Spring 2015

Assistant Professor and Teaching Fellow Kat Macfarlane testified in front of the Louisiana Health and Welfare committee on May 7, 2015, in support of HB 319, which requires doctor notification before certain forms of medications known as biologics are replaced by pharmacists for biosimilars. She was interviewed in connection with her testimony on Talk 107.3 and NBC 33.

Professor Philip Hackney’s article, Should the IRS Never ‘Target’ Taxpayers: An Examination of the IRS Tea Party Affair, is forthcoming in the Valparaiso University Law Review.

Professor Hackney was recently quoted in a USA Today article regarding the NFL's decision to give up the tax-exempt status for its league office.

Professor Jeffrey Brooks received the 2015 Steven Schneebaum Award at the White & Case International Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition that was recently held in Washington, DC. The Jessup Competition is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries. The Schneebaum Award is presented to an administrator of one of the qualifying rounds of the competition held around the world.

The Louisiana Law Review recently published Volume 75, Issue 3. Issue 3 includes four professional pieces covering Louisiana future advance mortgages, the role of traditional legal institutions in law reform, changes in the Louisiana law of pledge, and the private right of action under Louisiana securities law. Issue 3 also features four student pieces discussing Louisiana Mineral Code article 190, hydraulic fracturing and subsurface trespass in Louisiana, dedications to public use in Louisiana, and the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. Please visit the Louisiana Law Review’s website for more information.

Professor Keith Hall’s article, The Application of Oil & Gas Lease Implied Covenants: Old Meets New, was cited multiple times by the Ohio Court of Appeals in its opinion in Yoder v. Artex Oil Co.

Professor Michael Coenen's article, Combining Constitutional Clauses, has been accepted for publication in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

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The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Commencement will take place Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the LSU campus. Marc H. Morial will deliver the commencement address. Visit the LSU Law Commencement page for the latest information and instructions for graduates and guests. Parking information may also be found here.
Notice of Faculty Meeting: Faculty Meeting May 26 Notice and Agenda There will be a meeting of the faculty of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in the Tucker Room (third floor of the Law Center).
Notice of Meeting of Executive Committee: Executive Committee Public Meeting Notice May 20, 2015 The Executive Committee of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center will meet at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in the Tucker Parlor (third floor of the Law Center).
Since 1938, the Louisiana Law Review has served as Louisiana’s flagship legal journal and has become a vibrant forum for scholarship in comparative and civil law topics. The journal was recently ranked #180 out of some 1,300 journals published by the nation’s law schools. The rankings were released by the Law Journal Rankings Project, an annual assessment conducted by Washington and Lee University School of Law. The Louisiana Law Review moved up seven spots from last year.
The LSU Law Center’s Moot Court Program has moved up seven spots to #40 in the nation in rankings released by the Blakely Advocacy Institute for the 2014-15 academic year. The LSU Law Center has one of the largest law student advocacy skills training programs in the country. The Law Center’s Advocacy Programs provide students with an exceptional array of opportunities to develop their skills as persuasive advocates.
Notice of Meeting of Ad Hoc Committee on the DCL: Ad Hoc Committee on DCL Notice of Meeting and Agenda April 28 2015 The Ad Hoc Committee on the DCL of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center will meet at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in the Tucker Room (third floor of the Law Center).