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April 2013

Advisory: Information and Instructions for Graduates—Class of 2013
April 30, 2013
The LSU Law Center will hold Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 31, 2013, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center located on the LSU Campus. The Honorable Bernette Joshua Johnson, Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, will serve as Commencement speaker.
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LSU Law Ranked #10 for “Real Lawyers”
April 19, 2013
LSU Law made the Top 10 list for “real lawyers” based on an analysis of the employment data in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report law school ranking.
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LSU Law Center to Host U.S. Army War College, April 17
April 8, 2013
The LSU Law Center will host the U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Series College Program on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 12:40 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium at the Law Center. The event is free and open to the public.
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LSU Law Center’s National Energy and Sustainability Team Places 3rd in the Nation
April 2, 2013

The LSU Law Center’s National Energy and Sustainability Team placed third in the nation and brought home two Best Oralist awards at the national competition that was held March 14 to 16 at the West Virginia University College of Law.  LSU Law students Mark Assad, Christopher Caswell, Edward Duhe, and Christopher Sellers comprise the competition team.  The “purple” team of Duhe and Sellers placed third overall nationally.  Duhe also received an award for 8th place best oralist.  The “gold” team of Assad and Caswell placed among the top 16 teams and came out of the preliminary rounds as the 2nd seed overall.  Caswell also took home an award for 9th place best oralist.

The competition is judged by energy law specialists from around the country.  The advanced rounds are presided over by judges from the West Virginia Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  Professor Jeff Brooks coaches the Law Center’s Energy Moot Court teams. 


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LSU Law Students Offer Tax Assistance to Foreign Students, Teachers and Researchers
April 2, 2013

photo 2 (1) photo 2 (2)LSU Law students assisted approximately 250 foreign students, teachers and researchers who qualify as non-resident taxpayers in preparing federal and state income tax returns as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program that was held in February and March at the Law Center.  Sponsored by the LSU Tax Law Society, the LSU Law Center’s VITA site is the only VITA site in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Lafayette area where law student volunteers prepare federal and Louisiana state income tax returns for foreign students, teachers and researchers that qualify as non-resident taxpayers. The majority of those assisted were from the LSU main campus.

“VITA is a great opportunity for law students to put their tax skills to use and aid international students and scholars in the LSU community,” said Randall Thomas, LSU Law student and VITA quality reviewer.

Each law student must attend a two-hour training with Professor Phil Hackney and pass two IRS...

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Professor Kenji Yoshino to present “The Paradox of Political Power: Same Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court”
April 2, 2013
Professor Kenji Yoshino will present “The Paradox of Political Power: Same Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court” to the LSU Law community on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 12:40 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium.
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