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March 2015

LSU Law Student Bar Association to Host Legislative Preview

March 26, 2015

The LSU Law Student Bar Association (SBA) will host the annual Louisiana Legislative Preview on Wednesday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center. The speakers include Representative Chris Broadwater (’02), Representative Walt Leger and Senator Elbert Guillory.
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LSU Law’s Ruby Vale Corporate Law Moot Court Team Places Nationally

March 24, 2015

The LSU Law Center’s Ruby R. Vale Corporate Law Moot Court Competition team of Catherine Breaux, Kelsey Clark, and Chris Vitenas placed as one of the top four teams nationally at the Ruby Vale moot, which was held March 12-15 in Wilmington, Delaware.  The Ruby Vale team was ranked as the #2 seed following preliminary rounds, and advanced through to the semifinals of the national competition. Professor Glenn Morris coaches the team.  
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National Champions!

March 24, 2015

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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BLSA Leadership Lecture Series Fosters Relationship Between LSU Law Students and Practicing Attorneys

March 24, 2015

The LSU Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the LSU Law Center recently welcomed the Honorable Brian Jackson, Chief Judge of the U.S. Middle District Court, as the final speaker of the semester for BLSA’s Leadership Lecture Series.
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Paul M. Hebert Law Center Realignment within LSU Approved for April 1

March 20, 2015

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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Welcome Back! 2015 Law Reunion Days, October 23-24

March 20, 2015

Welcome back! Graduates from the classes of 1975, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2005 & 2010 will celebrate their respective class reunions on October 23-24. The reunion weekend kicks off Friday, October 23, with a free Professionalism & Ethics CLE at 2pm at the Law Center. Reunite with old friends that evening from 7pm-10pm for a reception and buffet dinner at the Hilton Capitol Center. On Saturday, October 24, drop by the All-Alumni Tailgate on the front steps of the Old Law Building before cheering on the Tigers!
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LSU Law Students Argue Before Louisiana Supreme Court

March 20, 2015

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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LSU Law Students to Argue Before Louisiana Supreme Court on Monday, March 16

March 13, 2015

LSU Law students Ben Aguinaga, Alexier Barbour, Ashley Jackson, Victoria Jowers and Lance Neyland have 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 will culminate on Monday, March 16, as Aguinaga presents 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

March 12, 2015

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

March 10, 2015

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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LSU Law Center Retains Top 100 Ranking in 2016 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools in Spite of Changing Legal Market & Budget Reductions

March 10, 2015

The LSU Law Center remained in the top 100 law schools in the nation in the 2016 U.S. News rankings released today. The school ranked #94 among the nation’s public and private law schools.
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Golden Grads 2015

March 6, 2015

The Class of 1965 will celebrate its 50th Golden Anniversary Reunion in 2015. A formal recognition and celebration will be held in conjunction with the LSU Law Center Commencement on Friday, May 29, at 9:30 a.m., at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. “Golden Grads” will be part of the Commencement ceremony, donning golden robes as they proceed into the Maravich Center just prior to the senior class. Guests of our Golden Grads are offered reserved seating on the floor during the ceremony. Participation is encouraged, but not required. Immediately following the ceremony, Golden Grads and their guests are honored with…
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Professor Hector Linares Recognized as a ‘Trailblazer’ by the National Juvenile Defender Center

March 5, 2015

Professor Hector Linares has been recognized as a national juvenile defense ‘trailblazer’ by the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). NJDC acknowledges Professor Linares’ contributions in training juvenile defenders nationwide on best practices in juvenile defense and his development of the LSU Juvenile Defense Clinic which has an outstanding record with nearly a third of clinic graduates establishing a career in juvenile and criminal justice.
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62nd Annual Mineral Law Institute: March 19-20

March 5, 2015

The 62nd annual Mineral Law Institute will be held March 19 and 20 in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center. Topics that will be addressed during the two-day event include gas markets, water issues, local regulation of oil and gas activities, and trends in financial security requirements for federal and state lease obligations. Register online for one, or both days.
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Marc H. Morial to Deliver 2015 LSU Law Center Commencement Address

March 4, 2015

Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization, will deliver the 2015 LSU Law Center Commencement address on Friday, May 29, at the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The commencement ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m.
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38th John H. Tucker, Jr. Lecture in Civil Law Scheduled for March 17

March 3, 2015

The Center for Civil Law Studies (CCLS) will present the 38th John H. Tucker, Jr. Lecture in Civil Law on Tuesday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center. Professor Emerita Esin Örücü will present, “One Into Three: Spreading the Word, Three Into One: Creating a Civil Law System.”
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Dictionary of the Civil Code: Explore French Civil Law through a Louisiana Lens

March 3, 2015

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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