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Judge Paul Pressler School of Law
The Louisiana College Judge Paul Pressler School of Law is enjoying avery busy and productive fall season. Led by our Founding Dean, Mike Johnson, the administration and staff have been working diligently through their many important objectives. They are recruiting and have begun hiring the distinguished inaugural faculty, developing the School of Law’s distinctive curricula and related policies, preparing for the accreditation processes and extensive building renovations of the law school’s 155,000 sq. ft. facility in downtown Shreveport, and raising the necessary funding to make our bold vision a reality.
Recent events hosted by the School of Law have been a great success, and have assisted the school in raising awareness and enthusiastic new support for its efforts. Banquet events, speaking engagements, and public forums on both the local and national level throughout the year have allowed strategic opportunities to share our plans and ideals to an ever-expanding audience. “We are enjoying the momentum that continues to build for our new institution,” said Dean Johnson. “People are excited about what we’re creating, as so many recognize the important contributions this can make to the future of our legal system. There is wide-spread recognition that the nation desperately needs a more principled approach to legal education, and our law school will help fill that critical void. ”
At a recent fundraiser luncheon for the law school in Houston, Texas, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, delivered an eloquent keynote speech concerning the School of Law’s foundational premises. “Our Constitution… and our laws are rooted and grounded not merely in our whims, but in the eternal principles that some things are always right and some things are always wrong,” Huckabee said. “For us to embrace that ideal is not something we should take lightly—it is something we should cherish and ensure we pass to the next generations.” Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal also shared his enthusiasm about what the School of Law means for the entire state of Louisiana and beyond. “[The Pressler School of Law] is going to help to make certain we train the next generation of leaders according to sound academic and ethical principles,” said Jindal. “We need young men and women who are ready to help lead, not just for the sake of Louisiana, but for our country as well.”
We are greatly encouraged by the strides that have been made in recent months and the high caliber of persons who have signed on to endorse and support our efforts. You can check out the latest developments withthe law school by downloading its Fall Newsletter at law.lacollege.edu.
Gov. Mike Huckabee shared an inspiring message with the enthusiastic crowd that attended the recent Vision Luncheon in Houston for the Pressler School of Law. The crowd heard messages from Governor Huckabee, Governor Jindal, Judge Pressler and Dean Johnson.
Over the past several months, Dean Johnson has been invited to share the vision of the Louisiana College Judge Paul Pressler School of Law at key events around the country