LawAfrica

The Law Library would like to highlight a very unique resource, LawAfrica.  LawAfrica is a database which provides access to selected full text case law for East Africa (including Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania). It includes the following areas to search: LawAfrica Law Reports, Digest on Civil Case Law & Procedure, The East Africa Law Reports, East Africa Court of Appeal Reports, and the East Africa Protectorate Law Reports.

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Stutes-Kalinka Tax Moot Court Team Wins Third Place at National Tax Competition

L to R: Taheera Randloph, Honorable Lewis Carluzzo, Colin Ryan, Jena Kyle, Honorable John Dean and Professor Philip Hackney

L to R: Taheera Randloph, Honorable Lewis Carluzzo, Colin Ryan, Jena Kyle, Honorable John Dean and Professor Philip Hackney

The LSU Law Center’s Stutes-Kalinka National Taxation Moot Court Competition team of Jena Kyle, Taheera Randolph, and Colin Ryan, recently took third place at the National Taxation Moot Court Competition. The Tax Competition, sponsored by the Tax Section of the Florida Bar Association, brings in leading tax practitioners and judges from the United States Tax Court as the competition judges. The Stutes-Kalinka Tax Team faced teams from the University of Kentucky College of Law, William Mitchell College of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, University of Oregon School of Law, and Suffolk University Law School.

Professors Philip Hackney (’01) and Elizabeth Carter coach the team.

The Stutes-Kalinka Tax Team is supported in part by the generous gift of alumnus Rusty Stutes (’91), who endowed the team in memory of the late Professor Susan Kalinka.

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Louisiana Law Review Volume 75 Board of Editors Selected

The Louisiana Law Review is pleased to announce and congratulate the following Junior Associates who have been selected to the Volume 75 Board of Editors:

Christopher Ulfers, Editor in Chief
Molly Csaki, Managing Editor
Jacob Ecker, Executive Senior Editor
CJ Murray, Articles Editor
George Holmes, Articles Editor
Ben Aguinaga, Production Editor
Heath Dejean, Production Editor
Ryan Boutet, Senior Editor
Caleb Madere, Senior Editor
Hailey Gaines, Senior Editor
Stephen Collura, Senior Editor
Alex Baynham, Senior Editor

The Louisiana Law Review was established to encourage legal scholarship in the student body, act as an incentive to and provide a method of training in individual research, contribute to the development of the law by scholarly criticism and analysis, foster the study of civil and comparative law, and serve the bar of the state by comments on and discussion of current cases and legal problems. It is edited by a board of student editors, with faculty cooperation.

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Access World News

The Law Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new database, Access World News.

Access World News is “the most comprehensive collection of full-text newspapers globally, Access World News provides extensive coverage at any level—local, state, regional, national and international. This fully searchable Web-based resource features the vast majority of the top U.S. newspapers by circulation, along with hundreds of hard-to-find local and regional titles, most of which are unavailable elsewhere. Additionally, Access World News offers hundreds of international news sources from scores of countries on six continents, translated into English when written in other languages.” It includes The Advocate and The Times-Picayune.

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LSU Law Clinic Parole and Prisoner Re-entry Clinic Students Sworn In to Practice Law

Students enrolled in the LSU Law Parole and Prisoner Re-Entry Clinic were sworn in by Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of the United States District Court of the Middle District of Louisiana on February 5, 2014.

Students enrolled in the LSU Law Parole and Prisoner Re-Entry Clinic were sworn in by Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of the United States District Court of the Middle District of Louisiana on February 5, 2014.

Students enrolled in the LSU Law Parole and Prisoner Re-Entry Clinic were sworn in by Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of the United States District Court of the Middle District of Louisiana on February 5, 2014. The students are certified to practice law pursuant to Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX and will represent clients before the Louisiana Board of Pardon and Parole. Pictured are James Farris, Jeffery Harper, Claire Murray, Christopher Iwobi, Kimberly Sheppard, Clare Svendson, Maggie Webster, and Emily Dixon.

Keith Nordyke, Adjunct Clinical Professor, and Robert Lancaster, Professor of Professional Practice, will supervise the students.

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Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal to Hold Oral Arguments at LSU Law Center

The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal will hold oral arguments at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, and Thursday, February 13, 2014. 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.

