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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

Dean Tom Galligan's article, "The Structure of Torts," has been published by the Florida State University Law Review (46 Fla. St. Univ. L. Rev. 485; 2019). In the article, Dean Galligan proposes a coherent and consistent analytical approach for all torts based upon the elements of negligence.

Professor Christina M. Sautter’s article, "Promises Made to be Broken? Standstill Agreements in Change of Control Transactions," 37 Del. J. Corp. L. 929 (2013), was quoted in In re Columbia Pipeline Inc., — F. Supp. 3d —, 18 Civ. 3670 (GBD), 2019 WL 4743760, *13 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 26, 2019).

Dean Tom Galligan’s article, “Let the Jury Decide! A Plea for the Proper Allocation of Decision Making Authority in Louisiana Negligence Cases," will be published by the Tulane Law Review in its forthcoming Volume 94 publication. Galligan, along with co-author Frank Maraist, is a past winner of the Tulane Law Review John Minor Wisdom Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Scholarship, which the publication awards to the authors of the best article in its current volume.

Professor Lécia Vicente participated in the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York City between Sept. 23-27 in her capacity as Advisor to the Secretary of State for External Relations of Angola. Read the full story.

Professor Edward Richards presented a paper titled "The Role of New Towns in the Sustainable Development of Coastal Communities Subject to Catastrophic Sea Level Rise and Storm Risk" at the 10th Annual Vermont Law School Environmental Forum on Sept. 21. This is part of his ongoing research on how to facilitate migration from high risk areas such as coastal Louisiana.

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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! 💜💛⚖
Attendees of the @thelouisianabar annual meeting laced up their shoes for the fourth annual Cheney Joseph/Judge Tom Daley run. The event honors longtime #LSULaw professor and interim dean Cheney Joseph and former Court of Appeal judge and adjunct professor Tom Daley.
Thank you to all the 50+ year graduates of #LSULaw who came out to our annual Les Avocats and Golden Grads luncheon on May 24. It is always a pleasure to welcome back our alumni!
This summer, #LSULaw professor and director of the Juvenile Defense Clinic Madalyn Wasilczuk is working in Myanmar with the International Legal Foundation to assess juvenile defense representation under the country's Child Law. Keep up the great work, Professor Wasilczuk! 💜💛⚖
MJ Hernandez graduated Magna Cum Laude, member of The Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief of the Louisiana Law Review, member of the Board of Advocates, and performed more than 50 hours of pro bono service. He was also selected the recipient of the American Law Institute CLE Scholarship & Leadership Award. Congrats, MJ! 💜💛⚖
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