By: Megan Wiggins
Welcome back friends! I hope y’all had a fun and eventful summer. As usual, I will keep your social calendars buzzing this semester. There are a ton of Fall festivities planned in the Red Stick, and whether you’re a foodie, hipster, beer connoisseur, tailgate enthusiast, or work-out junkie, I have something for you. I hope you take a break from the books and check out what’s happening in the Red Stick!
Q: Dear Dr. Love, I can’t stop thinking about my Constitutional Law professor Nichael Doenen*. Help!
–Hopelessly in Loving v. Virginia
A: Fear not, Hopelessly in Loving. Consistent with the holding in Clinton v. Jones, I too am offered no immunity to Prof. Doenen’s charms. Is it the excited gleam in his eyes when he discusses Marbury v. Madison? Maybe it’s his ability to make such topics as the Commerce Clause seem wild and thrilling? Either way, the Yale grad and “Scandal” aficionado has captured the hearts of many a PMH student.
By: The Hitchcock Blonde
Beginners, Written and Directed by Mike Mills
Mills’ Beginners is an appropriate first movie review for several reasons: we’re beginning a new year at PMH, we’re all learning new things, and, hello, Ewan McGregor. Mills manages to capture all that is beautiful in life, the good and the bad, and he successfully maintains a consistent whimsical vibe throughout the film, beginning to end.
By: Halee Snellgrove Maturin
Immigration has quickly become a trending topic in the past years, working its way into almost every presidential debate and discussion. Louisiana itself feels the effects of immigration into the United States, with almost 4% of the state’s population being foreign-born, according to a recent study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform. In an effort to better prepare its future lawyers for immigration issues across the country, Paul M. Hebert Law Center offers courses in Immigration Law, as well as offering clinical components to give students hands-on experience with cases concerning immigration reform. The law center is excited to welcome Professor Lauren Aronson to its faculty, as the new director of the Immigration Law Clinic.
By: Robert Glueck
On August 10-12, prior to the start of classes, 179 3L students participated in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and Persuasion Training Program sponsored by Vinson and Elkins. Dominic Gianna and Lisa Marcy, the program’s directors, emphasize a “learn by doing” approach which calls for students to develop their oral advocacy skills by performing various phases of a typical trial in front of judges and attorneys from across the country.