Donaldsonville student awarded LSU law degree

Staff Report

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center awarded degrees to 166 students during commencement ceremonies held Friday, May 27, at the Baton Rouge River Center, with Louisiana Governor and 1999 LSU Law graduate John Bel Edwards delivering the Commencement address.

I believe a great lawyer is someone who uses their abilities to make a positive difference in both the legal profession and the community,” Edwards said. “If you do ever doubt what your purpose is, just remind yourself of the motto for which Louisiana stands: ‘A state, under God, united in purpose and ideals, confident that justice shall prevail for all those abiding here’ . . . Because on your 1st day practicing law, unlike just about any other profession, you can start changing the world for the better. More than an awesome opportunity; this is an obligation.”

Charles Spencer Long of Donaldsonville was one of the 166 students to graduate on May 27.