Due to adverse weather conditions, the Law Center will be closed Tuesday, January 28.
No decision has been made about whether the Law Center will be closed on Wednesday. However, the Law Center’s practice in situations like this is to mirror decisions of the LSU A&M Campus. So, if LSU A&M (the Baton Rouge campus) should announce that it will be closed on Wednesday, then the Law Center will be closed as well. The most current information is likely to be posted on the LSU A&M website, at http://www.lsu.edu/
The law library is pleased to announce a new addition to our database collection:
The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library
This database includes articles, books and manuals written by experts for the Foundation. Articles dealing with all aspects of natural resources law from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Annual Institutes (since 1955), Special Institutes (since 1970), and Workshops. All Annual Institute articles from 1990- can be printed in original PDF format
Due to inclement weather, the Law Center will be closed Friday, January 24. We expect to reopen Monday with a full schedule of classes. Please be mindful of your safety during the inclement weather.
If you ask LSU Law student Robert Hoke, he’ll tell you that Apprenticeship Week is, “Definitely something that every student should experience.” Hoke was one of over 130 LSU Law students who began the spring 2013 semester early to attend Apprenticeship Week, an innovative and unique new program of legal education at the Law Center. The program was touted as exciting and relevant to practice.
From January 6 through 10, the program provided students an opportunity to learn about the practical aspects of legal education in focused, task-oriented, small enrollment mini-courses. Sixteen master lawyers and judges from across the country volunteered their time and talent to provide students with training not generally available in law school courses and usually available only through actual practice experience.
“I visited almost every class,” said LSU Law Chancellor Jack Weiss. “Without exception, I saw excited students and expert faculty intensely discussing the choices real lawyers have to make. On top of that, students and faculty got to know each other at our daily coffees and lunches, and we really had some fun while we were immersed in the law.”
Students who participated in Apprenticeship Week had the following to say:
“In just the first two days I have learned a lot about the ‘ins and outs’ of practicing law that will be relevant immediately after law school. The class explored, in depth, the role of depositions in lawsuits, details about their costs, and ways that I, fresh out of law school, can be effective in a deposition.”
-William Wratee, Managing the Personal Injury Case
“It was great to get an understanding of what it might be like to practice in a mid-size firm, as well as gain insight into how to make a law firm a successful business.”
-Natalie Williams, The Ins and Outs of Mid-Size Firm Practice
“The learn by doing approach this class takes really puts me, and others taking it, at an advantage when we leave the Law Center to not lose our case before we ever present evidence in a case.”
-Dwayne Burrell, The Selection and Persuasion of Your Jury
“I was drawn to Lawyering and the Legislative Process because of my interest in public policy and governmental affairs. This course promises to illustrate how the skills I have gained from both the Law Center and the Manship School combine to influence public policy.”
-Lindsay Rabalais, Lawyering and the Legislative Process
“Professor Hunter has an incredible amount of knowledge about the practical aspects of practicing law in the offshore oil and gas industry. His dedication to this course has ensured that all of us will walk away with the skills to be practice ready.”
-Brooksie Bonvillain, Navigating the Complex Regulatory World of Offshore Leases
“Overall, I think the program was a resounding success. We certainly hope to build on it going forward,” said Chancellor Weiss.
Additional information regarding the Apprenticeship Program, including daily newsletters and a photo gallery, can be found at lsulaw.net/apprenticeship.
Course offerings and visiting faculty included:
Advanced Appellate Brief Writing
Michelle Stratton (’09), Associate, Baker Botts
The Care and Feeding of Expert Witnesses
James Parkerson “Jim” Roy (’76), Managing Member, Brian Colomb, Member (’98), & Andrew J. Quackenbos, Associate, Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C.
The Ins & Outs of Mid-Size Firm Practice
Edwin G. Preis, Jr. (‘72), Founding Partner, & Robert M. Kallam (’90) Partner, Preis & Roy PLC
Lawyering and the Legislative Process
Mark D. Boudreaux (’84), Senior Director, Federal Relations ExxonMobil Corporation
Managing the Personal Injury Case
Edward J. Walters, Jr. (’75), Partner, & Darrel Papillion (’94), Partner, Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC
Navigating the Complex Regulatory World of Offshore Leases
Jonathan A. Hunter (’87), Shareholder, Liskow & Lewis
Negotiating and Drafting the Commercial Lease
Sterling Scott Willis (’83), Partner, Fishman Haygood Phelps Walmsley Willis & Swanson, L.L.P.
