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2019 Orientation

LSU Law Dean Thomas Galligan, Jr. welcomed the LSU Law “Class of 2022” at the first day of a two-day orientation program on the LSU Law campus. Dean Galligan was joined by Dr. Stacia L. Haynie, LSU Executive Vice President and Provost; Andrea Carroll, LSU Law Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs; Jake Henry, Director of Admissions for the Law Center; and, numerous LSU Law faculty members and students. Some 205 students make up the first year (1 L) class. Louisiana residents comprise 70 percent of the class, while 30 percent are nonresidents. The class is 53 percent female and 47 percent male; 21 percent are students of color. Students hail from 67 undergraduate institutions, 24 states and one foreign country. Fifteen of the entering students are enrolled in the LSU Law/LSU 3 + 3 program.

2019 Commencement and Golden Grads

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center awarded degrees to 178 students during Commencement ceremonies held Friday, May 24, at Pete Maravich Assembly Center, with former LSU Law and current Seton Hall Law Professor Michael Coenen delivering the Commencement address

2018 Hats n Canes and Alumni Tailgate

Congratulations to the LSU Law Class of 2019, who celebrated with the annual Hats ‘n Canes toast on Oct. 20. The graduating class gathered on the front steps of the Old Law Building sporting black hats and carrying canes. The annual Hats ‘n Canes tradition began in 1930 when seniors carried black canes with curved handles and silver bands engraved with the student’s name, year of graduation, and the words, “The LSU Law School.”

2018 Commencement

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center awarded degrees to 172 students during Commencement ceremonies held Friday, June 1, at Pete Maravich Assembly Center, with Congressman and U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise delivering the Commencement address

2018 The Order of the Barristers

Nine members of the LSU Law Class of 2018 were inducted into The Order of the Barristers on May 30. The Order of Barristers is a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school oral advocacy programs. Students who have excelled in moot court, mock trial, brief writing, oral advocacy, and other advocacy programs throughout their time at the LSU Law Center are selected to join the Order.

2018 Dean's Cup Finals

Ahmed Soussi won the 2018 Dean’s Cup Moot Court Competition on April 9 with. Jacob Irving finishing runner-up. The Dean’s Cup Moot Court Competition refines students’ oral advocacy skills by arguing a series of real cases currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. In the final round, Soussi and Irving argued Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, which involves laws that forbid voters from wearing political badges, buttons, or other insignia at the polling place.

Spring 2018 Flory Trial Finals

LSU Law students Erin Abrams and Justin DiCharia won the Spring 2018 Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition on March 6. Chaz Coleman and Leah Voth finished runners-up in the internal trial competition. The case was heard and judged by a distinguished panel of experienced civil litigators: Harry J. “Skip” Philips, Jr. – Managing Partner, Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips L.L.P. and 2018 LSU Law Center Distinguished Achievement honoree; Lykisha Vaughan – Managing Attorney, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services; and Jude Bourque – Assistant Attorney General, Louisiana Attorney General’s Office Litigation Division and National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Instructor.

Fall 2017 Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition

LSU Law students Kyle Townsley and J. William VanDehei won the Fall 2017 Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition on Nov. 1 at LSU Law. Townsley and VanDehi successfully argued their case in the final round judged by Senior Judge James Brady, United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana; Elizabeth Murrill, Solicitor General for the Louisiana Department of Justice; and Corey Amundson, acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Fall 2017 Ira S. Flory Trial Competition

LSU Law students Tyler Robbins and Chaz Coleman won the Fall 2017 Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition on Oct. 5 at LSU Law. Robbins and Coleman successfully defended their client in the case judged by United States Magistrate Judge Daniel E. Knowles, III, US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; Lindsay Blouin, Deputy Chief Defender, East Baton Rouge Office of the Public Defender; and Colin Clark, Deputy Solicitor General and Chief of Criminal Appeals, Louisiana Attorney General's Office.

2017 Commencement

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center awarded degrees to 183 students during Commencement ceremonies held Friday, June 2, at Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh delivered the Commencement address.

2017 Hats 'N Canes

Congratulations to the LSU Law Class of 2018, who celebrated with the annual Hats ‘n Canes toast on Sept. 30. The graduating class gathered on the front steps of the Old Law Building sporting black hats and carrying canes, as Dean Tom Galligan gave his inaugural toast to the class using the cane of the Law School’s first dean, Joseph Kelly. The annual Hats ‘n Canes tradition began in 1930 when seniors carried black canes with curved handles and silver bands engraved with the student’s name, year of graduation, and the words, “The LSU Law School.”

2016 Hats n Canes

The Class of 2017 had a picture-perfect day for their annual Hats ‘n Canes celebration on Oct. 1. The graduating class gathered on the front steps of the Old Law Building sporting black hats and carrying canes, as Dean Tom Galligan gave his inaugural toast to the class using the cane of the Law School’s first dean, Joseph Kelly. The annual Hats ‘n Canes tradition began in 1930 when seniors carried black canes with curved handles and silver bands engraved with the student’s name, year of graduation, and the words, “The LSU Law School.”

2016 PILS Fall Day of Service

About 75 LSU Law students traveled to six areas around Baton Rouge to lend a hand during the Public Interest Law Society’s annual Fall Day of Service on Saturday. Starting at 7:30 a.m., students, faculty and staff donated their time with Habitat for Humanity, St. Vincent DePaul, BREC’s Farr Park, and Cat Haven. Students and staff working with Habitat for Humanity tore down drywall, removed flooring and sprayed mold prevention in a house destroyed by recent flooding in the Baton Rouge area.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Visits LSU Law Center

The LSU Law Center welcomed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Michelle Shamblin Stratton, the Law Center's first-ever U.S. Supreme Court Clerk, to the campus on September 6 and 7 for two busy days of educational events. The agenda for the Justice and Ms. Shamblin included student forums, classroom teaching, and meetings with students, leaders of student organizations, and the faculty.