On The Move Archives
Winter 2010

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist Steve Coll Coming to LSU Law, April 16

Steve Coll, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and noted journalist, will be the featured speaker at two LSU Law Center events slated for Friday, April 16. Coll is the author of numerous books, including Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, and most recently, The Bin Ladens: Arabian Family in the American Century.


LSU Law to Host Symposium on Juvenile Justice, March 19

The LSU Law Center, in collaboration with the Louisiana Law Review, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and The George W. & Jean H. Pugh Institute for Justice, will bring together many of the nation’s and state’s leaders in the area of juvenile justice for a Symposium on March 19.


More Than One Hundred Students Make Chancellor’s List for Fall 2009

Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the names of 186 students who have earned academic honors for Fall 2009. The students were named to the Chancellor's List at the LSU Law Center. Students with 13 or more hours earned and a semester grade point average of 80 or 3.2 or better receive the honor. Notation of this honor is posted on the student's academic transcript.


Higher Education Funding and The Case of Louisiana to be Featured Topics at E. D. White Lectures

This year’s E.D. White Lectures, jointly sponsored by the Law Center and the LSU Department of Political Science, will feature a nationally-noted scholar of higher education, Professor Michael McLendon of Vanderbilt University. The dates for the two lecture series are April 13 and 14, 2010.


Professor Alain Levasseur Receives Honorary Doctorate

LSU Law Professor Alain A. Levasseur, the Jean Monnet Professor of European Community Law and the Hermann Moyse, Sr. Professor of Law, has received the title of Docteur Honoris Causas—an honorary doctorate—from the Universite’ Pantheon-Assas Paris II.  He was honored on January 29 during ceremonies held in the Grand Amphitheatre of the Sorbonne.


Immigration Clinic Up and Running

The LSU Law Center Immigration Clinic, initiated in Spring 2009 as part of the Center’s expanded Clinical Legal Education Program, has experienced a number of important legal victories for its clients.  As the first fully functioning in-house live-client clinic, law students directly represent indigent immigrant victims of crime and domestic violence as well as immigrants facing deportation.


High School Students Participate in Discover Law Day

“Major in something you’re passionate about, and then transfer that passion to law school,” advised Scott Sternberg, President of the LSU Law SBA. Sternberg, along with Lynell Cadray, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services, welcomed some 50 high school students from throughout the region to Discover Law Day, a national minority high school symposium sponsored through the Law School Admission Council’s Discover Law.org Campaign.


Law Center Hosts Oral Arguments Before the First Circuit Court of Appeal

On February 22, 23 and 25, 2010, three different panels of judges from the First Circuit Court of Appeal transformed the Law Center’s David Robinson Courtroom into their own. Chief Judge Burrell J. Carter ('58), along with Judges Randolph Parro ('67), James Kuhn, John Guidry, John Pettigrew ('72), Robert Downing ('75), Edward “Jimmy” Gaidry ('67), Michael McDonald ('76) and Page McClendon, heard cases at the Law Center in a courtroom that at times was standing room only.


ACLU's LeBoeuf to Speak on Guantanamo Cases, Monday, March 8

As Director of the ACLU John Adams Project, Denny LeBoeuf has been an advocate for the defense of Guantanamo detainees who have been charged with capital offenses. Ms. LeBoeuf will speak on "Trying Terriorism,"  examining the Obama Administration’s plan to bring terrorism suspects (with a focus on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed) to the United States for civilian criminal trials. The event will be held at the LSU Law Center on Monday, March 8 at 4 p.m. in Room 106. The LSU community is invited to attend.


Les Avocats Reunion Set for April 24

If you’re a graduate of 51 or more years, we want you to join us for a special celebration on Saturday, April 24!

The Les Avocats reunion will be held on LSU Day, April 24, to commemorate the 150-year Sesquicentennial, a celebration of the founding of the LSU campus.

Professor Paul R. Baier will present Father Chief Justice: Notes for a Play, beginning at 11 a.m. in Room 106 of the Law Center. The play is a preview of his acclaimed theatrical production lately performed in the Louisiana Supreme Court, and will be a prelude to a wonderful luncheon next door at the LSU Faculty Club.

Extended family members and relatives, especially those who may also be LSU Law or LSU graduates, are invited to join us on this important day.

Invitations will be arriving soon. For more information, contact 225/578-8645 or email Karen.Soniat@law.lsu.edu


LSU Law Students Win Team and Individual Honors at National Moot Court Competitions

Student Barristers Bowl Turns Dream Into A Reality

The Louisiana Law Review has announced the Volume 71 Editorial Board for 2010-11

Faculty & Staff Highlights

Find out more about the recent achievements and work being done by the LSU Law Center's Faculty and Staff.


Alumni News

Find out the latest news on where and what your classmates are doing these days.


Upcoming CLE seminars at the Law Center

• March 5--8th Judge Alvin B. Rubin Conference on Maritime Personal Injury Law

• March 12--Current Developments in Labor & Employment Law

• March 25-26--57th Mineral Law Institute

• May 14--Medical Malpractice Seminar

• May 21--Advocacy for the Ages – Persuading Genders, Baby Boomers, and the X, Y and D Generations