The Selection and Persuasion of Your Jury
Timothy F. Daniels (’85), Member, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC
The Strategy and Drafting of Dispositive Motions
R. Patrick Vance (’75), Partner and Leader, Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Jones Walker
Why Should the Judge Listen to Me? What Makes Judges Read and Hear What Lawyers Say
Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal, United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas & Honorable Elizabeth E. Foote (‘78), United States District Judge, Western District of Louisiana
Workshop on Effective Mediation and Advocacy Skills
Lynne Rothschild Stern, Principal, Louisiana Mediation and Arbitration (LAMA)
Additional information about Apprenticeship Week, along with a photo gallery, can be found at lsulaw.net/apprenticeship.
LSU Law Office of Admissions will host a Q&A Session on Wednesday, February 19 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium on the LSU Law campus. A panel of current LSU Law students, as well as the Admissions staff, will be available to answer questions. Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Office at 225-578-8646.
The law library is pleased to announce the addition of OneSearch.
OneSearch is LSU Law Library’s implementation of the EBSCO Discovery Service, which allows users to search a significant portion of the Library’s resources from a single search box. OneSearch searches across the LSU Law Library and Middleton Library catalogs and many of our databases and online resources all at once. This comprehensive, one-stop search engine returns high quality content in books, journals, archives and databases. You may also manipulate your search results in a number of ways, including limiting to full-text online and peer-reviewed journals.
Professor Keith Hall was a panelist on LPB’s Louisiana Public Square for a discussion on “Energy’s Environmental Footprint.” The segment aired February 26.
A biographer of U.S. President Millard Fillmore, Visiting Professor Paul Finkelman appeared on the February 16 airing of CBS Sunday Morning in the segment, “Millard Fillmore: A Presidential Portrait”. Professor Finkelman was also interviewed for the Buffalo News story, “What to do with Millard Fillmore’s dark, odd, quirky legacy.”
Professor Finkelman was recently quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article “Washington County case inspired nation’s first fugitive slave law.”
On January 31, Professor Finkelman gave a presentation, “Baseball: Rule of Law,” at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, New York. Watch Professor Finkelman recall his involvement on the ownership issue of Barry Bonds’ record setting 73rd home run ball.
Professor Ken Levy’s article, Why Retributivism Needs Consequentialism: The Rightful Place of Revenge in the Criminal Justice System, will appear in the forthcoming issue of the Rutgers Law Review.
On February 3, 2014, Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Katherine Macfarlane presented “Understanding Stop-and-Frisk Litigation in the Second Circuit” at the University of Michigan Law School. The event was hosted by the Michigan Journal of Race & Law.
Professor Macfarlane’s December 26, 2013 essay, “New York City’s Stop-And-Frisk Appeals Are Still Alive,” published in Brooklyn Practicum, was cited in a Second Circuit brief filed by New York City police unions on February 7. The unions oppose the City of New York’s recent motion to remand the stop-and-frisk cases to the SDNY.
On February 8, Professor Macfarlane served as a presenter at the LSU Women’s Leadership Symposium, addressing workplace gender issues.
Professor Philip Hackney was recently quoted in The Hill article, “Lawmakers: Sack NFL’s tax break.”
On January 29, Visiting Professor Paul Finkelman presented “How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln, The Emancipation Proclamation, and Spielberg’s Movie,” at St. Bonaventure University. Finkelman discussed the evolution of Lincoln’s thinking on freedom and the changing constitutional understandings during the Civil War. He also explained why the central moment of the Civil War and American history since the Revolutionary Period was the Emancipation Proclamation, and not the debate over the Thirteenth Amendment, as portrayed in the movie “Lincoln.”
Vice Chancellor Raymond Diamond was recently quoted in The Advocate article, “Louisiana Supreme Court upholds two statutes in gun law challenge.”
Professor Christina Sautter has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee for the AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills.
On January 23, Professor Philip Hackney attended a mini-conference sponsored by the NYU School of Law National Center on Philanthropy and the Law with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts and at the request of Independent Sector. The mini-conference was arranged to discuss the topic of “Fraud on Charities: Analysis and Prevention.”
On January 14, 2014, the Sentencing Law and Policy Blog featured Professor Kevin Bennardo’s commentary on the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s recent proposal to amend the Drug Quantity Table in the federal sentencing guidelines.
Professor Michael Coenen presented a draft of his article, Spillover Across Remedies, at the Remedies Section’s “New Voices in Public Remedies” panel at the recent AALS meeting.
Professor Edward Richards is the Chair of the AALS Administrative Law Section. He continues to run the administrative law teachers discussion list.
Professor Christopher Tyson participated as a panelist for “Suburbs in Flux: Perspectives from Property and Real Estate Law, jointly offered by the Property Section and the Real Estate Transactions section at the recent AALS conference. Professor Tyson spoke about hiswork on municipal boundaries and their implications for metropolitan governance and development.
On February 28th Professor Tyson will participate in a symposium entitled “Under Pressure: Fiscal and Regional Difficulties Facing Local Governments” at Willamette Law School in Salem, Oregon. He will present his developing scholarship on municipal bankruptcy.