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March 2012

Judicial Career of Chief Justice Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball Celebrated
March 30, 2012

LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss joined fellow members of the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society and justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court on March 12, 2012 to honor and celebrate the judicial career of Chief Justice Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball.   The highlight of the ceremony was the unveiling of a portrait of the justice.

Chief Justice Kimball is in her 29th year as a member of the judiciary.  Before joining the Supreme Court she served on the 18th Judicial District Court.  Kimball is a 1970 graduate of the LSU Law Center.  In 1999, she was honored as the Distinguished Alumnae of the Year.  Kimball served as a member of the Law Center’s Board of Trustees from 1998-2001, a Visiting Professor for the 2008 summer program, and a commencement speaker in May 2001.

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Admitted Students Get an Inside Look at LSU Law Center
March 23, 2012
Over 45 admitted applicants attended Visiting Day for Admitted Students on March 17 at the LSU Law Center in the McKernan Auditorium. These admitted applicants represented 10 states and over 20 undergraduate institutions with majors such as engineering, biology, education, journalism and philosophy.
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LSU Energy Law Moot Court Team Places Second in the Nation
March 21, 2012
Chris Caswell and Mark Assad

LSU Law students Mark Assad and Christopher Caswell placed second in the nation at the National Energy and Sustainability Law Moot Court Competition that was hosted by the West Virginia University College of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia on March 15 to 17. Twenty teams from around the country competed in the competition. This year’s competition examined the federal regulation and shutdown of a faulty nuclear power plant in the months following the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan. The team also received an award for Second Place Best Brief, and was ranked as the #1 seed overall following the four preliminary rounds of the competition. Mr. Caswell received an award for Third Place Best Oralist, and Mr. Assad received an award for Fourth Place Best Oralist.

The Law Center’s Energy and Sustainability Moot Court team is coached by Professor Jeffrey...

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Intellectual Property Law Collection
March 15, 2012

The Law Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new database, the Intellectual Property Law Collection.

With more than 2 million pages of legislative histories, treatises, documents, classics, and more relating to copyrights, patents, and trademarks, this new collection allows researchers to search across all intellectual property law materials in one database.


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U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston to Serve as LSU Law Commencement Speaker
March 14, 2012
LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced that former U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston has been selected as the commencement speaker for the 2012 graduation exercises. The commencement ceremonies will be held Friday, May 25, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the LSU campus.
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LSU Law Center Climbs Five Spots to #79 in 2013 U.S. News Law School Rankings
March 13, 2012
The LSU Law Center has moved five spots upward in the 2013 U.S. News rankings of Law Schools, climbing to 79th in the closely watched list. The #79 ranking is the second highest in LSU Law history, bested only by the school’s ranking of #75 in 2010.
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Meet Professor Blake Hudson
March 12, 2012
The LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources, the Environmental Law Society, and the American Constitutional Law Society are proud to host the newest addition to the LSU Law Faculty, distinguished environmental law professor Blake Hudson, at a joint ELS-JERL-ACS meeting on Monday, March 19th at 12:40.
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First Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Arguments at LSU Law Center
March 8, 2012

LSU Law students gained valuable insight to the appellate process when the First Circuit Court of Appeal heard oral arguments at the Law Center, February 8 and 9.  On occasion, as part of its education outreach program, the First Circuit travels to various locations within its jurisdiction, such as the Law Center, to hold court.  The Honorable John Pettigrew, Page McClendon, and Jewel “Duke” Welch transformed the David Robinson Courtroom into their own as they heard oral arguments over the two-day period.  Over 350 students and attorneys attended the arguments.

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Annual Chancellor’s Council Dinner Features Lawyer and Journalist Adam Liptak
March 7, 2012
Lawyer and journalist Adam Liptak was the guest speaker at the annual LSU Law Center Chancellor’s Council dinner that was held at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center on March 2, 2012. Mr. Liptak, who covers the U.S. Supreme Court for The New York Times, discussed cases pending before the Court. Mr. Liptak also spoke with students and the LSU community earlier in the day in a special event hosted at the LSU Law Center.
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Louisiana Law Review Presents “Coastal Land Loss in the Gulf Coast and Beyond”
March 7, 2012
The Louisiana Law Review’s 2012 symposium, Coastal Land Loss in the Gulf Coast and Beyond, will be held Friday, March 30, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. in the David L. Robinson Courtroom at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Admission is free. 5.83 hours of Louisiana CLE credits is available.
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Jessup Team Brings Home Top Oralist and Writing Awards
March 7, 2012

Congratulations to Lauren Anderson, Eden Davis, Shannon Kelly, Thomas McCall, and Claire Popovich, who competed at the Southeast Super-Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Houston, Texas February 24 through 26, 2012.

Kelly and Davis were undefeated in their preliminary rounds at the Super-Regional.  Of the 92 oralists at the competition, Anderson was the eighth-highest-scoring oralist, while McCall received an award for being in the top 20 best oralists.  The team also received an award for writing the eighth-place memorial (brief).

The Jessup Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in 80 countries. The competition is a simulation of a dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial body...

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National Environmental Team Receives Best Oralist Recognitions
March 6, 2012

Law students Anna Brown and Kellyn Elmer each received an individual “Best Oralist” recognition during their three preliminary rounds at the annual National Environmental Moot Court Competition. Pace Law School in White Plains, New York was the setting for this year’s competition.

With over seventy teams consisting of over two hundred individual competitors from law schools across the country, the National Environmental Moot Court competition is one of the largest and most prestigious moot court events in the country, and is the most competitive of the many environmental law competitions held nationally. Competitors argue a case on behalf of not two, but three parties – typically a state government, the federal government, and a citizen environmental group. This year’s case dealt with the applicability of the Clean Water Act to intermittent bodies of water and a jurisdictional...

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Kalinka/Stutes Tax Moot Court Team Wins Second Runner-Up
March 5, 2012

Law students Rebecca Luster, Kelly Burris, and Edward Waters with the Law Center’s Susan C. Kalinka/Russell J. Stutes, Jr. Tax Moot Court Team took home third place at the 2012 National Taxation Moot Court Competition that was held February 2 through 4 in Clearwater, Florida.  The competition is sponsored by the Tax Section of the Florida Bar Association, and features judges from the US Tax Court and tax attorneys from across the country. The Kalinka/Stutes Tax Team went undefeated in its preliminary rounds, ultimately placing as second runner-up at the national competition.

 The Kalinka/Stutes team competed against teams from Charleston School of Law, Quinnipiac School of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, the University of Florida School of Law, and Stetson University College of Law. The...

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2012 Paws for a Cause
March 5, 2012
On Friday, March 2, 2012, over 200 students from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center took a break from the books to volunteer at 18 non-profit organizations across Baton Rouge. “Paws for a Cause” is an annual day of service sponsored by the law school’s Public Interest Law Society in collaboration with the Student Bar Association.
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LSU Law to Offer Free Tax Assistance to Foreign Students, Teachers and Researchers
March 1, 2012
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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