Winter 2015


Professor Keith Hall’s article, The Application of Oil & Gas Lease Implied Covenants: Old Meets New, was cited multiple times by the Ohio Court of Appeals in its opinion in Yoder v. Artex Oil Co.  Professor Hall’s article was published in the 32nd Annual Proceedings of the Energy & Mineral Law Institute.

Professor Christine Corcos was recently quoted in the article, Patenting a Magic Trick is Tricky Business, in Vice Magazine.  Professor Corcos was also interviewed for the article, The Big Picture on Photo Consents in Veterinary Brief.

Professor Michael Coenen’s article, Combining Constitutional Clauses, has been accepted for publication in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

Professor Blake Hudson received the Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award from the University of Montevallo.

Professor Hector Linares served as faculty for the Louisiana Public Defender Board’s recent Juvenile Defender Training.  He presented on the topics of Families in Need of Services and Developing a Theory of the Case.  The training was held in Baton Rouge.

On February 2, Professor Philip Hackney took part in a conversation about the IRS and Nonprofits on “The Source,” a Texas Public Radio Program.

Professor Robert Lancaster recently gave two presentations at the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – Louisiana Annual Conference:Transformative, Facilitative, and Evaluative Mediation Models and Ethical Considerations in Family Mediation. Students from the LSU Civil Mediation Clinic assisted by serving as actors in a mediation role play that Professor Lancaster used to demonstrate different mediation styles. The Conference was sponsored by the LSU Family Mediation Clinic and was attended by judges, family lawyers, child-custody evaluators, parenting coordinators, and forensic financial divorce experts from around the state. The goal of the conference was to bring all of the professionals operating in family courts together to discuss best practices and consider improvements to the family court system.

Vice Chancellor Raymond Diamond appeared on LPB’s Louisiana Public Square on January 28, to discuss “Louisiana After Ferguson: Who is Policing the Police in Louisiana?”

The Louisiana Law Review recently published Volume 75, Issue 2, which centers around the Law Review’s 2014 Symposium, “The Rest of the Story: Resolving the Cases Remanded by the MDL.” The Issue includes four professional pieces on multidistrict litigation as well as four student pieces discussing various topics, including mineral servitudes, testamentary formalism, free speech, and remediation damages. Please visit the Louisiana Law Review’s website for more information.

Professor Bill Corbett’s article, What Is Troubling About the Tortification of Employment Discrimination Law?, 75 Ohio St. L.J. 1027 (2014) was recently published.  The article was included in a symposium issue of the Ohio State Law Law Journal, Torts and Civil Rights Law: Migration and Conflict.

Professor Philip Hackney presented a paper as part of the panel panel discussion, “IRS Oversight of Charitable and Other Exempt Organization-Broken? Fixable?,” at the AALS Annual Meeting on January 3.

Fall 2014

Professor Bill Corbett presented, “The Perils of Hiring and Firing,” to the Louisiana State Library Administrators’ Conference in Baton Rouge on November 14.

On November 5, 2014, Professor Philip Hackney participated in the discussion,”Should Sports Leagues Be Tax Exempt?”, sponsored by the DC Bar Association.

Professor Ed Richards was recently interviewed by Voice of America on public health law and civil rights.

Professor Elizabeth Carter was featured in WalletHub’s recent study examining 2014’s Richest and Poorest States.

The Louisiana Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 75, Issue 1. Issue 1 discusses topics such as the Supreme Court’s latest opinion addressing the Fourth Amendment, contract law and the Hand Formula, the Confrontation Clause, and the Fair Housing Act. Please visit the Louisiana Law Review’s new website for more information.

Professor Philip Hackney was recently quoted in two articles regarding the NFL: Why is the NFL a nonprofit? and NFL’s Tax Break: Out of Bounds?.

Professor Philip Hackney participated on a panel entitled, “Enterprise Risk Management for Nonprofit Organizations: Meeting Challenges to Tax-Exempt Status,” on September 13 at the annual ABA Business Section meeting in Chicago.

Summer 2014

Professor Heidi Thompson will present, “Are You Ready for Some Football?” – to Effectively Teach the Appellate Process?, at the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers Conference in September.

Professor Katherine Macfarlane’s article “A New Approach to Local Rules” will be published in a forthcoming volume of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties.

Professor Edward Richards was quoted in the article, Congress, Fretting Over Secrecy, May Miss Bigger Research Problems, that appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education on July 14.

Professor Keith Hall served on a panel that discussed “Perspectives on Latin American Civil Law Issues in AIPN Model Contracts” at the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Model Contracts Workshop in San Francisco on June 24, 2014.

Professor Hall and Professor Arash Dahi Taleghani of the LSU Department of Petroleum Engineering co-authored a paper entitled “Using Technology to Avoid Trespass Liability Based on Subsurface Intrusions of Hydraulic Fractures,” which was accepted for publication in connection with the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference that is co-sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.  The conference will be August 25-27, 2014 in Denver, and Professor Hall will present the paper on August 27.

