Category Archives: Alumni

Jessup Moot Court Team Wins 5th Place Best Brief Award

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.

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Stutes-Kalinka Tax Moot Court Team Named National Semifinalists

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.

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ABA National Appellate Advocacy Team Are Regional Finalists

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.

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LSU Law faculty and staff recognized for years of service

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)

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Alums and Students Encouraged to Participate in Spring Day of Service, March 11

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.

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Costello Criminal Trial Team Ranked Among Top 8 Prosecution Teams Nationally

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.

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Thomas C. Galligan Jr. Named LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Dean

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.

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LSU Law Takes 5th Place in National Arbitration Competition

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.

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Former Students and Participants in Juvenile Defense Clinic Square Off in U.S. Supreme Court Case

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).

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Law Review Launches The Legal Ease—A Podcast of the Louisiana Law Review

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.

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