November 2017 Your LSU Law Center Online Newsletter   
LSU Law team wins National Civil Rights Mock Trial Competition

LSU Law took home first place in the Peter James Johnson National Civil Rights Trial Competition on Oct. 22 at St. John's University School of Law in New York City. The team of Sohil Sharedalal, Brandi Barze, Meagan Johnson, and Ahmed Soussi defeated Suffolk Law School in the final round to claim the title.

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LSU Appellate Clinic students argue before Louisiana Supreme Court

Students in the LSU Appellate Clinic argued before the Louisiana Supreme Court on Oct. 16. The Law Clinic represents Appellee, Reggie Thibodeaux, an indigent defendant from Terrebonne Parish. Appellant is the Public Defender's Office. The issue centers around Thibodeaux's right to file a motion to suppress all evidence pro se while represented by a public defender.

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Townsley, VanDehei win Fall 2017 Tullis Moot Court Competition

LSU Law students Kyle Townsley and J. William VanDehei won the Fall 2017 Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition on Nov. 1 at LSU Law. Townsley and VanDehi successfully argued their case in the final round judged by Senior Judge James Brady, United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana; Elizabeth Murrill, Solicitor General for the Louisiana Department of Justice; and Corey Amundson, acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana.

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Robbins, Coleman Win Fall 2017 Flory Trial Competition

LSU Law students Tyler Robbins and Chaz Coleman won the Fall 2017 Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition on Oct. 5 at LSU Law. Robbins and Coleman successfully defended their client in the case judged by United States Magistrate Judge Daniel E. Knowles, III, US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; Lindsay Blouin, Deputy Chief Defender, East Baton Rouge Office of the Public Defender; and Colin Clark, Deputy Solicitor General and Chief of Criminal Appeals, Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.

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LSU Law Public Interest Law Society helps Lone Star Legal Aid after Harvey flooding

On Aug. 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Coast. The flooding that resulted caused an electrical short, explosion and fire in the building that housed Lone Star's Houston main office. After the flood waters subsided, the Law Center's Public Interest Law Society ("PILS") reached out to Lone Star to find out what they needed. The answer was simple - Lone Star needed everything that a law firm would need to function. So PILS filled a 27 foot U-Haul truck, a pickup truck and four SUVs with furniture equipment and supplies and drove to Houston to deliver the haul to Lone Star.

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McGill University professor delivers 40th John H. Tucker, jr., Lecture in Civil Law

Rosalie Jukier, full professor in the Faculty of Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, delivered the 40th John H. Tucker, jr., Lecture in Civil Law at LSU Law on Oct. 19. Jukier's lecture, titled "From La Beauce to Le Bayou: A Transsystemic Voyage," showcases the unique way of teaching and thinking about law that has defined the program of legal education, and imaginations of legal scholars.

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Faculty News

Dean Tom Galligan has been named to panel to review the Baton Rouge plan of government – Read More »

Professor Philip Hackney's article "The IRS targeting scandal was fake, but IRS budget woes are a real problem" was published by the Los Angeles Times – Read More »

Professor Paul Baier's editorial "Casper ... The Ghost Frog" was published online in the Farm Journal’s agweb. – Read More »

Professor Ray Diamond was a panelist for the "What is the Scope of the Second Amendment?" discussion at the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Symposium titled "What to Do About Gun Violence" on Oct. 13. – Read More »

Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic "International Petroleum Exploration Agreements" at a symposium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that was sponsored by a civil law foundation on Oct. 10 and participated in a panel discussion of "Contracts for Production and Sale of Petroleum" at St. Joseph's University Law School in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 12.

Class Notes

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