August 2019
LSU Law welcomes Class of 2022
LSU Law Dean Thomas Galligan Jr. welcomed the LSU Law Class of 2022 at the first day of a two-day orientation program on the LSU Law campus on Aug. 15.

Some 205 students make up the first year class. Louisiana residents comprise 70% of the class, while 30% are nonresidents. The class is 53% female and 47% male; 21% are students of color. Students hail from 67 undergraduate institutions, 24 states and one foreign country. They have a median LSAT score of 155 and a median GPA of 3.48, each of which is a slight increase from last fall's entering class.

LSU Law thanks volunteer trial ad faculty for August program
The LSU Law Center would like to thank the faculty recruiting committee, section leaders and faculty members who donated their time for the 2019 Trial Advocacy Program held Aug. 12-14.

The program gives third-year LSU Law students a “learn by doing” education that simulates actual trial skills, with students learning and practicing under the experienced eyes of seminar faculty.

126 LSU Law students gain real-world experience through summer field placements
When Zachary Gonzalez entered the LSU Law Center in 2017, he didn’t envision pursuing a career in criminal law. But after spending two summers with the Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office in West Palm Beach, Florida, as part of the Summer Field Placement Program, Gonzalez now has his sights set on becoming a federal prosecutor in his native Florida after graduation.

Professor Elizabeth Carter delivered the keynote address at the University of Alabama School of Law’s commencement ceremony for its LL.M. programs in Tax and Business Transactions on Aug. 17. 
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Professor Raymond Diamond’s award winning book, "Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture, and the Constitution" (2003), is quoted in Nikole Hannah-Jones’s essay, “Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true," which appeared in The New York Times Magazine on August 15, 2019. The essay is part of The 1619 Project, a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.
“The Media Method: Teaching Law With Popular Culture,” edited by Professor Christine Corcos, was published in August by Carolina Academic Press. It is available for purchase online
Professor Lécia Vicente was appointed a Fellow of the European Law Institute, which will help further her research agenda in comparative regional development.
Erin McCall Alley says one of the best things about practicing law with her brother, Chris, and father, Robert, is "there is no need to sugar coat things, so I think we were always able to have good and open discussions about our practice and our cases." Check out this month's Dean's Council Spotlight with Erin and Chris to learn more about their Shreveport-based family practice.

2019 Reunions
Reunion weekend for the LSU Law classes of 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2009 will be held Oct. 25 and 26. We need volunteers to serve on reunion committees. Contact Bobbi Zaunbrecher ( or 225-578-8705 ) if you are interested in serving on a committee or if you have any questions.

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