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October 2019

LSU Law rises to No. 12 in 2019 ranking of Best Value Law Schools

October 15, 2019

For the 11th straight year, LSU Law is ranked among the nation’s Best Value Law Schools by preLaw magazine. LSU Law posted another significant jump in this year’s rankings, rising to No. 12—up from No. 19 last year and No. 23 in 2017—and it’s the only public or private Louisiana law school to be included in the rankings. “We are a great law school and we’ve worked very hard to minimize tuition and fee increases while increasing our scholarship aid over the past 10 years,” says LSU Law Dean Tom Galligan. preLaw magazine, a National Jurist publication, says “our Best…
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‘Louisiana Law Review’ inviting LSU Law faculty to attend junior associate presentations, provide feedback

October 14, 2019

To provide second-year LSU Law students with additional feedback on the articles they're writing for publication consideration next spring, Louisiana Law Review is inviting LSU Law faculty to its annual junior associate presentations this year. In previous years, only second- and third-year Louisiana Law Review students were invited to the presentations. “At this point, the junior associates have only submitted their first drafts, and we think that providing some peer review from the faculty will really help them make their articles the best they can possibly be,” says Executive Senior Editor Delery Perret. “It’s the first time we’ve done this,…
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Academic Advising in the Library

October 4, 2019

Do you have questions about scheduling courses for the spring semester? Faculty will be available on the first floor of the library for academic advising during the following dates and times: Tuesday, October 8 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 9 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 10 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students may also consult the Course Selection Advice Guides which are organized by practice area.
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LSU Law students achieve Louisiana’s highest pass rate on July 2019 bar exam

October 4, 2019

With 84.38% of its students passing the Louisiana State Bar Exam, LSU Law had the highest pass rate of all Louisiana law schools on the July 2019 exam, according to results released Oct. 4 by the Committee on Bar Admission of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Among first-time takers of the exam in July, 85.6% of LSU Law students passed, which also ranks first among all law schools in the state. “Congratulations to all who passed. We celebrate your success,” says LSU Law Dean Tom Galligan. “And, as always, we will analyze the results to see how we can work to…
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LSU Law ranked No. 25 among US law schools for first-time bar pass rate

October 4, 2019

When it comes to putting its graduates in the best position to pass the bar exam on their first try, LSU Law is among the very best law schools in the U.S. With 89.1% of its graduates passing the bar on their first attempt last year, LSU Law is ranked No. 25 on a new ranking of “The Top 50 Law Schools By First-Time Bar Exam Pass Rates” from Above The Law and Themis Bar Review. "Recognition is always nice." says LSU Law Dean Tom Galligan, "and the most important and gratifying thing is our students’ success." LSU Law’s first-time…
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Register to attend the LSU Law All-Alumni Tailgate on Oct. 26

October 3, 2019

With the LSU Tigers taking on the Auburn Tigers in what could very well be a showdown between two Top 10 ranked teams, LSU Law is expecting a big turnout for this year’s All-Alumni Tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 26. The tailgate annually brings together LSU alumni, students and their families for a full afternoon of great food and fellowship outside the Old Law Building on Highland Road. An annual highlight of the tailgate is the 3Ls’ Hats ‘n Canes Toast. The event is free, but those planning to partake in the fun do need to register to attend the All-Alumni…
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Alumni committee committed to adding more courtrooms in LSU Law Center

October 2, 2019

LSU Law Center alumni and adjunct faculty members Frank Holthaus and Ed Walters are on a mission to see as many as five classrooms at the LSU Law Center renovated to include courtrooms. “There’s only one courtroom at the Law Center right now, and if we can add a few more it would really allow us to better teach litigation and give students a more complete experience,” says Holthaus. “The courtrooms are vital because that’s where we’re able to bring together all of the different subject matters the students are learning about in the classroom and show them how to…
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October 1, 2019

ProView provides access to a selection of Thomson Reuters' practice ready e-books. LSU Law Center faculty and students can also download the ProView app for use on tablets, laptops, and desktops.  You can search, highlight, and annotate text.
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