House passes resolution for Loyola Law Day

Advocate file photo -- The Louisiana state Capitol building in Baton Rouge. Show caption
Advocate file photo -- The Louisiana state Capitol building in Baton Rouge.

The Louisiana House approved a resolution Thursday morning setting next Tuesday, March 25, as “Loyola Law Day” at the State Capitol.

State senators voted in favor of the measure on Wednesday.

The law school will set up a display, with giveaways and commemorative materials, in the Capitol’s Memorial Hall to honor the College of Law’s centennial year.

College of Law Dean María Pabón López will host the display.

The state Senate will pass a formal resolution recognizing Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

Alumni receiving their juris doctor degrees currently serving in the Louisiana House and state Senate include state Sens Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge and who received his J.D. in 1987; Ed Murray, D-New Orleans, in 1982; and Gary Smith, D-Destrehan, in 1998. Alumni in the Louisiana House include state Reps. Patrick Connick, R-Marrero, in 1983; Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge, in 1991; Ray Garofalo, R-Chalmette, in 1980; Robert Johnson, D-Marksville, in 2000; Joe LoPinto, R-Metairie, in 2004.