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Editor’s Note

Written By: jdogue1 - Mar• 17•12

This is one of our two most popular issues of the year. When we include a scheduling appendix, The Civilian flies off the racks quicker than usual. With that in mind, we’ve done our best to include as many class and professor reviews as possible and tried to include information on whether classes allow laptops or a paper option.

I’ve said it before, but I think it’s worth repeating: I feel like The Civilian has a sort of “civic duty” to let students know which professors ban the use of laptops. Students currently cannot easily discover that information before the first day of class. If there are professors at the Law Center who continue to ban the use of laptops in class in the future, I think the class should be marked as such on the scheduling information sent out by the registrar. While I understand why professors might reasonably prefer to ban the use of laptops during class, it’s just as reasonable that students should know that they will be denied the privilege before they meticulously build their class schedule. For students like me, who learn best by typing notes and reviewing typed notes, a ban on the use of laptops can mean a very real danger to GPA. While I’m not always a fan of the free market, this is a circumstance where it can work: students should have all the information they need in deciding which classes to schedule, and that includes whether laptops are allowed during lecture.

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Zill’s Repast: A Guide to Snacks at Alex Box

Written By: jdogue1 - Mar• 17•12

Men, ladies: it’s baseball season. Students get into games for free, unless your name is Lauren Temento. If that’s the case, you promise people tickets and then ditch them to go hob-nob in the suites with Alex Box stadium royalty. Regardless, you get in free and can now spend those few extra dollars on concessions. So, what do you get? Peanuts? Brisket sandwich? The Lenten catfish special?

We’ll start with the small stuff. I’m not exactly sure how those hot peanuts are spicy on the inside but not the outside. I’ll chalk it up to science, but I swear you should be forced into a night with the K-lady if you’re caught eating regular peanuts in a game. There’s just no logical explanation, being in South Louisiana, for why someone would opt for a regular, dud peanut over a semi-spicy peanut treat. Even Gerber Guthrie, the Pride of Kentucky, would agree with me here.

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Two LSU Law Center Faculty Members Selected as New Deans at other Law Schools

Written By: jdogue1 - Mar• 17•12

Two LSU Law Center faculty members, Vice Chan. Christopher Pietruszkiewicz and Prof. Lucy McGough, have recently been named deans at other law schools. Pietruszkiewicz, the vice chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs and the J.Y. Sanders Professor of Law, has been selected to be the new dean of Stetson University College of Law in Tampa Bay, Fla. He will start this summer.

McGough, the Vinson & Elkins Professor of Law, has been selected to be the new dean of Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Va. She will also serve as president.
“Chris and Lucy will be outstanding deans,” Chan. Jack Weiss said. “Stetson and Appalachian Law School have made superb choices. The contributions Chris and Lucy have made throughout the years to the Law Center have greatly contributed to our success and will continue to do so far in the future.”

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Slippery Slope: Katy Perry retains attorney following antics last Friday night

Written By: jdogue1 - Mar• 17•12

On Friday, February 10, 2012 Ms. Katy Perry, of California, was involved in a series of alarming and ethically reprehensible events. The following is a transcript of Ms. Perry’s conversation with her legal counsel after this “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”. “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”

Katy: There’s a stranger in my bed
Attorney: Wow, there are several issues here… Unauthorized entry is a definite; some form of battery is very likely possible.

Katy: There’s a pounding in my head
Attorney: You have overindulged in alcohol and possibly illicit narcotics defined by the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act. Prepare to face some difficult questions when interrogated by police

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Strawberry Torts: Just Beet It, Beet It

Written By: jdogue1 - Mar• 17•12

I first tried beets about a year ago, and have been fanatically ordering them off menus ever since. These ruby red vegetables are candy-sweet, delicious and packed with nutrients. So when I recently saw a gorgeous bunch of beets at the farmers market, I immediately knew it was time to bring the joy of beets to the PMH masses!

I was wrong.

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