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October 2014

2nd Annual Legal Career Summit & Public Interest Law Society Job Fair: January 24, 2015
October 22, 2014
LSU Law Center will host the 2nd Annual Legal Career Summit & Public Interest Law Society Job Fair on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Open to all LSU Law students, the summit is a “one-stop shop” to prepare students for job searches, career planning, selecting a practice area, and more! The summit will also include an employer networking lunch and PILS Job Fair.
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Tax Foundation Archive Publications
October 21, 2014
The Law Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new database: Tax Foundation Archive Publications. The Tax Foundation, which was founded in 1937, collects data and publishes research studies on federal and state tax policies. This HeinOnline resource includes more than 980 titles, such as Tax Watch, Facts & Figures on Government Finance, Library Bulletin, IRET Publications, Civic Guides, and many more. ...
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Parole Assistance and Reentry Clinic Students Obtain Early Release for Clients
October 21, 2014
LSU Law students in the Parole Assistance & Reentry Clinic successfully obtained early release for the clients they represent before the Louisiana Board of Pardons, Committee on Parole. Registration in this clinic for spring 2015 is now open for 3L’s.
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LSU Law Students Achieve State’s Highest Passage Rate on July 2014 Bar Exam
October 17, 2014
LSU Law Center students achieved the state’s highest passage rate among all examinees on the latest Louisiana State Bar Exam, according to results released October 17 by the Committee on Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court of Louisiana. The results are for test takers who sat for the statewide Bar examination in July 2014. Of all LSU Law test takers in July, 81.50% successfully passed the exam. Among LSU graduates taking the bar exam for the first time, 85.81% passed.
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LSU Law Center Announces Alumni Leadership for Chancellor’s Council and Annual Fund
October 13, 2014
The LSU Law Center has announced the alumni leadership for the 2014-15 Chancellor’s Council and Annual Fund, two of the Law Center’s philanthropic initiatives. J. Rock Palermo III (’92) will serve as the Chair of the LSU Law Center Chancellor’s Council program, and R. Patrick “Pat” Vance (’75) will serve as Co-Chair. Annual Fund Chair Amy Lambert (’96) and Co-Chair Timothy Daniels (’85) are enlisting fellow LSU Law graduates from across the state to help increase alumni participation in annual giving.
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Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys: 2014 Scholarship Application
October 13, 2014
The Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys 2014 Scholarship Application can be found here.  Application must be received by October 24, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. CDST....
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Don’t Miss the Boat! 2015 LSU Law Apprenticeship Week
October 9, 2014
Second- and third-year LSU Law students will have the opportunity to participate in Apprenticeship Week, January 5-9, 2015. During this week, master lawyers and judges will teach LSU Law upperclass students in small enrollment, hands-on mini-courses. Each mini-course will aim to provide students with focused, task-oriented training not generally available in law school courses and usually available only through actual practice experience.
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Civil Mediation Clinic Provides Opportunities to Develop Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Techniques
October 9, 2014
The Civil Mediation Clinic (CMC) is an intensive program that trains second and third year law students in dispute resolution techniques and negotiation theory in order for them to mediate live cases for members of the public. During the semester, the students must devote 150 hours of their time in class sessions, discussions, exercises, writing assignments, mediation simulations (three per student) and actual mediations at Baton Rouge City Court and the Clinic facilities. The mediation simulations are a minimum of one-hour long, are videotaped, uploaded to the Panapto video-editing software, and strenuously critiqued by the instructor, whose comments are displayed in “real time” with the video replay. The intensity of this work, especially early in the semester, cuts the learning curve and gives the students the opportunity to mediate live cases within four-to-five weeks of the beginning of the semester. Also, at least eleven (11) CMC students have contributed articles that have been...
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Clinics & Externship Opportunities: Spring 2015 Notice to all 2L's and 3L's
October 8, 2014
SPRING SEMESTER – 2015 3L’s register October 13th and 2L’s register October 14th Please note that the Clinics and Externships WILL NOT be requiring student applications for the Spring 2015 semester. Instead you will register for the Clinic or Externship of your choice when you register for other classes. So, we encourage you to register quickly in order to have a better chance of being admitted into the Clinic or Externship of your choice. There will be a limited number of spaces available in each course. If the course is over-enrolled, the professors have the option of interviewing students in order to make their selections. Also, remember that you can register for ONLY 1 Clinic or Externship during a semester. This means you have a choice of only one Clinic or one Externship. After you register for the Clinic or Externship of your choice you, will be notified of your acceptance as soon as possible. Clinic available to 2L’s...
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LSU Law Clinic to Offer Legal Services to Sexual Assault Survivors
October 7, 2014
A new collaborative effort between the LSU Law Center and the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) organization will establish a new law clinic focused on civil needs of sexual assault survivors. The grant to the LSU Law Center was announced on October 6, and the new program will assist survivors in the Capital Region.
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State Reports: A Historical Archive
October 6, 2014
The Law Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new database – State Reports: A Historical Archive. State Reports provides researchers with a convenient state-by-state bibliographic guide to published court reports for all 50 states and links to the full-text of the state reports in HeinOnline when available. ...
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