Heidi ThompsonAssistant Professor of Professional Practice
Thompson received her Juris Doctor from LSU in 1993, where she was a member of the Louisiana Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. During her law school studies, she worked as a research assistant to Professor William Corbett. Thompson received the American Jurisprudence awards in Family Law and Commercial Paper. After law school, Thompson worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Fred C. Sexton of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal in Shreveport, Louisiana. Thompson subsequently worked as an associate attorney at the law firm of Keogh, Cox & Wilson, LTD, where she practiced in the insurance defense, domestic law, workers' compensation and personal injury fields. Thompson left private practice to work at the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal, where she was a research attorney for the Honorable Burrell J. Carter, Chief Judge. Thompson additionally served as an adjunct instructor of Appellate Advocacy at the LSU Law Center in 1997, 1999 and 2000. Thompson has presented CLE seminars on Citation, Effective Brief Writing and Louisiana Domestic Law to different bar associations. She has also presented at the Legal Writing Institute Bi-annual Conference. In August 2001, Thompson joined the LSU Law Center as an Assistant Professor - Professional Practice.