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LSU Law Students “Pause for a Cause”
Spring 2014 Pause for a Cause Spring 2014 Pause for a Cause

Seventy LSU Law students donated approximately 280 hours of community service to the Baton Rouge community through the PILS Annual “Pause for a Cause” on Friday, March 14. Students volunteered at BREC, Connections For Life, the Law Center, and the Companion Animal Alliance.

“Pause for a Cause” is an annual day of service sponsored by the Law Center’s Public Interest Law Society in collaboration with the Student Bar Association.

61st Annual Mineral Law Institute to be held April 3 and 4
The 61st annual Mineral Law Institute will be held April 3 and 4 in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center.

This two-day event attracts energy leaders from across the state and country. Topics that will be addressed include issues relating to fractional mineral conveyances, litigating the question of good faith with respect to mineral servitudes, recent revisions to the AAPL Model Form Operating Agreement that are designed to address issues raised by horizontal drilling, litigation related to coastal erosion, trends on the outer continental shelf, the Mineral Law Institute’s annual oil and gas case update, and more.

“We have an excellent program this year. We have some top notch speakers scheduled and the topics are a good mix that should appeal to just about everyone – litigators, transactional lawyers, title lawyers, and landmen,” said Keith Hall, Director of the Mineral Law Institute.

For registration information, please visit www.LSUcle.org or contact the LSU Law Center Continuing Education Department at 225-578-5837.

French Influences on the Civil Law in English to be the topic for the Tucker Lecture, April 10
The Center for Civil Law Studies (CCLS) of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center will present the 37th John H. Tucker, Jr. Lecture in Civil Law on Thursday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center. Judge Nicholas Kasirer of the Court of Appeal of Quebec will present, “That Montreal Sound: The Influence of French Legal Ideas and the French Language on the Civil Law Expressed in English.” Drawing on insights taken from scholarship in comparative law, legal bilingualism and translation studies, the speaker seeks to evaluate the variable character of the phenomenon on the Civil Law in English within the French legal tradition.

A reception will follow the lecture. To register, please email ccls@law.lsu.edu or call 225-578-7831.

Nicholas Kasirer is a graduate of University College (B.A. (hons)) at the University of Toronto, McGill University (Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Laws) and the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) (D.E.A. 3e cycle). A member of the Bar of Québec since 1987, he was appointed to the Court of Appeal on July 29, 2009.

Judge Kasirer began his career as a law clerk to Justice Jean Beetz of the Supreme Court of Canada. In 1989, he joined the Faculty of Law at McGill University and was appointed the James McGill Professor of Law in 2002. In 2003, Nicholas Kasirer was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Law at McGill and served in that position until his appointment to the bench in 2009.

Over the course of his career, he was awarded several prizes including the Prix de la Fondation du Barreau, the Hessel Yntema Prize of the American Society of Comparative Law, the David Johnston Medal from McGill University and the John W. Durnford Teaching Prize from its Faculty of Law. He was elected a Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law in 2006 and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Sherbrooke in 2012. Justice Kasirer is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

The LSU Law Center’s Tucker Lecture Series is held each year in honor of Colonel John H. Tucker, Jr., a notable legal scholar and philanthropist. Professor Olivier Moréteau, Director of the Center of Civil Law Studies and Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair, guides the series. The CCLS was established in 1965 to promote the study of the civil law system – its history, structure, and principles. The mission is to facilitate a better understanding of civil law jurisdictions in Louisiana and continental Europe and Latin America. The CCLS also promotes legal education by sponsoring foreign students who wish to avail themselves of the opportunity to study a mixed legal system and American students who wish to expose themselves to other legal systems.

The 37th John H. Tucker, Jr. Lecture in Civil Law will be the keynote of a two-day international conference organized by the CCLS on April 10-11, discussing, in English and in French, The Louisiana Civil Code Translation Project: Enhancing Visibility and Promoting the Civil Law in English. This event, sponsored by the Partner University Fund, will attract world specialists of jurilinguistics. The Tucker Lecture and the conference papers will be published in the Journal of Civil law Studies.

U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Program
The LSU Law Center will host the U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Program on Thursday, April 23, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The U. S. Army War College, located in Carlisle Barracks, PA., represents the highest level of education offered by the military services, according to program literature.  The Eisenhower Series College Program is designed to encourage dialogue on national security and other public policy issues between students of the Army’s senior educational institution and the public at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How will the Cyberspace Evolution Change U.S. Strategic Culture?
  • Cyber Security-Whose Responsibility Is It?
  • Targeting Terrorists after Afghanistan
  • Energy Security: What is DoD Pursuing and Why
  • Sexual Assault and the Military

Wednesday, Apr. 23 3:30 PM - Wednesday, Apr. 23 5:00 PM
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