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LSU Law Alum To Give Presentation on International Careers
Dan Stigall (’00) will give a presentation to LSU Law students on International Careers on Monday, November 3 at 3:00 p.m. in room 110.

Currently a Trial Attorney with the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Stigall has international legal experience as a military lawyer in Europe and the Middle East. Fluent in French, Mr. Stigall is well published, including in the Louisiana Law Review, and is a member of Juris Diversitas, a Comparative Law international network.

Wednesday, Oct. 29 -
Class of 2015 Celebrates Hats ‘n Canes
The Class of 2015 celebrates Hats 'n Canes on October 25, 2014. The Class of 2015 celebrates Hats 'n Canes on October 25, 2014.

The Class of 2015 celebrated the annual Hats ‘n Canes celebration on Saturday, October 25. The graduating class gathered on the front steps of the Old Law Building sporting black hats and carrying canes, as Chancellor Jack Weiss toasted the class using the cane of the Law School’s first dean, Joseph Kelly.

The annual Hats ‘n Canes tradition began in 1930 when seniors carried black canes with curved handles and silver bands engraved with the student’s name, year of graduation, and the words, “The LSU Law School.”

Historical reference: W. Lee Hargrave. LSU Law: The Louisiana State University Law School from 1906 to 1977.

Wednesday, Oct. 29 -
Peebles and Stanford Win 2014 Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition
The Honorable Richard Bourgeois, Mary Margaret Peebles, Honorable James J. "Jim" Brady ('69), Professor Michael Coenen and Stephen Stanford at the 2014 Tullis Competition. The Honorable Richard Bourgeois, Mary Margaret Peebles, Honorable James J. "Jim" Brady ('69), Professor Michael Coenen and Stephen Stanford at the 2014 Tullis Competition.

Mary Margaret Peebles and Stephen Stanford are the winners of the 2014 Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition. The competition was held October 23 in the Robinson Courtroom.

Named in honor of the former Dean Emeritus of the Law Center, the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition has been a tradition of honor at LSU Law since the 1930s.  Participation is open to the second-year class; this year, nearly 40% of the 2L class participated in the Tullis Competition, with 36 teams of students submitting briefs and oral arguments.

This year’s case, City of Thurmont v. Lewis, was a fictional case pending before the United States Supreme Court.  The issues before the Court in City of Thurmont were:

(1)   Whether the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits a public school from holding important ceremonies, such as a high-school graduation, in a church;

(2)   Whether the Americans with Disabilities Act requires that law enforcement officers and law enforcement agencies provide accommodations to a disabled person suspected of committing a crime while in the course of arresting and processing the arrest of such a person.

The Honorable James J. “Jim Brady” (’69) of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, the Honorable Richard Bourgeois, United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana, and LSU Law Professor Michael Coenen judged the competition.

Thursday, Oct. 30 -
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