The latest news from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center

 

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Immigration Clinic students honored with Human Rights Award after string of recent successes

 

The LSU Immigration Law Clinic and its students were recognized with the Human Rights Award by the Atlas Foundation for their work promoting and preserving the human rights of vulnerable and persecuted people.

 

This award follows a string of successful immigration cases that were represented by Clinic students, including legal permanent residence granted to a family of four asylees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, special juvenile status granted to a 17-year-old from Honduras, and asylum granted to a 35-year-old Turkish Client.

 

 

 

LSU Law Clinic celebrates a decade of learning through practice

The LSU Law Clinic held its first class in the 2008-09 academic year before officially opening its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 21, 2009. This year, the Clinic celebrates its 10th anniversary and marks a decade of legal learning through practice.

 

Join LSU Law on Jan. 31 for a celebration of the Law Clinic's 10th anniversary.

 

LSU Law Clinic's 10th anniversary logo

 

Sen. Bill Cassidy visits LSU Law for talk on issues facing military veterans

United States Senator Bill Cassidy visited the LSU Law Center on Nov. 9 and spoke of issues veterans face as they transition back to the civilian role. Cassidy, a member of the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, was a guest of the LSU Law Veterans Advocacy Club, an organization of LSU Law students advocating for veterans and their families.

 

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy talks to LSU Law students

 

Christopher Lamy: My First Summer As A Professional

LSU Law 2L student Christopher Lamy spent the summer working with the government affairs team at Student Veterans of America in Washington, D.C. Read about his summer experience and the valuable lessons about the legal field he learned while advocating on behalf of student veterans in our nation's capital

 

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ABA Negotiation and National Moot Court teams bring back multiple awards

Three LSU Law traveling moot court and trial advocacy teams brought back a number of awards and honors from their competitions in early November. The Tom Fore Phillips National Moot Court team won First Place Best Brief in the region and placed as semifinalists. Also, LSU Law’s brand-new-this-year ABA Negotiation Competition Purple team placed as semifinalists, and the Gold team placed sixth.

 

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Nov. 26: Exams begin

 

Dec. 8: Exams end

 

Dec. 14: End of the Fall 2018 semester

 

Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Winter Holiday (Law Center Closed)

 

Jan. 7-11: Apprenticeship Week

 

 

 

 

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Professor Olivier Moréteau’s paper “The Words of Comparative Law” will be published in a special issue of the Journal of International and Comparative Law.

 

Photo of LSU Law professor John Devlin

Professor John Devlin is quoted by Watchdog.org for its article “Amendment to protect homeowners from steep tax hikes could be vulnerable to legal challenge.”

 

 

Professor Robert Lancaster participated on a panel discussion titled “The Minority Majority: The Political Power of Underrepresented Groups” as part of LSU’s Presidential Symposium “Behind the Ballot” on Oct. 29.

 

 

A legal education is expensive and being able to attend LSU Law without worrying about how to pay for my books or my tuition is a blessing

 

In Elysha Spriggins’s eyes, law can be used as a means to leave an impression on the world, and that is what has inspired her to take on law school. Her time at LSU has been nothing short of successful as she finished her past semester in the top 25 percent of her class. She is a member of the Board of Advocates and served as a member of the LSU Law ABA Arbitration Team in 2017.

 

With the help of the Dean's Scholarship to alleviate some of the financial burden of law school, Elysha can focus on her goal of becoming an LSU Law graduate and her plans to change the world.

 

 

 

Find out about the latest news and accomplishments of your classmates.

 

View the November 2018 Class Notes

 

To submit an item for Class Notes, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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