June 2019
Louisiana Legislature honors longtime LSU Law professor George Pugh
The Louisiana state legislature honored longtime LSU Law professor George W. Pugh on June 5 with a commendation passed during the regular session.

A 1950 graduate of LSU Law, George began full-time teaching at the Law Center in 1952, and remained on the faculty until his retirement in 1994. LSU Law’s George W. and Jean H. Pugh Institute for Justice was named after him and his wife.

The resolution was filed by senators Dan Claitor, John Alario, Conrad Appel, Gerald Boudreaux, Norby Chabert, Page Cortez, Jack Donahue, Ryan Gatti (’99), Ronnie Johns, Gerald Long, Jay Luneau, Daniel Martiny, John Milkovich (’82), Fred Mills, J.P. Morrell, Barrow Peacock, Gary Smith, Gregory Tarver, Michael Walsworth, Rick Ward, and Mack Bodi White and Representative Franklin Foil.

Students receive academic honors for Spring 2019 Semester
The LSU Law Center announced the names of those law students who earned academic honors for the Spring 2019 semester. Fifty-one students were awarded the Paul M. Hebert Scholar honor, and 77 students were selected to be Dean’s Scholars.

2019 grad Heyer receives LSBA Law Student Pro Bono Award
LSU Law Class of 2019 graduate Victoria Heyer was recently honored with the 2019 Law Student Pro Bono Award, given by the Louisiana State Bar Association. Heyer, a native of Ponchatoula, La., received the award at a ceremony May 21 at the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans.

Professor Madalyn Wasilczuk traveled to Myanmar during the summer as a Volunteer Fellow with International Legal Foundation (ILF) to mentor ILF-Myanmar defense attorneys and assist ILF-Myanmar in starting the country’s first specialized juvenile defense division in its defender offices.
Professor Christine A. Corcos published “It All Started With ‘Columbo’: Teaching Law With Popular Culture,” 68 Journal of Legal Education 122 (Autumn 2019), as part of the Symposium: Visual Images and Popular Culture in Legal Education, edited by Michael Asimow and Ticien Marie Sassoubre, both of Stanford Law School.
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Professor Bill Corbett accepted an offer to publish his article, “’You’re Fired!’; The Common Law Should Respond With the Refashioned Tort of Abusive Discharge,” in volume 40 of the Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law.
Dean Tom Galligan spoke at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 78th Annual Meeting and the LJC/LSBA Joint Summer School: “Evolution of the Profession.” Dean Galligan presented “Expanding our Knowledge: Tom on Torts” and participated in a panel titled “Insurance, Tort, Workers’ Compensation and Admiralty Law.”
What is Irwin Fritchie member Kelly Brilleaux's favorite LSU Law memory? Read on to learn more about Kelly, her decision to support LSU Law, and find out who joined the Dean’s Council in June.

2019 Reunions
Reunion weekend for the LSU Law classes of 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2009 will be held Oct. 25 and 26. We need volunteers to serve on reunion committees. Contact Bobbi Zaunbrecher ( bobbiz@lsu.edu or 225-578-8705 ) if you are interested in serving on a committee or if you have any questions.

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