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2020 Apprenticeship Week begins Monday, Jan. 6

LSU Law students at the 2019 Apprenticeship Week LSU Law’s annual Apprenticeship Week kicks off on Monday, Jan. 6, bringing volunteer master lawyers and judges to the Law Center to teach students a wide variety of mini-courses aimed at providing focused, task-oriented training that’s usually only available through actual practice experience.

The one-hour credit program is free for participating LSU Law students, who will devote the week to thoughtful preparation for class and diligent completion of the individual and group projects assigned. To enhance the communal experience and provide networking opportunities for students, each day includes a mid-morning coffee break and lunch for all students and faculty members.

Students and faculty are asked to report to the McKernan Auditorium at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, for orientation, at which students will meet the faculty and receive instructions on the week’s activities. A light breakfast will be served. For more information, contact Pam Hancock at

Apprenticeship Week is the Quality Enhancement Plan for the Law Center’s SACSCOS Accreditation.

Courses offered during the 2020 Apprenticeship Week include: Prosecuting and Defending Federal Criminal Trials; Managing the Personal Injury Case; Campaign Finance, Personal Financial Disclosure, and Governmental Ethics; Social Movements, Social Change and the Legal Profession; The Nuts and Bolts of Representing Health Care Providers; Serving the Public and the Profession; Exploring the Role of the Magistrate; Strategies in Economic Development and Legal Practice Business Development; Strategic Thinking for Lawyers; Video Game Law; Complex Litigation and Antitrust; Energy Regulatory Law; and Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits.

Check out faculty biographies and course descriptions, and see the complete 2020 Apprenticeship Week schedule and classroom assignments.