LSU law school chancellor to step down in August
BATON ROUGE- Jack Weiss, the dean of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and law chancellor, will step down in August after eight years to return to teaching.
The announcement came Thursday in a news release from the university.
Weiss says in a statement that policy differences with some faculty have made it difficult for him to continue as chancellor. Among them was his support of eliminating upper-class course requirements in order to maximize opportunities for law students to focus on specific areas of legal study.
Weiss was named chancellor in May 2007. Weiss also taught First Amendment Rights of Expression and Association, Media Law and related courses.
Weiss is only the 10th person in the Law Center's more than 100-year history to serve as its dean or chancellor.
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