April 2017 Your LSU Law Center Online Newsletter www.law.lsu.edu   
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh to Deliver 2017 LSU Law Commencement Address

Louis Freeh, former U.S. District Judge and director of the FBI, will deliver the main address at the LSU Law Center's 2017 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for Friday, June 2, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Freeh was appointed as the fifth director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in September 1993 by President Bill Clinton. During his tenure, Freeh handled a number of high-profile cases in the FBI, including the Oklahoma City bombing, the Montana Freemen standoff and the capture of the Unabomber.

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Room 110 of LSU Law to be named "Frank L. Maraist Lecture Hall"

On March 17, the LSU Law Center gathered to celebrate the naming, later this fall, of the "Frank L. Maraist Lecture Hall" in honor of Professor Emeritus – and mentor to many in the Law Center – Frank Maraist. On July 14, 2011, Maraist delivered his last lecture in Room 110 to a standing ovation from faculty colleagues, staff and students in attendance.

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LSU Law Library's Melanie Sims honored with Patriot Award

LSU Law's Melanie Sims was honored with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award on March 15 during a ceremony in the Robinson Courtroom. The ESGR, a program of the Department of Defense, presents the Patriot Award to supervisors who contribute "to national security and protect liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America's National Guard and Reserve Force."

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Karen Blakemore recipient of 2017 Kalinka Award for Advocacy Programs Coach of the Year

Karen Blakemore was awarded the 2017 Kalinka Award for Advocacy Programs Coach of the Year at this year's Advocacy Programs Banquet, which was held April 5 at the Cook Hotel and Conference Center on the LSU Campus. Named in honor of the late Professor Susan C. Kalinka, the Kalinka Award recognizes a coach of one of the Law Center's moot court or trial advocacy external competition teams who embodies the inspiration and dedication of Professor Kalinka.

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Reunion Weekend set for Sept. 29 and 30

Reunion days for the LSU Law Classes of 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2007 and 2012 are set for Sept. 29-30. Contact Missi Lightfoot (missi.lightfoot@law.lsu.edu) if you'd like to serve on your reunion committee.

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LSU Law News

Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court team places as national quarterfinalists Read More »

LSU Law students "Pause for a Cause" Read More »

Admiralty Moot Court teams win first and second place best brief; Purple team places as semifinalists Read More »

Faculty News

Professor Philip Hackney gave the Norman A. Sugarman Lecture in Nonprofit Law at Case Western Reserve on March 23. Read More »

Professor Elizabeth Carter was interviewed by WBRZ on ongoing investigation of the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging Read More »

Professor Ken Levy wrote an editorial for the New York Times titled "The Problems With Originalism" Read More »

Class Notes

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View the April 2017 Class Notes.

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