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Conference to Address Crisis in Immigration Representation in Louisiana
On Friday, March 28, LSU Law Center will co-sponsor, along with the Louisiana State Bar Association, Human Rights First and Loyola University College of Law, Left Out in Louisiana: Addressing the Crisis in Immigration Representation. The free conference will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in the Frederick J. Gisevius Jr. Moot Court Room. The conference has been approved for 6.5 hours of CLE for all attorneys attending. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Online pre-registration is required. Visit to register and view the conference agenda.

In the years since Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana’s immigrant population has more than doubled. This has created a pressing need for pro bono immigration representation. Currently, 87% of the immigrants detained in Louisiana have no legal representation. “They are truly ‘left out’ and must struggle to access justice,” said Ken Mayeaux, LSU Law Center Immigration Clinic Director. Key local, state and national stakeholders will discuss how to secure justice for these immigrants, according to organizers.

Speakers include American Bar Association President Jim Silkenat, Louisiana State Bar Association President Richard Leefe and the Honorable Judge Jay C. Zainey of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

For additional information, please contact LSU Law Assistant Professor Ken Mayeaux at 225-578-2071.

2014-2015 Trial Advocacy Board Announced
The LSU Law Center’s Advocacy Programs are pleased to announce and congratulate the newly selected members of the 2014-2015 Trial Advocacy Board.  Membership on the Trial Advocacy Board is offered to those second-year students who have demonstrated excellence in and commitment to the development of trial-level litigation and alternative dispute resolution skills.

The incoming members of the 2014-2015 Trial Advocacy Board are:

Philip Adams Annissa Alario ReAzalia Allen Nicholas Antaki Alexier Barbour Kenneth Barnes Matthew Bergerud Charmaine Borne Deanna Candler Megan Clark Brad Cranmer Dylan Duffey Dan Farris Courtney Frazier Kiara Gradney Anna Grand Victoria Jowers Emily Kunst Carmen Liriano Ahmed Mohamed Lance Neyland Scott Ogden Phillip Prejean Andrew Rebennack William Wright

LSU Law’s Family Law Moot Court Team Takes National Semifinalist Title
Priya Kumar and Kristi Obafunwa, LSU Law Center’s Domenick Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition Team Priya Kumar and Kristi Obafunwa, LSU Law Center’s Domenick Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition Team

The LSU Law Center’s Domenick Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition team of Priya Kumar and Kristi Obafunwa advanced as one of the Top Four teams in the nation at their competition, which was recently held at Albany Law School in Albany, New York.

Each year, the Gabrielli competition problem focuses on a cutting-edge and topical issue of family law. This year’s case file examined the issue of whether a parent commits neglect of a child where the child witnesses, but is not directly subjected to, domestic violence and whether an emergency order of removal relating to the child violated due process norms.

Professor Andrea Carroll (’00) coaches the Gabrielli Family Law team.

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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