Dialogues on Race

By: Robert Glueck           

Throughout the Fall semester, LSU Law and LSU’s Main Campus have partnered to bring Dialogues on Race to campus.  Dialogues on Race is a program aimed at eliminating racial issues by providing a safe space for honest discussion on issues of race.  The LSU Dialogues on Race program is part of a larger program, Dialogues on Race Louisiana, which officially began in 2011, although the program’s roots can be traced back to a similar program started by the Greater Baton Rouge Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in 1994. (more…)

Bar Exam Results Released

By: Halee Snellgrove-Maturin

Booker T. Washington once said, “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life [but] by the obstacles which [one] has overcome while trying to succeed.” By Washington’s standard, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center has produced successful students within this past year’s graduating class. As current students, we can certainly agree that law school is a big obstacle, if not the biggest obstacle, that we have encountered so far in our professional careers. Not only does law school push you to the brink of your educational endurance and your drive to excel, but it also forces you to do so under sleepless conditions and caffeine highs and lows. This past spring, 184 graduates overcame that obstacle and officially became alumni – as well as success stories – of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. (more…)

Weaving a Tapestry: The Diversity Report

By: Bill Schulz

One of the most important, perhaps the most important challenge that faced the Paul M. Hebert Law Center’s Diversity Task Force (and its successor the Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion) was defining what diversity is. While a one-sentence definition of diversity is a tricky proposition, a fair understanding of the term as the Task Force understood it might be inclusiveness. Perhaps given Louisiana’s troubled history of race relations, the word “diversity” has become a binary concept, expressing purely a white/black notion of society. In Twenty-First century America, however, diversity is no longer shackled to merely black and white, nor is the concept of race itself any longer moored in the problematic domain of black/white, as it now includes ideas of ethnicity, nationality, and bi-raciality(1). (more…)

Election Run-Down

By: Jacob Longman

October 24, 2015 is Election Day. Louisiana is the only state in the union to have a gubernatorial jungle primary. Put simply, a jungle primary pits all individuals running against each other. If no one gets fifty percent of the vote, a runoff is held between the top two challengers regardless of party. (more…)

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