Category Archives: Faculty
The Law Center will be closed on Thursday, August 30. No decision has been made, yet, concerning Friday, but the storm situation will continue to be monitored, and additional decisions will be made as circumstances warrant.
We have just received word that LSU A&M will indeed be closed, and classes cancelled, tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday. As noted in my earlier message, we will follow suit and do likewise here at the Law Center. Today’s classes will continue to be held on schedule, subject to the availability, on a case by case basis, of professors traveling from outlying locations. The library will close at 8 p.m. tonight.
The Law Center, along with the entire LSU Community, is closely monitoring Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac and its potential impact on Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. As is our custom, the Law Center will be guided by the LSU A&M campus in determining whether campus closures and class cancellations are in order. No firm determination has been made yet, but based on the information currently available to us, it is likely that the LSU campus, including the Law Center, will be closed beginning tomorrow (Tuesday) and that all classes will be cancelled. We expect a final determination later today as more reliable weather alerts are issued. If classes are cancelled, please note that all related and extracurricular activities at the Law Center also will be cancelled.
The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center has been ranked the #3 Best Value Law School in the nation by the National Jurist, a legal education publication. The 2012 rankings move the Law Center up three spots from last year’s Best Value rank of #6.
Speaking to the LSU Board of Supervisors at its July meeting last Friday, Chancellor Jack Weiss urged the Board to provide state funding for the Law Center at a level comparable to the most favorable funding provided to other LSU System campuses.
The LSU Law Center ranks 11th in the nation in the percentage of 2011 graduates employed in full-time, long-term legal jobs within 9 months of graduation, according to an analysis published earlier today by the Wall Street Journal. Some 81.25% of the graduates of the LSU Law Class of 2011 were employed in a full-time, long-term job requiring a legal degree.
The video of Commencement is available below in its entirety as well as in segments:
- Remarks from Commencement Speaker, Senator J. Bennett Johnston (35:38)
- Chancellor Weiss’s Farewell Remarks to Graduating Class (9:01)
- Distinguished Service Awards (10:18)
- Conferring of Degrees (44:01)
- Remarks from LSU System Interim President, Dr. William Jenkins (8:32)
- Entire 2012 Commencement Video (2:21:47)
View the 2012 Commencement Ceremony. The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center awarded degrees to 223 students during Commencement ceremonies held May 25 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Former U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston delivered an inspiring keynote address to the graduates.
Members of the LSU Law community are invited to join us in celebration of the 2012 Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 25. Join us in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, or tune in via live streaming. Former U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston will deliver the commencement address.
Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced two key administrative appointments at the LSU Law Center: N. Gregory Smith, the Professional Ethics Professor of Law, will serve as Vice Chancellor for Finance/Business Affairs and Raymond T. Diamond, the Jules F. and Francis T. Landry Distinguished Professor of Law, will serve in the newly created position of Vice Chancellor for Faculty Development and Institutional Assessment.