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August 18, 2015
The LSU Law Center’s Advocacy Programs will hold a general interest meeting for all second and third-year students on Tuesday, August 18 at 12:40 pm.
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 courtroom 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 Chancellor’s Cup Senior Appellate 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, advocacy.law.lsu.edu, 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 email@example.com.
August 19, 2015
Requirements for earning the Graduate Certificate in Energy Law and Policy will be fully explained, with time for Q&A. Orientation is mandatory for certificate students who did not attend the spring 2015 orientation. 3L deadline to apply for the program is Mon., Aug. 17, 2015.
2Ls are encouraged to apply for inclusion in certificate-related communications.
August 21, 2015
August 23, 2015
The Trial Advocacy Board will hold a “boot camp” workshop for all interested 2Ls and 3Ls on Sunday, August 23rd from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in Room 110. This workshop will be taught by Professor Brooks and the attorney coaches of the Law Center’s external teams, and will provide students with a basic foundation in trial techniques, including opening statements, closing arguments, direct and cross examinations, common objections, and more. The boot camp workshop is intended for students who plan to participate in the 2015 Opening Statement Competition, the fall and spring Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competitions, the Arbitration Competition, and/or those who plan to try out for trial advocacy external (traveling) teams.
The Board will be utilizing last year’s fall Flory case file, State of Louisiana v. Andy Bellefleur, for the workshop. Participants are encouraged to skim the case file in advance of the workshop.
Students with questions about the workshop can email the Trial Advocacy Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Brooks at email@example.com. The program will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.
For more information on the Law Center’s Advocacy Programs, visit advocacy.law.lsu.edu.