First Apprenticeship Week Program Kicks Off

Apprenticeship Week in Photos (Gallery)

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.

“This week is about exposing you to the way great lawyers and judges think about legal problems,” said Chancellor Jack Weiss at today’s orientation. “We want to expose you to how great lawyers and judges make choices; that’s ultimately what we do in legal practice. A second goal is to allow students and faculty to cross-pollinate, and to get to allow you, as students, to get to know this extraordinary group of lawyers and judges…Lastly, the week is about having some fun with the law,” said Chancellor Weiss.

Course offerings and visiting faculty include:

Advanced Appellate Brief Workshop
Michelle Stratton (’09), Associate, Baker Botts

The Care and Feeding of Expert Witnesses
James Parkerson “Jim” Roy (’76), Managing Member, Brian Colomb, Member (’98), & Andrew J. Quackenbos, Associate, Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C.

The Ins & Outs of Mid-Size Firm Practice
Edwin G. Preis, Jr. (‘72), Founding Partner, & Robert M. Kallam (’90) Partner, Preis & Roy PLC

Lawyering and the Legislative Process
Mark D. Boudreaux (’84), Senior Director, Federal Relations ExxonMobil Corporation

Managing the Personal Injury Case
Edward J. Walters, Jr. (’75), Partner, & Darrel Papillion (’94), Partner, Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC

Navigating the Complex Regulatory World of Offshore Leases
Jonathan A. Hunter (’87), Shareholder, Liskow & Lewis

Negotiating and Drafting the Commercial Lease
Sterling Scott Willis (’83), Partner, Fishman Haygood Phelps Walmsley Willis & Swanson, L.L.P.

The Selection and Persuasion of Your Jury
Timothy F. Daniels (’85), Member, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC

The Strategy and Drafting of Dispositive Motions
R. Patrick Vance (’75), Partner and Leader, Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Jones Walker

Why Should the Judge Listen to Me? What Makes Judges Read and Hear What Lawyers Say
Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal, United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas & Honorable Elizabeth E. Foote (‘78), United States District Judge, Western District of Louisiana

Workshop on Effective Mediation and Advocacy Skills
Lynne Rothschild Stern, Principal, Louisiana Mediation and Arbitration (LAMA)

LSU Law Professors John Church and Jeffrey Brooks serve as director and deputy director, respectively.  The program concludes on January 10.

Apprenticeship Week in Photos (Gallery)