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National Champions!

The LSU Law Center’s John R. Brown National Admiralty Law Moot Court Competition “Purple” team of Ahmed Mohamed, Alexandra Porubsky and Phillip Smith won First Place and were named National Champions of the Admiralty competition, which was held March 19-21 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Paul M. Hebert Law Center Realignment within LSU Approved for April 1

During its March meeting, the LSU Board of Supervisors approved the realignment of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center as an academic unit with LSU, effective Wednesday, April 1.

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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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Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal to Hold Oral Arguments at LSU Law Center: March 16 and 17

The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal will hold oral arguments at LSU Law Center on Monday, March 16, 2015, and Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The hearings will be conducted in the David Robinson Courtroom, located on the second floor of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, beginning at 9:30 a.m. each day.

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2015-16 LSU Law Trial Advocacy Board Announced

The LSU Law Center’s Advocacy Programs recently selected members for the 2015-2016 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.

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Dictionary of the Civil Code: Explore French Civil Law through a Louisiana Lens

On March 11, 2015, LSU Law Center Professors Alain Levasseur, J. Randall Trahan, and Associate Chancellor for the Law Library Beth Williams, will be among the speakers at a free CLE at the Louisiana Supreme Court, entitled “Dictionary of the Civil Code.” The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. and will inform the Louisiana legal community of an important and useful new resource available to them and to explore the civil law of France through a Louisiana lens.

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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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Thinking about LSU Law? Learn more at our Q&A Session on February 25

If you’re thinking of applying to LSU Law and want to learn more about our school, you’re invited to attend a Q&A Session on Wednesday, February 25 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The session will be held in Room 216 at the LSU Law Center. You’ll have an opportunity to visit with current LSU Law students, as well as our Admissions staff. Please register to attend. If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Office at 225/578-8646 or

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LSU Law Center Community Mourns Passing of Thomas Daley

The LSU Law Center is saddened to report the death of Thomas Daley, former Court of Appeal judge, District Attorney of St. John the Baptist Parish, and long-time LSU Law adjunct professor. Judge Daley passed away at the age of 61 on Saturday, January 31, in New Orleans.

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LSU Law Students Receive Academic Honors

LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the names of those law students who earned academic honors for the fall 2014 semester. Over 55 students have been recognized as Hebert Scholars and over 75 students have been recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars for the fall 2014 semester.

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