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March 2011

LSU Law Center to Host U.S. Army Eisenhower Series College Program, April 6
March 29, 2011

Chancellor Jack M. Weiss and the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center will host the inaugural U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Series College Program at the LSU Law Center on Wednesday, April 6.  The U. S. Army War College, located in Carlisle Barracks, PA., represents the highest level of education offered by the military services, according to program literature.  The Eisenhower Series College Program is designed to engage students, academics, and the public about national security issues and the employment of military assets. 

Topics will include:  China & Current Space Ops; Afghanistan & the Role of Special Forces; US Involvement in Failing States; WikiLeaks & National Security; Turmoil in the Middle East; Globar War on Terrorism; Piracy in the Gulf of Aden; Do We Still Need Nuclear Weapons?; Pre-emptive War & Just War Doctrine.   

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Law Center Says Committee’s Proposed Bar Exam Changes Would Undermine Longstanding Louisiana Law Emphasis
March 17, 2011

The LSU Law Center has filed a position paper with the Louisiana Supreme Court seriously questioning major changes in the Louisiana Bar Exam proposed by the Court’s Committee on Bar Admissions (COBA).   The Law Center’s submission, signed by LSU Law Chancellor Jack Weiss, says that COBA’s proposals pose “a material threat to this State’s longstanding, common sense requirement that would-be Louisiana lawyers must demonstrate through the bar exam that they possess necessary competence in Louisiana law.”  The Law Center submitted its comments on March 15. 

The Law Center’s Executive Summary of its submission to the Court follows below. The full submission can be accessed through this link: LSU Paul M Hebert Law Center Comments, March 15, 2011 – pdf

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Law Center Retains Top 100 Ranking in 2012 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools In Spite of Budget Reductions
March 16, 2011

The LSU Law Center remained solidly positioned among the top 100 American law schools in rankings released on March 15. The 2012 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings placed the Center at 84th nationally, down slightly from the previous rankings in 2011. 

LSU Law is one of only eight public law schools in the Gulf South region, stretching from Texas to Florida, ranked in the top 100 by U.S. News. It is one of only three schools in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, public or private, in the top 100.

“We’re holding steady, consolidating our progress in recent years,” said Chancellor Jack M. Weiss. In the past decade, LSU Law’s ranking has climbed dramatically in the U.S. News list, with the Center moving into the top 100 for the first time in 2004. In recent years, the school’s ranking has ranged between 75th (2009) and 91st (2007).

"Students recognize that LSU Law continues to provide a first-rate legal education...


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Author of the Nation’s Leading Casebook on Constitutional Law to Speak at LSU Law, Tuesday, March 22
March 14, 2011

Professor Kathleen M. Sullivan, a constitutional law scholar and former Dean of Stanford Law School, will speak at the LSU Law Center on Tuesday, March 22 as the featured lecturer in the Judge Alvin B. and Janice G. Rubin Visiting Professor Lecture Series.  She is the author of the nation’s leading casebook on Constitutional Law. 

The lecture, titled “Is Constitutional Law Law?  Recent Trends in Free Speech and Federalism,” will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Law Center’s David W. Robinson Courtroom.  The lecture is free and open to the public.
 
Professor Sullivan is a nationally prominent scholar, teacher and litigator, and she was the founding director of the Stanford Constitutional Law Center. She is widely published on topics including federalism, religion, speech, equality, and constitutional theory.  Professor Sullivan is now a partner with the law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in New York City where she chairs...


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