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August 2006

LSU Law Students Learn By Doing: 2006 Trial Advocacy Program Set for August 7 - 9
August 4, 2006

LSU Law students will have a chance to practice their trial advocacy skills during a unique program involving mentors from throughout the nation. From cross-examination to voir dire jury selection, third-year students will role-play and receive critiques from some of the nation’s leading experts in courtroom practices.

The annual Trial Advocacy program will be held August 7 - 9, 2006 at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. More than 180 third-year law students will participate in the program. “Few law schools in the United States include this type of program in their curriculum, and probably none have presented a program with such outstanding trial advocacy teachers,” said Chancellor John Costonis.

Dominic J. Gianna, a nationally acclaimed trial lawyer and National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Team Leader, is the program director. Gianna is regarded as one of the best advocacy teachers in America. The seminar faculty includes over 70 of the best trial...


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East Timor Ambassador Addresses LSU Law Students
August 3, 2006

Grover Joseph Rees III, Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor), spoke to LSU Law Center graduate students on Wednesday, August 2 at a luncheon at the LSU Faculty Club. Rees is a 1978 graduate of the LSU Law Center. Rees met with Law Center officials and spoke with international students who will study in the graduate LL.M./Master of Laws program at the Center over the next year.

President Bush nominated Grover Joseph Rees as Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Lest on September 4, 2002. The U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination on November 12, 2002, and Ambassador Rees presented his credentials to President Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao on December 9, 2002. Ambassador Rees formerly served as a judge, as a law professor, and as a senior official of the executive and legislative branches of the United States Government. A native of Louisiana, he received his undergraduate degree from Yale University.

From January 2001 until December 2002 he served as...


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