R. Kyle Alagood, a first year student at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, was sworn in on March 16, 2013, as a member of the national Board of Governors for the American Bar Association Law Student Division at the Division’s annual board meeting that took place in New Orleans.
Student body presidents and representatives from thirteen law schools in Texas and Louisiana elected Alagood as Governor for the Thirteenth Circuit, which encompasses all law schools in the two states. His term will run from March 2013 to March 2014.
The ABA Law Student Division works with the ABA Section of Legal Education on issues of mutual concern to legal education. The Division also has an impact on practical and professional skills development and provides assistance in the search for jobs, both during and after graduation from law school. Additionally, the Division offers leadership training, public service opportunities, career development programming, and practical skills competitions.
On his decision to run for an ABA board seat, Alagood says, “The changing legal market presents law students with challenges to traditional employment and opportunities for innovation. I ran for Circuit Governor to help law schools in Louisiana and Texas collaborate educational and professional development programming that bolsters students’ educations and develops new relationships with legal employers.”