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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 or contact the LSU Law Center Continuing Education Department at 225-578-5837.

Second-Year Law Student to Present Paper at University of Mississippi’s First “Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South” Conference in April
Jessica Carter, a second-year LSU Law student, will present her paper, “The Criminal Justice System is the New Slave Trade: Born into it, Living through it, But does true freedom exist?” at the University of Mississippi’s first “Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South” conference in April.

As a first-time presenter at the conference, Carter said, “I am nervous, but honored to be surrounded by people with a similar goal of finding a sustainable solution to the mass incarceration epidemic.”

A native of Philadelphia, Mississippi, Carter said, “I have always wanted to attend law school and have the opportunity to tailor my experience around my passion for public interest.” Prior to attending LSU Law Center, Carter spent two years working for the Southern Poverty Law Center in New Orleans and Jackson, Mississippi. While based in Jackson, Carter monitored the juvenile detention facilities across Mississippi and their compliance with consent decrees.

Carter is currently an extern for Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson (’69). She previously had an externship with the Innocence Project in New Orleans. Carter is a member of PILS and is a Research Assistant to Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Katherine Macfarlane.

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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