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  • Feb 21 2017

    LSU Law Welcomes the Hispanic Law Student Association

    By: Cody McElroy

    LSU Law recently welcomed a burgeoning new organization to campus. The Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA) was formed by a group of 3L students, Elisa Samaniego, Christian Ornelas, and Andrew Whall, who recognized a need for a Hispanic organization at the Law Center. HLSA aims to encourage the participation of Hispanic law students in the legal community through professional development and networking opportunities. In addition, the organization holds events throughout the semester to foster the discussion of legal issues affecting the Hispanic community.   Read more

  • Feb 21 2017

    Changing Tides in Immigration

    By: Brooklee Hurst

    Campaign promises became reality when President Trump signed executive orders calling for immediate action towards strengthening our nation’s borders. President Trump cites an influx of narcotics and gang-related activity coming from Mexico and other South American countries, as well as potential threats posed by the acceptance of Syrian refugees, to support his “rather safe than sorry” approach to our national security. However, President Trump’s executive orders received vehement backlash from a vast number of Americans. Many view President Trump’s orders as an attack on the fundamental principles upon which our nation was founded. Read more

  • Feb 21 2017

    Seven Black Robes: Riding Circuit with the LA Supreme Court

    By: Tori Watson

    To the average citizen, the words “Supreme Court” will likely spark images of nameless, faceless figures and black robes. But to the average law student, influenced by countless hours spent reading hundreds of pages of opinions and dissent, the court takes on a whole new meaning. Last month, students at the LSU Law Center had the unique opportunity to witness the Louisiana Supreme Court in action. On January 23rd, the highest court in the state heard oral arguments in our very own Robinson Courtroom, for the first time since 1998. Read more

  • Feb 21 2017

    Fake News: Alternatives to Alternative Facts

    By: Jacob Longman

    There are very few things as American as the Bill of Rights. The first of its kind, it has been quintessentially American. Encapsulated in the Bill is everything that made—and continues to make—this country the greatest nation on the planet. Notable, then, is the fact that the first of these Amendments deals explicitly with freedom of speech. Read more

  • Feb 21 2017

    Constitutional Conflict: Trump’s Battle with the Emoluments Clause

    By: Kathryn Jakuback Burke

    A mere three days into his presidency, Donald Trump was struck with a lawsuit that targeted his vast and complex corporate kingdom. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) in Washington D.C. charged in their complaint, that the intersection of President Trump’s ascent to the presidency and his preexisting business interests creates a violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause. Read more

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