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Summer 2014

Professor Heidi Thompson will present, “Are You Ready for Some Football?” – to Effectively Teach the Appellate Process?, at the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers Conference in September.

Professor Katherine Macfarlane's article "A New Approach to Local Rules" will be published in a forthcoming volume of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties.

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.

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The LSU Law Class of 2017 – some 201 strong - began their journey in the law this week, when the 2014 Student Orientation kicked off on August 14th. Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss and LSU President and Chancellor Dr. F. King Alexander officially welcomed the class during their first day on campus.
For the fourth consecutive year, LSU Law has ranked within the Top 10 Best Value Law Schools in the nation by the National Jurist, a legal education publication.
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.






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