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October 2012

LSU Energy Law Center to Be Named in Honor of John P. Laborde (’49)
October 26, 2012
The LSU Board of Supervisors today approved naming of the Energy Law Center of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in honor of John P. Laborde, LSU Law Class of 1949. The newly established academic and research center henceforth will be known as the “LSU John P. Laborde Energy Law Center” in recognition of Mr. Laborde’s commitment to the Center and the school.
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LSU Law Hosts State Party Leaders For Presidential Election Conversation
October 24, 2012
The LSU Law Center welcomed leaders from the state Republican Party and the state Democratic Party on October 23 for Democrat and Republican Perspectives: A Conversation About the Issues in the Presidential Election.
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LSU Law Appoints Director of Energy Law Center
October 23, 2012
LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss today announced the appointment of Robert D. Sloan as the first director of the LSU Energy Law Center and Professor of Professional Practice. The appointment is effective November 1.
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LSU Law Center Honors 2012 Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Achievement Honorees at Awards Brunch
October 22, 2012
The LSU Law Center honored W. Henson Moore III as the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and the Honorable Elizabeth Foote, Honorable Bonnie Foster Jackson, C. Kris Kirkpatrick, William Morrison Meyers and R. Patrick Vance for Distinguished Achievement at an awards brunch on Saturday, October 20 at Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, Louisiana.
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From Shreveport to the Supreme Court
October 19, 2012
L to R: Harold Gilley, Patricia Gilley, Professor Paul R. Baier, George M. Armstrong, Jr., Professor of Law, and Collins Meredith, 2L student.

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Two LSU Law alumni are set to argue before the Supreme Court of the United States in November.

“We are not ‘high building lawyers,’” said Attorney Patricia Gilley.

Mrs. Gilley describes her firm as a “Mom and Pop” shop. She and her husband of forty years, Harold Gilley, graduated from LSU Law in 1977. This husband and wife team now operates a family-run firm, Gilley & Gilley, in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Though she may be humble about her practice, Mrs. Gilley has reached the summit of any attorney’s career. She will argue the case of Henderson v. United States before the Supreme Court on November 28, 2012.  At issue is the applicable standard to judge “plain error” under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 52(b), also known as “the time of...


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Louisiana State Bar Exam Results Released
October 12, 2012
LSU Law Center students achieved the second highest passage rate among all examinees on the latest Louisiana State Bar Exam, according to results released October 12, 2012 by the Committee on Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court of Louisiana.
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LSU Law To Host State Party Leaders For “A Conversation About the Issues in the Presidential Election”
October 11, 2012
The LSU Law Center will welcome leaders from the state Republican Party and the state Democratic Party on October 23 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium for "Democrat and Republican Perspectives: A Conversation About the Issues in the Presidential Election."
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