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August 2013

LSU Law Students and Faculty Donate 450 Hours of Community Service in One Day
August 29, 2013
LSU Law students and faculty donated approximately 450 hours of community service during the Public Interest Law Society’s Fall Day of Service on Saturday, August 24.
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The Law of the Jungle: The Perils of Complex Litigation
August 29, 2013
Paul Barrett, author, attorney and assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, will present “The Law of the Jungle: The Perils of Complex Litigation” on Friday, September 6 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 110 at the LSU Law Center. Joining Mr. Barrett for a panel discussion will be Professors Michael Coenen, Kat Macfarlane and Margaret Thomas.
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Preparing to Practice
August 20, 2013
Third-year LSU Law students returned to campus August 12-14, to practice and hone their trial advocacy skills with the assistance and expertise of legal professionals from across the country.  From direct and cross examination of a witness, to voir dire and making opening statements and closing arguments, law students received critiques from some of the nation’s leading experts in courtroom practices. During the annual three-day program, participants act as trial counsel and simulate actual trial skills under the experienced eyes of the select seminar faculty.  The program follows the methods pioneered by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and includes role playing, videotape of performances, critique, lecture, and demonstrations by the faculty. Those serving as 2013 team leaders included: Jude D. Bourque, Marion D. Floyd, Laura Gibson, Lisa Vaughn Lumley, Catherine Maraist (’98), Lisa Marcy, Laurence Rose, Walter Sanchez (’84), Dean Sutherland (‘75), Melanie Talia, and...
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Annual Hats-N-Canes & All-Alumni Tailgate
August 19, 2013
Join us Saturday, September 7 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on the front steps of the Old Law Building for our traditional Hats-n-Canes and All-Alumni Tailgate! Free to graduating seniors, their family members, and LSU Law alumni.
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CALI’s eLandgell Bookstore
August 19, 2013
CALI’s newly refreshed eLangdell bookstore is a great place for students and faculty to find free course resources. It now boasts 24 free Creative Commons licensed works with more in the pipeline. Titles include complete casebooks, chapters, Federal rules, and statutory and regulatory supplements on topics including contracts, property, evidence, civil procedure, bankruptcy, intellectual property and more....
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Library Orientation Audio Tour
August 15, 2013
1Ls: We have created an audio tour of the law library to introduce you to many of the resources and services available.  To access the tour, download the audio files for the first, second, and third floors of the library - feel free to download these files before the IT & Library Orientation session on Friday morning. There is no particular order that you must follow as you take your tour - feel free to start on any library floor.  ...
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1L Technology Survey
August 9, 2013
1Ls: Please take a moment during the IT orientation session on Friday morning to take our technology survey for first-year law students. This survey will help us learn more about your technology ownership, usage, and preferences in order to improve our student support services. The survey password will be provided to you on Friday morning. If you were unable to take the survey during 1L Orientation, contact us at media@law.lsu.edu for the password.  ...
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1L Technology Survey
August 7, 2013
Hello!  Thank you for taking our technology survey for first-year law students. We are conducting this survey to learn more about your technology ownership, usage, and preferences.  We hope to use this information to better develop our support services for students. http://lsulaw.net/survey If you'd like to take this survey and could not attend the 1L orientation, please contact us at media@law.lsu.edu and we will provide you with the password. Thanks again!...
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Library Hours Week of August 12th-16th
August 3, 2013
Hours for Trial Advocacy and Orientation Week:  August 12-16 The library will open at 7am and close at 8pm on during the week of Trial Ad and Orientation.  For more details on the library's operating hours click here....
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New Databases Acquired
August 1, 2013
The Law Library is pleased to announced the addition of two new databases: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times & Index This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. The Historical New York Times with Index (1851-1993) provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times (1851-2007) U.S. Serial Set Maps & Serial Set 1789-1969 The ProQuest U.S. Serial Set is a valuable collection of American historical documents and U.S. government publications compiled under directive of  Congress....
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