J. Randall Trahan
Saul Litvinoff Distinguished Professor of Law
LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Professor J. Randall (“Randy”) Trahan is the Saul Litvinoff Distinguished Professor of Law at Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He received his B.A. in Political Science from LSU in 1982. After a brief stint at Harvard Law School, he returned to LSU to complete his legal studies, earning his JD in 1989. There he served as Articles Editor of the Louisiana Law Review and was inducted into The Order of the Coif. Before joining the Law Center faculty in 1995, he served as a law clerk to the late Judge Alvin B. Rubin of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals for one year and then practiced law with the firm of Phelps Dunbar in Baton Rouge for five years. A “civil law” specialist, he presently teaches Property, Matrimonial Regimes, Sales & Leases, Security Devices, Successions & Donations, and Conflict of Laws. He has also taught Persons and Family, Obligations, and Western Legal Traditions & Systems. He is the author of Louisiana Law of Property: A Précis, published by LexisNexis, and is co-author, along with Professor Emeritus Ken Murchison, of Western Legal Traditions & Systems: Louisiana Impact. He participates in law reform work through the Uniform Law Commission, serving as one of the commissioners from Louisiana, and through the Louisiana State Law Institute, serving as a member of the Council, as the reporter for several committees (Adult Guardianship, Birth Certificates, Legion Beyond Moiety, and Tutorship Procedure), and as a member of several other committees.