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LSU Law Center’s ABA Arbitration Team Wins Regional Championship Taking First Place at the ABA Arbitration Regional Competition on November 16 and 17, was the Law Center’s Arbitration “Purple” Team of Deanna Candler, Anna Grand, Justin Hall, and Leigh Hill. The Purple team advanced to the national championships of the Arbitration Competition, which will be […]
Congratulations to Ben Aguiñaga and C.J. Murray, who placed first in the 2013 Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition! The Honorable James Brady (’69) of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, Honorable C. Michael Hill (’76), U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Louisiana and the Honorable Guy Holdridge (’78) […]
LSU Law Center Honors 2013 Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Achievement Honorees at Awards Dinner
The LSU Law Center honored Vice Chancellor Cheney C. Joseph, Jr. (’69) as the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and the Honorable Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. (‘66), Richard F. “Dick” Knight (’58), Marilyn C. Maloney (’75) and Michael A. Patterson (’71) for Distinguished Achievement at an awards dinner on November 1, 2013 at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.
In commemoration of Constitution Day on September 17, Vice Chancellor Ray Diamond and Professors Michael Coenen and John Devlin discussed and took questions from students on the major constitutional issues the Court is set to address, such as: The meaning of the Recess Appointments Clause; The scope of Congress’s powers to implement treaties; The constitutional […]
LSU Law students and faculty, and members of the community, gathered in the McKernan Auditorium on September 5, as Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law Professor Donald Tibbs and attorney Lewis Unglesby (’74) discussed State of Florida v. Zimmerman and Stand Your Ground laws. Professor Ken Levy moderated the discussion. Please click the links […]
LSU Law Center students achieved the state’s highest passage rate among all examinees on the latest Louisiana State Bar Exam, according to results released October 11 by the Committee on Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court of Louisiana. The results are for test takers who sat for the statewide Bar examination in July 2013.
LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the creation of the Liskow & Lewis Visiting Professorship in Energy Law, an endowment established through a gift by 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. Professor Hannah Jacobs Wiseman, a rising star in the field of energy law, delivered the inaugural lecture for the Liskow & Lewis Visiting Professorship in Energy Law series.
More than 130 LSU Law 2Ls and 3Ls have submitted applications for the inaugural Apprenticeship Program, to be held on campus January 6 through 10, 2014. LSU Law Chancellor Jack M. Weiss sent a message to students congratulating them on their willingness to devote their pre-semester vacation time to the innovative program.
The Virginia Tax Review has published Professor Philip Hackney’s article “What We Talk About When We Talk About Tax Exemption.”
Chancellor Jack Weiss’s guest commentary, “New Rule a Blow to Moderation,” appeared in The Advocate on November 26. In the piece, Weiss addresses the recent vote in the U.S. Senate to permit all federal judges except Supreme Court justices to be confirmed by a simple majority vote. Weiss writes that the move to a simple majority confirmation will lead to the appointment of fewer “centrist” federal judges of both parties. “[L]osing the 60-vote check,” Weiss writes, “will open the door to the nomination and confirmation of federal judges who come from, and carry with them to the bench, far more hard-core partisan experiences and philosophies than typically have made it through the process before now.” Weiss urges the leaders of both parties to resume negotiations toward “a judicial confirmation process that provides a reasonable check on hard core nominees of the right and left while permitting the elected president and the Senate majority an appropriate upper hand in the process.” Paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson, Weiss concludes, “[W]hen it comes to securing a credible, impartial judiciary, we are all Democrats, we are all Republicans.”
Professor Philip Hackney has recently been quoted in the following articles: “NFL’s Tax Exemption Faces Scrutiny,” “NFL on Defense with Tax Break“, and “To Tax or Not? The NFL’s Relationship with the IRS.”
Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Katherine Macfarlane was introduced as a “Guest Alumni Blogger” on Loyola Law School’s faculty blog “Summary Judgments.” Her first blog entry, “Procedure Takes Center Stage in Stop-and-Frisk Litigation,” appeared November 18. Professor Macfarlane’s essay about the fees recovered in New York stop-and-frisk cases appeared in the New York Observer on November 13.
Congratulations to John Richards and Danielle Borel, winners of the Fall 2013 Ira S. Flory Trial Competition! The Honorable Shelley Dick (’88) of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, the Honorable William Morvant (’85) of the 19th Judicial District Court and the Honorable Trudy White (’81) of the 19th Judicial District […]