March 2018 Your LSU Law Center Online Newsletter   
LSU Law celebrates Johnson, deGravelles as Alumna/us of the Year; Four alumni honored for Distinguished Achievement

Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson and U.S. District Court Judge John W. deGravelles, Middle District of Louisiana, highlighted the roster of notable alumni honored at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Distinguished Alumni Celebration. Johnson and deGravelles were named Alumna/us of the Year and four other LSU Law alumni were named Distinguished Achievement honorees at a ceremony March 2 at the Loews Hotel in New Orleans.

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LSU Law student Caroline Donze wins prestigious Burton Award for writing

LSU Law student Caroline Donze was named one of the 15 winners of the Burton Award for excellence in legal writing at an announcement ceremony on Feb. 20 in Washington, D.C. Donze is the Production Editor for Louisiana Law Review's Volume 78, and she won the award for her article "Breaking the Seal of Confession: Examining the Constitutionality of the Clergy-Penitent Privilege in Mandatory Reporting Law."

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Erin Abrams, Justin DiCharia win Spring 2018 Flory Mock Trial Competition

LSU Law students Erin Abrams and Justin DiCharia won the Spring 2018 Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition on March 6 in the Robinson Courtroom. Chaz Coleman and Leah Voth finished runners-up in the internal trial competition.

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LSU Law student David Scotton subject of documentary on adoption

LSU Law student David Scotton and his journey to meet his birth mother is the subject of the recently released short documentary "I Lived on Parker Avenue." The film documents 19-year-old Scotton's journey from Metairie to Indiana to meet the woman who gave birth to him and put him up for adoption after, literally, coming seconds from aborting him in 1993.

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LSU Law remembers longtime librarian Kate Wallach on International Women's Day

On International Women's Day, LSU Law honored and remembered Kate Wallach — a powerhouse librarian and legal scholar whose time at LSU Law transformed the library and impacted many of our students' lives. When she came to LSU in 1949, the law library collection had 75,000 volumes and the annual book budget was $15,000. When she retired in 1975, the collection contained more than 205,000 volumes, and the book budget was $156,000.

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LSU Law Running Club hosts annual Race Judicata 5K on March 22

Lace up your running shoes for LSU Law Running Club's annual Race Judicata on March 22. Register to run or walk the 5K course and enjoy post-race crawfish, drinks, and music outside the Law Center.

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LSU Law News

LSU Law welcomes new faculty for Fall 2018 semester – Read More »

Louisiana Law Review names Volume 79 Board of Editors – Read More »

Journal of Energy Law and Resources names Volume VII Board of Editors – Read More »

First Circuit Court of Appeals hears argument for felon voting rights at LSU Law – Read More »

Upcoming Events

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

March 28: Environmental Law Society Speaker Lunch with Senator Mary L. Landrieu – Read More »

April 3: Talk by Dr. Meg Amstutz, President, Coastal College of Georgia, on Women in Leadership – Read More »

April 6: Birdies and Barristers – Read More »

Faculty News

Professor Bill Corbett presented a CLE talk on Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law to the Labor and Employment Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association on March 8 at the NOBA Office.

Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate for its article "Experts question mother's arrest in crash that killed baby; off-duty cop going 94 mph remains on paid leave." – Read More »

Professor Elizabeth Carter is quoted by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report for its article "Disputed will in Council on Aging scandal settled, but controversy continues." – Read More »

Professor Paul Baier unveiled his legal biography "Written in Water: An Experiment in Legal Biography" at the Louisiana Scholars Round Robin at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law on Feb. 23.

Professors Pat Martin and Keith Hall represented LSU Law at the Institute for Energy Law's Annual Oil & Gas Conference in Houston.

Professor Christine Corcos presented the following at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS): "It All Started With "Columbo'" during Visual and Popular Culture Imagery in Legal Education, an AALS open source program, and "I Am the Master: Presenting AI Rights in Popular Culture" during Blade Runners, Hosts, and Lawyers: Communicating Images of Access to Rights and Justice for Robots and Other Artificial Intelligence, a Law and the Humanities Section Program.

Class Notes

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