John K. Pierre has been on the law faculty of the Southern University Law Center since 1990, and in 2016 he was appointed chancellor of the law center, prior to which he served for a year as interim chancellor. Before becoming head of the law center, Pierre served as vice chancellor since 2006 in charge of institutional accountability and the evening division.
Chancellor Pierre has previous teaching experience as a visiting and adjunct professor at California State University, Southern Methodist University School of Law, Loyola University Law School, Southern University College of Business, Saint Leo’s College, Webster University, Louisiana State University, and Baton Rouge Community College.
He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern University in 1980, a master’s degree in tax accounting from Texas Tech University in 1982, and a juris doctor degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1985.
Chancellor Pierre has published numerous articles on tax law, sales and contracts, real estate and commercial law, ranging from magazine features to legal journal and law review articles. He is a member of numerous state and national organizations, including the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Texas Bar Association.