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Louisiana Law Review Symposium Reflects on the Voting Rights Act at 50: The Past, Present, and Future of the Right to Vote
Experts from across the nation gathered at the LSU Law Center on Friday, January 16, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Voting Rights Acts at 50: The Past, Present, and Future of the Right to Vote, was the focus of the day-long 2015 Louisiana Law Review Symposium. The LSU Law Center and the Pugh Institute for Justice co-sponsored the symposium.
LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss welcomed students to the 2nd Annual Apprenticeship Week on Monday, January 5, 2015. The week-long program offers a variety of mini-courses aimed at providing students with focused, task-oriented training not generally available in law school courses and usually available only through actual practice experience. Courses offered include many practical, hands-on topics that are taught by volunteer master lawyers and judges.
The LSU Law Center will be closed on Wednesday, December 24 – Thursday, January 1, 2015, in celebration of the holiday. We will reopen on Friday, January 2, 2015.
If you are inquiring about an end-of-the-year gift, please contact Karen Soniat, Alumni Relations Office, at 225/938-7763, or visit the LSU Foundation’s secure online giving site at www.lsufoundation.org/givetolsulaw.
The Honorable Carl E. Stewart, Chief Judge of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, will present the Judge Alvin B. and Janice G. Rubin Visiting Professor of Law Lecture on February 4 at the LSU Law Center. The lecture, “A Dream Realized or a Dream Deferred: 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium.
“Sustainable Oil and Gas Development” focus of Liskow & Lewis Visiting Professorship in Energy Law Lecture: January 28
Scott Anderson and Mark Boling will deliver the annual Liskow & Lewis Visiting Professorship in Energy Law Lecture on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Law Center. The lecture, “Sustainable Oil and Gas Development”, will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the David W. Robinson Courtroom. The Liskow & Lewis Visiting Professorship in Energy Law was established through a generous gift from the Liskow & Lewis law firm. The Professorship provides funds to bring distinguished scholars in energy law and closely related fields to the Law Center on an annual basis as part of the LSU John P. Laborde Energy Law Center.
The LSU Law Center is saddened to report the passing of Ben R. Miller, Jr., a 1961 graduate of the Law Center and a highly respected attorney and Baton Rouge community leader. Ben helped to found the Kean Miller law firm in 1983, now one of the largest firms in Louisiana. He was the eternal supporter of the Law Center who frequently engaged in the academic and student life of the school. He was known for his staunch support of the Law Center and its graduates.
When LSU Law student Lauren Heinen (’15) learned of the opportunity to visit River Bend Nuclear Station in St. Francisville on November 5, she jumped at the chance. Coordinated by Professors Bob Sloan and Keith Hall, the field trip provided the students with insight into light water technology, uranium enrichment, fuel rod fabrication, the handling of spent fuel, and plant decommissioning, among others.
One of the world’s leading energy companies, Shell Oil, opened its doors on November 14, 2014, to 15 LSU Law students interested in careers in the energy sector. LSU Law alumnus J. Patrick Morris, Jr. (‘97), Senior Counsel, Upstream Americas Exploration, organized the tour of Shell’s state-of-the art training facility located in Robert, LA. Joining Morris in organizing the tour was fellow alumnus, J.T. Nesser, IV (’99), Shell’s Senior Legal Counsel, Upstream Americas – Deep Water.
On November 18, LSU Law alums Robert Savage (’10) and Franz Borghardt (’06) will present, “Careers in Criminal Law.” Sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at LSU, the presentation will take place in room 110 at 12:40 p.m. The discussion will focus on careers available in criminal law, as well as opportunities available while still in law school.
The Louisiana Law Review’s 2015 Symposium, The Voting Rights Act at 50: The Past, Present, and Future of the Right to Vote, will be held Friday, January 16, 2015, at the LSU Law Center. The symposium is co-sponsored by the LSU Law Center and the Pugh Institute for Justice. Click here for registration information.