Category Archives: Alumni

LSU Law Center Announces Alumni Leadership for Chancellor’s Council and Annual Fund

The LSU Law Center has announced the alumni leadership for the 2014-15 Chancellor’s Council and Annual Fund, two of the Law Center’s philanthropic initiatives. J. Rock Palermo III (’92) will serve as the Chair of the LSU Law Center Chancellor’s Council program, and R. Patrick “Pat” Vance (’75) will serve as Co-Chair. Annual Fund Chair Amy Lambert (’96) and Co-Chair Timothy Daniels (’85) are enlisting fellow LSU Law graduates from across the state to help increase alumni participation in annual giving.

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LSU Law Center Names 2014 Distinguished Alumnus and Achievement Honorees

The LSU Law Center honored Cordell H. Haymon (’68) as the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and the Honorable James J. “Jim” Brady (’69), Maryam Sabbaghian Brown (’00), Craig W. Murray (’76) and Patrick S. Ottinger (’73) for Distinguished Achievement at an awards luncheon on Sunday, September 21, at the Lod Cook Conference Center.

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Law Center Announces $800,000 J. Bennett Johnston Science Foundation Gift Supporting the Laborde Energy Law Center

LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss today announced an $800,000 gift from the J. Bennett Johnston Science Foundation to the LSU John P. Laborde Energy Law Center. The gift establishes the J. Bennett Johnston Energy Law Endowment Fund in honor of Senator Johnston and will support student internships and externships in energy law and policy. The fund will serve as a challenge fund for the Law Center’s $20 million Energy Law Center fundraising campaign.

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U.S. Senate Confirms LSU Law Alum John W. deGravelles (’74) to Federal Judgeship

John W. deGravelles (’74) was sworn in on Thursday, July 24 by Chief Judge Brian Jackson of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana as the latest appointee to the Court. The United States Senate unanimously confirmed deGravelles to the federal judgeship on July 22.

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LSU Law Center Announces 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and Distinguished Achievement Honorees

Cordell H. Haymon will be honored as the 2014 LSU Law Center Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and the Honorable James J. “Jim” Brady, Maryam Sabbaghian Brown, Craig W. Murray and Patrick S. Ottinger will be honored for Distinguished Achievement at an awards luncheon on Sunday, September 21, at Lod Cook Conference Center in Baton Rouge.

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LSU Law Alum John P. Laborde (’49) Receives Army Week NOLA Soldier for Life Award

On June 5, LSU Law alum John P. Laborde (’49) received the inaugural Army Week NOLA Soldier for Life Award at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The award was presented when Bastion Community and the Army Week Association co-hosted the Joint Forces D-Day 70th Anniversary Ball at the Museum.

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222 Students Receive Degrees at 2014 LSU Law Center Commencement Ceremonies

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center awarded degrees to 222 students during Commencement ceremonies held May 30 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Robert “Bob” Barnett, the noted Washington, D.C. attorney who has represented Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, along with a host of other government officials and media and television celebrities, served as Commencement speaker. LSU Law alum and political author and commentator James Carville (’73) introduced Mr. Barnett.

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Watch Commencement LIVE

Members of the LSU Law community are invited to join us in celebration of the 2014 Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 30. Be a part of the celebration in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, or tune in via live streaming. Ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. View the 2014 commencement ceremony live and online beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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Louisiana Bar Foundation Honors Professor William Corbett and LSU Law Alum Frank Neuner, Jr. (’76)

The Louisiana Bar Foundation honored Professor William Corbett as Distinguished Professor and Frank Neuner, Jr. (’76) as Distinguished Attorney at the 28th Annual Fellows Gala on April 11, 2014.

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Robert B. Barnett, “Attorney to the Nation’s Most Influential People,” to Deliver 2014 LSU Law Commencement Address

Robert B. Barnett, the noted Washington, D.C. attorney who has represented Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, along with a host of other government officials and media and television celebrities, will deliver the 2014 LSU Law Commencement address scheduled for Friday, May 30 at the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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