Monthly Archives: August 2008

Latest Information on School Closure – Aug. 31

Based on the likely impact of Hurricane Gustav on the Louisiana coast, the LSU Campus, including the Law Center, will also be closed on Wednesday, September 3.  As a result, the Law Center will be closed on Monday, September 1, Tuesday, September 2, and Wednesday, September 3.  All classes and related activities are cancelled. The […]

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Bachelor of Civil Law Gets Name Change

The LSU Law Center has announced a formal change in the name of the Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) degree, awarded to LSU Law graduates along with the Juris Doctor (J.D.) since 2001. The degree will now be awarded as the Juris Doctor (J.D.) Graduate Diploma in Civil Law (D.C.L.).  The change will be effective […]

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New LSU Board Chair Takes Office

LSU Board Chairman James P. Roy, Sr., second from left, takes the Oath of Office from Past Chairman Jerry Shea, Jr. of New Iberia.  Roy’s wife, Ginger, and son, John, look on. The Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors has sworn in a new chairman. James Parkerson Roy, Sr., a Lafayette attorney, succeeded Jerry Shea […]

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Law Center Hosts Trio of Distinguished Global Visitors

Professors from France, Italy and Germany will visit the LSU Law Center this fall to lend an international perspective to the students on topics ranging from World Trade Organization Law and Organization to the Regulation of State Subsidy in European Union Law. Not exactly leisure classes to be sure. Professors Jean-Yves Cherot, from the Universite […]

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LSU Law Professor Lucy McGough Honored as ‘Angel in Adoption’

LSU Law Professor Lucy McGough, Vinson & Elkins Professor of Law, was recently nominated by Sen. David Vitter as a 2008 Angel in Adoption for her advocacy of foster care and adoption.  The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, or CCAI, which orchestrates the Angels in Adoption program, will honor McGough, along with more than 180 […]

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Congratulations to Frank X. Neuner, Jr. 2008 Distinguished Alumnus

Read more about Frank NeunerThe Frank Neuner Judicial Externship Fund(PDF)Past Recipients (PDF)Event Registration Information (PDF)New Orleans Hotel Info (PDF) Chancellor Jack Weiss and the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center announce Frank X. Neuner, Jr. as the recipient of the 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award. An award ceremony for Neuner will take place in New Orleans […]

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Twenty-six students sworn in to Clinical Legal Education Program

A year ago, LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss remarked to the gathered assembly of students, dignitaries and community partners, “the Clinical Legal Education program was only a gleam in the Law Center’s collective eye.” On Friday, August 22, it became a reality as 26 student participants were sworn in by Louisiana Supreme Court Justice […]

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Master of Laws Program Attracts Global Enrollment

From left to right: Yamila Chali, exchange student from Argentina; Agustin Parise, research associate with the Center of Civil Law Studies; Estefania Lara, exchange student from Argentina; Tatiana Vorobieva, LLM student from Kyrgyzstan; Celeste Fernandez, exchange student from Argentina; Olivier Moreteau, director of the LLM program; Kerime Gunturk, LLM student from Turkey; Matias Argarate, LLM […]

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Diverse Class of 2011 Enters LSU Law Center

This fall’s incoming class is not only a slightly larger group, but a more diverse one as well. The Class of 2011 numbers 211, up 10 students from last year. In addition, 16 percent of the class is either African American, Asian American, American Indian, or Hispanic/Latino—an increase of 6 percent from last year. The […]

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Trial Ad Program Serves as Helpful Trial Run for Students

For three days, rising third-year law students found themselves and their classmates under the microscope, as they practiced their trial advocacy skills with the help of lawyers, judges, and law professors from around the country. By the end of the third day, not only had the near 200 students completed the LSU Law Center’s Trial […]

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