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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 Michael J Malinowski has published his first children’s book, “Why Am I Me?” With children now living their lives entirely immersed in the technology of genetics and genetic medicine, “Why Am I Me?” introduces children to the concepts of genes and DNA, and to the complex reality of their influence on us. Popular San Diego, California artist Michelle Joy Montrose illustrated the book, which is available through the publisher, Ally-Gator Book Bites (Lake Charles), and on Amazon.

Professor Margaret Thomas was invited on Oct. 25 to be part of a panel discussing U.S. Supreme Court and Fifth Circuit Case Updates for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana Biennial Bench and Bar Conference in New Orleans.

Professor Madalyn Wasilczuk will present her paper, “The Racialized Violence of Police Canine Units” at the University of Baltimore Law Review Symposium on Nov. 16.

Professor Paul Baier was selected by his Harvard Law School classmates to chair the fiftieth reunion of his 1969 Harvard Law School alumni on Oct. 24-27, in Cambridge, MA. He was joined in the Reunion Class Symposium by Judge Kimba Wood and Judge Jed Rakoff, both of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic “Crude Oil Marketing” at the Short Course on International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts, and Negotiations on Sept. 30 in Houston. He spoke on the topic “Surface Trespass Liability—Good Faith, Bad Faith,” on Oct. 16 at the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation’s annual fall conference in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition, he spoke on two topics—“Implied Covenants in Oil & Gas Leases” and “Common Interests Created in Oil & Gas”—on Oct. 21 at the Annual Oil & Gas Short Course in Westminster, Colorado.

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We recently held our Fall Open House for prospecting students. Attendees asked questions and were given advice by Jeff Brooks. If you’re interested in applying to LSU Law, visit www.law.lsu.edu for more information.
Has it been ten years already? Thank you to the alumni who made it out to the 2019 LSU Law Reunion Day! Follow the link in our bio to view all photos from the night. #onceatigeralwaysatiger
Happy Halloween from Mike the Tiger!
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3L students gathered on the Old Law Building’s steps for the annual Hats N Canes toast this past Saturday. Congratulations to our graduating Tigers! Remember to always love purple and live gold 💜💛
Thanks @lsuvetmed for bringing these sweet therapy dogs around yesterday 🐶💜🐯
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Yale Law Professor, James Forman, visited LSU Law and spoke on mass incarceration on Friday. Forman’s lecture addressed the same topic as his 2018 book: “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.” To read more, follow the link in our bio.
Last week, Summer Steib, Director of the LSU Women’s Center, spoke on gender at the Implicit Bias Workshop. Their was discussion and an unbiased game of bingo! Join them this week for the topic of Poverty: What Lawyers Can Do Now. See you Wednesday @ 3:30 in room 301 👋
Thank you to law firms for participating in Day 1 of on-campus interviewing! Irwin Fritchie; Deutsch Kerrigan; Sher Garner; Kean Miller; Baker Donelson; Breazeale Sachse; Proskauer; Vinson & Elkins; Fishman Haygood; and Thompson Knight.
Happy summer! View photos of the Commencement crawfish boil from the night before graduation.
Congratulations to 2019 #LSULaw grad Victoria Heyer, who received the @thelouisianabar Law Student Pro Bono Award! 💜💛⚖
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