Category Archives: Clinics & Externships

LSU Law Students Argue Before Louisiana Supreme Court

Five LSU Law students recently experienced what it is like to prepare for—and ultimately argue—before the Louisiana Supreme Court. It was an opportunity that many seasoned lawyers never experience, according to Professor Robert Lancaster, Director of the LSU Law Clinical Education Program. The students, Ben Aguinaga, Alexier Barbour, Ashley Jackson, Victoria Jowers and Lance Neyland spent this semester working on the appeal in the case of State ex rel. Herbert Nicholson, Petitioner-Appelant v. State of Louisiana, Respondent-Appelle. Their work culminated on March 16, as Aguinaga presented the oral argument before the Louisiana Supreme Court.

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LSU Law Students to Argue Before Louisiana Supreme Court on Monday, March 16

LSU Law students Ben Aguinaga, Alexier Barbour, Ashley Jackson, Victoria Jowers and Lance Neyland have spent this semester working on the appeal in the case of State ex rel. Herbert Nicholson, Petitioner-Appelant v. State of Louisiana, Respondent-Appelle. Their work will culminate on Monday, March 16, as Aguinaga presents the oral argument before the Louisiana Supreme Court.

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Professor Hector Linares Recognized as a ‘Trailblazer’ by the National Juvenile Defender Center

Professor Hector Linares has been recognized as a national juvenile defense ‘trailblazer’ by the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). NJDC acknowledges Professor Linares’ contributions in training juvenile defenders nationwide on best practices in juvenile defense and his development of the LSU Juvenile Defense Clinic which has an outstanding record with nearly a third of clinic graduates establishing a career in juvenile and criminal justice.

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LSU Law Clinic Open House: Monday, February 23

As part of the ongoing application period for LSU Law students who are interested in taking a Clinic in the Fall 2015 semester, students are invited to an Open House on Monday, February 23, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the first floor of the old law building. Come and tour the LSU Law Clinic space and speak with professors and graduates of the program who are now practicing in the Baton Rouge area.

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Prosecution Clinic Students Sworn in as Special Assistant District Attorneys

East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore recently administered the “oath of office” to the newest participants of the LSU Law Prosecution Clinic. Brad Canmer, Kiara Gradney, Alexandra Porubsky, Mary Tate, Deana Candler Wallace, Matthew Kelley and Joseph LeBeau will serve as Special Assistant District Attorneys for the 2015 spring semester. The Law Clinic […]

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Parole Assistance and Reentry Clinic Students Obtain Early Release for Clients

LSU Law students in the Parole Assistance & Reentry Clinic successfully obtained early release for the clients they represent before the Louisiana Board of Pardons, Committee on Parole. Registration in this clinic for spring 2015 is now open for 3L’s.

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Civil Mediation Clinic Provides Opportunities to Develop Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Techniques

The Civil Mediation Clinic (CMC) is an intensive program that trains second and third year law students in dispute resolution techniques and negotiation theory in order for them to mediate live cases for members of the public. During the semester, the students must devote 150 hours of their time in class sessions, discussions, exercises, writing […]

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Clinics & Externship Opportunities: Spring 2015 Notice to all 2L’s and 3L’s

SPRING SEMESTER – 2015 3L’s register October 13th and 2L’s register October 14th Please note that the Clinics and Externships WILL NOT be requiring student applications for the Spring 2015 semester. Instead you will register for the Clinic or Externship of your choice when you register for other classes. So, we encourage you to register […]

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LSU Law Clinic to Offer Legal Services to Sexual Assault Survivors

A new collaborative effort between the LSU Law Center and the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) organization will establish a new law clinic focused on civil needs of sexual assault survivors. The grant to the LSU Law Center was announced on October 6, and the new program will assist survivors in the Capital Region.

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Hope and Transformation: Insight Into Life at Angola

Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola Warden Burl Cain will present, “Hope and Transformation: Insight Into Life at Angola,” on Monday, March 31 at 12:40 p.m. in Room 106 at the LSU Law Center. The program is co-sponsored by the LSU Law Center’s Parole and Reentry Clinic and the LSU Sociology Department.

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