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November 2012

Case Western Reserve Law School Dean: “Law School Worth the Money”
November 30, 2012
Lawrence E. Mitchell, Dean of Case Western Reserve University Law School, published an Op Ed piece in the Thursday, November 29 issue of The New York Times extolling the virtues of a legal education, and he backs that up with facts and figures.
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Law Students Contribute Notes and Essays to Journal of Civil Law Studies
November 28, 2012

The current issue of the Journal of Civil Law Studies (Volume 5, Number 1) marks the inauguration of a new Civil Law in Louisiana section, with case notes on the recent decisions of Louisiana courts, written by LSU Law students under the supervision of their professors.   Mark Assad, Brian Flanagan, William Gaskins, Taylor Gay, Sarena Gaylor, Chelsea Gomez, Bill Hudson, Daniel Lee, and Joseph Stanier Manning are our first student-authors, with John Tarlton who contributes our first Student Essay.

“For the Louisiana legal community, this is highly valuable information on important recent cases dealing with civil law matters,” said Professor Olivier Moreteau, Director of the Center of Civil Law Studies, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Civil Law Studies. “For our LSU Law students, this is a great opportunity to test their civilian skills, identify and discuss recent evolution. With limited time involvement, they can have the experience of having a note published in a professional...

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LSU Law National Moot Court Team Advances to National Championship
November 16, 2012

LSU Law Hosts Regional Competition

The LSU Law Center Advocacy Programs hosted one of the regional rounds of the National Moot Court Competition November 8 and 9.  LSU Law’s National Moot Court Team of Samuel Lumpkin, Samuel Crichton, and Jordan Stone placed second in the regional competition, advancing to the national championship that will be held in New York City in January 2013.  The competition was held in the courtrooms of the 19th Judicial District Courthouse in downtown Baton Rouge. Final round judges included the Honorable James Brady of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana and the Honorable Kay Bates and the Honorable William Morvant of the 19thJudicial District Court.

[caption id="attachment_2122" align="alignright" width="300"] L to R: Moot Court President Anna Brown, Jordan Stone, Samuel Lumpkin,...
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LSU Law’s ABA Arbitration Team Wins Regional Championship
November 15, 2012
L to R: Linda Matta, Zach Ferguson, Coach James Carver, Andrew Baer and Michael Laborde

Congratulation to Andrew Baer, Zachary Ferguson, Michael Laborde, and Linda Matta, members of the LSU Law Center’s ABA Arbitration Competition Team, who took first place at the November 2012 regional rounds of the Arbitration Competition.  In January, the team will travel to Chicago to compete in the national championship of the Arbitration Competition.  A second LSU Law team, consisting of Leigh Hill, Lalla Morris, John Richards, and David Schroeter, advanced to the semifinals (Top 4) of the regional competition.  LSU Law alumnus James Carver (’89) coaches the ABA Arbitration teams.

One of four practical skills competitions sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Arbitration Competition promotes greater knowledge of alternative dispute resolution by simulating a realistic arbitration hearing. Participants...

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LSU Law Announces New Endowment Gift
November 2, 2012
LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss announced on November 1 the creation of The Preis and Roy Director of Advocacy and Professional Practice Endowed Professorship, an endowment established through a $250,000 gift by the Preis and Roy law firm.
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