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September 2021

LSU Law welcomes back students for fall semester, including largest class of first-year students in 10 years

September 13, 2021

Prior to the start of classes on Monday, Aug. 16, more than 80 third-year students participated in the Trial Advocacy Program on Aug. 9-11, led by 50 LSU Law alumni and distinguished legal professionals from around the country. Orientation followed on Aug. 12-13 for first-year students. The Office of Career Services also hosted its Early Interview Week on Aug. 9-13, during which second-year law students had more than 300 interviews with major firms from across the state and country. While the new academic year is off to an energetic start, the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Ida continues to be a…
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Five new faculty and staff members join LSU Law

September 13, 2021

LSU Law has welcomed five new faculty and staff members to the Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Professor Summer Chandler has joined full-time law faculty and is teaching Bankruptcy and Contracts this fall. Professor Chandler has taught at the Concordia University School of Law and most recently taught as a visiting professor at the Southern University Law Center. She earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where she served as Executive Editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform. Long-time Clinical Adjunct Professor Jack Harrison has been appointed to a full-time teaching position in the clinical legal…
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Karen Soniat bids farewell after 16 years at LSU Law

September 13, 2021

After serving as Director of Communications and External Relations at LSU Law for the past 16 years, Karen Soniat is embarking on a new journey in her career at The National World War II Museum in New Orleans. “Karen really put the ‘relations’ back in alumni relations for our institution during her time here. Along the way, she helped raise millions of dollars for professorships, scholarships, building programs, and more,” said LSU Law Interim Dean Lee Ann Lockridge at a farewell gathering for Soniat held in early August. “But most of all, I think all of us recognize her unflagging…
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21 LSU Law students nominated to Wex Malone Inn of Court

September 10, 2021

21 LSU Law students have been nominated for membership in the Wex Malone Inn of Court, a prestigious chapter of local lawyers dedicated to improving civility, ethics, and professionalism among the bench and the bar. Students were assessed during their performance in LSU Law’s annual Trial Advocacy Program, and faculty advisors were then able to nominate a limited number of students whom they saw fit for this honor. The Wex Malone Inn of Court is one of the 175 chapters of the American Inns of Court nationwide and consists of leading attorneys and judges in the greater Baton Rouge area. The…
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