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April 2019

The Law Center will be closed April 18, 2019

April 17, 2019

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff – University administration has announced the closure of LSU tomorrow because of the likelihood of severe weather in the area.  The Law Center follows all campus decisions regarding safety and closure.  As a result, the Law Center will be closed tomorrow, April 18.  All scheduled meetings, activities, and events will be rescheduled, and the building will not be accessible. Because of the approaching holiday, the Law Center (and law library) were already scheduled to be closed Friday, April 19-Sunday, April 21.  The Law Center will reopen Monday morning in preparation for exams, and all activities…
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LSU Law students prepare more than 150 tax returns during VITA program

April 15, 2019

LSU Law's Tax Law Society and Public Interest Law Society (PILS) hosted a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at the Law Center and helped more than 150 tax returns for lower-income taxpayers, The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) is a service performed by volunteers with support from the IRS. VITA sites offer free tax help to a variety of lower-income tax payers (incomes less than about $53,000 per year). The Tax Law Society has hosted a VITA site for a number of years aimed at assisting foreign students, faculty, and others in the LSU community prepare their taxes. The…
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Spring Holiday Closure

April 15, 2019

The law library will be closed Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21 for the spring holiday.  We will resume our regular hours on Monday, April 22.
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Joshua Newville named 2019 Advocacy Programs Coach of the Year

April 11, 2019

Joshua Newville (LSU Law '12) was named the recipient of the 2019 Kalinka Award for Coach of the Year at the Law Center's annual Advocacy Programs Banquet on April 9. Newville is one of the coaches of the Law Center's Costello Criminal Trial Team, which this year took home the national championship title. He was nominated separately by each of the members of the Costello team. "He tough but fair. His knowledge of the rules of evidence and this competition specifically exceeded my expectations and I can only hope to be a talented as he is one day. He worked…
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Former LSU Law professor Michael Coenen to deliver 2019 Law Center Commencement Address

April 10, 2019

Former LSU Law and current Seton Hall Law professor Michael Coenen will deliver the main address at the LSU Law Center’s 2019 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for Friday, May 24, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. “The LSU Law Center is honored to welcome back Professor Coenen and have him address our graduates as our 2019 Commencement speaker,” LSU Law dean Tom Galligan said. “Through his teaching, scholarship and leadership, he has positively impacted the legal education of our 2019 graduating class. It’s only fitting that he gives them one final talk before they graduate from law school.” Coenen taught at…
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LSU Law Board of Advocates announced for 2019-20

April 9, 2019

LSU Law's Board of Advocates announced the students who have been selected for membership for 2019-20 and those students subsequently elected to the Board's Executive Committee. The Board of Advocates Executive Committee includes: President: Michael Maldonado Vice-President of Internal Competitions: Sarah Day Vice-President of External Competitions: Indigo Diekmann Vice-President of Judicial Relations: Daniel Bosch Vice-President of Undergraduate Affairs: Mary Allison Mitchell Director of Internal Appellate Competitions: Taylor Ashworth Director of Internal Trial Competitions: Briana Reid Director of Internal Dispute Resolution Competitions: Riley Frank Director of External Appellate Competitions: Katelyn Bayhi Director of External Trial Competitions: Juan Moreno Director of External…
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LSU Law team places third for prestigious 2019 Scribes Brief-Writing Award

April 8, 2019

LSU Law 2018 graduates Jessica Finley and Sara Kuebel and current 3L student Jacob Cunningham tied for third place for the prestigious 2019 Scribes Brief-Writing Award. Scribes, the American Society of Legal Writers, has presented an annual award for the best student-written brief since 1996. The competition reviews the winners of every “best brief” award from the dozens of regional and national moot court competitions held across the US each year, and a panel of attorneys, faculty, and sitting judges select the winning briefs from this pool. Cunningham, Finley, and Kuebel were members of the team that won the 2018…
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Extended Library Hours

April 5, 2019

Beginning Monday, April 8th through Sunday, May 5th, the Law Library will be open until midnight each night for the exam period. Check the Library Hours page for full details.  During the exam period, the Law Library will only be open to currently enrolled law students at both LSU and Southern after 5:00 p.m. including weekends. Best of luck students on your upcoming exams!
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LSU Law teams place runners-up, national semifinalists in weekend competitions

April 1, 2019

LSU Law’s traveling moot court and trial advocacy teams enjoyed another weekend of great success from March 29-31. John R. Brown National Admiralty Law Moot Court Competition The Law Center’s Gold team of Hannah Crosby, Sarah Day, and Sarah Simmons placed runners-up in the national John R. Brown National Admiralty Law Moot Court Competition in Charleston, S.C. In addition, the Purple team of Katelyn Bayhi, Jacob Cunningham, and Michael Maldonado placed as national semifinalists. LSU Law was named the competition's Most Outstanding Law School for placing two teams in the top four. Maldonado also won third place Best Oralist. The…
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