Category Archives: Alumni

Louisiana Supreme Court Celebrates 200 Years of Service

The Louisiana Supreme Court celebrated 200 years of service as Louisiana’s highest court on March 1, 2013. The ceremonies took place in the Louisiana Supreme Court courtroom, which was decorated to recreate the 1930 centennial celebration. LSU Law graduate and Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne (’79) served as ceremony emcee. LSU Law Professor Randy Trahan […]

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LSU Law Climbs Three Spots to #76 in 2014 U.S. News Law School Rankings

The LSU Law Center has again climbed upward in the latest national rankings of law schools, moving up three spots to #76 in the 2014 U.S. News rankings.

The #76 ranking is the second highest in LSU Law history, bested only by the school’s ranking of #75 in 2010. The U.S. News ranking of top law schools is a closely watched list among the nation’s public and private law schools.

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LSU Law Graduate Bernette J. Johnson Sworn in as Chief Justice of Louisiana Supreme Court

Ceremonies marking the historic investiture of Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, a 1969 graduate of the LSU Law Center, were held on Thursday, February 28. Chief Justice Johnson is the first African American Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court and the 25th Chief Justice to serve in the role.

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Multidistrict Litigation Focus of Louisiana Law Review’s Annual Symposium

The Louisiana Law Review’s 2013 symposium, Eastern District of Louisiana: The Nation’s MDL Laboratory, will be held Friday, March 22, 2013, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Click here for the brochure and registration information.

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60th Annual Mineral Law Institute to be held March 14-15

The 60th annual Mineral Law Institute will be held March 14 and 15 in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center.

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Law Center Mourns Passing of Two Distinguished Graduates

The LSU Law Center mourns the passing of two distinguished alumni, William M. “Bill” Meyers of Covington and The Honorable Frank J. Polozola, United States District Judge of the Middle District of Louisiana.

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Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal Riding Circuit to LSU Law Center

The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal will hold oral arguments at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center on Monday, February 18, 2013, and Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

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LSU Law Celebrates Black History Month

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, in collaboration with the LSU Law Black Law Student Association (BLSA), will participate in and host events in recognition of Black History Month.

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Judges Needed for 2013 National Trial Competition

The LSU Law Center Advocacy Programs will host the Region 10 rounds of the National Trial Competition February 14-16 at the 19th Judicial District Courthouse in Baton Rouge. Sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the National Trial Competition is the nation’s largest trial advocacy competition for law […]

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LSU Law Alum’s Argument Prompts Justice Clarence Thomas to Speak

During oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court on January 14, 2013, LSU Law alum Carla Sigler (’00), an Assistant District Attorney for Calcasieu Parish, heard something she may not have been expecting—Justice Clarence Thomas spoke for the first time during oral arguments in seven years.  Click here to read the story from the […]

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