LSU Law Professor Paul R. Baier presented his model of an Honors Law course, which he has taught for more than a decade at LSU Law, at the National Collegiate Honors Council's annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Baier also successfully represented Secretary of State Jay Dardenne in the U.S. Supreme Court. Along with LSU Law alumna Celia Cangelosi, Baier opposed a stay application filed with Justice Antonin Scalia by the Libertarian Party, which challenged a ruling by the Fifth Circuit keeping the Libertarian Party off the November Presidential election ballot because of its failure to comply in a timely fashion with the state’s filing requirements for ballot access. Scalia referred the application to the full Court, which issued an order of denial.
Charlene Cain, head of Access Services in the LSU Law Library, was one of two expert speakers at the University of Louisiana at Monroe's celebration of 60 years as a member of the Louisiana State Documents Depository Program and 45 years as member of the Federal Depository Library Program. Cain shared her expertise on "The Cornerstone of Democratic Values: the Librarian's Role in Access to Government Information."