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B.S., 1990, Louisiana State University
J.D., 1993, Louisiana State University

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Heidi Thompson

James E. and Betty M. Phillips Professorship
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice


Thompson received her Juris Doctor from LSU in 1993, where she was a member of the Louisiana Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. After law school, Thompson worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Fred C. Sexton of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal in Shreveport, Louisiana. Thompson subsequently practiced in the insurance defense, domestic law, workers' compensation, and personal injury fields. Thompson left private practice to work at the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal, where she was a research attorney for the Honorable Burrell J. Carter, Chief Judge. Thompson additionally served as an adjunct instructor of Appellate Advocacy at the LSU Law Center in 1997, 1999, and 2000. In August 2001, Thompson joined the LSU Law Center as an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. Thompson has presented CLE seminars on citation, effective brief writing, and Louisiana domestic law to various bar associations and to the Louisiana Appellate Project. She has also presented at the 2016 and 2006 LWI Bi-annual Conferences and an LWI One-Day Workshop in 2012. Thompson also presented a poster at the 2012 LWI Bi-annual Conference and the 2013 AALS Conference. Thompson is on the Board of Editorial Advisers for the Third Edition of The Redbook, and she is a faculty member of the Kaplan Louisiana Bar Review.