Hundreds of LSU Law students were led by nearly two dozen adjunct faculty members during 2020 Apprenticeship Week, which was held Jan. 6-10 on the week before spring semester classes began.
Led by master lawyers and judges, Apprenticeship Week mini-courses provide students with task-oriented training that’s usually only available through actual practice experience. The courses are also designed to give students in-depth lessons in a wide range of topics that are not extensively covered in typical coursework. Such courses this year included video game law; social movement, social change and the legal profession; strategies in economic development and legal practice business development; and exploring the role of the magistrate, among others.
“To get this many professionals to volunteer to come here and dedicate a whole week of their time to teach you is incredible,” said Professor John Church, director of Apprenticeship Week, during orientation on the first morning of Apprenticeship Week.
LSU Law students who participated earned one hour of course credit for dedicating their 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 included a mid-morning coffee break and lunch for all students and faculty members.
“It’s wonderful to teach and interact with the students and, honestly, I think I get a lot more out of it than they do,” says Theresa Gallion (’82), a member at Cornell Smith LLC in Austin who traveled to Baton Rouge to teach at Apprenticeship Week for her fifth year. “I really learn a lot from the wisdom in the room and I’ve already agreed to do it again next year.”
LSU Law thanks all the adjunct faculty members who volunteered their time to teach during 2020 Apprenticeship Week:
- Aaron D. Brooks (’88), Director of Ethics Investigation Division, Louisiana Ethics Administration; Campaign Finance, Personal Financial Disclosure, and Governmental Ethics
- Stacie Diblieux (’04), Louisiana Department of Justice; Complex Litigation and Antitrust
- Jamie Flowers, Assistant US Attorney, Middle District of Louisiana; Prosecuting and Defending Federal Criminal Trials
- Gregory D. Frost (’81), Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP; Hot Topics in Healthcare Regulation
- Theresa Gallion (’82), Member, Cornell Smith LLC; Social Movements, Social Change and the Legal Profession
- Karleen J. Green (’97), Partner, Phelps Dunbar; Prosecuting and Defending Federal Criminal Trials
- Walter Green, Partner, Phelps Dunbar; Prosecuting and Defending Federal Criminal Trials
- Emily Black Grey (’00), Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP; Hot Topics in Healthcare Regulation
- Frank Holthaus (’75), Principal, Holthaus Law; Prosecuting and Defending Federal Criminal Trials
- Katherine King (’81), Partner, Kean Miller; Energy/Administrative
- Catherine Maraist (‘98), Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.; Prosecuting and Defending Federal Criminal Trials
- Quentin Messer, President & CEO, New Orleans Business Alliance; Strategies in Economic Development & Legal Practice Business Development
- Michael Monahan (’98), Principal of Astrolabe, LLC; Video Game Law
- Darrel Papillion (’94), Partner, Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC; Managing the Personal Injury Case
- Harry J. “Skip” Philips, Jr. (‘83), Partner, Taylor, Porter, Brooks and Philips, L.L.P.; Strategic Thinking for Lawyers
- Marta-Ann Schnabel, Shareholder, O’Bryon & Schnabel, PLC; Serving the Public and the Profession
- Kathleen E. Simon, Member, O’Bryon & Schnabel, PLC; Serving the Public and the Profession
- Chris Tyson, Professor, LSU Law Center; President & CEO, East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority; Business Development
- Michael S. Walsh (‘83), Of Counsel, Taylor, Porter, Brooks and Philips, L.L.P.; Strategic Thinking for Lawyers
- Edward J. Walters, Jr. (‘75), Partner, Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, L. L. C.; Managing the Personal Injury Case
- Honorable Erin Wilder-Doomes (’99), Magistrate Judge, Middle District of Louisiana; Exploring the Role of the Magistrate
- Randy Young (’92), Partner, Kean Miller; Energy/Administrative