Judge Hampton appointed council member of Louisiana State Law Institute

Third Judicial District Court Judge Bruce E. Hampton

Third Judicial District Court Judge Bruce E. Hampton has been appointed as a Council Member of the Louisiana State Law Institute. In the 1930s, what originated as a movement initiated at Louisiana State University, was chartered, created and organized as “an official, advisory law revision commission, law reform agency and legal research agency of the State of Louisiana.”

The purposes of the Institute are declared by the Legislature to be: “to promote and encourage the clarification and simplification of the law of Louisiana and its better adaptation to present social needs; to secure the better administration of justice and to carry on scholarly legal research and scientific legal work.”

Judge Hampton earned his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Louisiana Tech University in 1978, his juris doctor degree magna cum laude from Tulane University School of Law in 1981, and his master of laws degree in taxation from Southern Methodist University in 1990. Prior to his election to the bench in 2018, he practiced law for over 37 years in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. He worked as an assistant district attorney for 18 years, prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases and handling drug court, juvenile court, and serving as counsel for the Union Parish Police Jury. He also served as a public defender for 10 years in the Third Judicial District. Judge Hampton is a member of the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana, the Louisiana District Judges Association Executive Board and was appointed by Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice John L. Weimer to serve on the Task Force on Statewide Standards for Clerks of Court Electronic Filing and Records Retention. Judge Hampton is married to Cindy Hampton. They are the parents of two children and grandparents of seven.