Category Archives: Scholarship & Service

Fall 2016

Professor Keith Hall is part of an interdisciplinary team of LSU scholars that has been awarded a $1.3 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the legal, technical, and economic feasibility of commercial scale use of carbon capture and storage technology. 

Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by the Advocate for its article “Grand jury hearing into bribery allegations against Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa called off Tuesday.”

Professor Philip Hackney was interviewed by Politico for its article “Hacked memo offers an angry glimpse inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.'”

Professor Bill Corbett presented his paper “Mike Zimmer, McDonnell Douglas and ‘A Gift that Keeps Giving'” at the 2016 Employment & Labor Law Scholars’ Forum hosted by the Seton Hall University School of Law.

Professor Keith Hall spoke on “Common Interests Created in Oil and Gas” and “Implied Covenants in Oil and Gas Leases”at the 34th annual Oil & Gas Short Course in Houston.

Professor Greg Smith was interviewed by WWL-TV for its story “Edward’s Lawyer’s Old Firm Gets Coastal Lawsuit Deal.”

Professor Robert Lancaster participated in a panel discussion titled “Re-Examining the In-House Clinical Model in an Era of Innovation and Expansion of Alternative Clinical Opportunities” at the sixth annual Southern Clinical Teaching Conference in Charlotte, N.C.

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Winter 2014

Professor Keith Hall was a panelist on LPB’s Louisiana Public Square for a discussion on “Energy’s Environmental Footprint.” The segment aired February 26.

A biographer of U.S. President Millard Fillmore, Visiting Professor Paul Finkelman appeared on the February 16 airing of CBS Sunday Morning in the segment, “Millard Fillmore: A Presidential Portrait”.

Professor Ken Levy’s article, Why Retributivism Needs Consequentialism: The Rightful Place of Revenge in the Criminal Justice System, will appear in the forthcoming issue of the Rutgers Law Review.

On February 3, 2014, Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Katherine Macfarlane presented “Understanding Stop-and-Frisk Litigation in the Second Circuit” at the University of Michigan Law School. The event was hosted by the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. On February 8, she will serve as a presenter at the LSU Women’s Leadership Symposium, addressing workplace gender issues.

Professor Philip Hackney was recently quoted in The Hill article, “Lawmakers: Sack NFL’s tax break.”

On January 29, Visiting Professor Paul Finkelman presented “How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln, The Emancipation Proclamation, and Spielberg’s Movie,” at St. Bonaventure University.

Vice Chancellor Raymond Diamond was recently quoted in The Advocate article, “Louisiana Supreme Court upholds two statutes in gun law challenge.”

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Fall 2013

Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Katherine Macfarlane’s essay “The New York Stop-and-Frisk Appeals Are Still Alive” was recently published by Practicum, the online companion to Brooklyn Law School’s journals.

On December 6, 2013, Vice Chancellor Ray Diamond was a panelist on the subject “Race in the Gun Debate” at the Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. On November 9, 2013, he was a roundtable participant on a panel entitled “Race, Crime, and Stand Your Ground in Historical Perspective,” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History. These presentations built on his most recently published article, “In the Civic Republic: Crime, the Inner City, and the Democracy of Arms – a Disquisition on the Revival of the Militia at Large” (with Robert J. Cottrol), 45 Connecticut Law Review 1605 (2013).

The Journal of Corporation Law has published Professor Christina Sautter’s article, Lock-Up Creep, which she co-authored with Professor Steven M. Davidoff of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

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Summer 2013

Professor John Church presented a paper entitled, Antitrust Enforcement of Vertical Restraints Involving Internet Sales: The U.S. Perspective, at the 2013 workshop “E-Commerce and Competition Law: Recent Developments” which took place July 5 at the EMLyon Business School, one of the leading business schools in France.  The paper will be published in the November 2013 […]

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Spring 2013 Semester

Professor Christina Sautter served as a discussant on the Money and Markets panel at the Law and Society Association 2013 Annual Meeting held in Boston, MA on May 31, 2013.

Professor Philip Hackney’s article What We Talk About When We Talk About Exemption will be published in the forthcoming issue of the Virginia Tax Review.

Professor Hackney was part of a panel on exempt organizations at the 8th Annual Junior Tax Scholars Workshop at University of Miami Law School on May 23, 2013.

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December 2012

Vice Chancellor N. Gregory Smith’s article Judicial Disqualification in America was recently published in volume 2 of the International Journal of Procedural Law.

Professor Bill Corbett’s article, Unmasking a Pretext for Res Ipsa Loquitur: A Proposal to Let Employment Discrimination Speak for Itself, will be published in volume 62:3 of the American University Law Review in early 2013.

Professor Melissa Lonegrass’ article, Finding Room for Fairness in Formalism—The Sliding Scale Approach to Unconscionability, will appear in the upcoming volume of the Loyola University Chicago Law Review.

The Center of Civil Law Studies recently published Volume 5, No. 1 of the Journal of Civil Law Studies: “200 Years of Statehood, 300 Years of Civil Law: New Perspectives on Louisiana’s Multilingual Legal Experience.”

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Fall 2012

Professor Kevin Bennardo’s article, A Quantity-Driven Solution to Aggregate Grouping Under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual, will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Florida State University Law Review.

Professor Mark Glover’s article, A Therapeutic Jurisprudential Framework of Estate Planning, which is published in the Seattle University Law Review, was featured in the Journal of Things We Like (Lots). The feature can be accessed here.

Professor Ed Richards presented Public Health Policy and Legislation as Tools to Drive Population Health at the 2012 Childhood Obesity and Public Health Conference at Pennington Biomedical Center on October 24.

Professor Christina Sautter presented “Auction Theory and Standstills: Dealing with Friends and Foes in a Sale of Corporate Control” during a Current Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions panel at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2012 Annual Conference.

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Spring/Summer 2012


Professor Keith Hall presented a paper “Fraud, Misrepresentation and Related Ethical Issues in Obtaining Leases” at the 58th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute in Newport Beach, California on July 21, 2012.

Professor Blake Hudson presented Policy Formulation in the South, Enforcement in the North: Linking Institutional and Political Governance Strengths for More Effective Forest and Climate Policy, at the 2012 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management at the University of Alberta in June.

Also in June, Professor Blake Hudson presented Dynamic Resources, Undynamic Federalism as part of the AALS Workshop on Torts, Environment and Disaster panel that addressed “Disaster Federalism.”

The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation featured Professor Christina Sautter’s article, Promises Made to be Broken? Standstill Agreements in Change of Control Transactions, forthcoming in the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. The feature can be accessed here.

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Fall 2011

FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS Chancellor Jack Weiss joined the deans and chancellors from Southern University Law Center, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and Tulane University Law School at the Baton Rouge Bar Association luncheon on October 6 for a panel discussion of the “State of Legal Education.” The panel addressed the proposed changes to the […]

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August 2011

August 14, 2011 – Professor Robert Lancaster, Director of Clinical Legal Education and the Singletary Professor of Professional Practice at the Law Center, has been named a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation.  The Foundation works to improve the justice system and promotes equal justice under the law.  Professor Lancaster also serves as Secretary on the […]

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