Roederick White, Sr.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Professor of Law
Courses Taught: Contracts, Corporations, Equity, Professional Responsibility, Conflict of Laws
Professor White joined the Law Center faculty in 1993 and was named associate vice chancellor for student affairs in 2003. He has extensive legal experience in labor law as supervisor of labor relations for General Motors Cadillac Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan. He held several positions of increasing responsibility, including assignment to the GM Corporate National Labor Relations staff. After leaving GM, Professor White worked at Dykema Gossett, one of Michigan’s largest law firms, which is responsible for much of GM’s outside litigation.
He is a member of the Governing Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute, Michigan Bar Association, American Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Citizens Advisory Council, the National Honor Society of Business Scholars, and the National Honor Society of Secondary Schools. He is also the pastor and founder of Jesus Christ is Lord Ministries.
Professor White attended Southern University Laboratory School, where he graduated magna cum laude and accepted an academic scholarship to Southern University A&M College. Professor White went on to graduate from Southern University magna cum laude and first of 330 graduates, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management. He earned his master of business administration degree, as a graduate of high distinction, from Wayne State University and his juris doctor degree cum laude from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan.
An article White wrote for the SULC Law Review, The Typical Cost Reimbursement Lawyer Employment Contract: A Conflict of Interest in General, A Prohibited Transaction Specifically and How to Protect the Rights of Clients, 30 S.U. L. Rev. 33 (2002), has been cited by American Jurisprudence in the legal encyclopedias Trials and Proof of Facts, as follows: 1 Am. Jur. Trials Interviewing the Client § 1; 1 Am. Jur. Trials Setting the Fee § 93; 31 Am. Jur. Trials Defending Lawyers in Disciplinary Proceedings § 633; 46 Am. Jur. Proof of Facts 2d Reasonableness of Contingent Fee in Personal Injury Action § 1; 69 Am. Jur. Trials Ethics in Adversarial Practice § 411.