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March 2014

French Influences on the Civil Law in English to be the topic for the Tucker Lecture, April 10
March 31, 2014
The Center for Civil Law Studies (CCLS) of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center will present the 37th John H. Tucker, Jr. Lecture in Civil Law on Thursday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center. Judge Nicholas Kasirer of the Court of Appeal of Quebec will present, “That Montreal Sound: The Influence of French Legal Ideas and the French Language on the Civil Law Expressed in English.” To register, please email ccls@law.lsu.edu or call 225-578-7831.
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Summer Access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance & Westlaw
March 31, 2014
Bloomberg Law - returning students have unlimited summer access to Bloomberg Law for academic OR work purposes and graduating students have unlimited access to Bloomberg Law for 6 months after graduation. To register for a Bloomberg Law account go to http://about.bloomberglaw.com/lawschools/overview/  (you do not need an activation code to sign up) Lexis Advance - returning students have unlimited summer access to Lexis Advance for academic OR work purposes and graduating students have unlimited access until August 1, 2014. Graduating students can extend their access even further beyond graduation; go to www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access for more information. Westlaw- returning students must extend their passwords for summer use and can only use Westlaw for academic purposes during the summer. Graduating students' passwords expire 6 months after graduation. Go to ...
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LSU Law Student Awarded McGlinchey Stafford 2014 1L Diversity Fellowship
March 27, 2014
McGlinchey Stafford has awarded LSU Law student Mahogane D. Reed the 2014 1L Diversity Fellowship award, an honor given each year to a first year law student. Reed was chosen for the award because of her high academic honors and her dedication to the law. She is a member of the Black Law Student Association, the Public Interest Law Society, and has worked as a legal advocate with the Iris Domestic Violence Center. A native of Austin, Texas, Reed is a graduate of LSU A&M where she majored in Political Science. While in college, Reed was on the Dean’s list, named a National Black Scholar and was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. The 2014 Diversity Fellowship includes a six week paid summer associate position in the firm’s Baton Rouge office, a $5,000 scholarship and formal mentoring by McGlinchey Stafford attorneys throughout the recipient’s law school career. As the 2014 Diversity Fellow, Reed will also participate in the Leadership Council on Legal...
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Hope and Transformation: Insight Into Life at Angola
March 26, 2014
Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola Warden Burl Cain will present, “Hope and Transformation: Insight Into Life at Angola,” on Monday, March 31 at 12:40 p.m. in Room 106 at the LSU Law Center. The program is co-sponsored by the LSU Law Center’s Parole and Reentry Clinic and the LSU Sociology Department.
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Second-Year Law Student to Present Paper at University of Mississippi’s First “Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South” Conference in April
March 26, 2014
Jessica Carter, a second-year LSU Law student, will present her paper, “The Criminal Justice System is the New Slave Trade: Born into it, Living through it, But does true freedom exist?” at the University of Mississippi’s first “Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South” conference in April. As a first-time presenter at the conference, Carter said, “I am nervous, but honored to be surrounded by people with a similar goal of finding a sustainable solution to the mass incarceration epidemic.” A native of Philadelphia, Mississippi, Carter said, “I have always wanted to attend law school and have the opportunity to tailor my experience around my passion for public interest.” Prior to attending LSU Law Center, Carter spent two years working for the Southern Poverty Law Center in New Orleans and Jackson, Mississippi. While based in Jackson, Carter monitored the juvenile detention facilities across Mississippi and their compliance with consent decrees. Carter is currently an extern...
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LibX
March 26, 2014
The Law Library would like to announce the creation of the LSU Law Library LibX browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.  Once installed, you will see a new icon next to your browser's search bar. With LibX you can:
  • Search the Law Library catalog, the LSU Libraries catalog, Google Scholar, HeinOnline, LegalTrac and more
  • Re-load pages to authenticate for off-campus access for pages such as journal articles
  • One-click access to check the library collection for books you find in Amazon and other popular websites
For more information and instructions to download visit: http://libguides.law.lsu.edu/libx  ...
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61st Annual Mineral Law Institute to be held April 3 and 4
March 20, 2014
The 61st annual Mineral Law Institute will be held April 3 and 4 in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center. This two-day event attracts energy leaders from across the state and country. For registration information, please visit www.LSUcle.org.
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LSU Law Students “Pause for a Cause”
March 20, 2014
Seventy LSU Law students donated approximately 280 hours of community service to the Baton Rouge community through the PILS Annual “Pause for a Cause” on Friday, March 14. “Pause for a Cause” is an annual day of service sponsored by the Law Center’s Public Interest Law Society in collaboration with the Student Bar Association.
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“The Case for New Constitutions” Event Considers Radical Constitutional Reform in the U.S. and Abroad
March 18, 2014
The public is invited to join the LSU Law Center for a film and legal discussion, The Case for New Constitutions, on Thursday, March 27, at 4:30 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium at LSU Law Center. The event kicks off with the screening of Blueberry Soup, a documentary by Eileen Jerrett chronicling the aftermath of Iceland’s financial collapse that led to re-writing of the nation’s constitution.
