, the professor’s daughter, and James Carville (’73).
Chancellor Weiss unveiled the official Litvinoff portrait that will hang in the LSU Law Library, and presented the professor with a framed Fonville Winans historic photograph of the Law Center.
The event was the culmination of The Year of Litvinoff, declared in 2008 by Chancellor Weiss, to commemorate the professor’s retirement. Cordell and Ava Haymon, his life-long friends, have established the Saúl Litvinoff Distinguished Endowed Professorship, in honor of Professor Litvinoff.
A reception followed the program. View the gallery.