Fall 2011


Chancellor Jack Weiss joined the deans and chancellors from Southern University Law Center, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and Tulane University Law School at the Baton Rouge Bar Association luncheon on October 6 for a panel discussion of the “State of Legal Education.” The panel addressed the proposed changes to the Louisiana Bar Exam, diversity of law schools, and the impact legal education has on community service.

Professor Lee Ann Lockridge was promoted to the rank of Professor and received tenure. Professor Lockridge joined the Law Center faculty in 2005. Her research and teaching interests are primarily in intellectual property and advertising law. She teaches Introduction to Intellectual Property, International Intellectual Property, Advertising Law, Advanced Trademark & Unfair Competition Law, and Advanced Copyright.

Professor Missy Lonegrass was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Law. Professor Lonegrass joined the LSU Law faculty in the fall of 2008. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of Civil Law, Comparative Law, and a wide range of areas of Louisiana law. Professor Lonegrass’ teaching assignments include Successions and Donations, Western Legal Traditions and Systems: Louisiana Impact, Sales and Real Estate Transactions, and Obligations.

Professor Christina Sautter was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Law. Professor Sautter joined the Law School faculty in 2008. Professor Sautter teaches Business Associations I and II, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Securities Regulation. Her scholarship explores the impact of judiciary rulings, boards of directors’ fiduciary duties, market conditions, and acquisition agreement terms on the mergers & acquisitions sale process for public companies.

Professor Sautter presented a work-in-progress on the use of standstill agreements in mergers & acquisitions at the American Association of Law Schools Workshop on Women Rethinking Equality in June 2011. Also in June 2011, she presented the same work-in-progress at the 2011 Midwest Corporate Law Scholars Conference. In addition, in July 2011, Professor Sautter was a panelist on the Junior Faculty Challenges Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools.

Cultural Vistas, the magazine of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, has published Professor Paul Baier’s Centennial Reflection (with Georgia Chadwick):  “The Justice from the Bayou:  Edward Douglass White,” in its Fall 2011 issue.  The Louisiana State Museum has distributed 2,000 copies for statewide distribution.

View a scene of Professor Paul Baier’s play, “Father Chief Justice:  Edward Douglass White and the Constitution,” as it was performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, on the Louisiana Bar Foundation website: http://www.raisingthebar.org/News/FoundationNews.asp?NewsID=171

The Social Law Library, Boston Massachusetts, is the play’s next venue. It will take place on Justice Holmes’s birthday, March 8, 2012, at the John Adams Courthouse, Pemberton Square.

Professor William R. Corbett’s article on appearance-based employment discrimination was recently published in the Catholic University Law Review.  He has two other articles forthcoming this fall in the Villanova Law Review and the Oklahoma Law Review.  The 2011-12 edition of his book on strikes, lockouts, and boycotts (with Dean Doug Ray and Professor Chris Cameron) was published in September by West.  Professor Corbett spoke at the LSBA labor and employment law seminar in August and the Fall Conference of the Louisiana Judicial College in October on recent developments in Louisiana law.  He is speaking around the state this fall on recent developments in labor and employment law in the LSU CLE program.   

Professor Philip Hackney appeared on a panel with James R. King of Jones Day on October 3 and 4, 2011 in Washington D.C. discussing the federal income tax rules for supporting organizations (a type of charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code) for healthcare systems before the American Health Lawyers Association as part of its conference titled Tax Issues for Healthcare Organizations.

Professor Hackney also moderated a panel titled IRS Collection – Is the Pendulum in the Right Place, where the panel discussed the effects of the 1998 IRS Restructuring Act and its current effect on enforcement at the IRS at the ABA Tax Section’s Joint Fall CLE meeting in Denver, CO on October 21st.

Professor Robert Lancaster recently presented “Representing Victims of Family Violence” at the 2011 Louisiana Community Justice Conference hosted by the Access to Justice Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association.  The Conference provides substantive legal and skills training to legal services attorneys throughout the state. 

Professor Lancaster participated in a panel discussion on “Building Social Justice Community Among Law Students” at the Southern Clinical Conference at the University of Alabama.  Professor Lancaster was on the planning conference for the conference which, for the first time, brought together clinical law professors from schools across the South. 


Mr. John Hightower, Senior Development Officer for the Office of Alumni Relations, was honored with the Greek Excellence Award at a spring gala hosted by LSU.