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January 2020

Challenge accepted: The Class of 1978 'shined yet again' as they came together to meet a challenge and create an endowed scholarship

January 28, 2020

First-year LSU Law student Caroline Swanson, the first recipient of the Class of 1978 Scholarship, met with 1978 graduates Diane Crochet (from left to right), Warren Byrd, David Rubin, Billy Patrick and David Ziober to personally thank them for their generosity. “Receiving any scholarship is exciting, but to be the first is really special,” she says. “I’m very fortunate to have a family that is doing their best to help me pay for law school, and the 1978 scholarship is very helpful to me and my family. I’m very honored and grateful to have been chosen.” While she has long…
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Your Gifts at Work: Katherine Dukes

January 28, 2020

New Orleans native Katherine Dukes could have attended any law school she wanted to after earning her undergraduate degree in sports management from Howard University in 2016. Though she didn’t plan on returning to Louisiana when she left for college, she missed home and toured every university in the state when she decided to pursue an advanced degree. She chose to attend LSU Law because of the warm welcome she received from the faculty and staff here—and how helpful the school has been with scholarships. The scholarships she has received are especially significant because Dukes is also pursuing an MBA…
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Hundreds of LSU Law students participate in 2020 Apprenticeship Week

January 23, 2020

Middle District of Louisiana Magistrate Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes ('99), center, listens along with students as a presentation is given during her Exploring the Role of the Magistrate class Hundreds of LSU Law students were led by nearly two dozen adjunct faculty members during 2020 Apprenticeship Week, which was held Jan. 6-10 on the week before spring semester classes began. Led by master lawyers and judges, Apprenticeship Week mini-courses provide students with task-oriented training that’s usually only available through actual practice experience. The courses are also designed to give students in-depth lessons in a wide range of topics that are not…
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Regular Library Hours Resume

January 22, 2020

Welcome back students! The law library has resumed regular spring semester hours. Please check the detailed hours page for further information.
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Berkeley School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky to deliver 2020 Rubin Lecture at LSU Law on Feb. 6

January 17, 2020

Berkeley School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the nation’s leading experts on constitutional law, will deliver the 2020 Judge Alvin B. and Janice G. Rubin Visiting Professor Lecture at the LSU Law Center on Thursday, Feb. 6. The lecture, "Closing the Courthouse Doors," will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Robinson Courtroom and be followed by a reception. It is free and open to the public. RSVP to attend. Chemerinsky is the author of 11 books, including leading casebooks and treatises about constitutional law, criminal procedure and federal jurisdiction. His most recent books are, “We the People: A…
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MLK Day Closure

January 17, 2020

The Law Library will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Law Library will resume its regular hours on Tuesday, January 21.
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LSU Law announces 2020 Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Achievement honorees

January 15, 2020

LSU Law has selected William Crawford, Hon. Ernestine Gray, Hon. Guy Holdridge, H. Alston Johnson III and James P. Roy Sr. as its 2020 Distinguished Alumni of the Year, and Glenn Armentor, John M. Madison Jr. and Mary Olive Pierson have been selected as this year’s Distinguished Achievement honorees. “The Law Center’s graduates work and serve the profession in a variety of capacities, from government service to the judiciary to private practice and more, occasionally even returning here to teach new generations of students, and this year’s honorees reflect that diversity,” says LSU Law Interim Dean Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge.…
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Early Library Closure on Monday

January 10, 2020

The Law Library will close at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020, due to the participation of the Tigers' in the national championship football game and the cancellation of classes.  The library will resume its regular hours on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
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Classes Canceled Monday and Tuesday, January 13-14, 2020

January 10, 2020

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff – By now you have likely seen the announcement that the LSU Board of Supervisors passed a resolution calling for the cancellation of classes on Monday and Tuesday, given the Tigers’ participation in the national championship football game on Monday night. Because of the language of the Board’s resolution, the Law Center does not have discretion to depart from that decision. As a result, all classes and activities scheduled at the Law Center on January 13, 2020 and January 14, 2020 are canceled. We will resume normal operations on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Arrangements for…
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More than 140 LSU Law students receive academic honors for Fall 2019 semester, six graduate

January 8, 2020

Sixty LSU Law students have been awarded the Paul M. Hebert Scholar honor for academic achievement in the Fall 2019 semester and 81 have been selected to be Dean’s Scholars. Six LSU Law students also completed their degree coursework during the semester and graduated. The Paul M. Hebert Scholar is awarded to the top 10% of LSU Law students earning 12 or more semester hours of credit in courses taken during an individual semester at the Law Center and the Dean’s Scholar is awarded to the top 25% of students who earn at least 12 hours of credit during an…
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Apprenticeship Week

January 3, 2020

Happy New Year!!  The library will be open the following hours during Apprenticeship Week: Monday, January 6, 2020 through Friday, January 10, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Check the Library Hours page for further information.
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2020 Apprenticeship Week begins Monday, Jan. 6

January 3, 2020

LSU Law’s annual Apprenticeship Week kicks off on Monday, Jan. 6, bringing volunteer master lawyers and judges to the Law Center to teach students a wide variety of mini-courses aimed at providing focused, task-oriented training that’s usually only available through actual practice experience. The one-hour credit program is free for participating LSU Law students, who will devote the week to thoughtful preparation for class and diligent completion of the individual and group projects assigned. To enhance the communal experience and provide networking opportunities for students, each day includes a mid-morning coffee break and lunch for all students and faculty members.…
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Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge named interim dean of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center

January 2, 2020

Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge, David Weston Robinson Professor of Law and McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law, has been named interim dean of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Lockridge will act as interim dean while Dean Tom Galligan serves as LSU’s interim president as LSU conducts a national search for a new president. “I am very happy that Professor Lee Ann Lockridge has agreed to serve as interim dean of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center,” said Tom Galligan, LSU’s interim president, effective Jan. 1. “Professor Lockridge has demonstrated effective leadership during her tenure as professor and is well respected by her colleagues…
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