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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LSU Law Center students achieved the state’s highest passage rate among all examinees on the latest Louisiana State Bar Exam and among first time takers, according to results released Oct. 7 by the Committee on Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court of Louisiana. The results are for test takers who sat for the statewide Bar examination in July 2016.
Starting January, LSU Law will offer a Successions/Title Clearing Clinic where students will learn how to open, administer and close succession proceedings in order to obtain clear title to real estate. The clinic, which is open to third-year law students, will be taught by LSU Law Professor Elizabeth Carter, and students will do the legal work under the supervision of an attorney to be hired at SLLS.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $1.3 million research grant to an interdisciplinary team of scholars headed up by the LSU Center for Energy Studies. The multi-year project will examine the technical and economic feasibility of developing a commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Louisiana’s industrial corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
LSU Law's national moot court team was officially renamed the Tom Fore Phillips National Moot Court Team during a ceremony Oct. 21 at the Taylor Porter law offices in downtown Baton Rouge. The renaming celebrates Phillips — LSU Law graduate of the class of 1952, veteran of the national moot court team and former Taylor Porter managing parter — who passed away in 2011.
LSU Law second-year students Sara Kuebel and Sarah Nickel won the 2016 Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition on Oct. 24 in the Robinson Courtroom at the LSU Law Center. Kuebel and Nickel narrowly defeated their opponents, fellow 2Ls Alyssa Depew and Josie Serigne, in a challenging final round.
Twenty-one second-year LSU Law students have been selected as members of the 2017-18 Moot Court Board. Moot Court Board membership is an academic honor awarded to those students who receive the highest cumulative scores on their appellate brief and individual oral arguments in the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition.