Fall 2015

Professor Christina Sautter’s article, The Golden Ratio of Corporate Deal-making, was selected for publication in The Journal of Corporation Law.

Professor Philip Hackney will give two presentations at the ABA Business Law Section’s Annual Meeting in Chicago for its Nonprofit Committee. The first presentation will be, Disaster and Emergency Planning for the Nonprofit Organization: Preparing for and Responding to the Zombie Apocalypse. Professor Hackney will also present his paper, Taxing the Unheavenly Chorus: Why Section 501(c)(6) Trade Associations are Undeserving of Tax Exemption, which was recently published in the Denver University Law Review.

On September 3, 2015, Associate Dean Ray Diamond was a panelist on “The Procedural Importance of Powell v. McCormick,” the 1969 Supreme Court case that resolved the question whether a house of Congress might fail to seat a member-elect for reasons other than those explicitly stated in the Constitution. The panel was co-sponsored by George Washington University Law School and the National Association of Parliamentarians, as part of the association’s biennial meeting. The event was recorded and will be later televised by CSPAN.

Columbia Law School’s CLS Blue Sky Blog featured Professor Christina Sautter’s article, Fleecing the Family Jewels, forthcoming in the Tulane Law Review. The feature can be accessed here. The CLS Blue Sky Blog is Columbia Law School’s blog on corporations and capital markets.

A review of Professor Blake Hudson's new book, Constitutions and the Commons, was recently published by the Canadian journal, The Forestry Chronicle.

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Interim Co-Deans Bill Corbett and Cheney Joseph are pleased to announce that Professor Andrea Carroll has accepted an appointment to serve as Interim Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs, effective Oct. 1. As Interim Associate Dean, Professor Carroll will oversee the Law Center's academic program.
The LSU Law Center’s Diversity Task Force has submitted its recommendations to interim co-deans William Corbett and Cheney Joseph, Jr. The task force was appointed in October 2014 by Jack Weiss, former Chancellor and Dean of the LSU Law Center, to make recommendations for how the Law Center could create and cultivate a better understanding of diverse cultures and help minority students succeed.
Professor Jacqueline L. Weaver, Liskow & Lewis Visiting Professor in Energy Law
Professor Jacqueline L . Weaver will deliver the annual Liskow & Lewis Visiting Professorship in Energy Law Lecture on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the LSU Law Center. The lecture, Offshore Safety after Macondo: Lowering Risks in the Gulf of Mexico and Globally, will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the David W. Robinson Courtroom. The Liskow & Lewis Visiting Professorship in Energy Law was established through a generous gift from the Liskow & Lewis law firm. The Professorship provides funds to bring distinguished scholars in energy law and closely related fields to the Law Center on an annual basis as part of the LSU John P. Laborde Energy Law Center.
The LSU Law Center will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws to the Honorable James L. Dennis, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, during ceremonies planned for Sunday, October 11. The honorary degree, the highest academic honor of an educational institution, is presented in recognition of Judge Dennis’ substantial contributions to the development of the law, to the judiciary and to our State, region and nation. Registration is required. For ticket information to the luncheon, please contact Jennifer Roche at 225/578-5722.
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.
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!