Federal Judge Speaks to Carey Scholars
Hattiesburg, Miss., April 15, 2013 - Judge Louis Guirola, a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and an alumnus of William Carey University, spoke to Carey Scholars during their monthly Honors Colloquium at William Carey University on April 12.
Judge Guirola received a B.A. from Carey in 1973 and J.D. from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1979. He was in private practice in Mississippi from 1979-1980 and from 1986-1990. Guirola was an assistant district attorney of the 19th Judicial District, Mississippi, from 1980 -1984, and a county board attorney of Jackson County, Miss., from 1984 -1986.
Judge Guirola was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Texas from 1990-1993. He served as U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas from 1993-1996 and U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi from 1996-2004.
Guirola was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 23, 2003, to a seat vacated
by Walter J. Gex III. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 12, 2004, and received his commission on March 22, 2004.
Carey Scholars are select students chosen to be part of the Presidential Honors Program based on academic excellence. The 2012 – 2013 Carey Scholars number 77, which includes 22 freshmen.