Three teams of LSU Law students participated in advocacy competitions throughout the country during the weekend of November 14-16. Students traveled to Chicago, New Orleans, and Northern Kentucky to represent LSU Law in competitions dedicated to three separate areas of law practice: arbitration, appellate, and trial advocacy. All three teams did exceptionally well.
Adam Savoie, Bridget Hillebrand, Alana Odom, and William Murray won First Place at the Southern Regional Round of the ABA Arbitration Competition hosted by Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law on November 14-15, 2008. By winning the region, the team advanced to the National Final Rounds which will be held in San Antonio, TX on January 24-26. The team was coached by Professor Todd Bruno.
Andre Gaudin, Michelle Shamblin, and Jon Forester won Third Place in the Region VII Round of the National Moot Court Competition held on November 14-15, 2008, in the Eastern District of Louisiana Courthouse in New Orleans. The team was coached by Professor John Devlin and Laranda Moffett Walker, attorney with the law firm of Phelps Dunbar.
Megan Donohue, Celeste White, Airzola Cleaves, and Mackenzie Smith participated in the ABA Labor and Employment Mock Trial Competition held in Chicago, Illinois on November 14-16, 2008. The team was coached by James Carver, partner at the law firm of Taylor Porter.