Category Archives: Faculty

Dictionary of the Civil Code: Explore French Civil Law through a Louisiana Lens

On March 11, 2015, LSU Law Center Professors Alain Levasseur, J. Randall Trahan, and Associate Chancellor for the Law Library Beth Williams, will be among the speakers at a free CLE at the Louisiana Supreme Court, entitled “Dictionary of the Civil Code.” The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. and will inform the Louisiana legal community of an important and useful new resource available to them and to explore the civil law of France through a Louisiana lens.

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LSU Law Center Community Mourns Passing of Thomas Daley

The LSU Law Center is saddened to report the death of Thomas Daley, former Court of Appeal judge, District Attorney of St. John the Baptist Parish, and long-time LSU Law adjunct professor. Judge Daley passed away at the age of 61 on Saturday, January 31, in New Orleans.

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2nd Annual Apprenticeship Week Features Master Lawyers and Judges

The 2nd Annual LSU Law Center Apprenticeship Week kicks off on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. 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 Ethics and Integrity Hotline

LSU has implemented an Ethics & Integrity Hotline, a phone and Internet-based reporting system that provides a secure and confidential means to report activities that may involve fraudulent, unethical, or otherwise inappropriate behavior in violation of LSU by-laws, or policies.

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222 Students Receive Degrees at 2014 LSU Law Center Commencement Ceremonies

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center awarded degrees to 222 students during Commencement ceremonies held May 30 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Robert “Bob” Barnett, the noted Washington, D.C. attorney who has represented Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, along with a host of other government officials and media and television celebrities, served as Commencement speaker. LSU Law alum and political author and commentator James Carville (’73) introduced Mr. Barnett.

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Professor Emeritus James Winfield Bowers: January 9, 1942-May 8, 2014

LSU Law Center Professor Emeritus Jim Bowers passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Bristol, Virginia. Professor Bowers taught at the Law Center for 30 years.

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LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss to Present at 22nd Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium

LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss will present a lecture on “Alvin B. Rubin and the Good Judge Ideal” at the 22nd Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, New Orleans chapter, on Thursday, April 17. The symposium is an annual discussion on aspects of federal law or federal practice held as a living memorial to Judge Alvin B. Rubin’s contribution to federal jurisprudence and legal scholarship.

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Louisiana Bar Foundation Honors Professor William Corbett and LSU Law Alum Frank Neuner, Jr. (’76)

The Louisiana Bar Foundation honored Professor William Corbett as Distinguished Professor and Frank Neuner, Jr. (’76) as Distinguished Attorney at the 28th Annual Fellows Gala on April 11, 2014.

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Robert B. Barnett, “Attorney to the Nation’s Most Influential People,” to Deliver 2014 LSU Law Commencement Address

Robert B. Barnett, the noted Washington, D.C. attorney who has represented Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, along with a host of other government officials and media and television celebrities, will deliver the 2014 LSU Law Commencement address scheduled for Friday, May 30 at the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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French Influences on the Civil Law in English to be the topic for the Tucker Lecture, April 10

The Center for Civil Law Studies (CCLS) of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center will present the 37th John H. Tucker, Jr. Lecture in Civil Law on Thursday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center. Judge Nicholas Kasirer of the Court of Appeal of Quebec will present, “That Montreal Sound: The Influence of French Legal Ideas and the French Language on the Civil Law Expressed in English.” To register, please email ccls@law.lsu.edu or call 225-578-7831.

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