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October 2012

LSU Law Hosts State Party Leaders For Presidential Election Conversation
October 24, 2012
The LSU Law Center welcomed leaders from the state Republican Party and the state Democratic Party on October 23 for Democrat and Republican Perspectives: A Conversation About the Issues in the Presidential Election.
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LSU Law Center Honors 2012 Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Achievement Honorees at Awards Brunch
October 22, 2012
The LSU Law Center honored W. Henson Moore III as the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and the Honorable Elizabeth Foote, Honorable Bonnie Foster Jackson, C. Kris Kirkpatrick, William Morrison Meyers and R. Patrick Vance for Distinguished Achievement at an awards brunch on Saturday, October 20 at Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, Louisiana.
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From Shreveport to the Supreme Court
October 19, 2012
L to R: Harold Gilley, Patricia Gilley, Professor Paul R. Baier, George M. Armstrong, Jr., Professor of Law, and Collins Meredith, 2L student.

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Two LSU Law alumni are set to argue before the Supreme Court of the United States in November.

“We are not ‘high building lawyers,’” said Attorney Patricia Gilley.

Mrs. Gilley describes her firm as a “Mom and Pop” shop. She and her husband of forty years, Harold Gilley, graduated from LSU Law in 1977. This husband and wife team now operates a family-run firm, Gilley & Gilley, in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Though she may be humble about her practice, Mrs. Gilley has reached the summit of any attorney’s career. She will argue the case of Henderson v. United States before the Supreme Court on November 28, 2012.  At issue is the applicable standard to judge “plain error” under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 52(b), also known as “the time of...


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