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February 2014

LSU Law Student Bar Association Hosts Annual Legislative Preview
February 27, 2014
L to R: Chancellor Jack Weiss, Representative John Bel Edwards ('99), Representative Patricia Smith, Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry Mike Strain, SBA Vice President Jeffrey Wale and SBA President Brooksie Bonvillain at the 2014 SBA Louisiana Legislative Preview. L to R: Chancellor Jack Weiss, Representative John Bel Edwards ('99), Representative Patricia Smith, Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry Mike Strain, SBA Vice President Jeffrey Wale and SBA President Brooksie Bonvillain at the 2014 SBA Louisiana Legislative Preview. The LSU Law Student Bar Association (SBA) hosted the annual Louisiana Legislative Preview on Tuesday, February 25, in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center. The panelists included State Representatives John Bel Edwards (’99) and Patricia Smith, and Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain. Jeffrey Wale, SBA Executive Vice President, moderated the open-subject forum about upcoming issues in the Louisiana legislative session, which begins March 10. Higher education, job growth in Louisiana, state infrastructure needs and proposed legislation for an increase in the minimum wage were among the many topics discussed....
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LSU Family Law Clinic Benefits Students and the Community
February 27, 2014
Third-year LSU Law student Porche Saulsberry “wanted to get out of the classroom and into the courtroom.” She found the perfect fit as a student in the Family Law Clinic where students represent indigent victims of domestic violence in protective order and other family law proceedings. The Family Law Clinic, one of six clinics in the LSU Law Clinical Program, provides students, under close faculty supervision, the opportunity to represent actual clients with real legal issues before various courts and administrative agencies.
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Symposium to Address Historic Freedom of the Press Case and Impact on Government Politics and the Civil Rights Movement
February 24, 2014
The LSU Law Center will co-sponsor the LSU Manship School Reilly Center for Media & Public Affair’s 2014 John Breaux Symposium on March 5 and 6. This year’s Symposium marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in New York Times v. Sullivan. Legal and academic experts will discuss the impact the decision had on media coverage of government and politics.
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Institute for Energy Law and LSU Law Center Announce Co-Presented Symposium: Career Paths for Young Attorneys in the Energy Sector
February 20, 2014
The Institute for Energy Law (IEL) and the LSU John P. Laborde Energy Law Center are proud to announce the upcoming Career Paths for Young Attorneys in the Energy Sector Symposium, to be held April 4-5, 2014 at the LSU Law Center. Please visit www.cailaw.org/IEL for further details and to register.
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LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources Announces Senior Editorial Board for Volume III
February 19, 2014
The LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources is proud to announce the students who have been chosen to serve as the Senior Editorial Board for Volume III: Kirbie Watson, Editor-in-Chief Iman Montgomery, Managing Editor Michael Landis, Articles Editor Charmaine Borne, Production Editor Samantha Costas, Production Editor JoAnn Hymel, Notes & Comments Editor Michael Neuner, Online Articles Editor The LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources is a student-edited academic journal focusing broadly on energy and its relationship to other areas of law. The JELR was created to promote the study of energy law and the effects of technological innovation on a local, national and international level....
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LSU Law to Offer Free Tax Assistance to Foreign Students, Teachers and Researchers
February 18, 2014
The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center offers a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program where law student volunteers provide free tax preparation services for federal and state income taxes to foreign students, teachers and researchers that qualify as non-resident taxpayers. Individuals who have F, J, M, or Q visas are eligible for assistance.
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LawAfrica
February 17, 2014
The Law Library would like to highlight a very unique resource, LawAfrica.  LawAfrica is a database which provides access to selected full text case law for East Africa (including Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania). It includes the following areas to search: LawAfrica Law Reports, Digest on Civil Case Law & Procedure, The East Africa Law Reports, East Africa Court of Appeal Reports, and the East Africa Protectorate Law Reports.
