Category Archives: Clinics & Externships
Public interest law advocates gathered at the Louisiana Supreme Court last month for the 2012 Pro Bono and Children’s Law Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association. The Law Center’s Juvenile Defense Clinic, clinical faculty and one recent law center graduate were recognized at the awards ceremony for their contributions to public interest.
The LSU Law Center ranks 11th in the nation in the percentage of 2011 graduates employed in full-time, long-term legal jobs within 9 months of graduation, according to an analysis published earlier today by the Wall Street Journal. Some 81.25% of the graduates of the LSU Law Class of 2011 were employed in a full-time, long-term job requiring a legal degree.
It’s no surprise to generations of LSU Law graduates that the school is # 1 in the state when it comes to preparing students to pass the Louisiana State Bar Examination. But a recent study conducted by The National Jurist magazine identified LSU Law as the # 1 school in the nation in terms of first-time bar passage ratios in a predictive statistical model based on LSAT scores.
The Honorable Judge Annette Lassalle of the East Baton Rouge Family Court presided over the swearing-in ceremony of the students enrolled in the Spring 2012 Family Law Clinic. The ceremony took place at the Court on January 18th. Third year students Brent Hall, Caitlin Casselman, Janna Underhill, Rachel Roe, David Bae and Cullen Clement were certified to practice law pursuant to Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX.
Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the names of students who have earned academic honors for Fall 2011. The students were named to the Chancellor’s List at the LSU Law Center. Students with 13 or more hours earned and a semester grade point average of 80 or 3.2 or better receive the honor. Notation of [...]
The LSU Law Center is proud to announce that two Law Center faculty members, Vice Chancellor Christopher Pietruszkiewicz and Professor Lucy McGough, have recently been named law school deans. Vice Chancellor Christopher Pietruszkiewicz has been named the new dean of Stetson University College of Law in Tampa Bay, Florida. Pietruszkiewicz will start at Stetson this [...]
As 2011 draws to a close, there is still time to support the LSU Law Center. Your charitable gift to the Law Center helps make possible: A Moot Court program ranked in the Top 50 nationally Summer Public Interest Law fellowships Over 100 privately funded scholarships A growing Energy Law initiative, and A Clinical Legal [...]
Chancellor Jack Weiss is pleased to announce that Blake Hudson will join the LSU Law Center faculty as an Associate Professor beginning with the 2012-13 academic year. Professor Hudson’s course offerings will include Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and related coursework. He will hold a joint appointment with the LSU School of the Coast and [...]
Retired LSU Law Center professor Warren Mengis passed away Monday, December 5 in Baton Rouge. Known for his warm and affectionate smile, Professor Mengis taught full time at the Law Center for 26 years, retiring in May 2008. “Warren Mengis was one of the most popular teachers ever to grace the halls of our law [...]
LSU Law students Zealon Solomon, Lisa Martinez, Natalie Bailey, and Arthur Kraatz will travel to Chicago in January to compete at the ABA Arbitration Competition National Championships. The ABA Arbitration Competition team earned one of 12 spots at the national competition after defeating teams from Pace, Fordham, and Texas Tech. The ABA Arbitration Competition promotes [...]