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LSU Law News

March 2017

Environmental Law Moot Court team places as semifinalists in national competition

March 28, 2017

Congratulations to the Law Center’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition team of Kelsey Balzli, Taylor Herpin, and James McKenney, who placed as National Semifinalists at this year’s Environmental Moot, which was held February 23-25 in White Plains, NY!  The Law Center’s Environmental Law Moot Court team is coached by Ms. Karen Blakemore (’07) of CK Associates Environmental Consultants.  Each of LSU Law’s three team members also received a Best Oralist recognition from the judges in each of the preliminary rounds that LSU argued in.  Instituted in 1989, The Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) is…
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Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court team places in top 16 at national competition

March 28, 2017

Congratulations to the Law Center’s National Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition team of Seth Lawrence and Hannah Marler, who placed as one of the “Sweet Sixteen” teams in the National Octofinals of the competition, which were held in New York, NY from March 5-8, 2017.  The team was coached by Mr. Sam Lumpkin (’13) of Kean Miller LLP. The National Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition is co-sponsored by the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.), the performing rights organization, and is dedicated to fostering the development of intellectual property…
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LSU Law and LSU Honors College present 2017 speaker series

March 24, 2017

The LSU Law Center and Ogden Honors College will host a speaker series titled "Reverberations" on local acts and global impacts. The series consists of three discussions, beginning March 29, at the LSU Law Center and the French House Grand Salon. The series schedule and speakers are listed below: Past Due: Costs and Consequences of Charging for Justice Mathilde Laisne (Vera Institute) and Jennifer Hull (Orleans Public Defenders) Wednesday, March 29, 2017; 3:30 PM LSU Law Center, Room 106  Every year, government agencies in New Orleans collect millions of dollars in the form of bail, fines and fees from people…
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LSU Law Library's Melanie Sims honored with Patriot Award

March 24, 2017

LSU Law’s Melanie Sims was honored with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award on March 15 during a ceremony in the Robinson Courtroom.
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LSU Law’s Master in Laws named a top-10 LL.M. program for Energy Law

March 16, 2017

The LSU Law Center is proud to announce that its Master in Laws has been named a Top 10 LL.M. program for Energy Law by the LLM Guide, alongside some of the finest programs in the world.
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Christine Briede joins Alumni staff

March 15, 2017

Christine Briede has joined the Alumni Office as a Senior Development Officer for the New Orleans, Metarie and Northshore communities. Prior to joining the Law Center, she served as development officer and Tiffany Circle director for the American Red Cross. She has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and fundraising. She also previously worked at BBDM Marketing and Loubat Foodservice where she facilitated growth, sales and handled marketing and business development. Please join us in welcoming Christine. She may be reached at Christine.Briede@law.lsu.edu.
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Law Center Annual Fund and Dean’s Council Campaigns Support Student Recruitment; Campaigns Honor Distinguished Professors

March 15, 2017

How can you help LSU Law attract the best and the brightest students?  By participating in the Fall Annual Fund Firm Campaign, or by joining the Dean’s Council!  Contributions help to support student recruitment efforts and provide tuition waivers for incoming students, in addition to helping with other student, faculty, and alumni activities. Thanks to all of the firms who participated in the Fall Annual Fund Firm Campaign. We are truly grateful for your support. If your firm does not participate, we hope you’ll join our ranks. The Dean’s Council giving program recognizes alums and friends who give $1,000 or…
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The Market is Soaring – Take Advantage of Appreciated Stock for Charitable Giving

March 15, 2017

Thank you to all of our alumni and friends who financially support the LSU Law Center. The stock market has soared over recent weeks, and we want to remind you of the tax benefit of taking advantage of the current market. As a donor, you could receive added tax benefits by donating appreciated stocks in lieu of cash gifts. The donation of appreciated stock allows a donor to take an immediate tax deduction for the full market value of the stock, while avoiding the capital-gains tax you would owe by cashing in the securities. For information on making a gift…
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History Makers: All-female teams sweep Tullis, Flory competitions for first time at LSU Law

March 8, 2017

With their victories in the Fall 2016 semester, Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court winners Sara Kuebel and Sarah Nickel and Ira S. Flory Mock Trial winners Caity Cline and Rome Gonsoulin also made history.
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LSU Law Announces 2017-18 Trial Advocacy Board Members

March 8, 2017

The LSU Law Center is pleased to announce the students who have been selected for membership on the 2017-2018 Trial Advocacy Board. The members of the 2017-2018 Trial Advocacy Board are: Erin Abrams Brandi Barze Rachel Chappell Jonathan Cobb Ronald Coleman Shawn Daray Taylor Degruise Caroline Donze Erica Ducoing David Hanks Mason Hebert David Hogan Leslie Knowles Payton Lott Chris Prudhomme Ahmed Soussi Catherine Zeringue Membership on the Trial Advocacy Board is an honor awarded to rising third-year students who have demonstrated commitment to development of the arts of trial advocacy at the Law Center, as demonstrated by volunteer participation…
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Call for Authors: American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

March 7, 2017

The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in its 2017 Warren E. Burger Prize.
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LSU Law Jessup Moot Court Team Places as Semifinalists in National Competition

March 7, 2017

The LSU Law Center’s Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition team, which consists of students Matthew Boles, Phung Duong, Lindsay Elliott-Smith, Cristian Galleguillos, and Ahmed Soussi, placed as semifinalists and one of the top four teams at the United States South national rounds of the Jessup Competition.
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LSU Law Seeking Animal Law Adjunct Professor for Spring 2018 Semester

March 6, 2017

The Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center is seeking to hire an adjunct professor to teach Animal Law, a newly-established 2-hour course, during the Spring semester of 2018. The official course description is as follows: This survey course provides an overview of the rapidly developing field of animal law, which implicates administrative law, constitutional law, property law, criminal law, and torts. The learning objectives for the course include (1) learning the substance and principles of existing law as it addresses nonhuman animals; (2) developing a sense of the many different traditions that contribute to legal and other understandings…
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Women & the Law (Peggy)

March 3, 2017

HeinOnline's Women and the Law (Peggy) is a collection that brings together books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to women's roles in society and the law. This unique collection of materials provides the ability to research the progression of women's roles and rights in society over the past 200 years. There are also more than 70 titles from Emory University Law School's Feminism and Legal Theory Project which provide a platform to view the effect of law and culture on the female gender. Connection
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