April 2018 Your LSU Law Center Online Newsletter law.lsu.edu   
2015 LSU Law graduate Ben Aguiñaga selected for U.S. Supreme Court clerkship

Ben Aguiñaga, a 2015 graduate of the LSU Law Center, has been selected to serve as a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito for the 2018-19 term of the Court. Aguiñaga becomes just the second LSU Law graduate to serve as a Supreme Court law clerk. Michelle Stratton, a 2009 graduate, clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas for the 2011-12 term.

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Congressman Steve Scalise to deliver 2018 LSU Law Commencement Address

Rep. Steve Scalise, U.S. House Majority Whip and the third ranking House Republican leader, will deliver the main address at the LSU Law Center's 2018 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for Friday, June 1, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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LSU Law wins third National Admiralty Moot Court Championship in four years

LSU Law's team of Jessie Finley, Sara Kuebel, and Jacob Cunningham won the 2018 John R. Brown National Admiralty Law Moot Court Competition in Seattle on March 24. The national-championship-winning team also won the competition's Maritime Law Association of the United States Award for the Best Brief. With wins in 2015 and 2016, LSU Law has won three of the last four national championships at the Admiralty competition. LSU Law advanced to the semifinal round of the competition in 2017.

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LSU Law wins Space Law Moot Court North American regionals, advances to world competition in Germany

LSU Law students Zach Miller and Max Roberts were crowned champions of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition's North American regional rounds in Washington, D.C., on March 24. Participating for the first time in the competition, the team also took home the award for Best New Team. The LSU Law team advances to the World Championships of the Space Law Court Competition, which will be held in October 2018 in Bremen, Germany. LSU Law will face the winners of the European, Asian-Pacific and African rounds of the competition.

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LSU Law unveils Richard J. Dodson Maritime Art Collection

LSU Law Center now features a collection of ship passports, sea letters, and other maritime artifacts thanks to a donation by alumnus Richard J. Dodson. The passports are signed by 18 of the first presidents of the United States. Maritime artifacts include a bronze ship's bell, mahogany and brass wheel and steering station, telegraph, and ship's head. The majority of the collection was installed on April 13 and can be viewed outside the classrooms in the first-floor lobby of the LSU Law Center. A formal unveiling of the entire collection will take place in the near future.

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3L Ahmed Soussi wins 2018 Dean's Cup Moot Court Competition

LSU Law 3L student Ahmed Soussi won the 2018 Dean's Cup Moot Court Competition on April 9 in the Robinson Courtroom of the LSU Law Center. Jacob Irving finished runner-up. The Dean's Cup Moot Court Competition refines students' oral advocacy skills by arguing a series of real cases currently pending before the United States Supreme Court.

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LSU Law News

Metro Council recognizes LSU Law Clinic's work with Flood Proof proclamation – Read More »

Public Interest Law Society announces new board members – Read More »

Hispanic Law Students Association announces newly elected officers – Read More »

Rising 3L students named to executive board of the 2018-19 Board of AdvocatesRead More »

Upcoming Events

April 27: Final day of class for Spring 2018 semester

May 12: Final day of exams for Spring 2018 semester

May 31: Senior Crawfish Boil – Read More »

June 1: 2018 Commencement – Read More »

June 1: Golden Grads/Les Avocats Luncheon – Read More »

Faculty News

Professor Philip Hackney's article "Prop Up the Heavenly Chorus? Labor Unions, Tax Policy, and Political Voice Equality" was published in the St. John's Law Review. – Read More »

Professor Elizabeth Carter wrote the textbook "Louisiana Family Law in Comparative Perspective," published by Carolina Academic Press. – Read More »

Professor Paul Baier wrote an editorial for The Hill titled "I battled Trump's judicial nominee in court – I can't recommend him enough." – Read More »

Class Notes

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