Faculty and Staff

LSU Law relies on the strength of its dynamic faculty and staff. The Law Center is comprised of 19 departments and:

LSU Law faculty consider teaching their primary responsibility. They devote much of their time to teaching classes, as well as conducting review sessions, meeting with individual students and study groups, and advising students on individual projects.

Outside of the classroom, faculty are known for their scholarship. Louisiana courts often cite the writings of the LSU Law faculty in their decisions, and many faculty members have written the principal Louisiana treaties in their areas of expertise.

From Admissions to Student Records, the LSU Law staff’s main focus is its students. Staff members are located throughout the LSU Law building and can be found through the directory.

Scholarship & Service

Professor Keith Hall was a panelist on LPB’s Louisiana Public Square for a discussion on “Energy’s Environmental Footprint.” The segment aired February 26.

A biographer of U.S. President Millard Fillmore, Visiting Professor Paul Finkelman appeared on the February 16 airing of CBS Sunday Morning in the segment, “Millard Fillmore: A Presidential Portrait”.

Professor Ken Levy’s article, Why Retributivism Needs Consequentialism: The Rightful Place of Revenge in the Criminal Justice System, will appear in the forthcoming issue of the Rutgers Law Review.

On February 3, 2014, Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Katherine Macfarlane presented “Understanding Stop-and-Frisk Litigation in the Second Circuit” at the University of Michigan Law School. The event was hosted by the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. On February 8, she will serve as a presenter at the LSU Women’s Leadership Symposium, addressing workplace gender issues.

Professor Philip Hackney was recently quoted in The Hill article, "Lawmakers: Sack NFL's tax break."

On January 29, Visiting Professor Paul Finkelman presented “How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln, The Emancipation Proclamation, and Spielberg’s Movie,” at St. Bonaventure University.

Vice Chancellor Raymond Diamond was recently quoted in The Advocate article, "Louisiana Supreme Court upholds two statutes in gun law challenge."

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#LSULaw Dean Tom Galligan has a few words for graduates who are taking the Louisiana #BarExam next week
Congratulations to #LSULaw 2017 graduate Matthew Boles, who was recently named the recipient of the Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award for his work in the Immigration Law Clinic. Boles represented non-citizens in their defensive proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration Review and affirmative applications with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Boles, left, is pictured with #LSULaw professor and LSU Immigration Law Clinic director Lauren Aronson.
Some students have more fun with Bar Exam studying at the #LSULaw Library than others 📖🌭📖🌭 #NationalHotDogDay
On May 25, #LSULaw officially renamed Classroom W-210 the “Cheney C. Joseph Classroom” in memory of our late professor and former interim dean. Thank you to the former students, friends and family who came to help dedicate the room in Cheney's honor. For more photos from the dedication, visit the #LSULaw Facebook page.
#LSULaw summer abroad students visited the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and got the opportunity to practice a hearing on international labor regulations #LSU #summerabroad
Congratulations to the #LSULaw Hispanic Law Students Association for winning the Louisiana State Bar Association's Guardian of Diversity Award! This award recognizes organizations that implement and advance diversity programs to promote and support diversity in the legal community. Way to Geaux! #LSU #Diversity #HLSA
Get walking, #LSULaw Class of 2017!
One more day! We're looking forward to seeing the #LSULaw Class of 2017 and their friends and family tomorrow at Commencement and the Order of the Coif ceremonies
A sneak peek at the Cheney C. Joseph Classroom, which #LSULaw will officially dedicate tomorrow during a ceremony beginning at 3 p.m.
Rising 2L M.J. Hernandez, center, was selected to be the #LSULaw Fellow in the 2017 Summer Access to Justice Leadership Program. Hernandez, sponsored by Baker Donelson law firm, was selected as LSU’s representative because of his outstanding academic success and his demonstrated potential to be future leader in the Louisiana Bar.
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