Category Archives: Faculty
The Louisiana Board of Regents granted formal approval of LSU Law’s Energy Law Center, the first such center in Louisiana and one of a handful operating in law schools nationwide, at their August meeting. The Center will prepare lawyers for the full range of 21st century practice in the complex world of energy law.
Professor Kevin Bennardo’s article, A Quantity-Driven Solution to Aggregate Grouping Under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual, will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Florida State University Law Review.
Professor Mark Glover’s article, A Therapeutic Jurisprudential Framework of Estate Planning, which is published in the Seattle University Law Review, was featured in the Journal of Things We Like (Lots). The feature can be accessed here.
Professor Ed Richards presented Public Health Policy and Legislation as Tools to Drive Population Health at the 2012 Childhood Obesity and Public Health Conference at Pennington Biomedical Center on October 24.
Professor Christina Sautter presented “Auction Theory and Standstills: Dealing with Friends and Foes in a Sale of Corporate Control” during a Current Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions panel at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2012 Annual Conference.
The LSU Law Center welcomed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Michelle Shamblin Stratton, the Law Center’s first-ever U.S. Supreme Court Clerk, to the campus on September 6 and 7 for two busy days of educational events.
The Law Center will resume normal operations on Friday, August 31. Classes will be held in accordance with our usual Friday schedule.
The Law Center will be closed on Thursday, August 30. No decision has been made, yet, concerning Friday, but the storm situation will continue to be monitored, and additional decisions will be made as circumstances warrant.
We have just received word that LSU A&M will indeed be closed, and classes cancelled, tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday. As noted in my earlier message, we will follow suit and do likewise here at the Law Center. Today’s classes will continue to be held on schedule, subject to the availability, on a case by case basis, of professors traveling from outlying locations. The library will close at 8 p.m. tonight.
The Law Center, along with the entire LSU Community, is closely monitoring Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac and its potential impact on Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. As is our custom, the Law Center will be guided by the LSU A&M campus in determining whether campus closures and class cancellations are in order. No firm determination has been made yet, but based on the information currently available to us, it is likely that the LSU campus, including the Law Center, will be closed beginning tomorrow (Tuesday) and that all classes will be cancelled. We expect a final determination later today as more reliable weather alerts are issued. If classes are cancelled, please note that all related and extracurricular activities at the Law Center also will be cancelled.
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. The 2012 rankings move the Law Center up three spots from last year’s Best Value rank of #6.
Speaking to the LSU Board of Supervisors at its July meeting last Friday, Chancellor Jack Weiss urged the Board to provide state funding for the Law Center at a level comparable to the most favorable funding provided to other LSU System campuses.
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.