James Carville Delivers Keynote Address to LSU Graduates

POSTED: Friday, May 28, 2010 - 4:28pm

UPDATED: Friday, June 4, 2010 - 12:00am

BATON ROUGE - C. James Carville, a 1973 graduate of the LSU Law Center, delivered the keynote address at the 2010 LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Commencement exercises held on Friday, May 28. The Law Center awarded degrees to 183 students at the 10:30 a.m. ceremonies in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Some 175 students received the Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Civil Law (J.D./D.C.L.) degree, while 8 students received the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree, according the Chancellor Jack M. Weiss. James W. Moore, Jr., Chairman-elect of the LSU Board of Supervisors, conferred the degrees on behalf of the LSU Board of Supervisors. Dr. John Lombardi, President of the LSU System, also participated in the ceremonies.

"James Carville is one of our own," said Chancellor Jack M. Weiss. Carville, one of America's best-known political consultants, gained national recognition when in 1992 he helped William Jefferson Clinton win the Presidency. Carville now resides in New Orleans with his wife, Mary Matalin, and family.

‘The Order of the Coif’ ceremonies were held prior to Commencement. ‘The Order of the Coif’ is a national honorary law fraternity, and each year the Louisiana chapter elects to membership those students from the highest ten percent of the senior class who are deemed qualified. Justice John L. Weimer, Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, was named an Honorary Member of ‘The Order of the Coif’. Justice Weimer is a 1980 graduate of the LSU Law Center.