On The Move Archives
Fall 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you the best at this time of Thanksgiving.

The students, faculty and staff of the LSU Law Center


LSU Law Center Honors 2013 Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Achievement Honorees at Awards Dinner

The LSU Law Center honored Vice Chancellor Cheney C. Joseph, Jr. (’69) as the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and the Honorable Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. (‘66), Richard F. “Dick” Knight (’58), Marilyn C. Maloney (’75)  and Michael A. Patterson (’71) for Distinguished Achievement at an awards dinner on November 1, 2013 at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.  Guests enjoyed video tributes of each honoree.  A highlight of the event was a “roast” of Distinguished Alumnus Cheney Joseph by LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss, and longtime friends and colleagues, Professor Bill Corbett and Charles McCowan.


Apprenticeship Week is Coming to LSU Law!

LSU Law is pleased to announce its inaugural Apprenticeship Week, an innovative and unique new program of practical legal education. From January 6 to January 10, 2014, master lawyers and judges will teach LSU Law upperclass students in small enrollment, hands-on mini-courses. Each mini-course will aim to provide students with focused, task-oriented training not generally available in law school courses and usually available only through actual practice experience. More than 130 LSU Law 2Ls and 3Ls have submitted applications for the inaugural Apprenticeship Program.

“Apprenticeship Week is designed to serve the needs of today’s LSU Law students and to meet the demands of the profession for genuinely practical training in the law,” said LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss.  “We expect that Apprenticeship Week quickly will become an important part of the LSU Law tradition of demanding, yet personal, legal education.”


LSU Law Ranked #3 Best Value Law School in the Nation for Second Straight Year

For the second straight year, the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center has been ranked the #3 Best Value Law School in the nation by the National Jurist, a legal education publication.  The rankings are a factor of tuition, cost of living expenses, bar passage rates, debt accumulation, and — importantly, employment success.


LSU Law Receives Liskow & Lewis Visiting Professorship to Support Energy Law Program; Hosts Inaugural Lecture

LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the creation of the Liskow & Lewis Visiting Professorship in Energy Law, an endowment established through a $200,000 gift by the Liskow & Lewis law firm.  The Professorship provides funds to bring distinguished scholars in energy law and closely related fields to the Law Center on an annual basis as part of the LSU John P. Laborde Energy Law Center.

Professor Hannah Jacobs Wiseman, a rising star in the field of energy law, was the inaugural lecturer.  The lecture, “Enhancing Sub-Federal Renewable and Fossil Energy Governance," took place October 10 at the Law Center.


LSU Law Tops Bar Examination Results

LSU Law Center students achieved the state’s highest passage rate among all examinees on the latest Louisiana State Bar Exam, according to results released October 11 by the Committee on Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court of Louisiana.  The results are for all test takers who sat for the statewide Bar examination in July 2013.


Law Firm Annual Fund Campaign Begins

The LSU Law Center has kicked off its 2013-14 Annual Fund Law Firm Campaign!  Our firm challenge begins September 15th and continues through November.  Thank you to participating firms and firm leaders!  


LSUcle Has the CLE You Need

Why use Brand B as your CLE provider when you can get what you need from the best?  Visit  www.lsucle.org  and sign up for one of our great programs today.  Our remaining 2013 offerings include:


Recent Developments in Legislation & Jurisprudence
December 5-6, 2013, Kenner Pontchartrain Center

Recent Developments in Legislation & Jurisprudence
December 13-14, 2013, New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center

Be sure to take a look at the upcoming 2014 seminars.


2013 Class Reunions & 2013 Les Avocats Reunion

LSU Law graduates from the classes of 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003 and 2008, celebrated their respective class reunions on Friday, September 6. The day began with a CLE featuring Paul Barrett, author, attorney, and assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, who presented "The Law of the Jungle: The Perils of Complex Litigation." Friday evening, the graduates gathered at the Louisiana State Museum to reminisce with classmates and professors. The weekend was topped off with the All-Alumni Tailgate on Saturday, September 7, sponsored by NeunerPate.

LSU Law graduates of "51 Year or Better" gathered for the annual Les Avocats reunion on August 29 at the Lod Cook Conference Center. The Class of 1962 is the newest class to be added to this distinguished group of alums.

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Faculty Updates

Find out more about the recent achievements and work of our Faculty.

On September 5, Professor Ken Levy moderated a panel entitled, "A Questionable Verdict? Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and Stand Your Ground Laws."

In commemoration of Constitution Day on September 17, Vice Chancellor Ray Diamond and Professors Michael Coenen and John Devlin presented "The Constitution and The Supreme Court: Previewing the 2013 Term."


Student News

Aguiñaga and Murray Place First in 2013 Tullis Moot Court Competition

National Win for LSU Law Pretrial Team

Richards and Borel Win Fall 2013 Ira S. Flory Trial Competition

Aguiñaga and Gradney Win 2013 LSU Law Center Opening Statement Competition

2013 Hats-n-Canes Celebration

Law Center Welcomes Class of 2016

LSU Law Students and Faculty Donate 450 Hours of Community Service in One Day

Class Notes

Find the latest news on what your classmates are doing and where they are these days.  To submit items for Class Notes, please email jane.dunn@law.lsu.edu.