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LSU Law News

August 2017

LSU Law announces new faculty hires, promotions for the Fall 2017 semester

August 17, 2017

LSU Law recently hired two new professors, promoted four others, and announced faculty status changes effective at the start of the Fall 2017 semester. The LSU Law Center welcomes Lecia Vicente and Raff Donelson as its newest faculty members. Vicente will teach in the areas of business law and civil law, while Donelson, who holds a JD and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Northwestern, is a joint appointment with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and its Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. “This is an important time to be hiring because the pool is very strong and the…
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Flood Proof partnership helps more than 100 families, unlocks $3M in recovery funds since August 2016 flood

August 15, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La — August marks the one-year anniversary of the 2016 devastating floods in the Baton Rouge community. It also marks one year since the creation of the LSU Law Successions and Title-Clearing Clinic and its efforts to help homeowners obtain a clear title to their homes and receive federal recovery funds. According to Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS), which partnered with the LSU Law Clinic and other legal organizations to establish the “Flood Proof” project, 106 disaster impacted homeowners have been assisted to unlock $3,045,763 in flood recovery funding or other economic benefits in the past year. Another…
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18 LSU Law students nominated for membership in Wex Malone Inn of Court

August 10, 2017

Eighteen LSU Law students were recently nominated for membership in the Wex Malone Inn of Court based on their performance during the LSU Law Center’s annual Trial Advocacy Program. Those students are: Kelsey Balzli Jonathon Branton Jonathan Cobb Brenna Coleman Ronald Coleman Heather Crabtree Molly Gunnels Mason Hebert Houston Holley Jacob Irving Terrell Jordan Josie Serigne Ahmed Soussi Dianne Speed Jessica Thomas Adam Verret Savannah Walker Derbigny Willis The Wex Malone Inn of Court is one of the 175 chapters of the American Inns of Court nationwide. The American Inns of Court is an organization of attorneys dedicated to improving professionalism in the bench and bar. The movement was initiated by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger. The Wex Malone…
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LSU Law Parole and Reentry Clinic attorneys honored with awards

August 10, 2017

Jane Hogan and Keith Nordyke, attorneys working with the LSU Law Center’s Parole and Reentry Clinic, were recently honored at a pair of receptions. Hogan, staff attorney in the LSU Law Parole & Reentry Clinic, was awarded the “Outstanding Young Lawyer’s Award” by the National Association of Counsel for Children on July 28. Hogan is a 2013 graduate of the LSU Juvenile Clinic and has been an advocate for criminal justice reform since that time. Hogan is currently in private practice representing children and parents. In her short career, she has distinguished herself as a fierce advocate for her clients, and…
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Library Orientation Audio Tour

August 8, 2017

1Ls: We have created an audio tour of the law library to introduce you to many of the resources and services available.  To access the tour, download the audio files for the first, second, and third floors of the library - feel free to download these files before the IT & Library Orientation session on Friday morning. There is no particular order that you must follow as you take your tour - feel free to start on any library floor.
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Seven LSU Law graduates earn degrees after summer semester

August 4, 2017

Seven students from the LSU Law Center earned their degrees after completing coursework during the Summer 2017 semester. Those receiving LL.M. degrees are: Sixtine Marie Sophie Bonnard Nils Victor Langensteiner Three students earned a Juris Doctor degree and the Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law: Cherry Lynn Roberts-Matherne Chelsea Elizabeth Murfree Michael Detree Barry Two students earned only a Juris Doctor degree: Miki Kotevski Nathaniel Patrick Judge The LSU Law Center congratulates these seven graduates on their hard work.
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LSU Law Trial Advocacy Program for 3L students begins Aug. 7

August 1, 2017

From cross examination to voir dire jury selection, students will role play and receive critiques from some of the nation’s leading experts in courtroom practices during the intensive three-day program held at the LSU Law Center. Participants will act as trial counsel and simulate actual trial skills under the experienced eyes of the select seminar faculty.
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