University law students grant wish at Barristers Bowl VIII

LSU Law students conduct the eighth Barrister’s Bowl to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, with this year’s proceeds going to Caleb (left) and last year’s proceeds going to Dallas (right). (ALYSSA SIRISOPHON / The Daily Reveille)

University law students sponsored a sick child’s wish Saturday during the eighth annual Barristers Bowl, organized by the LSU Law Football Club in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

More than 80 players from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center squared off in full pads for the full-contact, tackle football game at Memorial Stadium.

“We’ve been hitting the books all year. It’s time to hit each other,” said Dixon McMakin, the Bowl’s commissioner.

The two teams, Purple and Gold, consisted of players with varying degrees of experience. While some law students were returning to the familiar game, others were stepping foot on the field for the first time.

Law students Chris Ludeau and Jonathan Moore, commentators for the matchup, were quick to point out the rusty skills of some of their classmates, providing banter to the laid-back football game.