August 2016 Your LSU Law Center Online Newsletter   
LSU Law Offers Flood Relief to Law Students, Staff

Many of us have been or know people who have been affected by the August 2016 flood in the Baton Rouge area. Many LSU Law students, faculty and staff have lost a lot and are in the process of clean up and recovery. If you are in need of assistance – whether it be notes from class or help ripping out drywall – or if you wish to donate goods or volunteer, visit the LSU Law website to register for help. As we work toward getting back to normal, we thank everyone for their well wishes and desire to help.

LSU Law Flood Relief »

LSU Offers Free Replacement Diplomas

If you lost your diploma as a result of the flooding in Baton Rouge, LSU is offering complimentary replacement diplomas, including LSU Law diplomas. These requests should be emailed directly to Sarah Thompson at

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LSU Law Welcomes 200 Students to Class of 2019

200 students joined LSU Law on Aug. 11 for the Class of 2019 orientation. Those 200 students come from 63 colleges and universities, 20 states and three foreign countries. The median age of the class is 23 years old and the youngest student is 20.

View Photos of Orientation »

LSU Law Alums Turn Out for Trial Advocacy Program

Nearly 40 LSU Law alums and 12 judges came out to the LSU Law Center to help 3L students in the annual Trial Advocacy and Persuasion Training Program. The program, which was held Aug. 8-10, gave students the opportunity for hands-on trial experience as they presented opening and closing arguments, depositions, and direct and cross examinations. Students were also recorded and critiqued by faculty members and professional attorneys on their oral and non-verbal advocacy skills.

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Journal of Energy Law and Resources Excerpt to be Republished

An excerpt of an article by The Journal of Energy Law and Resources will be republished by The Environmental Law Institute in its fall volume "A Changing Landscape: The Conservation Easement Reader." The Journal of Energy Law and Resources also announced that it will soon be available of Westlaw and LexisNexis.

Read the Journal's latest article, "Dead in the Water" »

Journal of Energy Law and Resources Names Junior Associates for Volume V »

Law Center Yearbook Digitization Project Complete

The LSU Law Library recently completed its efforts to digitize L'Avocat – the LSU Law yearbook from 1976-2005. Led by Archivist and Public Services Librarian Travis H. Williams, the project includes a complete run of the yearbooks that is accessible to students, faculty, alumni and legal scholars.

View the L'Avocat collection »

Reunion Weekend

Save the Date! The 2016 Reunion Weekend for the classes of 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2005 and 2011 is scheduled for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2016.

For information on how to serve on the reunion committee, contact John Hightower at or at 225-578-8343.

Faculty News

LSU Law Professor Christina Sautter's article "The Golden Ratio of Corporate Deal-Making" was featured in the Columbia Law School's Blue Sky Blog. Read More »

LSU Law Professor Darlene Goring's article "Premature Celebration: Obergefell Offers Little Immigration Relief to Binational Same-sex Couples" was published by the Howard Law Journal. Read More »

LSU Law Professor Chris Tyson Pens Op-Ed in Wake of Alton Sterling Shooting. Read More »

Professor Elizabeth Carter's article "Rethinking Premarital Agreements: A Collaborative Approach" was published by the New Mexico Law Review. Read More »

Class Notes

Find out about the latest news and accomplishments of your classmates!

View the August 2016 Class Notes.

To submit an item for Class Notes, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.

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