Category Archives: Alumni
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.
Congratulations to the Law Center’s American Bar Association Competition team of Robert Cavell, Caitlin Cline, Rome Gonsoulin, and Matthew Roth, who placed fifth in the nation at the Arbitration Competition’s national championships, which were held Jan. 20-23, 2016, at the American Bar Association’s headquarters in Chicago, IL.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today on a case presented by LSU Law alumni and former participants in the Center’s Juvenile Defense Clinical Legal Education program. LSU Law alums squared off on both sides of Montgomery v. Louisiana (case No. 14-280).
The Legal Ease, a podcast of the Louisiana Law Review, is now available free to alumni and the broader community. The Legal Ease is an academic podcast aimed at apprising legal students and professionals of relevant legal topics.
Some 140 second and third-year students turned out for the third-annual LSU Law Apprenticeship Week held January 4 -8, 2016. The 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.
Professor Frank Maraist was known for asking his students, “Are you running with me?,” as a way of judging their comprehension and zeroing in on those suspected of losing track during his fast-paced lectures! In December, a group of former students, friends and colleagues, launched a campaign to name The Frank L. Maraist Lecture Hall (Room 110) in honor their teacher, mentor, friend and colleague. The steering committee, led by Ralph E. Kraft (’75), has been hard at work during the silent phase of the campaign, raising nearly $200,000 toward the $500,000 goal.
Leaders of the criminal justice system, the state and local legal community, along with concerned community members, engaged in a day-long discussion on criminal sentencing reform during the 2016 Louisiana Law Review’s symposium held on Friday, January 22, 2016. Entitled, Throw Away the Key: Criminal Sentencing Reform in the 21st Century, the symposium featured experts and legal scholars from across the nation.