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TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Taylor Porter Featured in LSU Law Dean Council’s Spotlight

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2020

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Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP issued the following announcement on Jan. 29.

Taylor Porter is featured in the January 2020 LSU Law Center's publication of the "Dean's Council Membership Report." Taylor Porter has the largest number of LSU Law Dean's Council members than any other firm with 23 attorney members.

Taylor Porter has many close connections to LSU Law that date back decades. Approximately 75 percent of its attorneys are LSU Law graduates, several of whom are adjunct faculty members who also regularly volunteer to lend their expertise during Apprenticeship Week, the Trial Advocacy Program, moot court competitions and other events at the Law Center. The firm annually funds a scholarship named in memory of its late partners Benjamin B. Taylor Sr. and Charles V. Porter, and each year its summer law clerk program provides many LSU Law students with hands-on experience and professional mentoring at the firm.

One reason for the firm’s high rate of Dean’s Council participation is that it incentivizes attorneys to join by providing a three-to-one financial match for membership. The idea for the match came from former Taylor Porter Managing Partner Shelby McKenzie, a 1964 LSU Law graduate who retired about five years ago. He brought the idea to his fellow partners at the firm shortly after the Dean’s Council was established in 1999. The Dean’s Council is the leadership giving level of the Annual Fund. Gifts help underwrite the more than $5 million in tuition waivers we award each year to bring the best and brightest to LSU Law.

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