Category Archives: Clinics & Externships

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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New Parole and Reentry Clinic Off to a Good Start

Eight eager LSU Law students are taking part this semester in the new Parole and Reentry Clinic at the LSU Law Center. Law student representatives, working under a supervising attorney, are representing clients from the Louisiana State Penitentiary, Dixon Correctional, the Barracks, Hunt Correctional, and the Louisiana Correctional Institution for Women before the Louisiana Board of Pardon and Parole. The Parole and Reentry Clinic will be offered in fall 2014 and openings are available.

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Conference to Address Crisis in Immigration Representation in Louisiana

On Friday, March 28, LSU Law Center will co-sponsor, along with the Louisiana State Bar Association, Human Rights First and Loyola University College of Law, Left Out in Louisiana: Addressing the Crisis in Immigration Representation.The conference has been approved for 6.5 hours of CLE for all attorneys attending. Online pre-registration is required.

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LSU Family Law Clinic Benefits Students and the Community

Third-year LSU Law student Porche Saulsberry “wanted to get out of the classroom and into the courtroom.” She found the perfect fit as a student in the Family Law Clinic where students represent indigent victims of domestic violence in protective order and other family law proceedings. The Family Law Clinic, one of six clinics in the LSU Law Clinical Program, provides students, under close faculty supervision, the opportunity to represent actual clients with real legal issues before various courts and administrative agencies.

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John P. Laborde Receives The 2013 Pope John Paul II Award: Family and Faith Inspire a Lifetime of Service

LSU Law alumnus John P. Laborde was honored as the 2013 Pope John Paul II Award Recipient by the Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of New Orleans on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

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LSU Law Ranked #3 Best Value Law School in the Nation for Second Straight Year

For the second straight year, the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center has been ranked the #3 Best Value Law School in the nation by the National Jurist, a legal education publication.

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LSU Law Clinic, Faculty and Student Recognized by Louisiana State Bar Association

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.

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Wall Street Journal: LSU Law Ranks Near Top in Full-Time Employment of Law Graduates

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.

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Law Center Ranked Best School in the Nation for Bar Exam Preparation

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.

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Students Sworn in to Practice in Family Court

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.

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