LSU Law Center Professor Emeritus, Saul Litvinoff, Dies at the age of 84

Esteemed LSU Law Pofessor Emeritus, Saul Litvinoff, died the morning of January 5, 2010 at the age of 84. Professor Litvinoff, a former Boyd Professor, joined the LSU Law Center in 1965 and became director of the Center for Civil Law Studies in 1976. He retired in 2009. Professor Litvinoff was instrumental in drafting much of the Louisiana Civil Code, including the sections on contracts, obligations and sales. Former student and Baton Rouge injury lawyer, Scott Andrews, recalls Professor Litvinoff’s photographic memory and quick wit: “Professor Litvinoff had every student’s name memorized the first day the seating chart was made available and he referenced his textbooks by page number even though he never brought a book to class. His students were mesmerized by his genius and humor.” The civil law community lost a great friend on Tuesday. We will miss you Professor Litvinoff.