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Robert E. Lancaster

J. Nolan and Janice D. Singletary Professor of Professional Practice and Judge Earl E. Veron Professor of Law

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2008-2009 Biography

Robert Lancaster joined the LSU faculty and was appointed director of LSU Law's Clinical Legal Education Program in Fall 2008. He was previously a Clinical Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law -Indianapolis.

Lancaster received his B.A. in Philosophy at Millsaps College in 1989 and his J.D. at Tulane Law School in 1993. He was also named a Robert M. Cover Clinical Teaching Fellow from 1997-2000 at Yale Law School.

Among his achievements at Indiana University, he directed and co-directed the Judicial Externship Program from 2002-2006, and served as director of the Chinese Law Summer Program and faculty director of the China Trial Advocacy Institute in Beijing- a rule of law and human rights project funded by the Bureau of Democracy, Rights and Labor of the United States Department of State.

Lancaster serves on the Board of Governors for the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) and is Chair of the Public Interest and Social Justice Retreats Committee and a member of the LGBT Issues in the Academy Committee.


  • Member, Access to Justice Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Baton Rouge Bar Association Pro Bono Committee
  • Named Clinical Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law -Indianapolis, July 2007; Associate Professor, 2001-2007
  • Taught Judicial Externship Program for Federal District Courts, the Indiana Supreme Court Externship, Indiana Court of Appeals Externship, and the Superior Court Externship
  • Taught Civil Practice Clinic and Advanced Clinical Experience, Lawyering Practice, and Convicting the Innocent
  • Recognized as a Dean's Fellow for 2004-2005 and awarded the Trustee's Teaching Award in 2006
  • Washington College of Law, American University Practitioner-in-Residence, 2000-2001
  • Indiana Public Defender Capital Crime Defense Unit, 1993-1997.
  • Board of Directors for the Indiana State Pro Bono Commission and Board of Directors for the Heartland Pro Bono Council.

Proposed Teaching Assignment

Judicial Externship, Immigration Legal Services Clinic



B.A., 1989, Millsaps College, magna cum laude
J.D., 1993, Tulane Law School, cum laude

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Office: W151
Phone: 225/578-8262

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