Before joining the law faculty in 2010, Professor Varnado earned her B.A. in History from Louisiana State University and her J.D. and B.C.L. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center (LSU Law School), where she graduated second in her class and was selected as a member the Order of the Coif. While a law student, Professor Varnado worked as research assistant to Professor Alain A. Levasseur, served as Articles Editor of Volume 66 of the Louisiana Law Review, was on the Chancellor’s List each semester of her studies, and received the CALI award in eleven classes.
Following her graduation from LSU Law School, Professor Varnado worked as a law clerk for the Honorable James L. Dennis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and thereafter, as an associate at the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., where she practiced construction law, labor and employment law, and commercial litigation. Prior to her legal career, Professor Varnado taught high school social studies and English for eight and a half years in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Professor Varnado’s teaching and scholarly interests include family law, successions, and donations and trusts, both in civil and common law systems.
J.D., Louisiana State University; B.A., Louisiana State University
- Civil Law of Obligations I
- Civil Law of Obligations II
- Civil Law of Persons
- Civil Law of Sales and Leases
- Civil Law of Successions
- Civil Law of Donations & Trusts
- Comparative Estate Law