Dean Search Continues

By: Annie Beckstrom

The fall semester at Paul M. Hebert Law Center has been one of transition. With the departure of Chancellor Weiss, students, faculty, and the surrounding legal community speculate as to the individual bestowed with the task of filling the current void and leading LSU Law into a new era of development. Dr. Jane Cassidy serves on the search commission responsible for selecting the new dean and has provided helpful insight into the nature of the search process. (more…)

Sentencing Reform in the Modern Age

By: Jacob Longman

The Louisiana Law Review is hosting a symposium on sentencing reform titled, “Throw Away the Key: Sentencing Reform in the 21st Century” on Friday, January 22. Theories will be debated and solutions to the problems which plague our prison system will be proffered. If you intend to practice criminal law or have an interest in the high rates of incarceration in our state, the symposium is worth attending. (more…)

LSU Law Apprenticeship Week

By: Halee Snellgrove Maturin

apprenticeshipPaul M. Hebert Law Center will host its 3rd annual Apprenticeship Week program on January 4-8, 2016. The 170 participants of this program will consist of 2L and 3L law students who are looking to get one more course credit under their belt while also receiving a five-day educational insight into various legal topics. During this week, these students will be divided into one of twelve available course sections, each of which is taught by various lawyers and professionals in our Baton Rouge community.  This Apprenticeship Week program gives students an opportunity to get hands-on experience in various legal fields, gaining knowledge that likely would not have been taught in their other law courses, while also receiving one pass/fail course credit. (more…)

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…)

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