Category Archives: Faculty
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.
The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal announces that the First Circuit will hold oral arguments at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The hearings will be conducted in the David Robinson Courtroom, located on the second floor of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
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.
LSU Law Classes Cancelled Beginning at Noon on Tuesday, Feb. 23; non-essential employees are released from work at that time
Due to inclement weather expected in the Baton Rouge area this afternoon, all classes scheduled after 12 p.m. are cancelled. Classes that begin at 11:30 and end past noon are also cancelled. UPDATE: University offices will close today at noon, and non-essential employees are released from work at that time.
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)
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.