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Loyola University New Orleans School of Law Presents St. Ives Award

Loyola press release - January 14, 2000

(New Orleans)—Frederick J. Gisevius, Jr., a well-known New Orleans trial lawyer, received the sixth annual St. Ives Award, named for the patron saint of lawyers, from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law on January 14, 2000. This award is the highest honor from the School of Law Alumni Association and is presented to an alumnus who has volunteered services to the law school or the university, maintained the highest standards of the profession, and furthered the mission of the alumni association.

Gisevius, L‘36, has set the benchmark for alumni support and participation for the School of Law. Throughout his distinguished legal career, Gisevius has been a staunch supporter and friend of Loyola University. During his association with the university, which spans over 30 years, he has served on the Board of Trustees, as chairman of the real estate committee of the President’s Council, and as president of the Loyola Alumni Association. He has advised the law school as a member of the Loyola Alumni Advisory Council and the School of Law Visiting Committee.

This lifetime of achievement has been recognized by the university through an honorary doctor of laws degree awarded in 1977. In 1979, Gisevius received the Adjutor Hominum Award, given to an outstanding alumnus whose life exemplifies those characteristics that Loyola seeks to form in its graduates, namely integrity, moral character and service to humanity.

Gisevius’ list of professional accomplishments is extensive. He is a past president and member of the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association and the Greater New Orleans Trial Lawyers Association. He was vice president of the New Orleans Bar Association, and a member of the American Judicature Society, the St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association and the International Society of Barristers.