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April 2014

“Alvin B. Rubin and the Good Judge Ideal” Focus of Remarks by Chancellor Jack Weiss at Annual Rubin Symposium
April 23, 2014
“What can we learn from Alvin Rubin about what it means to be a good judge,” asked LSU Law Chancellor Jack Weiss to a standing-room only crowd as he presented at the 22nd Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on April 17 at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District.
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LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss to Present at 22nd Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium
April 16, 2014
LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss will present a lecture on “Alvin B. Rubin and the Good Judge Ideal” at the 22nd Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, New Orleans chapter, on Thursday, April 17. The symposium is an annual discussion on aspects of federal law or federal practice held as a living memorial to Judge Alvin B. Rubin’s contribution to federal jurisprudence and legal scholarship.
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LSU Law Center to Host U.S. Army War College, April 23
April 15, 2014
The LSU Law Center will host the U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Series College Program on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium at the Law Center. This is the fourth year the Law Center has hosted the U.S. Army War College on its campus. The event is free and open to the public.
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Louisiana Bar Foundation Honors Professor William Corbett and LSU Law Alum Frank Neuner, Jr. (’76)
April 15, 2014
The Louisiana Bar Foundation honored Professor William Corbett as Distinguished Professor and Frank Neuner, Jr. (’76) as Distinguished Attorney at the 28th Annual Fellows Gala on April 11, 2014.
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Symposium Opens Students’ Eyes to Careers in Energy Law
April 15, 2014
The LSU Laborde Energy Law Center and the Institute for Energy Law (IEL) co-hosted the 2014 Hartrick Symposium, “Career Paths for Young Attorneys in the Energy Sector,” on April 4 and 5 at the Law Center. Students from across the country attended the event.
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Spring 2014
April 8, 2014
LSU Law Visiting Professor Paul Finkelman was recently interviewed by National Public Radio regarding Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.

Professor Jeffrey Brooks was recently quoted in the Baton Rouge Business Report article, "Do Not Delete."

Professor William Corbett will be honored by the Louisiana Bar Foundation as the 2013 Distinguished Professor at their annual gala on April 11. Recognition is given to those individuals who, by reason of his or her professional activities, have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession and have brought credit and honor to the legal profession.

Professor Philip Hackney has been invited to serve on Independent Sector’s 2014 Ethics and Accountability Advisory Committee. This committee will provide guidance and direction on Independent Sector’s ethics and accountability portfolio, which supports and promotes the highest standards of governance, transparency and accountability in the nonprofit and philanthropic community.

Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Katherine Macfarlane's article "Analyzing the SDNY’s Amended Related Case Rule" will appear this summer in the NYU Annual Survey of American Law.

Professor Kenneth Mayeaux's op-ed, Immigration Detainees are in Legal Limbo, was recently published in the Times-Picayune.

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Robert B. Barnett, “Attorney to the Nation’s Most Influential People,” to Deliver 2014 LSU Law Commencement Address
April 1, 2014
Robert B. Barnett, the noted Washington, D.C. attorney who has represented Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, along with a host of other government officials and media and television celebrities, will deliver the 2014 LSU Law Commencement address scheduled for Friday, May 30 at the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
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