The First Circuit is one of five Louisiana intermediate appellate courts. The First Circuit’s territorial jurisdiction extends over sixteen parishes in the southeastern part of Louisiana. The court is domiciled in Baton Rouge and normally holds hearings at its courthouse located at 1600 North Third Street. As part of its educational outreach program, the First Circuit on occasion travels to various locations within its jurisdiction, such as Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, to hold court.

Attorneys representing clients with appeals pending before the First Circuit will be presenting oral arguments before a three-judge panel, comprised of Judges James E. Kuhn, Toni M. Higginbotham, and Mitchell R. Theriot. All first-year and some upper-class LSU law students will attend the arguments, providing them with a practical appreciation of the practice of law at the appellate level. On behalf of the panel, Judge Kuhn, as panel chief, invites the public to attend the hearings, with a special invitation extended to law, government, criminal justice, and civics classes.

Current copies of the court’s docket are available on the court’s website. For additional information, visit www.la-fcca.org.

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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 2013 semester.

Over 50 students have been recognized as Hebert Scholars for fall 2013. Named in honor of the late Dean Paul M. Hebert, this recognition is awarded for distinguished academic achievement in an individual semester to law students whose academic average is in the top 10% of students earning 12 or more semester hours of credit in courses taken at the Law Center. Notation of this honor is posted on the student’s academic transcript.

Over 80 students have been recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars for the fall 2013 semester. This recognition is awarded for outstanding academic achievement in an individual semester to law students whose academic average is in the top 25% of students earning 12 or more semester hours of credit in courses taken at the Law Center. Notation of this honor is posted on the student’s academic transcript.

The following students are recognized as Hebert Scholars:
LOUISIANA
Ascension Parish
Gonzales: Lauren Jean Bradberry, Jaclyn Elizabeth Hickman
Beauregard Parish
Deridder: Brittanie D. Wagnon
Bossier Parish
Bossier City: Lucas Hodgkins Self, Will P. Self
Caddo Parish
Shreveport: William Drew Burnham
Calcasieu Parish
Lake Charles: Katherine Hand Dampf
Westlake: Jacob David Ecker
East Baton Rouge Parish
Baton Rouge: Chelsea M. Acosta, Kristen Diane Amond, Lance Casey Auttonberry, Jeffrey Paul Birdsong, Ryan Elmer Boutet, Lauren Nicole Brink, James Doyle Brousseau, Leah Kera Canaday, Edward Malcolm Duhe Jr., Anthony John Gambino Jr., Emily Jean Gill, Michael E. Landis, Mark Carl Macmurdo, Adrian Joseph Million, Ahmed Mohsen Mohamed, Cornelius J. Murray, Leah Nicole Neupert, Michael Scott Ogden Jr., Casey C. Pickell, Colin Thomas Ryan, Clare Elizabeth Sanchez, Dustin K. Sartin, McClain Roberts Schonekas, Martha Alice Thibaut, Jonathan Edward Thomas
Jackson Parish
Eros: Grant Matthew Tolbird
Jefferson Parish
Kenner: Natalie Caro Roy, Natalie Marie White
Metairie: Alexander James Baynham, Dwayne A. Burrell, Christopher Thomas Freyder, Brian J. Lindsey, Christopher Kirt Ulfers
Lafayette Parish
Lafayette: Taylor Joseph Boudreaux, Maxwell B. Kallenberger
Livingston Parish
Denham Springs: Autumn M. Coe
Orleans Parish
New Orleans: Gretchen A. Fritchie, Allison Breen Kingsmill
St. Mary Parish
Berwick: Thomas Dalton Bourgeois Jr.
St. Tammany Parish
Covington: John D. Mineo, Parker N. Smith, Meghan Spell, Allison Danielle Tassin
Mandeville: Caroline Marie Murley
Slidell: Allyson Elizabeth Champagne, Molly Louise Bis Csaki, Stephen Joseph Eckholdt
Tangipahoa Parish
Hammond: Jody Clark McMillan
Ponchatoula: Lauren R. Bennett
TEXAS
Pearland: Jorge B. Aguinaga
VIRGINIA
Virginia Beach: Minia E. Bremenstul

