Category Archives: Alumni

LSU Law Names National Moot Court Team In Memory of Tom Fore Phillips

LSU Law’s national moot court team was officially renamed the Tom Fore Phillips National Moot Court Team during a ceremony Oct. 21 at the Taylor Porter law offices in downtown Baton Rouge. The renaming celebrates Phillips — LSU Law graduate of the class of 1952, veteran of the national moot court team and former Taylor Porter managing parter — who passed away in 2011.

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LSU Law Mourns Passing of 1958 Grad, 2013 Distinguished Achievement Winner Dick Knight

Richard “Dick” Knight of Covington, LA, an esteemed 1958 graduate of the LSU Law Center, passed away on Oct. 11, 2016. Dick was dedicated to his family, his community and to the LSU Law Center. He received the 2013 LSU Law Center’s Distinguished Achievement Award, and he was a long-standing member of the Law Center’s Board of Trustees.

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LSU Law Ranked No. 11 Best Value Law School by preLaw Magazine

The LSU Law Center has been ranked the No. 11 Best Value Law School in the nation by the National Jurist preLaw Magazine, a legal education publication.

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LSU Law, School of Theatre, College of Music and Dramatic Arts Presents ‘By Any Other’s Name: A Conference on Law, Authorship and Appropriation’

The Louisiana State University School of Theatre, College of Music and Dramatic Arts and LSU Law Center in conjunction with the LSU Office of Research and Economic Development; the Law and Humanities Institute; and the Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association present “By Any Other’s Name: A Conference on Law, Authorship and Appropriation” October 28 and 29 on the campus of LSU.

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Fourth Annual Apprenticeship Week Kicks Off Jan. 9

The fourth annual LSU Law Center Apprenticeship Week kicks off on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. The week-long program offers a variety of mini-courses aimed at providing students with focused, task-oriented training not generally available in law school courses and usually available only through actual practice experience. Courses offered include many practical, hands-on topics that are taught by volunteer master lawyers and judges.

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LSU Law Students Achieve State’s Highest Passage Rate on July 2016 Bar Exam 

LSU Law Center students achieved the state’s highest passage rate among all examinees on the latest Louisiana State Bar Exam and among first time takers, according to results released Oct. 7 by the Committee on Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court of Louisiana. The results are for test takers who sat for the statewide Bar examination in July 2016.

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LSU Law 2016 Grad Derek Warden Named Equal Justice Works Elder Justice AmeriCorps Legal Fellow

LSU Law Class of 2016 graduate Derek Warden has been named the 2016-2017 Equal Justice Works Elder Justice AmeriCorps Legal Fellow. Warden has worked with numerous public interest organizations, held a research assistantship, published and edited for the Journal of Civil Law Studies, and won various fellowships and scholarships.

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Nearly 40 LSU Law Alums, 12 Judges Help in Annual Trial Advocacy and Persuasion Training Program

Nearly 40 LSU Law alums and 11 judges came out to the LSU Law Center to help 3L students in the annual Trial Advocacy and Persuasion Training Program. The program, which was held Aug. 8-10, gave students the opportunity for hands-on trial experience as they presented opening and closing arguments; depositions; and direct and cross examinations.

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LSU Law Receives Gift From Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips for Annual Scholarship

The law office of Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP presented a check to the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center on Wednesday morning to go toward the annual scholarship fund.

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LSU Law Alum Darrel Papillion Installed as President of the Louisiana State Bar Association

Darrel J. Papillion, a partner in the Baton Rouge law firm of Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, L.L.C., was installed June 9 as the 76th president of the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) during the LSBA’s Annual Meeting in Destin, Fla. Administering his oath of office was Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson.

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