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Summer 2014

Professor Edward Richards was quoted in the article, Congress, Fretting Over Secrecy, May Miss Bigger Research Problems, that appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education on July 14.

Professor Keith Hall served on a panel that discussed “Perspectives on Latin American Civil Law Issues in AIPN Model Contracts” at the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Model Contracts Workshop in San Francisco on June 24, 2014.

On June 19, Professor Lee Ann Lockridge provided commentary on the WJBO morning show regarding the implications of the recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ordering cancellation of several trademark registrations owned by the Washington Redskins.

Professor Ken Levy's article, It's Not Too Difficult: A Plea to Resurrect the Impossibility Defense, will be published in New Mexico Law Review.

Professor Olivier Moreteau was awarded the John Ashby Hernandez III Memorial Francophone Leadership Award by the Louisiana State Bar Association at the General Assembly and House of Delegates meeting on June 5 at the annual Bar Association Convention in Destin, Florida.

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John W. deGravelles (’74) was sworn in on Thursday, July 24 by Chief Judge Brian Jackson of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana as the latest appointee to the Court. The United States Senate unanimously confirmed deGravelles to the federal judgeship on July 22.
LSU has implemented an Ethics & Integrity Hotline, a phone and Internet-based reporting system that provides a secure and confidential means to report activities that may involve fraudulent, unethical, or otherwise inappropriate behavior in violation of LSU by-laws, or policies.
Cordell H. Haymon will be honored as the 2014 LSU Law Center Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and the Honorable James J. “Jim” Brady, Maryam Sabbaghian Brown, Craig W. Murray and Patrick S. Ottinger will be honored for Distinguished Achievement at an awards luncheon on Sunday, September 21, at Lod Cook Conference Center in Baton Rouge.
On June 5, LSU Law alum John P. Laborde (’49) received the inaugural Army Week NOLA Soldier for Life Award at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The award was presented when Bastion Community and the Army Week Association co-hosted the Joint Forces D-Day 70th Anniversary Ball at the Museum.
LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the names of those law students who earned academic honors for the spring 2014 semester.
The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center awarded degrees to 222 students during Commencement ceremonies held May 30 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Robert “Bob” Barnett, the noted Washington, D.C. attorney who has represented Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, along with a host of other government officials and media and television celebrities, served as Commencement speaker. LSU Law alum and political author and commentator James Carville (’73) introduced Mr. Barnett.






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