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October 2017

Geaux Pre-Law Week Oct. 30 through Nov. 3 at LSU

October 18, 2017

The LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Manship School of Mass Communication and the LSU Law Center are hosting Geaux Pre-Law Week from October 30 through November 3. All LSU students are welcome to attend Geaux Pre-Law Week activities to learn more about law school admissions, the H&SS 3+3 Pre-Law program, and how to prepare for success. Download the Geaux Pre-Law Week schedule »
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LSU Appellate Clinic students argue before Louisiana Supreme Court

October 18, 2017

Students in the LSU Appellate Clinic argued before the Louisiana Supreme Court on Oct. 16. The Law Clinic represents Appellee, Reggie Thibodeaux, an indigent defendant from Terrebonne Parish. Appellant is the Public Defender’s Office. The issue centers around Thibodeaux’s right to file a motion to suppress all evidence pro se while represented by a public defender. The trial court denied Thibodeaux’s motion because he was represented by counsel. Thibodeaux filed a pro se writ in the First Circuit, which ruled in his favor and remanded back to the trial court with instructions to consider the pro se motion. The Public Defender’s…
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LSU Law graduates nominated for Federal, Judicial appointments

October 18, 2017

Mark Wesley Menezes nominated to be Under Secretary of the Department of Energy Two LSU Law Center graduates – Kyle Duncan and Chief U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt – have been nominated to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Duncan is a 1997 graduate of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and practices law in Washington, D.C. Engelhardt, a 1985 graduate, is currently chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. “This is a wonderful day for LSU Law. We are proud to have two graduates nominated to the U.S.…
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LSU Law Public Interest Law Society helps Lone Star Legal Aid after Harvey flooding

October 18, 2017

On Aug. 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Coast. The flooding that resulted caused an electrical short, explosion and fire in the building that housed Lone Star’s Houston main office. Lone Star Legal Aid is the organization which provides civil legal representation for indigents in East Texas. That flooding and fire caused the complete loss of all of Lone Star’s physical equipment – all of their furniture (desks, chairs, waiting area furniture, etc), all of their electrical equipment (computers, printers, telephone equipment, etc.) and all of their office supplies (paper, pens, sticky notes, file folders, hole punchers, etc.) After…
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Robbins, Coleman Win Fall 2017 Flory Trial Competition

October 16, 2017

LSU Law students Tyler Robbins and Chaz Coleman won the Fall 2017 Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition on Oct. 5 at LSU Law. Robbins and Coleman successfully defended their client in the case judged by United States Magistrate Judge Daniel E. Knowles, III, US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; Lindsay Blouin, Deputy Chief Defender, East Baton Rouge Office of the Public Defender; and Colin Clark, Deputy Solicitor General and Chief of Criminal Appeals, Louisiana Attorney General's Office. Robbins and Coleman represented Courtney Act, who was charged with the first degree murder of her roommate Alyssa Edwards. Justin DiCharia…
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Law360

October 6, 2017

Law360 is a one-stop source for legal news and analysis, with up-to-the-minute coverage of litigation, regulation and enforcement, legislation, executive orders, administrative hearings, corporate deal-making, and more. Law360 content is also accessible via Lexis Advance. Connection
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LSU Law passage rate increases on July 2017 Bar Exam

October 6, 2017

Nearly 84 percent of LSU Law first-time test takers and more than 80 percent of all LSU Law test takers passed the July 2017 Louisiana bar exam, according to results released Oct. 6 by the Committee on Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court of Louisiana. Among LSU Law first-time test takers in July 2017, 83.92 percent successfully passed the exam. LSU Law graduates exceeded the overall state average (79.57 percent) by four percentage points. Of all LSU Law test takers, 80.54 percent successfully passed the exam, exceeding the state average (72.09 percent) by eight percentage points. “Congratulations to all who…
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Two LSU Law Center graduates nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

October 2, 2017

Two LSU Law Center graduates – Kyle Duncan and Chief U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt – have been nominated to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Duncan is a 1997 graduate of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and practices law in Washington, D.C. Engelhardt, a 1985 graduate, is currently chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. “This is a wonderful day for LSU Law. We are proud to have two graduates nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit,” LSU Law Dean Tom Galligan said.…
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