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Stutes-Kalinka Tax Moot Court Team Wins Third Place at National Tax Competition
February 13, 2014
L to R: Taheera Randloph, Honorable Lewis Carluzzo, Colin Ryan, Jena Kyle, Honorable John Dean and Professor Philip Hackney L to R: Taheera Randloph, Honorable Lewis Carluzzo, Colin Ryan, Jena Kyle, Honorable John Dean and Professor Philip Hackney The LSU Law Center’s Stutes-Kalinka National Taxation Moot Court Competition team of Jena Kyle, Taheera Randolph, and Colin Ryan, recently took third place at the National Taxation Moot Court Competition. The Tax Competition, sponsored by the Tax Section of the Florida Bar Association, brings in leading tax practitioners and judges from the United States Tax Court as the competition judges. The Stutes-Kalinka Tax Team faced teams from the University of Kentucky College of Law, William Mitchell College of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, University of Oregon School of Law, and Suffolk University Law School. Professors Philip Hackney (’01) and Elizabeth Carter coach the team. The Stutes-Kalinka Tax Team is supported in part by the generous gift of alumnus Rusty Stutes...
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Louisiana Law Review Volume 75 Board of Editors Selected
February 13, 2014
The Louisiana Law Review is pleased to announce and congratulate the following Junior Associates who have been selected to the Volume 75 Board of Editors: Christopher Ulfers, Editor in Chief Molly Csaki, Managing Editor Jacob Ecker, Executive Senior Editor CJ Murray, Articles Editor George Holmes, Articles Editor Ben Aguinaga, Production Editor Heath Dejean, Production Editor Ryan Boutet, Senior Editor Caleb Madere, Senior Editor Hailey Gaines, Senior Editor Stephen Collura, Senior Editor Alex Baynham, Senior Editor The Louisiana Law Review was established to encourage legal scholarship in the student body, act as an incentive to and provide a method of training in individual research, contribute to the development of the law by scholarly criticism and analysis, foster the study of civil and comparative law, and serve the bar of the state by comments on and discussion of current cases and legal problems. It is edited by a board of student editors, with faculty...
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Access World News
February 11, 2014
The Law Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new database, Access World News.
Access World News is "the most comprehensive collection of full-text newspapers globally, Access World News provides extensive coverage at any level—local, state, regional, national and international. This fully searchable Web-based resource features the vast majority of the top U.S. newspapers by circulation, along with hundreds of hard-to-find local and regional titles, most of which are unavailable elsewhere. Additionally, Access World News offers hundreds of international news sources from scores of countries on six continents, translated into English when written in other languages." It includes The Advocate and The Times-Picayune.
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LSU Law Clinic Parole and Prisoner Re-entry Clinic Students Sworn In to Practice Law
February 7, 2014
Students enrolled in the LSU Law Parole and Prisoner Re-Entry Clinic were sworn in by Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of the United States District Court of the Middle District of Louisiana on February 5, 2014. Students enrolled in the LSU Law Parole and Prisoner Re-Entry Clinic were sworn in by Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of the United States District Court of the Middle District of Louisiana on February 5, 2014. Students enrolled in the LSU Law Parole and Prisoner Re-Entry Clinic were sworn in by Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of the United States District Court of the Middle District of Louisiana on February 5, 2014. The students are certified to practice law pursuant to Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX and will represent clients before the Louisiana Board of Pardon and Parole. Pictured are James Farris, Jeffery Harper, Claire Murray, Christopher Iwobi, Kimberly Sheppard, Clare Svendson, Maggie Webster, and Emily Dixon. Keith Nordyke, Adjunct Clinical Professor, and Robert Lancaster, Professor of Professional Practice, will supervise the students....
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Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal to Hold Oral Arguments at LSU Law Center
February 6, 2014
The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal will hold oral arguments at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, and Thursday, February 13, 2014.
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LSU Law Students Receive Academic Honors
February 3, 2014
LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the names of those law students who earned academic honors for the fall 2013 semester.
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Environment & Energy Publishing
February 3, 2014
The law library would like to announce the addition of a new electronic resource- Environment & Energy Publishing Online. Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E) is the leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets.  E&E's five daily online publications include EnergyWire, ClimateWire, E&E Daily, Greenwire, and E&E News PM.  Access to E&E TV is also provided. Connection...
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