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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 admissions@law.lsu.edu.

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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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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.

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Second Annual Apprenticeship Week Sets Sail

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.

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How to Make a Charitable Gift Over the Holidays

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.

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Honorable Carl E. Stewart to Deliver 2015 Rubin Lecture on February 4

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.

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“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.

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