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May 25, 2016

End of Semester

Date: May 25, 2016

Notice of Meeting of the Executive Committee: May 25, 2016

Notice of Meeting of the Executive Committee:  Executive Committee Public Meeting Notice – May 25

The Executive Committee of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center will meet at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in the Dean’s Conference Room.



Start: May 25, 2016 12:00 pm
End: May 25, 2016 1:00 pm

May 27, 2016

Commencement (10:00 am)

Held at the River Center

Date: May 27, 2016

May 30, 2016

LSU Law PUB: Summer 2016 Hours

The LSU Law PUB will be open this summer from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, May 30 to Monday, June 13. The PUB is closed on weekends and holidays. The PUB is located in Room 414 this summer.

Myriam Escobar
414 Law Center

Start: May 30, 2016 9:00 am
End: June 13, 2016 3:00 pm

May 31, 2016

Summer Classes Begin

Date: May 31, 2016

39th John H. Tucker Lecture in Civil Law

The Proposed Organization of American States Model Law on Simplified Corporations:  Perspectives and Challenges

Given by:  Professor Francisco Reyes

Reyes is the 2016-17 Chairman of the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).  He is the Colombian Superintendent of Companies (and Bankruptcy), a member of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law, the International Academy of Comparative Law and the Colombian Academy of Jurisprudence.

Reception, in the student lounge, following the lecture.

RSVP by May 24, 2016 to or 225-578-0067.


Colombian Law 1258 of 2008 introduced the Simplified Corporation (Sociedad por Acciones Simplificada) or SAS.  This type of business entity included modern corporate law features such as simplified incorporation proceedings, full-fledged limited liability for its shareholders and broad freedom of contract for the definition of housekeeping and governance rules.  It also reduced old-fashioned prohibitions pertaining to shareholder and manager activities and reduced transaction costs.  The SAS’s “opt-in” approach also has allowed for private parties to draft the most suitable agreements.  The enabling provisions of Law 1258 have been the starting point for the preparation of at least three Model Law proposals presented before the Organization of American States (OAS), the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the Pacific Alliance.  Discussions on these draft legislative models have been underway over the last few years at different bodies within these multinational organizations.  Although some progress has been made in recognizing the importance of providing some degree of harmonization in the field of closely held business enterprises, particularly in developing jurisdictions, there are still significant obstacles that need to be surpassed before such model law is adopted.

Click here to download the lecture brochure

Start: May 31, 2016 6:00 pm
End: May 31, 2016 8:00 pm

June 3, 2016

Final Day for Adding Classes & Last Day to Drop w/o a “W”

Date: June 3, 2016

Louisiana Experiential Workshop

Open to the clinical and experiential learning faculty, staff, and administration of Louisiana’s four law schools, the Louisiana Experiential Workshop is a one day informal conference at which issues facing experiential legal education in Louisiana are discussed.  The Workshop host rotates between the four law schools in Louisiana each term.

For more information and a schedule of planned events, please contact Prof. Jeff Brooks at

Date: June 3, 2016

June 24, 2016

Final Day to Drop (will receive a “W”)

Date: June 24, 2016

July 4, 2016

Fourth of July Holiday (Law Center Closed)

Date: July 4, 2016
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