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September 2014

Bringing the Rockies to the Bayou Guest Lecture Series: September 22
September 19, 2014
The second Bringing the Rockies to the Bayou guest lecture series will be held Monday, September 22 at 12:40 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorum. Professor Alex Ritchie with the New Mexico School of Law will present, “Hydraulic Fracturing in Your Neighborhood.”
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Constitution Day Program: September 17
September 15, 2014
14 LSU law constitution day posterIn commemoration of this year’s Constitution Day on Wednesday, September 17—marking the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution—Professors Paul Baier, John Devlin, and Michael Coenen will offer a look back at the Supreme Court’s previous Term and a preview of the upcoming Term.  The discussion will take place in Room 110 at 12:40 p.m. Among other things, the discussion will cover:
  • Bond v. United States, regarding the scope of the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1998.
  • Schuette v. BAMN, regarding the constitutionality of a statewide ban on the use of race-conscious admissions policies by public universities.
  • DOT v. Association of American Railroads (upcoming), in which the Court will consider a claim that the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 unconstitutionally delegates authority to private entities.
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Law Center Announces $800,000 J. Bennett Johnston Science Foundation Gift Supporting the Laborde Energy Law Center
September 12, 2014
LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss today announced an $800,000 gift from the J. Bennett Johnston Science Foundation to the LSU John P. Laborde Energy Law Center. The gift establishes the J. Bennett Johnston Energy Law Endowment Fund in honor of Senator Johnston and will support student internships and externships in energy law and policy. The fund will serve as a challenge fund for the Law Center’s $20 million Energy Law Center fundraising campaign.
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LSU Law Open House for Prospective Students: October 6
September 10, 2014
Don't miss an opportunity to interact with LSU Law faculty, staff and students at our Open House on Monday, October 6, 2014! The event will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Robinson Courtroom on the second floor of the Law Center.
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More Access to JSTOR Titles
September 4, 2014
The Law Library is pleased to announce that, through collaboration with the LSU Libraries, our access to JSTOR titles has tripled with the addition of six new collections. Law Center students, faculty and staff now have access to Arts & Sciences VI, Arts & Sciences VIII, Arts & Sciences IX, Arts & Sciences X, Arts & Sciences XI, and The Ireland Collection, increasing the total access to more than 1800 unique journal titles. This coverage represents a variety of subject matters across multiple disciplines. JSTOR provides full-text access to the archives, going back to the first issues published, of core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. LSU Law Center students, faculty and staff can access JSTOR through the connection links below or on our databases tab above or on the LSU Libraries databases list. • ...
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Introducing Stack Map
September 2, 2014
The law library is pleased to announce the addition of Stack Map to the library’s catalog. Stack Map provides an easy way to see exactly where in the library a book is located. Once you’ve found an item in the library catalog, click on the mapit  icon next to the call number and location and a map will appear showing where the item is located. With Stack Map, patrons can now find library materials easier and faster!

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