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November 2006

Students Bring Home Second and Third Place in 2006 National Moot Court Competitions; Additional Teams Compete in Regionals
November 27, 2006

Congratulations to the following students and faculty members who represented LSU Law successfully at three separate moot court competitions the weekend of November 10-12.

Laranda Moffett, David Geerken, and Wyndi Guillory won Third Place at the National Moot Court Region VII competition. The team also placed Second in the Best Brief category. John Devlin served as faculty advisor. Please refer to for additional information.

Clarence Cooper, Emily Couvillon, and Leila Parvizian won Second Place at the International Criminal Court Moot competition. Clarence Cooper won First Place in the Best Individual Advocate category. Emily Couvillon was also recognized as one of the top six advocates in the preliminary rounds. Alberto Zuppi, Catherine Rogers, and Todd Bruno served as faculty advisors. Please refer to for additional...

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Law Center's Melinda M. Braud Receives Outstanding Staff Service Award
November 17, 2006

Melinda McNeese Braud has received the 2006 Outstanding Staff Service Award presented by the LSU Foundation and the Law Center. She received the award at the 38th Annual LSU Foundation Staff Outstanding Service Awards ceremonies held November 14, 2006.

Melinda was nominated by her friends and colleagues in the Department of Legal Writing and Professional Practice where she began working in March 2006. Melinda is a 12-year veteran of the Law Center. Her career includes nine years working in the Admissions Office and several years assisting professors. She received her B.A. in Mass Communications in 2001. Chancellor John Costonis presented the award along with representatives of the LSU Foundation.

“When I think of Melinda, I think about my brother George and the early years of my life when we all made our livings through painting houses. What I learned from that experience is that it’s the detailed preparation and work on the house before the paint goes on that...

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