Class of 2015,
The 3L class officers are very excited to take part in the annual Hats ‘n Canes tradition with you! We have been working hard to put together a fun-filled celebration for you and your loved ones and hope this email provides you with all the information you will need for this weekend.
Friday, October 24th
Event: Cocktail Party
Time: 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Location: Old Governor’s Mansion (OGM); 502 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Menu: Dr. Pepper meatballs, seafood kickers, mini meat pies, spinach and artichoke dip, finger sandwiches, fruit & cheese, etc.
Bar: This is an open-bar event (meaning you may have all the alcohol you want for free). There will be two full service bars available, one inside and one outside on the patio. Please remember that you represent the LSU Law center everywhere you go. Drink responsibly!
Tickets: There will be a guest list at the door with the names of everyone who has purchased tickets and the number of tickets purchased – you will not need a physical ticket. If you need additional tickets, you may buy them at the door for $40 each. You will also have an opportunity to order souvenir champagne glasses at the door – each set of glasses is $15. The champagne glasses will be distributed at school the first week in November.
Parking: There is a parking lot adjacent to OGM that guests may park in, free of charge. When you arrive, look for signs to direct you to the parking lot.
After-party: The GIF on October 24th will be at Huey’s Bar, conveniently located a few blocks away from the OGM. At the end of the cocktail party, we welcome all guests to join us downtown at Huey’s!
Saturday, October 25th
Alumni Tailgate: In addition to our regularly scheduled tailgate on the Parade Grounds, Alumni Relations invites all alumni, graduating seniors and our guests to a catered tailgate, located near the front steps of the law center. The alumni tailgate will begin around 2 pm and will last until the football game starts. Attire for Saturday is casual.
Toast: In the earliest years of Hats ‘n Canes, LSU Law seniors carried black canes with curved handles and silver bands engraved with the student’s name, year of graduation, and the words, “The LSU Law School.” A Reveille article announcing the 1930 event stated, “Walking canes will be carried, flourished, and brandished [as a] badge to distinguish law seniors.”
In an effort to continue the 85-year-old tradition, Chancellor Weiss will be delivering a toast to the 3L class, which will begin promptly at 3:30 pm on the front steps of the law center. Champagne and glasses will be provided. You will receive your hat and cane on the day of the event. We will be taking a class photo following the toast.
Game: The LSU v. Ole Miss homecoming football game kicks off at 6:15 pm. Please secure tickets for your guests if you have not done so already. ESPN’s College GameDay will be filming on the Parade Grounds all morning so get out there early for your chance to be featured on national television!
All events on Saturday are free of charge for 3Ls/guests and alumni. In addition to the parking lot at the law center, guests may also try parking at the UREC or in the overflow parking lot by U-High.
Here’s to 85 years of tradition!
Mary E. Allen
J.D./D.C.L. Candidate, 2015
Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Louisiana State University