Category Archives: Student

LSU Law Center Moves up 12 Spots in 2017 U.S. News and World Report Rankings of Law Schools

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.

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LSU Law Announces 2016-17 Trial Advocacy Board

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center has selected 25 students for membership on the 2016-17 Trial Advocacy Board. Membership on the Trial Advocacy Board is awarded to rising third-year students who have demonstrated commitment to development of the arts of trial advocacy at the Law Center.

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LSU Law Takes National Championship at Admiralty Moot Court Competition

For the second consecutive year, the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center took first place honors at the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition. The winning team was composed of Phillip Smith, Arielle Minor and Caroline Darwin. Thirty teams from nineteen different law schools from around the country participated in this year’s competition which concluded this past weekend.

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Family Law Moot Court Team Wins National Championship

Congratulations to the Law Center’s Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition team of Miesha Dunn, Samantha Gonzalez, and Keanan Parr, who took first place honors at the Gabrielli competition, which was held March 3-5 in Albany, NY! Third-year LSU Law student Miesha Dunn was also named the competition’s Best Overall Oralist.

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LSU Law’s National Civil Mock Trial Invitational Team Places Second

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.

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Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal Riding Circuit to LSU Law Center

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.

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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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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.

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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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