"LEGAL DRAMA - LSU law professor Paul R. Baier, in the role of Professor Richard Henry Jesse, left, and Luling's Justice Harry T. Lemmon as Chief Justice E. D. White, right, starred in Father Chief Justice, a five-act play written and directed by Baier. The play was designed to preserve the memory and life of Louisiana's own Edward Douglass White, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1910-1921. Father Chief Justice was performed in the Colonnade Theater at the LSU Union on March 25 and also featured Judge Mary Ann Lemmon, Chief Judge William V. Redmann, Garland Rolling, Harry Rosenberg and David Madden."

Paul R. Baier

George M. Armstrong, Jr., Professor of Law
Judge Henry A. Politz Professor of Law
Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-1000
Office Phone: (225) 578-8326
E-Mail, paul.baier@law.lsu.edu

Member: Louisiana Bar; Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Fifth Circuit Bars

A.B. Univ. of Cincinnati 1966, summa cum laude in Economics; 4.00 cumulative average; Phi Beta Kappa (junior year); 1st prize Robert A. Taft Memorial Essay 1966, “Can American Cities Be Renewed?”

Distinguished Professor 2004, La. Bar Foundation
Law Professor of the Year 2010

  • Juris Doctoris cum laude, 1969, Harvard Law School
  • Editor, HARVARD LEGAL COMMENTARY, 1968-69
  • Clerkship, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, Cincinnati, Ohio, Summer 1967
  • Assistant to City Solicitor Philip M. Cronin, Esq., Cambridge, Massachusetts, Summer 1968
  • Law Clerk, Judge John H. Gillis, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1969-70
  • Instructor in Law, University of Michigan Law School, 1970-71
  • Administrative Assistant to Chief Judge T. John Lesinski, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1970-71
  • Ass’t Professor, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1971-72
  • Faculty, A.B.A. Appellate Judges Seminar, 1972-73, Boston, Miami, San Diego, Reno
  • Director, A.B.A. Appellate Judges Conference’s Law Clerk Institute, Louisiana State University Law Center, 1972-76
  • Judicial Fellow, Supreme Court of the United States, 1975-76
  • Faculty, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Program, Phoenix, Arizona, 1976
  • Executive Director, Louisiana Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, 1987-1991
  • Sec./Treas., Vice-Chairman, Bill of Rights Section, Louisiana State Bar Ass’n, 1987-2010
  • Special Assistant Louisiana Attorney General, Special Counsel to Attorney General William J. Guste, Jr., 1989-91, United States v. Louisiana; Guste v. Roemer, Governor, U.S. Fifth Cir. Ct Apps
  • Special Counsel to Louisiana Attorney General Richard P. Ieyoub, United States v. Louisiana, Higher Education Desegregation Case, U.S. Fifth Cir., 1993; Louisiana v. Hays, Congressional Reapportionment Case, U.S. Sup. Ct, 1995; Foster v. Love, Federal Election Day Case, U.S. Sup. Ct, 1998; Campbell v. Louisiana, Race Discrimination/Grand Jury Foreperson, U.S. Sup. Ct, 1998
  • Scholar in Residence, Louisiana Bar Foundation, 1990-92
  • Governing Board, Edward Douglass White Historic Site (Act 507, 1993 Regular Session) by nomination of Secretary of State W. Fox McKeithen, 1993-1998.
  • Secretary, Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society, 2007-present.
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