LSU Law Unveils Commemorative Plaque in Honor of Former TP Managing Partner Tom Phillips

August 25, 2017

At today's Les Avocats luncheon, which celebrates graduates of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center who graduated 50 or more years ago, the LSU Law Center unveiled a plaque commemorating the creation of the Tom Fore Phillips National Moot Court Team. The naming celebrates Tom — LSU Law graduate of the class of 1952, Tullis Moot Court Competition champion, and former managing partner of Taylor Porter — who passed away in 2011.

Tom’s dedication to the LSU Advocacy Program began his senior year of law school when he and his teammates won the Law Center’s prestigious moot court competition. Throughout his 50-year career at Taylor Porter, Tom mentored many young lawyers and law students, both in practice and through his service as a volunteer judge in the LSU Advocacy Program. Members of the Tom Fore Phillips National Moot Court Team compete with their classmates to be selected for the team, and then they travel to compete against other top law schools in the country.

In October of last year, Taylor Porter held a dedication ceremony at its downtown office to officially rename the LSU Law Moot Court Team as the Tom Fore Phillips National Moot Court Team.

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