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B.A., 1978, Louisiana State University
J.D., 1982, Louisiana State University

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Marlene Krousel

George M. Armstrong, Jr. Professorship
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice


Marlene Krousel is a 1982 Order of the Coif graduate of the LSU Law center where she was an Associate Editor of the Louisiana Law Review. She has taught legal writing at the LSU Law Center since 1998. She received an award from LSU for outstanding contributions to the creation and preparation of course-wide appellate and advocacy materials.

After graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge Melvin A. Shortess at the First Circuit Court of Appeal for the State of Louisiana and for Judge Frank Foil at the 19th Judicial District Court for the State of Louisiana. Following her clerkships, she practiced law for 13 years with Walter R. Krousel, Jr. and Associates in Baton Rouge. She served as President of the Family Law Section of the Baton Rouge Bar Association.

She is a certified Attorney Mediator. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Paralegal Studies Program at Baton Rouge Community College. She is an active member of the Wex Malone Inn of Court.

Courses Taught

Legal Writing Law 5021 & 5022

Co-teacher/Supervisor Summer Externship/Field Placement Law 6004

Co-teacher/Assistant Louisiana Sales & Real Estate Transactions Law 5204

Numerous courses in the Paralegal Studies Program at Baton Rouge Community College including Legal Writing, Law Office Management, Introduction to Paralegal Studies, Personal Injury Law for Paralegals, Family Law for Paralegals

Selected Publications

Marlene Krousel, Note, Attorney Fees in a 905(b) Action: The Longshoreman Comes Up Short, 41 La. L. Rev. 727 (1980-81).

Selected Presentations

Asking Effective Questions: Statement of Issues. Appellate Advocacy Seminar Sponsored by the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, October 2021.

Structure & Elements of Effective Legal Writing. 2021 Annual Louisiana Judicial College and Louisiana State Bar Joint Summer School, June 2021

Structure & Elements of a Well-Written Opinion. 2021 Annual Louisiana Judicial College and Louisiana State Bar Joint Summer School, June 2021

Case Briefing. LL.M. Orientation, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, August 2021 and January 2021.

Effective Legal Writing for Lawyers. CLE By The Hour, Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Bar Association, December 2020.

Effective Legal Writing for Judges, CLE Seminar for Fifth Circuit Judges, Law Clerks, and Research Attorneys, Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, January 2020.

Honors & Awards

Award for “Outstanding Contributions to the Legal Research, Writing, and Professional Practice Department in Creation and Preparation of Course-Wide Appellate Advocacy Materials

Order of the Coif

Louisiana Law Review

Louisiana Law Review Board, Associate Editor

Chancellor’s List

American Jurisprudence Award in Agency & Partnership

Board of Supervisor’s Scholarship Recipient

Sanders, Downing, Kean, and Cazedessu Scholarship Recipient