August 2018
LSU Law welcomes new students, faculty for Fall 2018 semester 
The LSU Law Center kicked off the Fall 2018 semester on Aug. 13 with more than 200 new first-year students and four new faculty members. Professors Lisa Avalos, Nicholas Bryner, Lécia Vicente, and Madalyn Wasilczuk will teach classes in the areas, respectively, of criminal law, environmental law, business law, and juvenile defense.

Laborde Energy Law Center to host lecture on climate engineering
On Sept. 6 in the Robinson Courtroom, University of Houston law professor Tracy Hester will present a lecture on technologies currently being developed that might counteract risks of climate change . In addition to the lecture, the Laborde Energy Law Center will host a CLE titled “Frac Hits and Well Technology: An Overview of Legal Issues” on Sept. 6 and 7. Four hours of CLE credit are available.

Devin Jones, Taylor Ashworth win the 2018 Opening Statement Competition 
Devin Jones and Taylor Ashworth bested more than 50 second-year LSU Law students to win the 2018 Opening Statement Competition on Aug. 21 in the Robinson Courtroom. The competition is designed as an introduction to trial advocacy skills for second-year students interested in participating in LSU’s Flory Trial Competitions and various external traveling competition teams. 

Board of Advocates seeks alumni to judge internal competitions 
The LSU Law Board of Advocates is seeking LSU Law Center Alumni to serve as judges for the Law Center’s Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition and the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition during the Fall 2018 semester.

Reunion Weekend 
Reunion weekend for the LSU Law classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998 and 2008 will be held Oct. 19 and 20, and online registration is now open. Contact Missi Lightfoot ( ) if you have any questions.

Professor Elizabeth Carter wrote the introduction to Volume 78 of the Louisiana Law Review dedicated to her mentor and former LSU Professor A.N. Yiannopoulos. 
Professor Keith Hall recently became a member of the Special Institutes Committee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
Professor Greg Smith spoke on “Legal Ethics: Some of This and Some of That”, at a June 28 meeting of Houston Bar Association’s Section on Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law. 
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