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Program A: Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Program Authorization: Constitution of 1974, Article 8, Section 7; R.S. 17: Chapter 26

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: The Paul M. Hebert Law Center will attract and educate a well-qualified culturally and racially diverse group and men and women; to produce highly competent and ethical lawyers capable of serving the cause of justice in private practice, in public service, in commerce and industry, both in Louisiana and elsewhere; to support and assist the continuing professional endeavors of our alumni and to be of service to all members of the legal profession of this state; to provide scholarly support for the continued improvement of the law and to promote the use of Louisiana’s legal contributions as reasoned models for considerations by other jurisdictions; and to develop the law school’s potential as a bridge between the civil law, and to facilitate the exchange of ideas among legal scholars in both systems, including scholars in foreign jurisdictions.

The goals of the Hebert Law Center are:

1. To fulfill the administration’s promise of economic development-based higher education.

2. To overcome past and anticipated ABA accreditation issues and systemic deficiencies stemming from a decade or more of fiscal decline that are progressively undermining the center’s capacity to meet its obligations to Louisiana students and to the state’s bar, bench and public institutions.

3. To acknowledge the uniqueness and greater cost demands of a civil- and common-law-oriented center in a nation of common law state law schools, SREB or otherwise.

4. To secure the LSU system’s place as a nationally distinguished flagship within the state by insuring that its law school achieves like distinction.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

The sources of funding for this program are the General Fund, Fees and Self-generated Revenues, and Statutory Dedications. Fees and Self-generated Revenues are from: (1) student fees, such as (a) general registration fees, (b) non-resident fees, (c) activity fees, (d) application fees, and (e) other fees; (2) sales and services of educational activities; and (3) other revenues. Statutory Dedications are from the Higher Education Initiatives Fund: Higher Education Library and Scientific Acquisitions Account, as per R.S. 17.3129.6 (FY 1997-1998 only). (Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each Statutory Dedicated fund.)

 

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$4,992,872

$9,270,265

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$4,992,872

$9,270,265

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$7,452

$7,452

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$11,559

$11,559

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

($20,320)

($20,320)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$280,067

$520,000

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($280,067)

($520,000)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($19,011)

($19,011)

0

Attrition Adjustment

$124,736

$124,736

0

 

Other Adjustments – Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents

 

 

 

 

 

$5,097,288

$9,374,681

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$104,416

$104,416

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 106.5% of the existing operating budget. It represents 67.7% of the total request ($14,584,609) for this program. The changes in the existing operating budget are due to the Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents ($124,736) and the statewide adjustments cited above.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have a specific allocation for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have a specific allocation for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have a specific allocation for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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