Category Archives: Student

Robert B. Barnett, “Attorney to the Nation’s Most Influential People,” to Deliver 2014 LSU Law Commencement Address

Robert B. Barnett, the noted Washington, D.C. attorney who has represented Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, along with a host of other government officials and media and television celebrities, will deliver the 2014 LSU Law Commencement address scheduled for Friday, May 30 at the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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LSU Law Student Awarded McGlinchey Stafford 2014 1L Diversity Fellowship

McGlinchey Stafford has awarded LSU Law student Mahogane D. Reed the 2014 1L Diversity Fellowship award, an honor given each year to a first year law student. Reed was chosen for the award because of her high academic honors and her dedication to the law. She is a member of the Black Law Student Association, […]

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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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Second-Year Law Student to Present Paper at University of Mississippi’s First “Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South” Conference in April

Jessica Carter, a second-year LSU Law student, will present her paper, “The Criminal Justice System is the New Slave Trade: Born into it, Living through it, But does true freedom exist?” at the University of Mississippi’s first “Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South” conference in April. As a first-time presenter at the conference, Carter said, […]

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LSU Law Students “Pause for a Cause”

Seventy LSU Law students donated approximately 280 hours of community service to the Baton Rouge community through the PILS Annual “Pause for a Cause” on Friday, March 14. “Pause for a Cause” is an annual day of service sponsored by the Law Center’s Public Interest Law Society in collaboration with the Student Bar Association.

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“The Case for New Constitutions” Event Considers Radical Constitutional Reform in the U.S. and Abroad

The public is invited to join the LSU Law Center for a film and legal discussion, The Case for New Constitutions, on Thursday, March 27, at 4:30 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium at LSU Law Center. The event kicks off with the screening of Blueberry Soup, a documentary by Eileen Jerrett chronicling the aftermath of Iceland’s financial collapse that led to re-writing of the nation’s constitution.

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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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LSU Law’s Family Law Moot Court Team Takes National Semifinalist Title

The LSU Law Center’s Domenick Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition team of Priya Kumar and Kristi Obafunwa advanced as one of the Top Four teams in the nation at their competition, which was recently held at Albany Law School in Albany, New York. Each year, the Gabrielli competition problem focuses on a cutting-edge […]

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2014-2015 Trial Advocacy Board Announced

The LSU Law Center’s Advocacy Programs are pleased to announce and congratulate the newly selected members of the 2014-2015 Trial Advocacy Board.  Membership on the Trial Advocacy Board is offered to those second-year students who have demonstrated excellence in and commitment to the development of trial-level litigation and alternative dispute resolution skills. The incoming members […]

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Bringing the Rockies to the Bayou Guest Lecture Series: March 13

The first Bringing the Rockies to the Bayou guest lecture series will be held Thursday, March 13 at 12:40 p.m. in room 106. Professor Uma Outka with the University of Kansas School of Law will present, “Intrastate Preemption in the Shifting Energy Sector.”

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