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New Parole and Reentry Clinic Off to a Good Start
March 18, 2014
Eight eager LSU Law students are taking part this semester in the new Parole and Reentry Clinic at the LSU Law Center. Law student representatives, working under a supervising attorney, are representing clients from the Louisiana State Penitentiary, Dixon Correctional, the Barracks, Hunt Correctional, and the Louisiana Correctional Institution for Women before the Louisiana Board of Pardon and Parole. The Parole and Reentry Clinic will be offered in fall 2014 and openings are available.
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LSU Law’s Family Law Moot Court Team Takes National Semifinalist Title
March 17, 2014
Priya Kumar and Kristi Obafunwa, LSU Law Center’s Domenick Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition Team Priya Kumar and Kristi Obafunwa, LSU Law Center’s Domenick Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition Team The LSU Law Center’s Domenick Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition team of Priya Kumar and Kristi Obafunwa advanced as one of the Top Four teams in the nation at their competition, which was recently held at Albany Law School in Albany, New York. Each year, the Gabrielli competition problem focuses on a cutting-edge and topical issue of family law. This year’s case file examined the issue of whether a parent commits neglect of a child where the child witnesses, but is not directly subjected to, domestic violence and whether an emergency order of removal relating to the child violated due process norms. Professor Andrea Carroll (’00) coaches the Gabrielli Family Law team....
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2014-2015 Trial Advocacy Board Announced
March 17, 2014
The LSU Law Center’s Advocacy Programs are pleased to announce and congratulate the newly selected members of the 2014-2015 Trial Advocacy Board.  Membership on the Trial Advocacy Board is offered to those second-year students who have demonstrated excellence in and commitment to the development of trial-level litigation and alternative dispute resolution skills. The incoming members of the 2014-2015 Trial Advocacy Board are: Philip Adams Annissa Alario ReAzalia Allen Nicholas Antaki Alexier Barbour Kenneth Barnes Matthew Bergerud Charmaine Borne Deanna Candler Megan Clark Brad Cranmer Dylan Duffey Dan Farris Courtney Frazier Kiara Gradney Anna Grand Victoria Jowers Emily Kunst Carmen Liriano Ahmed Mohamed Lance Neyland Scott Ogden Phillip Prejean Andrew Rebennack William Wright...
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Conference to Address Crisis in Immigration Representation in Louisiana
March 17, 2014
On Friday, March 28, LSU Law Center will co-sponsor, along with the Louisiana State Bar Association, Human Rights First and Loyola University College of Law, Left Out in Louisiana: Addressing the Crisis in Immigration Representation.The conference has been approved for 6.5 hours of CLE for all attorneys attending. Online pre-registration is required.
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LSU Law Center Gains Four Spots to #72 in 2015 U.S. News Law School Rankings
March 11, 2014
The LSU Law Center continues its upward trajectory in the latest national rankings of law schools, moving up four spots to #72 in the 2015 U.S. News rankings.
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Bringing the Rockies to the Bayou Guest Lecture Series: March 13
March 6, 2014
The first Bringing the Rockies to the Bayou guest lecture series will be held Thursday, March 13 at 12:40 p.m. in room 106. Professor Uma Outka with the University of Kansas School of Law will present, “Intrastate Preemption in the Shifting Energy Sector.”
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LSU Law National Environmental Moot Court Team are National Finalists
March 5, 2014
The LSU Law Center’s National Environmental Moot Court team of Joseph LeBeau, Jacob LaBorde, and Paige Gallaspy recently brought home a national finalist title and placed as one of the top three teams nationwide at the National Environmental Moot Court Competition.  Hosted by Pace University Law School,the competition is one of the largest inter-school moot court competitions of any kind under one roof.  Seventy-eight teams from as many law schools competed in the tournament this year, with over 200 competitors combined.  In addition to the national finalist title, Jacob LaBorde received a Best Oralist recognition and Joseph LeBeau received two Best Oralist recognitions. Karen Blakemore (’07) of Phelps Dunbar LLP, coached the team.  Blakemore was a member of the 2006 LSU Law team that won a national championship at the Environmental Moot Court competition. The final round can be viewed online at http://law.pace.edu/live-webcast-final-round....
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LSU Law Black Law Students Association Named Chapter of the Year
March 5, 2014
L to R: Kiara Gradney, President; Dorian Woolaston, Vice President; Donald Williams, Regional Director of Programming at the Southern Region Black Law Students Association Convention L to R: Kiara Gradney, President; Dorian Woolaston, Vice President; and Donald Williams, Regional Director of Programming at the Southern Region Black Law Students Association Convention. The LSU Law Center’s chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (BLSA) brought back two awards from the Southern Region Black Law Students Association Convention: Chapter of the Year in the medium chapter division and Social Action Chapter of the Year. The awards recognize the chapter for its campus and community outreach and involvement. BLSA has welcomed to the campus the Honorable Karen Bennett-Haro, who spoke on the school-to-prison pipeline; co-hosted the panel discussion, “A Questionable Verdict? Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and Stand Your Ground Laws”: promoted the C-SPAN Bus Tour, an interactive multi-media learning center that brings C-SPAN’s coverage of public affairs to communities nationwide;...
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Information Session: Graduate Certificate in Energy Law and Policy
March 3, 2014
An information session on the new Graduate Certificate in Energy Law and Policy will be held Monday, March 10 at 12:40 p.m. in room 106. Eligibility and requirements for the certificate will be discussed.
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