Paul R. BaierSecretary

Paul R. Baier

Paul R. Baier is the George M. Armstrong, Jr., Professor of Law, at the LSU Law Center.  A Harvard Law School graduate, Paul served as a Judicial Fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court and as Executive Director of the Louisiana Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, 1987-1991.  He is the editor of memoirs of Justice Hugo L. Black, Mr. Justice and Mrs. Black (Random House, 1986), and of the Edward Douglass White Lectures of Chief Justices Warren R. Burger and William H. Rehnquist, Lions Under the Throne (Louisiana Bar Foundation, 1995).  He was selected by the Louisiana Bar Foundation as its “Distinguished Professor” in 2004, and “Professor of the Year 2010” by vote of the Student Bar Ass’n, LSU Law Center. His play, “Father Chief Justice”:  Edward Douglass White and the Constitution has been in production for seventeen years, including runs most recently in the Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, and in the Social Law Library, John Adams Courthouse, Boston, Massachusetts, featuring four members of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on the stage with our Playwright/Director Baier, who plays his signature role as Professor Richard Henry Jesse, a close personal friend of E. D. White.  Paul wrote the play from history.  He is Secretary of the Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society.