Summer 2015

The American Bar Association Journal used criteria developed by Professor Christine Corcos for jurors to select the “most important and most influential movies” of the past ten decades in their August 2015 issue. Professor Corcos was one of the jurors who selected the top most important and influential legal movies since 1915.

Professor Paul Baier was recently a guest on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law,” where he discussed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association over Seattle’s new tax on the sales of firearms and ammunition.

Interim Co-Dean and Professor Bill Corbett recently published an article about the United States Supreme Court’s 2015 decision on pregnancy discrimination. The article is entitled Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.: McDonnell Douglas to the Rescue? It is published in the online edition of the Washington University Law Review Commentaries and later will be published in the print edition of the law review.

On July 30, 2015, at the annual meeting of the Southeast Association of Law Schools, Professor Michael Coenen served as a panelist for the “Newer Law Teachers Workshop,” presenting on the topic of “Creating Successful Methods of Assessment, Including Essay and Multiple Choice Questions.” At the same conference, Associate Dean Ray Diamond was a panelist on two Constitutional Law workshops: on July 27, “Law Under Pressure: Ferguson, Missouri, Revisited”; and on August 1, “State Emergencies and the Constitution: Lessons from the Tenth Anniversary of Katrina.”

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LSU Law students and faculty gave more than 500 hours of community service to Baton Rouge agencies during the Public Interest Law Society’s Fall Day of Service on Saturday, August 29.
LSU Law students and faculty gave more than 500 hours of community service to Baton Rouge agencies during the Public Interest Law Society’s Fall Day of Service on Saturday, August 29.
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Are you a 2L or 3L who wants to learn more about opening statements, expert witnesses, or Moot Court tryouts? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then mark your calendars for the fall 2015 Advocacy Skills Lunch Workshops. Designed to give 2L and 3L students exposure to a number of different courtroom skills, these workshops will complement participation in the many internal competitions offered at LSU Law, and also to assist students in developing skills that may be assessed in the Advocacy Programs’ moot court and trial advocacy team tryouts. No experience in courtroom practice is necessary to participate!
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LSU President F. King Alexander welcomed the LSU Law Class of 2018 to campus on Thursday, August 14. The class of 172 students is the first class to enter LSU Law under the realigned structure with the main campus.
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William "Bill" Corbett and Cheney Joseph, Jr., have been appointed interim co-deans of the LSU Law Center, effective August 17, 2015.
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Over 170 third-year LSU Law students will “learn by doing” at the Law Center’s annual Trial Advocacy program that begins today. From cross examination to voir dire jury selection, students will role play and receive critiques from some of the nation’s leading experts in courtroom practices during the intensive three day program held at the Law Center, August 10-12.
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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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