Professor Frank Maraist
"We have reached out in a number of ways through CLE to get a tremendous number of alumni involved in planning and presenting programs. Almost every CLE program - and we have more than anyone else in the state - is guided by an alumni committee."(more)
30 of the LSU Law Center's full-time faculty hold the rank of Full Professor. 12 faculty members began their teaching careers at LSU, while 26 were hired after gaining teaching experience at other institutions. The average length of teaching experience among the faculty is 22 years. Nine possess advance degrees in law, while most faculty members entered their teaching careers after an average of five years of practice.
The Legal Research and Writing Program teaches students to research legal issues in electronic and print resources and provides every law student with a rigorous experience in legal writing. As recently revised by the law faculty, the program will consist of two required first-year courses. The fall course will teach basic research skills and require the preparation of objective memoranda on two legal issues. The spring course continues instruction in legal research and focuses on persuasive writing. Each student will prepare an appellate brief and participate in an oral argument on the legal issues analyzed in the brief.