May 2017 Your LSU Law Center Online Newsletter   
2017 Commencement

The 2017 LSU Law Commencement ceremony will be held Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh will deliver the commencement address, and the LSU Law Golden Graduates from the Class of 1967 also will take part in the ceremony. For those unable to attend, Commencement will be streamed online starting at 10 a.m.

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Cheney Joseph Classroom Dedication

Members of the LSU Law community are invited to the Cheney C. Joseph Classroom dedication at 3 p.m. May 25. The event will remember Cheney Joseph and officially rename Room W-210 in his honor. A reception will be held in the auditorium lobby when the ceremony concludes.

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LSU Law Professor Tyson Receives Brij Mohan Distinguished Professor Award

LSU Law Professor Chris Tyson has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 LSU Brij Mohan Distinguished Professor Award. This award recognizes a full-time associate professor who serves as a model for the community in demonstration of a commitment to peace, equality, and social justice.

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LSU Law Students Breaking New Ground Through the Airwaves

The Louisiana Law Review's "The Legal Ease" podcast was recently spotlighted by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. The podcast discusses legal issues in Louisiana and the across the nation in an entertaining and informative manner.

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Reunion Weekend

Save the Date! Reunion days for the LSU Law Classes of 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2007 and 2012 are set for Sept. 29-30. Contact Missi Lightfoot ( if you'd like to serve on your reunion committee.

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Faculty News

Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate for its story "Experts: Levels of intent may provide path for state criminal charges in Alton Sterling case" Read More »

Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by Bloomberg for its article "Trump Easing of Church Politics Ban Won't Mean Sea Change." Read More »

Professor Elizabeth Carter is quoted by the Advocate for its article "Council on Aging director sues family of deceased client; legal expert says her case is on shaky ground." Read More »

Professor Ed Richards was interviewed by WWNO for its story "Lawsuits Allege Interstate 12 Exacerbated August Floods." Read More »

Class Notes

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