On June 19, Professor Lee Ann Lockridge provided commentary on the WJBO morning show regarding the implications of the recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ordering cancellation of several trademark registrations owned by the Washington Redskins.

Professor Ken Levy’s article, It’s Not Too Difficult:  A Plea to Resurrect the Impossibility Defense, will be published in New Mexico Law Review.

Professor Levy’s op-ed, “Veto Allows Mistreatment of Animals to Continue,” was published on June 20 in the Times Picayune.

Professor Olivier Moreteau was awarded the John Ashby Hernandez III Memorial Francophone Leadership Award by the Louisiana State Bar Association at the General Assembly and House of Delegates meeting on June 5 at the annual Bar Association Convention in Destin, Florida.

Professor Christina Sautter presented her work-in-progress tentatively entitled Judicial Disconnect? as part of the Examining Market Actors panel at the Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN on May 31, 2014.

She also served as a discussant on the Corporate Governance & Locus of Power panel at the LSA Annual Meeting on May 30, 2014.  As a discussant she commented on papers written by Professors Jayne Barnard, Tamara Belinfanti, Elizabeth Nowicki, and Megan Shaner.

Professor Sautter’s article Auction Theory and Standstills: Dealing with Friends and Foes in a Sale of Corporate Control was published in the most recent issue of the Case Western Reserve Law Review.

Professor Philip Hackney presented his paper, Taxing the Unheavenly Chorus: Why Section 501(c)(6) Trade Associations are Undeserving of Tax-Exemption, at the 9th Annual Junior Tax Scholars Workshop on June 7.

Professor Philip Hackney was recently quoted in the Politico article, IRS to Rewrite Nonprofit Rules Amid Criticism.

Professor Darlene Goring will participate in the conference, ”Patriots or Invaders? Immigrants in the Military in Modern America?” hosted by the Princeton Center for Migration and Development, May 23-24.

Teaching Fellow Kevin Bennardo’s article, Decoupling Federal Offense Guidelines from Statutory Limits on Sentencing, was published in the most recent issue of the Missouri Law Review.  His commentary, A Perspective on the Proposed Amendments to the Drug Distribution Guideline, is forthcoming in the April 2014 issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter.  And his latest article, Post-Sentencing Appellate Waivers, was recently accepted for publication in the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform.

Professor Robert Lancaster was a panelist at a plenary session of the American Association of Law Schools Annual Clinical Legal Education Conference held in Chicago, Illinois in April 2014. The plenary was entitled “Curricular Reform — Preserving the Integrity of Experiential Learning.”

Professor Michael Coenen’s article Rules Against Rulification has been accepted for publication in the Yale Law Journal.

Professor Coenene’s article, Spillover Across Remedies has been published in Volume 98 of the Minnesota Law Review.

Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Katherine Macfarlane has been invited to teach at Loyola Law School’s “Journalist Law School,” a four-day seminar for professional journalists held each May in downtown Los Angeles.  She will present on “How to Access and Interpret Federal Dockets When Reporting On Federal Cases.”

LSU Law Visiting Professor Paul Finkelman was recently interviewed by National Public Radio regarding Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.

Professor Jeffrey Brooks was recently quoted in the Baton Rouge Business Report article, “Do Not Delete.”

Professor William Corbett will be honored by the Louisiana Bar Foundation as the 2013 Distinguished Professor at their annual gala on April 11. Recognition is given to those individuals who, by reason of his or her professional activities, have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession and have brought credit and honor to the legal profession.

On April 15, Professor Philip Hackney will present at the 15th Annual Nonprofit Law Conference 2014 of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education on “Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: Tax-Exempt or Not.”

On April 4, Professor Hackney presented his paper Should the IRS never “Target” taxpayers? An Examination of the IRS Tea Party Affair at Money in Politics: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, a law review symposium at Valparaiso Law.

Professor Hackney’s essay, “A Response to Professor Leff’s Tax Planning “Olive Branch” for Marijuana Dealers”, has been published in the Iowa Law Review Bulletin.

On March 21, Professor Hackney presented his paper, Business Leagues, the Collective Action (Non) Problem and Tax Exemption at the Tulane Tax Roundtable.  He was a discussant for the paper, Taxing Human Equity, by Tulane Professor Shu-Yi Oei.

Professor Hackney has been invited to serve on Independent Sector’s 2014 Ethics and Accountability Advisory Committee.  This committee will provide guidance and direction on Independent Sector’s ethics and accountability portfolio, which supports and promotes the highest standards of governance, transparency and accountability in the nonprofit and philanthropic community.  Independent Sector is the leadership network for nonprofits, foundation and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world.

Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Katherine Macfarlane’s article “Analyzing the SDNY’s Amended Related Case Rule” will appear this summer in the NYU Annual Survey of American Law.

Professor Kenneth Mayeaux’s op-ed, Immigration Detainees are in Legal Limbo, was recently published in the Times-Picayune.