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Faculty and Staff

LSU Law relies on the strength of its dynamic faculty and staff. The Law Center is comprised of 19 departments and:

LSU Law faculty consider teaching their primary responsibility. They devote much of their time to teaching classes, as well as conducting review sessions, meeting with individual students and study groups, and advising students on individual projects.

Outside of the classroom, faculty are known for their scholarship. Louisiana courts often cite the writings of the LSU Law faculty in their decisions, and many faculty members have written the principal Louisiana treaties in their areas of expertise.

From Admissions to Student Records, the LSU Law staff’s main focus is its students. Staff members are located throughout the LSU Law building and can be found through the directory.

Scholarship & Service

Professor Keith Hall was a panelist on LPB’s Louisiana Public Square for a discussion on “Energy’s Environmental Footprint.” The segment aired February 26.

A biographer of U.S. President Millard Fillmore, Visiting Professor Paul Finkelman appeared on the February 16 airing of CBS Sunday Morning in the segment, “Millard Fillmore: A Presidential Portrait”.

Professor Ken Levy’s article, Why Retributivism Needs Consequentialism: The Rightful Place of Revenge in the Criminal Justice System, will appear in the forthcoming issue of the Rutgers Law Review.

On February 3, 2014, Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Katherine Macfarlane presented “Understanding Stop-and-Frisk Litigation in the Second Circuit” at the University of Michigan Law School. The event was hosted by the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. On February 8, she will serve as a presenter at the LSU Women’s Leadership Symposium, addressing workplace gender issues.

Professor Philip Hackney was recently quoted in The Hill article, "Lawmakers: Sack NFL's tax break."

On January 29, Visiting Professor Paul Finkelman presented “How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln, The Emancipation Proclamation, and Spielberg’s Movie,” at St. Bonaventure University.

Vice Chancellor Raymond Diamond was recently quoted in The Advocate article, "Louisiana Supreme Court upholds two statutes in gun law challenge."

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Around Campus
On April 4, #LSULaw's Civil Mediation Clinic teamed up with both Legal Negotiations Skills Course sections to conduct a mediation simulation of a serious personal injury case. Student mediators Dakota Hawkins and Carson Garand assisted Plaintiff Attorney Sara Kuebel and her client Lenzi Hebert reach a settlement with Defense Attorney Stefan Neubig and Insurance Adjuster Jessica Thomas. 
This exercise was a full-blown mediation conference with confidential Position Papers, opening statements in a Joint Session, and “shuttle diplomacy” negotiations utilizing numerous caucus sessions (private meetings) between each side and the mediators. The student negotiators were exposed to the practice of preparing themselves and their respective clients for a mediation conference, the structure of a mediation, and the persuasive and other techniques utilized by mediators to help parties reach settlements.
Stay strong, #LSULaw students! Only a few more days left in the semester. Pic: @lsulawlibrary
📸 gallery of Ahmed Soussi’s win in the #LSULaw 2018 Dean’s Cup Moot Court Competition is posted on the link in bio 💜💛⚖️
Even overseas, our graduates rep #LSULaw! Army Judge Advocate and 2014 #LSULaw graduate Kiahhn Jackson, right, shows off her purple and gold love with Marine Corps Judge Advocate Nicholas West. Thank you both for your service! 💜💛🇺🇸
The Richard J. Dodson Maritime Art Collection is up on the first floor lobby of #LSULaw. Click the link in bio to read about Dodson and his art collection.
The best end-of-the-year banquets serve boiled crawfish! 💜💛🦂 #LSULaw #PILS
Congratulations to #LSULaw grad Ben Aguiñaga, who was selected to clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court! Aguiñaga becomes the second graduate of #LSULaw to earn this honor. Click the link in bio to read more about Aguiñaga's clerkship 💜💛⚖️
Congratulations to Ahmed Soussi, the winner of last night’s #LSULaw Dean's Cup Competition! 💜💛⚖️🏆
And then there were two. 3L students Ahmed Soussi and Jacob Irving face off in the final round of the #LSULaw Dean's Cup, tonight at 6 pm in the Robinson Courtroom.

Tonight's case will be heard by a distinguished panel of judges:
- Thomas C. Galligan, Jr., Dean and Professor of Law, LSU Law Center
- Hon. Patrick J. Hanna, United States Magistrate Judge, US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana - Hon. Toni M. Higginbotham, Judge, Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal
- Hon. Jeff Landry, Attorney General of Louisiana - Elizabeth Murrill, Solicitor General of Louisiana
- Wilburn “Bill” Stiles, Chief Deputy Attorney General, State of Louisiana
Congratulations to Thomas Naquin, Jordan Caruso, Malerie  Bulot, and Virginia Brown, winners of this year’s new #LSULaw Transactional Competition
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