Summer 2015

Professor Melissa Lonegrass spoke to the Real Property Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association on Wednesday, July 29. Professor Lonegrass discussed her recent article, The Anomalous Interaction Between Code and Statute: Lessor’s Warranty and Statutory Waiver. Her talk focused on recent Louisiana case law addressing the effects of contractual waivers of a landlord’s obligation to maintain and repair leased premises.

Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic “Induced Seismicity: An Energy Lawyer’s Guide to Legal Issues and the Causes of Man-Made Earthquakes” at the 61st Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute in Anchorage, Alaska on July 16, 2015.

Associate Dean Raymond Diamond, appeared on Louisiana Public Square’s July 22, 2015 program Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces, discussing the societal implications of the display of the Confederate Battle Flag, the maintenance of Confederate war memorials, and the constitutionality of secession during the Civil War.

On July 17, Professor Ken Levy appeared on LPB's, Louisiana: The State We're In, discussing Glossip v. Gross, the Supreme Court’s recent decision about the death penalty and its implications for Louisiana.

Professor Christina Sautter’s article Fleecing the Family Jewels was selected for publication in the Tulane Law Review.

Professors Paul Baier, Melissa Lonegrass, and Olivier Moreteau presented papers at the Fourth Worldwide Congress of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists, Montreal Canada, on June 25-26, 2015. Professor Baier presented, The Constitution as Code, Professor Lonegrass presented, Code and Commentary in a Mixed Jurisdiction—The Louisiana Experience, and Professor Moreteau presented, Teaching the Civil Law in Louisiana: Should the Professor Be System-Neutral or Militant?

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Third-year LSU Law Student and SBA Executive President Clare Sanchez (’16) will serve a one-year term as the new student member of the LSU Board of Supervisors.
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A Message from LSU President F. King Alexander: "As announced last week, Jack Weiss has decided to step down as law chancellor and dean of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. This unexpected announcement has resulted in an outpouring of support from the LSU family expressing its dismay at Chancellor Weiss’s decision... In the coming weeks, we will announce the appointment of an interim dean and launch a national search to fill this important position on a long-term basis. We trust that the new dean will embrace the significant endeavors begun by Chancellor Weiss, such as the growth of our Energy Law program, which has generated more than $5 million in outside support, and the continued diversity of the Law Center’s student body..."
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The LSU Law Center has been rated #8 on a list of the Top 10 Most Underrated Law Schools in the country based on outcome measures and how well the school prepares its students.
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On Sunday, October 11, the LSU Law Center will honor Edward J. Walters, Jr. as the 2015 LSU Law Center Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and Jeffrey K. Coreil, Jennifer A. Jones, Edwin G. Preis, Jr., Kimberly L. Robinson and Dean A. Sutherland for Distinguished Achievement at an awards luncheon at the Lod Cook Conference Center in Baton Rouge. The luncheon will begin at 1:00 p.m.
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LSU Law Center Chancellor and Dean Jack M. Weiss has announced the names of those law students who earned academic honors for the spring 2015 semester. Over 50 students have been recognized as Hebert Scholars and over 80 students have been recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars.
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The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center awarded degrees to 184 students during Commencement ceremonies held today at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, according to LSU Law Chancellor and Dean, Jack M. Weiss. Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, delivered the Commencement address. The LSU Law Center conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws upon the Honorable James L. Dennis (’62), Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
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