Christopher J. Tyson to speak Wednesday, May 1, at BRBF Law Day Opening Ceremony

The Baton Rouge Bar Foundation Law Day Celebration, scheduled Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre, will follow the national theme of: "Realizing the Dream: Equality for All." This year’s guest speaker will be Christopher J. Tyson, son of the late U. S. District Court Chief Judge Ralph Tyson. An Assistant Professor of Law at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, Christopher J. Tyson’s teaching and scholarship focuses on the areas of local government law, real estate and urban development. Professor Tyson’s interests also include matters of race, politics and youth mentoring. Prior to joining the faculty of the LSU Law Center, he practiced as a real estate and land use attorney with the law firm Jones Walker, LLP.

A naturalization ceremony for the Middle District of Louisiana will take place at 9 a.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center. At 10 a.m., the Law Day opening ceremonies will begin. As many as 1,000 area school children will be in attendance.

Area middle and high school students who placed in the Law Day essay, poster and video contests will be honored on stage during the ceremony. Recipients of the Teen Court Scholarship Award will be honored at the event as well. Chairing the 2013 Law Day Committee is Elizabeth Spurgeon. Ryan Brown is the vice chair. To assist with this year’s Law Day Celebration, please contact Donna Buuck, staff liaison to the BRBF Law Day Committee, at 225-214-5556 or donna@brba.org.