Trials & Tribulations: Advice for Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness

The first day of school is a momentous occasion filled with anxiety of what to expect and excitement of starting something new. Law school was no exception.

I spent the two weeks before school started working on all of the homework assignments that had gotten emailed to me, making sure no fact or law was overlooked. God forbid I be the student who hadn’t read every line of every page assigned! The first day of my 1L year, I barely slept a wink the night before – I was too stressed out about the difficulties the next day would bring. Come morning, I tried on about 15 different outfits, trying to decide which choice of attire said “I am confident and smart, but also friendly.” I had my brand new textbooks stacked in a neat pile next to my pre-packed lunch and fully stocked backpack. I got to school an hour early, out of fear for being late to my first law school class. I sat towards the front of the classroom in Professor Church’s Torts class, with my pens and highlighters spread out and ready to go. (more…)

Fall Mock Trial: What You Need to Know

By: Cody McElroy

The LSU Law Center offers a multitude of appellate and trial advocacy competitions for law students, both internal and external. Professor Jeffrey Brooks, Preis PLC Director of Advocacy and Professional Practice, is involved with every aspect of these competitions, provided by the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy boards, and urges students to take advantage of any opportunity to further develop their advocacy skills. Two primary ways to compete during the fall semester include the Tullis Moot Court competition and Ira S. Flory Mock Trial competition. (more…)

A Summer Well Spent: PMHers Take on Lyon, France, and Beyond

By: Stacy Liere

Most 1Ls spend their summers working long hours, either cranking out memos or performing legal research at a clerkship or externship. However, one group of LSU Law students seized the opportunity to travel the world while expanding their legal education.

Each summer, LSU Law offers a study abroad program based in the vibrant city of Lyon, France. Students are afforded the opportunity to take unique legal courses taught by visiting judges and Paul M. Hebert’s own professors while also exploring the country and the surrounding areas. Many describe the experience as the opportunity of a lifetime, and for good reason. Lyon is known for its rich cultural and culinary history. The city boasts the title of “gastronomic capital of the world,” featuring renowned Lyonnaise cuisine served up by 3-star Michelin chefs. Outside of Lyon, students often indulge in new adventures, traveling to many different cities and countries. (more…)

Pause Before Posting: A Lesson in Social Media Backlash

By: Brooklee Hurst

Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any of the other countless social networks available, people use social media every day to document their lives, connect with friends, or keep up with current events. As the presidential election approaches, many are jumping to social media to voice their opinions on political or controversial issues. While these posts are a valid exercise of free speech, they can negatively affect employment opportunities, especially in the legal field. (more…)

Getting Involved with Flood Relief

By: Tori Watson

Several LSU Law students, faculty, and staff members are still in the process of recovering from the major flooding that impacted the Baton Rouge area last month. There are still various opportunities to get involved in flood relief efforts through LSU Law and the local legal community. Here’s how: (more…)

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