January 2018 Your LSU Law Center Online Newsletter law.lsu.edu   
Louisiana Law Review, Pugh Institute present symposium on the 14th Amendment

This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the enactment of the 14th Amendment, which the Supreme Court of the United States has interpreted to develop changes in the law that have provided protections for many formerly unrepresented and unprotected persons in the nation. On Jan. 26, panelists will gather at LSU Law to explore the history of the 14th Amendment, particularly that history connected to cases and issues in Louisiana, and then grapple with issues of citizenship, equal protection, and the future of the 14th Amendment.

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LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources host energy symposium

The LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources will host a symposium on Disruptive Technologies on Feb. 23 in the McKernan Auditorium. This Symposium discussion will center around technologies that have disrupted the normal course of operations in the Energy Sector, including solar energy, wind energy, fracking, and autonomous vehicles.

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LSU Law Center Announces 2018 Distinguished Alumna/us of the Year and Distinguished Achievement Honorees

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center has selected Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson and Judge John deGravelles as the 2018 Distinguished Alumna/us of the Year. Jane Politz Brandt, James A. Brown, Thomas M. Hayes III, and Harry J. "Skip" Philips, Jr. have been named the Distinguished Achievement honorees. The six LSU Law alumni will be honored at a ceremony on Friday, March 2, at the Loews Hotel in New Orleans.

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LSU Law mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Robert A. Pascal

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Robert A. Pascal, who died Jan. 19, at the age of 102. Pascal graduated from the LSU Law Center in 1940 as the school's first student to receive the Master of Civil Law degree. He later earned his LL.M. from the University of Michigan in 1942. After completing his military service with the U.S. Coast Guard, Pascal joined the LSU Law faculty as a full-time assistant professor in 1945.

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Brij Mohan Award Book Club

Professor Christopher Tyson, recipient of LSU's Brij Mohan Distinguished Professor Award, will host a book club for "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America" by Richard Rothstein. The book club will be held over three sessions - Friday February 16, 23 and March 2 - from 6-8 p.m. in the Judge Ralph E. Tyson Room at the LSU Law Center. Dinner will be provided.

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Read the latest issue of the LSU Law Magazine

The Fall 2017 edition of the LSU Law Magazine is now online. Read about students' efforts to help a legal aid office in Houston following Hurricane Harvey, alumnus Jerry Dodson's donation of maritime memorabilia to the Law Center, a Faculty Q&A with Professor Raff Donelson, and more.

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Reunion Weekend set for Oct. 19 and 20

Reunion days for the LSU Law Classes of 1978, 1983, 1998, 1993, 1998, and 2008 are set for Oct. 19-20. Contact Missi Lightfoot (mlightfoot@lsu.edu) if you'd like to serve on your reunion committee.

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Upcoming Events

Feb 16: Get the Gun! Panel on 2nd Amendment Rights and Regulations – Read More »

Feb. 24: Barrister's Bowl – Read More »

March 14: Liskow & Lewis Visiting Professor Lecture: The Law of Zoning and Oil and Gas Operations – Read More »

March 15 - 16: 65th Mineral Law Institute – Read More »

March 27: Student/Donor Scholarship Reception – Read More »

Faculty News

Professor Philip Hackney was named a Top 100 Must-Follow Tax Twitter Accounts For 2018 by Forbes – Read More »

Professor Robert Lancaster chaired the public hearing of the Louisiana State Advisory Committee of the United States Commission on Civil Rights on Dec. 6, exploring barriers to voting in Louisiana – Read More »

Professor Raff Donelson won the President's Prize for a paper he presented at the Southwestern Philosophical Society annual conference at Baylor University

Professor Chris Tyson presented "Land Use and the Sharing Economy" at the Smart Growth Summit put on by the Center for Planning Excellence in Baton Rouge on Nov. 7

Class Notes

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

View the January 2018 Class Notes.

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