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August 11, 2014

Trial Advocacy Program

Start: August 11, 2014 8:00 am
End: August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

August 14, 2014

Entering Class Orientation

Start: August 14, 2014
End: August 15, 2014

August 17, 2014

JELR Junior Associate Orientation (2-6 p.m.)

Start: August 17, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 17, 2014 6:00 pm

Louisiana Law Review: Junior Associate Orientation

Start: August 17, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 17, 2014 6:00 pm

August 18, 2014

Classes Begin

Date: August 18, 2014

August 19, 2014

Advocacy Programs General Interest Meeting

The LSU Law Center’s Advocacy Programs will hold a general interest meeting for all second and third-year students on Tuesday, August 19 at 12:40 pm.

The Law Center’s award-winning Advocacy Programs encompass a number of different appellate advocacy (“moot court”), trial advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution programs, and collectively provide students with a number of different extracurricular opportunities to develop their courtroom skills.  Program offerings include the Law Center’s six different internal advocacy competitions (the Opening Statement Competition, the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition, the Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competitions, the Arbitration Competition, and the Chancellor’s Cup Senior Appellate Challenge), over twenty-five different traveling advocacy competition teams, the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Boards, and a number of other skills development programs.

Professor Jeffrey Brooks, the Preis & Roy Director of Advocacy and Professional Practice, and representatives of the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Boards will be present at the meeting to explain the various program offerings, describe how students can sign up to participate in the many Advocacy Program events scheduled for the fall semester, discuss the tryout processes for traveling competition teams, and otherwise answer questions.  Students can also visit the Advocacy Programs website,, for information on this semester’s offerings, competition case files, and a calendar of upcoming events.

Questions about the interest meeting should be directed to Prof. Brooks at

Start: August 19, 2014 12:40 pm
End: August 19, 2014 1:40 pm

August 20, 2014

Career Services: Federal/State Clerkship Info Session & Panel

Interested in pursuing a Federal Judicial Clerkship?  Please attend this panel presentation to learn more about clerking for the Federal Judiciary from current and former federal law clerks.

Start: August 20, 2014 12:40 pm
End: August 20, 2014 1:40 pm

August 21, 2014

Energy Certificate Orientation

Requirements for earning the Graduate Certificate in Energy Law and Policy will be fully explained, with time for Q&A.  Orientation is mandatory for certificate students who did not attend the spring 2014 orientation. 3L deadline to apply for program: Mon., Aug. 25.

Start: August 21, 2014 12:40 pm
End: August 21, 2014 1:10 pm

August 22, 2014

Mandatory 1L Vendor Trainings

Start: August 22, 2014 2:00 am
End: August 22, 2014 4:00 pm

August 25, 2014

Final Day for Adding Classes

Date: August 25, 2014
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