Spring 2016

Professor Robert Lancaster was recently invited to speak at the 36th Governor’s Conference on Juvenile Justice. He gave a lecture on the impact of family violence on child and adolescent development.

Professor Keith Hall was quoted by the Journal of Petroleum Technology for the article “Seismic Shifts in Oklahoma Lead to Stricter Regulations,” which appears in the May 2016 issue.

Professor Philip Hackney was quoted by Tax Notes for the article "Foundations Revealed in Panama Papers Unlikely to Be US EOs."

Associate Dean Ray Diamond testified before a committee of the Louisiana House of Representatives about the implications of holding a constitutional convention to overrule Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010), as called for by HCR 13. That testimony is available here, at 54:20 to 1:07:57. ...

Professor Christina Sautter’s latest article, "The Golden Ratio of Corporate Deal-Making," was published in The Journal of Corporation Law.

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The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Commencement will take place Friday, May 27, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center in downtown Baton Rouge. LSU Law alum and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will deliver the 2016 LSU Law Center commencement address.
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The Center for Civil Law Studies (CCLS) will present the 38th annual John H. Tucker Jr. Lecture in Civil Law on Tuesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center. Professor Francisco Reyes, Chairman of the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and Colombian Superintendent of Companies (and Bankruptcy), will present “The Proposed Organization of American States Model Law on Simplified Corporations: Perspectives and Challenges.”
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LSU Law professor Philip Hackney will be the guest speaker at the May 18 Rotary Club of Baton Rouge meeting. Hackney will present a lecture titled “Campaign Finance: Dark Money, Super PACs and Citizens United.”
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LSU Law Center professor Melissa Lonegrass and 2010 LSU Law graduate and current Southern University Law professor Christopher Odinet were recently named the 2016-18 Louisiana Bar Foundation Scholar-in-Residence. Lonegrass and Odinet will share the title in connection with their project to publish a treatise on the Louisiana public records doctrine.
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LSU Law professor Michael Coenen has been named a recipient of the 2016 LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award. The award “recognizes faculty at the rank of assistant professor who have outstanding records of scholarship and published research.”
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The LSU Law Center has moved up six spots to No. 34 in the nation for the excellence of its moot court program in rankings released by the Blakley Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center.
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