The following students are recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars:
LOUISIANA
Ascension
Prairieville: Briana Leigh Drescher
Saint Amant: Jordan Danielle Benedetto
Bossier
Benton: Haley Elizabeth Nix
Caddo
Shreveport: Ashley L. Jackson, Alexandra Elise Vozzella, Brittany Jaudon Walker, Luke Davis Whetstone
Calcasieu
Lake Charles: A’Dair Ragan Flynt, Colin Patrick O’Rourke
Sulphur: Kyle M. Beasley, Elizabeth Karen Warner
East Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge: Phillip B. Adams, Rodolfo Jesus Aguilar III, David Briley Belk, Jana Michele Benson, Claire Elizabeth Berg, Danielle Lauren Borel, Ian Thomas Brown, Sarah Ashley Carver, Brian A. Clark, Kelsey Ann Clark, Sam J. Collett III, Stephen Gerard Collura Jr., Heath Christopher DeJean, Melvin J. Ferebee III, Danielle Paige Gallaspy, Ashley Lauren Gill, Rodger Gregory Green Jr., Geoffrey Choate Hingle Jr., Franklin A. Hoffmann, George Prentiss Holmes, Stefan Jovicic, Bentley Kyle Jumonville, Keely F. Knapp, Matthew R. Lee, Matthew E. Lognion, Julia Catherine Love, Stephannie M. McKinney, Mallory Scott McKnight, Sydnee Doolittle Menou, Cynthia Leigh Miller, Mary Margaret A. Peebles, Gregory J. Reda, Alex T. Robertson, Claire Elizabeth Sauls, Anna F. Scardulla, Jarred W. Schick, Whitney Elizabeth Sheppard, Parish Jaques Tillman
Iberia
New Iberia: Phillip M. Smith
Jefferson
Gretna: Juan Jose Miranda
Kenner: Jared A. Clark
Metairie: Andrew Joseph Baer, Charmaine Burg Borne, Bryce David Cohen, Jaclyn Fiori Dale, Kelly Marie James, William S. King, Carmen Claire Liriano, Andrew Jacob Rebennack
Jefferson Davis
Welsh: Stephen Andrew Stanford
Lafayette
Lafayette: Jacques Charles Mestayer, Christopher Joseph Peyton
Livingston
Denham Springs: Olivia Jacquelyn Keen
Orleans
New Orleans: Catherine L. Cranfield, Carson Mather Haddow, Catherine Marie Sens
Ouachita
Monroe: Taylor James Crousillac, Hannah Dale Robinson
St. Charles
Destrehan: Caleb Joseph Madere
St. Tammany
Covington: David Mark Schroeter
Mandeville: Taylor Rene Lambert, Addie Elain Troxclair
ALABAMA
Birmingham: Ross M. Sims
Spanish Fort: Morgan A. Druhan
CALIFORNIA
Chula Vista: Kathleen M. Romero
Santa Ana: Sommer L. Coston
FLORIDA
Riverview: David M. Hoard
Sanford: Alicia M. Westerhoff
ILLINOIS
Geneva: Amelia Lynn Hurt
KENTUCKY
Covington: Nicholas Dehne Kunkel
MASSACHUSETTS
Scituate: Justin J. Hall
MISSISSIPPI
Madison: Karen Shih
NORTH CAROLINA
Hickory: Dylan M. Duffey

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Environment & Energy Publishing

The law library would like to announce the addition of a new electronic resource- Environment & Energy Publishing Online.

Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E) is the leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets.  E&E’s five daily online publications include EnergyWire, ClimateWire, E&E Daily, Greenwire, and E&E News PM.  Access to E&E TV is also provided.

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Law Center’s ABA Arbitration Team Takes Third Place at National Championship

The LSU Law Center’s American Bar Association Arbitration Competition team took third place at the national championships of the Arbitration competition.  Deanna Candler, Anna Grand, Justin Hall and Leigh Hall traveled to Chicago for the national championship that was held January 24 and 25 at the ABA’s headquarters.  The students were one of 56 teams from 37 law schools that competed in this year’s Arbitration competition.  LSU Law alumnus James Carver (’89) coaches the team.

The ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition promotes greater knowledge of alternative dispute resolution by simulating a realistic arbitration hearing. Participants prepare and present an arbitration case to a panel of experienced attorney-arbitrators, and are responsible for presenting opening statements, witness examinations, exhibit introductions, evidentiary presentations, and summations.  This year’s case file involved a commercial real estate transaction dispute.

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Law Center Will Reopen Thursday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m.

The Law Center, and the LSU A&M Campus, will reopen tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m.

Law Center classes that are normally scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m., or thereafter, will be held. Law Center classes that are normally scheduled to begin before 10:00 a.m., including those scheduled to begin at 9:50 a.m., will not be held.

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