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January 2007

LSU Law to Host Regional Trial Competition
January 29, 2007

The LSU Law Center will host the Region 11 round of the 32nd Annual National Trial Competition February 2-4 in downtown Baton Rouge.

All trials will be held in the courtrooms of the Baton Rouge City Court and the 19th Judicial District Court, with 24 teams from 12 law schools across Louisiana and Texas competing. The top two teams in this regional competition will be declared Regional Winners and invited to participate in the National Finals, composed of 26 teams and held in Houston in March.

In addition to two teams of LSU Law students in the competition, over 100 first-year LSU Law students are participating as witnesses and over 40 upperclassmen are serving as bailiffs.

This prestigious competition was established in 1975 by the Texas Young Lawyers Association to encourage and strengthen students’ advocacy skills through quality competition and valuable interaction with members of the bench and bar. The program is also sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers; and is...

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Law Making in a Global World Symposium
January 22, 2007
A symposium on Law Making in a Global World will be held Friday and Saturday, January 26 and 27 at the Lod Cook Conference Center on the LSU campus.

Presented by the LSU Louisiana Law Review, the Center of Civil Law Studies, and the LSU Law Center, the two-day symposium brings together local, national, and international experts with worldwide experience in comparative law. The distinguished group will discuss topics of law making in a global world, such as: How much does globalization affect the way laws are created? Is there a universal concept of justice? What about the legitimacy of lawmakers? Can the diversity of cultures be ignored? Can a pluralistic approach be used in mass societies? Can new and old models be reconciled?

Ample time is set aside for lively discussions and papers will be published in a special issue of the Louisiana Law Review.

The Louisiana Law Review symposium is open to the public and is free of charge. Lunch will be provided and advance registration is...
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LSU Law Center Moves to Second-Tier Ranking in U.S. News and World Report
January 18, 2007
The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center recently moved three spots to #87 in the 2007 U.S. News and World Report law school rankings.

LSU Law finished in the middle of the 180 schools accredited by the American Bar Association.

See the LSU The Daily Reveille article, Jan. 18, 2007 for details.

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