Established in 2008, the Gaynell Lecorgne and Bob Wright Scholarship Endowed Fund provides tuition support to an incoming Tulane law student each year. Bob Wright is a 1954 graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and a 1957 graduate of Tulane Law School, where he was a member of the Tulane Law Review and the Moot Court Board. Upon graduation, he began working with former Congressman James Domengeaux to form the Lafayette law firm of Domengeaux, Wright, Roy & Edwards. Mr. Wright was listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than a decade, and he served as President of the Louisiana State Bar Association from 1978 to 1979. He currently serves as Chairman of the Louisiana Racing Commission.
Mr. Wright served as Chairman of the Louisiana Judiciary Committee in 1996, as Louisiana Delegate to the American Bar Association in 1980-81, as President of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association in 1969-70, and as State Committeeman for the Association of Trial Lawyers of American from 1972 to 1974. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. His dedication to the community of Lafayette and southwest Louisiana is evidenced through his many civic and philanthropic commitments over the past 50 years. He has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to education, serving on the Board of Trustees of State Colleges & Universities and the Board of Independent Colleges & Universities of Louisiana, as well as the President's Advisory Council of Centenary College and as a member of the President's Council of Tulane University.
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