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August 2016

LSU Law Holds 2016 Opening Statement Competition

August 30, 2016

The final round of the 2016 Opening Statement Competition that was held Monday, Aug. 29 at the LSU Law Center.
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Two LSU Law Professors Receive Promotions to Start Fall 2016 Semester

August 29, 2016

Two LSU Law professors were promoted at the start of the Fall 2016 semester. Carter received tenure and was promoted to Professor of Law, and Michael Coenen was promoted to Associate Professor of Law. These changes took effect Aug. 15.
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20 LSU Law Students Nominated for Membership in Wex Malone Inn of Court

August 29, 2016

Twenty LSU Law students were recently nominated for membership in the Wex Malone Inn of Court based on their performance during the LSU Law Center’s annual Trial Advocacy Program.
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Law Students Travel Across Baton Rouge to Lend a Hand During Fall Day of Service

August 29, 2016

About 75 LSU Law students traveled to six areas around Baton Rouge to lend a hand during the Public Interest Law Society’s annual Fall Day of Service on Saturday.
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Regular Library Hours Resume

August 23, 2016

Welcome back students! The law library has resumed regular fall semester hours. Please check the detailed hours page for further information.
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Nearly 40 LSU Law Alums, 12 Judges Help in Annual Trial Advocacy and Persuasion Training Program

August 19, 2016

Nearly 40 LSU Law alums and 11 judges came out to the LSU Law Center to help 3L students in the annual Trial Advocacy and Persuasion Training Program. The program, which was held Aug. 8-10, gave students the opportunity for hands-on trial experience as they presented opening and closing arguments; depositions; and direct and cross examinations.
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LSU Law to Provide Assistance for Students, Faculty and Staff Affected by Flood

August 17, 2016

As we finish our first day of classes, I wanted to update you on what we are doing for people who have not been able to make it to classes, discuss opportunities to help others and to get assistance, and invite you to lunch tomorrow (Thursday). Let me begin with lunch. Tomorrow, we will have pizza and water for all students, faculty, and staff in the student lounge from noon until 1:30 PM (or when food runs out).
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LSU Law Center Will Open, Classes to Resume Wednesday

August 16, 2016

The LSU Law Center will be open and classes will begin Wednesday. It will be good to get back to doing what we do best: teaching and learning in a collaborative educational setting.
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UPDATE: LSU Law Classes Canceled Tuesday Due to Flooding

August 14, 2016

LSU has just announced that, other than some limited activities, the campus will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday). That means there will be no Law Center classes tomorrow. We promise that as soon as we know about classes and reopening on Wednesday, we will let you know. Keep checking for emails, texts, tweets, and posts.
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MPRE Test Scheduled for Sat., Aug. 13 Cancelled

August 12, 2016

The MPRE scheduled for Sat., Aug. 13 at LSU has been cancelled.
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LSU Law Center Closed, Friday, Aug. 12 Due to Inclement Weather

August 12, 2016

The LSU Law Center and the LSU campus are closed today due to inclement weather. 1L Orientation will be rescheduled.
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Library Orientation Audio Tour

August 10, 2016

1Ls: We have created an audio tour of the law library to introduce you to many of the resources and services available.  To access the tour, download the audio files for the first, second, and third floors of the library - feel free to download these files before the IT & Library Orientation session on Friday morning. There is no particular order that you must follow as you take your tour - feel free to start on any library floor.
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CALI Lessons for Law Students

August 3, 2016

CALI, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, has over 1,000 interactive tutorials that cover various topics of law. CALI Lessons are drafted by law professors and librarians from throughout the country and are geared specifically toward helping law students learn particular areas of the law. Stop by the Reference Desk today for the authorization code to access CALI Lessons.
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Trial Advocacy Program for 3Ls Begins Aug. 8

August 1, 2016

From cross examination to voir dire jury selection, students will role play and receive critiques from some of the nation’s leading experts in courtroom practices during the intensive three-day program held at the LSU Law Center. Participants will act as trial counsel and simulate actual trial skills under the experienced eyes of the select seminar faculty.
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