Monthly Archives: May 2009

Chancellor Weiss’s Remarks to Law Graduates May 28, 2009

Judge Davis, Justice Traylor, Chairman Roy, President Lombardi, Members of the Board of Supervisors, Colleagues, Parents, Friends, Golden Grads, and Members of the Law Center Class of 2009: This year marks, as you know, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. From the age of 27 until he was elected President in 1860 […]

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Remarks of Commencement speaker Judge W. Eugene Davis, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Friends and family, faculty and staff and most importantly, graduates. I am honored to be with you this morning and I congratulate each member of this class of 2009. You had a lot of help to get here today. You should take a few minutes to thank those important people who helped you, counseled you, […]

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Professorship Established in Memory of Lake Charles Native

LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss (center) is joined by members of the Judge Earl E. Veron family at an event commemorating the establishment of the Judge Earl E. Veron Endowed Professorship for support of the Law Center’s Clinical Legal Education program. Joining the Chancellor (L to R) are family members Louis Veron, brother; […]

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LSU Law Center Commencement Set for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 28

The LSU Law Center’s 2009 Commencement ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 28 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the LSU campus. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.   Judge W. Eugene Davis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will give the 2009 Commencement address. Chancellor Jack M. […]

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Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Programs Celebrate Success

The LSU Law Moot Court Board and Trial Advocacy Board celebrated another successful year at their annual banquet in April. Awards were presented for the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition, as well as the Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition. In addition, the 2008-2009 Appellate Advocacy and Trial Advocacy Teams were recognized. Finally, Megan […]

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Sternberg Elected LSU Board Student Representative

Scott Sternberg, third-year student at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, was recently elected to be the new student member of the LSU Board of Supervisors. Sternberg was picked for the one-year position at a meeting of LSU student government leaders in Baton Rouge. He will be sworn in at the board’s June 4 […]

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Dodson Family Endows Professorship in Honor of Yiannopoulous

“LSU Law never had a better friend,” said Richard J. “Jerry” Dodson, about former LSU Professor A.N. Yiannopoulous. Dodson and his wife, Gloria, recently established the A.N. Yiannopoulous Endowed Professorship at the LSU Law Center in honor of the former Law Center faculty member. Chancellor Jack M. Weiss, Yiannopoulous, and his family, friends and colleagues, […]

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Construction Underway on Clinic Space at Law Center

Work on the LSU Law Center’s new Clinical Legal Education space has begun in earnest, with an expected completion date of mid-June. “Providing an appropriate space for our clinical program has been a priority of the Law Center,” said Chancellor Jack M. Weiss. “We are looking forward to working with our clients from the community […]

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Ellison Awarded CLEA Outstanding Student Award for Work in Juvenile Case

By LSU Law Director of Clinical Programs Robert Lancaster’s account, third-year law student Paige Ellison faced one of the most demanding cases to come through the school’s Immigration Legal Services Clinic. Ellison, working with Adjunct Clinical Professor Ken Mayeaux, represented a Honduran native in a special immigrant juvenile status case. It was this case Lancaster […]

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Ziober Receives LSBA Student Pro Bono Award

During her first year as a law student at LSU, the most hectic year of law school most students would say, Leslie Ziober single-handedly coordinated an effort to organize a group of LSU Law students to travel to Biloxi, Mississippi for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. In her second year, she arranged for another group of […]

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