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Loyola School of Law dean receives honor from Louisiana Bar Foundation

Loyola press release - May 17, 2006

Loyola School of Law Dean Brian Bromberger was honored as a 2005 Distinguished Professor by the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) on Friday, May 5, 2006, at the Houmas House in Gonzales. The LBFs Board of Directors selected Bromberger for his many contributions to the legal profession and the community. This years theme, "Rebuilding Louisiana Begins with the Foundation," celebrated the importance of the LBF with Louisianas recovery. LBF president and Loyola trustee Donna Fraiche presented Bromberger with the award.

Bromberger, a native of Australia, began his teaching career in law in 1969 and has taught or served as a visiting professor at law schools in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including the University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse University, the University of Utah, and William and Mary College. He came to Loyola from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law since 1995. An accomplished scholar, Bromberger has written four books and numerous articles. His scholarship was recognized with a prestigious Ford Foundation Graduate Research Scholarship and a graduate scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Bromberger relocated the School of Law to the campus of the University of Houston for the fall 2005 semester, an unprecedented feat in Americas legal education. More than 300 students from Loyola and Tulane participated in the Loyola Houston curriculum.

Other recipients recognized included the 2005 Distinguished Jurist, Hon. Jay C. Zainey, U.S. District Court; fellow 2005 Distinguished Professor, Chancellor Freddie Pitcher, Jr., of Southern University Law Center; and the 2005 Distinguished Attorney, H. Alston Johnson, III, of Phelps Dunbar.