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January 2014

Law Center's ABA Arbitration Team Takes Third Place at National Championship
January 30, 2014
The LSU Law Center's American Bar Association Arbitration Competition team took third place at the national championships of the Arbitration competition.  Deanna Candler, Anna Grand, Justin Hall and Leigh Hall traveled to Chicago for the national championship that was held January 24 and 25 at the ABA's headquarters.  The students were one of 56 teams from 37 law schools that competed in this year's Arbitration competition.  LSU Law alumnus James Carver ('89) coaches the team.
The ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition promotes greater knowledge of alternative dispute resolution by simulating a realistic arbitration hearing. Participants prepare and present an arbitration case to a panel of experienced attorney-arbitrators, and are responsible for presenting opening statements, witness examinations, exhibit introductions, evidentiary presentations, and summations.  This year’s case file involved a commercial real estate transaction dispute.
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Law Center Will Reopen Thursday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m.
January 29, 2014
The Law Center will reopen Thursday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m.
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Law Center to Remain Closed, Wednesday, January 29
January 28, 2014
The Law Center will remain closed on Wednesday, January 29, because of adverse weather conditions. Visit lsu.edu for updates.
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Law Center Closed Tuesday, January 28
January 27, 2014
Due to adverse weather conditions, the Law Center will be closed Tuesday, January 28. Please visit the LSU A&M website, http://www.lsu.edu/, for the most current information.
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Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library
January 27, 2014
The law library is pleased to announce a new addition to our database collection: The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library This database includes articles, books and manuals written by experts for the Foundation. Articles dealing with all aspects of natural resources law from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation's Annual Institutes (since 1955), Special Institutes (since 1970), and Workshops. All Annual Institute articles from 1990- can be printed in original PDF format Connection  ...
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Law Center Closed Friday, January 24
January 24, 2014
Due to inclement weather, the Law Center will be closed Friday, January 24. We expect to reopen Monday with a full schedule of classes. Please be mindful of your safety during the inclement weather.
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The Verdict is In: Students Praise First Apprenticeship Week
January 23, 2014
If you ask LSU Law student Robert Hoke, he’ll tell you that Apprenticeship Week is, “Definitely something that every student should experience.” Hoke was one of over 130 LSU Law students who began the spring 2013 semester early to attend Apprenticeship Week, an innovative and unique new program of legal education at the Law Center. From January 6 through 10, the program provided students an opportunity to learn about the practical aspects of legal education in focused, task-oriented, small enrollment mini-courses.
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Thinking about LSU Law, but haven't applied? Learn more at our Q&A Session
January 22, 2014
LSU Law Office of Admissions will host a Q&A Session on Wednesday, February 19 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium on the LSU Law campus. A panel of current LSU Law students, as well as the Admissions staff, will be available to answer questions.
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OneSearch
January 21, 2014
The law library is pleased to announce the addition of OneSearch. OneSearch is LSU Law Library’s implementation of the EBSCO Discovery Service, which allows users to search a significant portion of the Library’s resources from a single search box. OneSearch searches across the LSU Law Library and Middleton Library catalogs and many of our databases and online resources all at once.  This comprehensive, one-stop search engine returns high quality content in books, journals, archives and databases. You may also manipulate your search results in a number of ways, including limiting to full-text online and peer-reviewed journals. ...
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Winter 2014
January 15, 2014

Professor Keith Hall was a panelist on LPB’s Louisiana Public Square for a discussion on “Energy’s Environmental Footprint.” The segment aired February 26.

A biographer of U.S. President Millard Fillmore, Visiting Professor Paul Finkelman appeared on the February 16 airing of CBS Sunday Morning in the segment, “Millard Fillmore: A Presidential Portrait”.

Professor Ken Levy’s article, Why Retributivism Needs Consequentialism: The Rightful Place of Revenge in the Criminal Justice System, will appear in the forthcoming issue of the Rutgers Law Review.

On February 3, 2014, Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Katherine Macfarlane presented “Understanding Stop-and-Frisk Litigation in the Second Circuit” at the University of Michigan Law School. The event was hosted by the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. On February 8, she will serve as a presenter at the LSU Women’s Leadership Symposium, addressing workplace gender issues.

Professor Philip Hackney was recently quoted in The Hill article, "Lawmakers: Sack NFL's tax break."

On January 29, Visiting Professor Paul Finkelman presented “How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln, The Emancipation Proclamation, and Spielberg’s Movie,” at St. Bonaventure University.

Vice Chancellor Raymond Diamond was recently quoted in The Advocate article, "Louisiana Supreme Court upholds two statutes in gun law challenge."


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Practical Skills Lead to Practice-Ready Graduates
January 10, 2014
LSU Law students are gaining practical knowledge during the first Apprenticeship Week.
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Preparing to Practice
January 9, 2014
Apprenticeship Week students are finding the practical skills they're learning in the classroom are preparing them to practice once they leave the Law Center.
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From Appellate Briefs to Personal Injury: Practical Knowledge for the Future
January 8, 2014
From appellate briefs to personal injury, LSU Law students are gaining practical knowledge during Apprenticeship Week.
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Practically Speaking: Day One, LSU Law Apprenticeship Week
January 7, 2014
Check out how the first day of Apprenticeship Week went with a recap of the day's events.
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First Apprenticeship Week Program Kicks Off
January 6, 2014
Jan. 6, 2014 -- LSU Law kicked off its first Apprenticeship Week today, with over 130 students and 16 master lawyers and judges serving as faculty. The innovative program provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about the practical aspects of legal education in focused, task-oriented, small enrollment mini-courses.
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