Category Archives: Alumni
Gov. John Bel Edwards, the 56th governor of Louisiana and a 1999 graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, will deliver the 2016 LSU Law Commencement address scheduled for Friday, May 27, at the Baton Rouge River Center.
The LSU Law Center moved up 12 spots to No. 82 in the latest law school rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report. The Law Center remained in the top 100 law schools in the nation in the closely watched rankings, moving up from No. 94 in the previous year.
Congratulations to the Law Center’s National Civil Mock Trial Invitational Competition team of Rachel Stafford Day, Ashley Knarr, Adam Ross, and Jeffery “Beau” Wheeler, who placed second in the nation at this past weekend’s competition, which was held at Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, FL.
Congratulations to the Law Center’s Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition team of Briana Drescher, Phung Duong, Lindsay Elliott-Smith, Cristian Galleguillos, and Nathan Judge, who received an award for the fifth place best brief at the United States Rocky Mountain regional rounds of the Jessup Competition, which was held Feb. 18-21 in Denver, CO. The Law Center’s Jessup team very narrowly missed (by only 1 round point!) moving on into the advanced and international rounds of the competition.
Congratulations to the Law Center’s National Tax Moot Court Competition Stutes-Kalinka Tax Team of Lauren Duncan, James Holzer, and Danielle Sczesny, who finished this past weekend’s national tax moot as one of the top four teams in the country! The Stutes-Kalinka Tax Team is supported in part by the generous gift of alumnus Rusty Stutes (’91), who endowed the team in memory of the late Professor Susan Kalinka.
Congratulations to the Law Center’s American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition “Gold” team, consisting of second-year students Lauren Accardo, Brandon Pierre-Thomas, and Doug Nielsen, who ranked as a finalist team in the NAAC’s regional rounds, which were held Feb. 18-20, 2016 at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. Team member Brandon Pierre-Thomas was also recognized as the tenth place best oralist overall at the competition. The Law Center’s “Purple” team of Leah Brett, Sinnott Martin, and Richard Sprinkle also competed at the Philadelphia regional rounds.
Congratulations to the following LSU Law faculty and staff who were recognized last week for their years of service: 25 years: Prof. John Church and Prof. Greg Smith, 30 years: Prof. John Devlin, 40 years: Prof. Joe Bockrath and Ms. Rita Parham, 45 years: Interim Dean and Prof. Cheney Joseph (posthumously, accepted by Ms. Mary Joseph)
What: Pause for a Cause (Spring Day of Service) sponsored by the Public Interest Law Society and the Student Bar Association
When: March 11th, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00pm
Where: LSU Law Center Plaza (1 E Campus Dr, Baton Rouge LA) for lunch, then off to volunteer sites in Baton Rouge!
Who: LSU Law students, faculty, alumni, and community members.
Congratulations to the Law Center’s John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition “Purple” team of Charlotte Farshian, Ryan Harris, and Angelina Valuri, who ranked as one of the top eight prosecution teams nationally at the Costello Competition, which was held February 4-7 in Fairfax, VA, just outside Washington, D.C.
LSU has named Thomas C. Galligan Jr., currently the president of Colby-Sawyer College, as the next dean of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, effective July 1.