Strong Showing for first Apprenticeship Week

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LSU ship web logo 2More than 130 LSU Law 2Ls and 3Ls have submitted applications for the inaugural Apprenticeship Program, to be held on campus January 6 through 10, 2014.  LSU Law Chancellor Jack M. Weiss sent a message to students congratulating them on their willingness to devote their pre-semester vacation time to the innovative program.

“The large number of you who have signed up—and thereby indicated your willingness to devote your precious free time to a novel and challenging learning experience– is a genuine tribute to your initiative, maturity, and work ethic,” Weiss said in his message to students.

“I never doubted that LSU Law students would rise to the occasion, but now that the applications are a reality, I wanted to offer my sincere congratulations,” Weiss said.  “We are confident that each and every course has the potential to be an extraordinarily valuable—and enjoyable– learning experience, and that the week will offer a community experience that will be worthwhile in its own right.”

Professors John Church and Jeff Brooks, director and deputy director of Apprenticeship Week, will work diligently over the next few days to match students’ applications with the courses.

LSU Law Apprenticeship Week is an innovative and unique new program of practical legal education where master lawyers and judges will teach LSU Law upperclass students in small enrollment, hands-on mini-courses. Each mini-course will aim to provide students with focused, task-oriented training not generally available in law school courses and usually available only through actual practice experience.   Enrollment is limited to 12 students per class, with preference given to 3L students.  A limited number of slots are reserved for 2Ls.

LSU Law students will receive intensive practical training from participating lawyers and judges in the following courses:

Mark D. Boudreaux (’84), Senior Director, Federal Relations ExxonMobil Corporation
Lawyering and the Legislative Process

Brian Colomb (’98), Member, Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C.
The Care and Feeding of Expert Witnesses

Timothy F. Daniels (’85), Member, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC
The Selection and Persuasion of Your Jury

Jonathan A. Hunter (’87), Shareholder, Liskow & Lewis
Navigating the Complex Regulatory World of Offshore Leases

Robert M. Kallam (’90), Partner, Preis & Roy PLC
The Ins & Outs of Mid-Size Firm Practice

Darrel Papillion (’94), Partner, Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC
Managing the Personal Injury Case

Edwin G. Preis, Jr. (‘72), Founding Partner, Preis & Roy PLC
The Ins & Outs of Mid-Size Firm Practice

Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal, United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas
Why Should the Judge Listen to Me? What Makes Judges Read and Hear What Lawyers Say

James “Jim” Roy (’76), Managing Member, Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C.
The Care and Feeding of Expert Witnesses

Lynne Rothschild Stern, Principal, Louisiana Mediation and Arbitration (LAMA)
Workshop on Effective Mediation and Advocacy Skills

Michelle Stratton (’09), Associate, Baker Botts
Advanced Appellate Brief Workshop

R. Patrick Vance (’75), Partner and Leader, Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Jones Walker
The Strategy and Drafting of Dispositive Motions

Edward J. Walters, Jr. (’75), Partner, Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC
Managing the Personal Injury Case

Sterling Scott Willis (’83), Partner, Fishman Haygood Phelps Walmsley Willis & Swanson, L.L.P.
Negotiating and Drafting a Commercial Lease

Additional information about Apprenticeship Week can be found at lsulaw.net/apprenticeship.

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