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August 4, 2016

All Baton Rouge Alumni — Meet the New Dean

Open to all Baton Rouge area law alumni (and any other law alumni who happen to be in town).  Student Lounge and second floor lobby.  Parking in Union Square Garage only.

Start: August 4, 2016 5:00 pm
End: August 4, 2016 7:00 pm

August 8, 2016

Trial Advocacy Program for 3L’s

Start: August 8, 2016
End: August 10, 2016

Grade Deadline for Summer Grades

Date: August 8, 2016

August 11, 2016

New Student Orientation

Start: August 11, 2016
End: August 12, 2016

August 15, 2016

Fall 2016 Classes Begin

Date: August 15, 2016

August 17, 2016

Advocacy Programs Interest Meeting

The LSU Law Center’s Advocacy Programs will hold a general interest meeting for all second and third-year students to outline the many opportunities available in the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Law Center’s award-winning Advocacy Programs encompass a number of different appellate advocacy (“moot court”), trial advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution programs, and collectively provide students with a number of different extracurricular opportunities to develop their advocacy skills.  Program offerings include the Law Center’s six different internal advocacy competitions (the Opening Statement Competition, the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition, the Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competitions, the Arbitration Competition, and the Dean’s Cup Challenge), over twenty-five different traveling advocacy competition teams, the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Boards, and a number of other skills development programs.

Professor Jeffrey Brooks, the Preis PLC Director of Advocacy and Professional Practice, and representatives of the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Boards will be present at the meeting to explain the various program offerings, describe how students can sign up to participate in the many Advocacy Program events scheduled for the fall semester, discuss the tryout processes for traveling competition teams, and otherwise answer questions.  Students can also visit the Advocacy Programs website,, for information on this semester’s offerings, competition case files, and a calendar of upcoming events.

Questions about the interest meeting should be directed to Prof. Brooks at

Start: August 17, 2016 12:40 pm
End: August 17, 2016 1:40 pm

August 22, 2016

Final Day for Adding Classes & Dropping w/o a “W”

Date: August 22, 2016

August 26, 2016

Les Avocats Luncheon

9th Annual reunion luncheon for Law Graduates of “51 years or better”.  This year’s event will be held at Lod Cook and feature introduction of and remarks by new Dean, Thomas C. Galligan.  Professor Phillip Hackney also will make brief remarks.  Attendance for the graduate and one guest is free.  Additional guests are welcome at $25.00 each.  Reservations required.

Start: August 26, 2016 11:30 am
End: August 26, 2016 2:00 pm

August 27, 2016

Tentative: PILS Fall Day of Service

PILS annual law school-wide community service event

Start: August 27, 2016 8:00 am
End: August 27, 2016 2:00 pm

September 5, 2016

Labor Day Holiday

Date: September 5, 2016
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