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September 2, 2015

Trial Advocacy Team Tryouts

Tryouts for 2L and 3L students interested in competing on one of the Law Center’s award-winning trial advocacy and alternative dispute resolution competition teams will be held September 2-4 in the Robinson Courtroom.  All interested students, both new and returning members, must go through the tryouts process.  Participation in the Opening Statement and/or Flory Trial competitions is not required to try out for a trial advocacy team.  Students should review the links to the competitions below before registering for the tryouts. All students trying out will be asked to perform certain portions of a criminal trial in front of Professor Brooks and a panel of Trial Advocacy board members using this semester’s Flory Trial Competition problem.  (Trial Advocacy Board members will play the witnesses.) Students trying out should prepare to present based on their class standing and trial team experience, as follows:

  • 2L students will be able to elect to represent the prosecution or defense, and will be required to perform both a 5-minute cross-examination of Conrad Grayson (prosecution) or Lt. Jack Porter (defense) and a 5-minute opening statement.
  • Returning 3L students (those who were on a Trial Advocacy competition team or shadow team last year) will be able to elect to represent the prosecution or defense, and will be required to perform both a 5-minute closing argument and a 5-minute cross-examination of Conrad Grayson (prosecution) or Lt. Jack Porter (defense).
  • New 3L students (those who were not on a Trial Advocacy competition team or shadow team last year) will be assigned prosecution or defense, and will be required to present a 5-minute opening statement, a 5-minute direct examination of Lt. Jack Porter or Conrad Grayson, a 5-minute cross-examination of Lt. Jack Porter or Conrad Grayson, and a 5-minute closing argument.

Students can register for tryouts by visiting http://advocacy.law.lsu.edu/competitions/external-team-tryouts/.

Start: September 2, 2015
End: September 4, 2015

September 7, 2015

Labor Day Holiday

Date: September 7, 2015

September 8, 2015

International Law Society & Immigration Law Association: General Meeting

Start: September 8, 2015 12:40 pm
End: September 8, 2015 1:40 pm

Advocacy Skills Lunch Workshops: Basics of Exhibits and Objections

This Week’s Workshop: Basics of Exhibits and Objections

General Information:

The Advocacy Programs are sponsoring a series of brown-bag lunch workshops every Tuesday and Wednesday during the fall semester, from 12:40 to 1:40 in Room 214. (No experience in courtroom practice is necessary to participate!)  Designed to give students exposure to a number of different courtroom skills, these workshops will complement participation in the many internal competitions offered at LSU, and also to assist students in developing skills that may be assessed in the Advocacy Programs’ moot court and trial advocacy team tryouts.  Participation is completely voluntary, signing up is not required, attendance will not be taken, and students may elect to participate in some but not all of the workshops at their option.  The same material will be covered in both the Tuesday and Wednesday training sessions each week.  The workshops will be taught by Prof. Jeffrey Brooks and the coaches of the Advocacy Programs.

The full schedule of workshops is below:

  • August 25 & 26 – Opening Statements
  • September 1 & 2 – Cross Examinations
  • September 8 & 9 – Basics of Exhibits and Objections
  • September 15 & 16 – Direct Examinations
  • September 22 & 23 – Moot Court Tryouts Primer
  • September 29 & 30 – Closing Arguments
  • October 6 & 7 – Expert Witnesses
  • October 13 & 14 – Motion Practice
  • October 20 & 21 – Depositions
Start: September 8, 2015 12:40 pm
End: September 8, 2015 1:40 pm

September 9, 2015

Advocacy Skills Lunch Workshops: Basics of Exhibits and Objections

This Week’s Workshop: Basics of Exhibits and Objections

General Information:

The Advocacy Programs are sponsoring a series of brown-bag lunch workshops every Tuesday and Wednesday during the fall semester, from 12:40 to 1:40 in Room 214. (No experience in courtroom practice is necessary to participate!)  Designed to give students exposure to a number of different courtroom skills, these workshops will complement participation in the many internal competitions offered at LSU, and also to assist students in developing skills that may be assessed in the Advocacy Programs’ moot court and trial advocacy team tryouts.  Participation is completely voluntary, signing up is not required, attendance will not be taken, and students may elect to participate in some but not all of the workshops at their option.  The same material will be covered in both the Tuesday and Wednesday training sessions each week.  The workshops will be taught by Prof. Jeffrey Brooks and the coaches of the Advocacy Programs.

The full schedule of workshops is below:

  • August 25 & 26 – Opening Statements
  • September 1 & 2 – Cross Examinations
  • September 8 & 9 – Basics of Exhibits and Objections
  • September 15 & 16 – Direct Examinations
  • September 22 & 23 – Moot Court Tryouts Primer
  • September 29 & 30 – Closing Arguments
  • October 6 & 7 – Expert Witnesses
  • October 13 & 14 – Motion Practice
  • October 20 & 21 – Depositions
Start: September 9, 2015 12:40 pm
End: September 9, 2015 1:40 pm

Women Law Students Association General Meeting

Start: September 9, 2015 12:40 pm
End: September 9, 2015 1:40 pm

BLSA Keeping it Real Panel / Academic Event

Upper class BLSA members will serve on a panel and discuss real problems facing 1L’s in their coming studies.

Start: September 9, 2015 3:30 pm
End: September 9, 2015 4:30 pm

September 10, 2015

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) Interest Meeting

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) will be hosting its first general interest meeting to discuss upcoming events and our goals for the semester.  Any interested students are welcome to join us.  Pizza will be provided!

Start: September 10, 2015 12:40 pm
End: September 10, 2015 1:40 pm

Constitution Day Program

The Founders’ Constitution and Contemporary Constitutional Law, after Obergefell

Lecturer: Professor Murray P. Dry, Middleburry College

Discussants: Professor Paul R. Baier, LSU Law Center, Professor James R. Stoner, LSU Political Science

Moderator: Professor Matthew P. Hitt, LSU Political Science

 

Sponsors: LSU Law Center, LSU Department of Political Science, Eric Voegelin Institute, and the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History

Start: September 10, 2015 3:00 pm
End: September 10, 2015 4:30 pm

Career Services: Foreign Service Information Session

Want a challenging career and responsibilities unlike any other? Looking for a student internship overseas or in Washington, DC?  Planning to take the Foreign Service Officer Test?  Passed the FSOT/QEP and are selected for the Oral Assessment? Are you an engineer, criminal justice or liberal arts major?   If the answer is YES to any of these questions you are invited to attend the Foreign Service Information Sessions.

Start: September 10, 2015 4:00 pm
End: September 10, 2015 5:00 pm
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