Student Organization Descriptions 2016 - 2017
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Advocates for LifeAdvocates for Life is an organization that provides information and discussions regarding our current abortion laws. We host semesterly events with speakers working in the attempt to repeal Roe v. Wade. This organization hopes to bring a voice to those children who have no voice,
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American Constitution SocietyMelanie AddyThe American Constitution Society (ACS) believes that law should be a force to improve the lives of all people.We host policy debates, social events, and have a national network of thousands of lawyers, judges, and experts in constutitional law that we use to bring informational events to students in order to promote the awareness of intelligent legal arguments on every side of issues. By bringing together powerful, relevant ideas and passionate, talented people, ACS makes a difference in the constitutional, legal and public policy debates that shape our democracy.maddy3@lsu.edu
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Barristers' Bowl CheerleadersBrooklee HurstThe Barristers' Bowl Cheerleaders participate in the LSU Law Center's annual Barristers' Bowl, a football game put on by the students to raise money for charity. The cheerleaders wear their own LSU Law uniforms and perform the LSU fight song, as well as a halftime routine. This is a fun opportunity to meet other law students and support a great cause. Prior cheer experience is not required! bhurst5@lsu.edu
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Business and Law SocietyStefan NeubigLBLS is an organization which aims to navigate the connection between business/corporate law, economic development, and the alternative professional opportunities associated with these fields. We bridge the business and law campuses in order to provide a breadth of professional options while also utilizing the very best business figures throughout campus, Baton Rouge, and Louisiana as a whole.stefan.d.neubig@gmail.com
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Christian Legal SocietyMolly Gunnels The LSU Law Christian Legal Society is an organization that provides a community of Christian fellowship and a thriving Christian environment at the LSU Law Center. As members of CLS, we host social events and lunch meetings in which guest speakers explain the impact of Christianity on the law and how they practice their faith in the legal profession. We also have a prayer list and regular emails of encouragement. molly.gunnels@gmail.com
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CornerstoneChristopher AldermanCornerstones is about supporting students and helping them to implement a balanced routine and reduce stress while in law school, focusing on the pillars, or "cornerstones," of developing a healthy life, like diet and exercise, regular sleep, time and money management, and positive self-image. We focus on helping students develop a lifestyle that will prepare them for handling the pressures of a future legal career.calder2@lsu.edu
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Federalist SocietyDakota HawkinsThe Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy is a student led organization interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks to promote an awareness of these principles and to offer opposing views to the orthodox liberal ideology which currently dominates law schools and the legal profession. This national organization extends to all levels of the legal community and provides extensive connections to judges, attorneys, and professionals among the legal field. dhawki7@lsu.edu
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Football Club (Barrister's Bowl)Brady McMillin/ Nick ParhamLSU Barristers Bowl is a time-honored tradition at PMH that seeks to unite athletics, academics, and philanthropy all in one. Each spring the gentlemen of PMH take to the gridiron in a full pads, full contact football game, competing for nothing more than a Twinkie and Capri Sun at halftime. The athletic achievement on the field is only paralleled by the heart both the purple and gold team have for the community. This is a great event to be a part of and only requires a 5-6 week commitment at the beginning of the spring semester. No experience necessary.bmcmil6@lsu.edu; c.nicholas.parham@gmail.com
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Hispanic Law Students AssociationNick ParhamLSU HLSA strives to promote professional development, to foster networking opportunities for LSU Law students, and to encourage the participation of Hispanic law students in the legal community. All students are welcome to join this organization. Stop by our table to find out more.c.nicholas.parham@gmail.com
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Immigration Law AssociationThe purpose of the ILA is to further the awareness of immigration law, including opportunities for future law practitioners, obstacles faced by immigration attorneys and their clients, and the current state of immigration law in the United States and internationally. Although no representive is present today, still check out our table to learn more and add your name to our listserv.
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International Law SocietyBryan DupreeThe ILS promotes the study and understanding of international law, a growing field with opportunities across the globe. We organize events with guest speakers on various topics revolving around international law, serve as liaisons for international LLM students, and more. Check out our table to learn more about what we do and how you can become involved.
dupreebm@gmail.com
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Intellectual Property Law AssociationThe Intellectual Property Club is an organization that gets together to discuss hot issues in IP, job opportunities, changing legislation, and network with local/national IP attorneys.
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Journal of Energy Law and ResourcesRonald "Chaz" ColemanThe LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources is dedicated to publishing quality scholarship in the purview of energy law. Its membership is comprised of second and third year law students. Along with the journal itself, the JELR also publishes shorter articles in its online companion, Energy Law Currents.rcole14@lsu.edu
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LA Association for JusticeJohn Walsh Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ) is the preeminent organization in Louisiana advancing the mission of trial lawyers to promote justice for all Americans. The LAJ Chapter at LSU Law furthers this goal by hosting speakers, providing networking opportunities for law students to interact with members of the trial bar, and advancing the mission of promoting justice for all Americans. jwals22@lsu.edu
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LA Association of Criminal Defense LawyersRachel Chappel rlchapp24@gmail.com
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Law ReviewCarson GarandThe Louisiana Law Review is a student-produced publication that requires a two-year commitment from all student participants. Its existence depends upon the hard work, skill, and dedication of a team of competent student publishers. The Louisiana Law Review has served as Louisiana’s flagship legal journal and has become a vibrant forum for scholarship in comparative and civil law topics. The Law Review currently ranks in the top 200 student-edited journals, and among the top 100 journals for the highest number of cases citing to a law review.cgaran1@lsu.edu
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Moot Court BoardTaylor "Joe" Cooper The purpose of the Moot Court Board is to promote the development of oral and written appellate advocacy skills; to train students in all fields and phases of appellate advocacy; and to advance the science of jurisprudence. The MCB sponsors the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition, the Dean's Cup Senior Appellate Challenge, all external appellate advocacy competition teams, and works with the legal writing faculty to promote appellate advocacy among the 1L class. tcoop31@lsu.edu
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National Black Law Student AssociationNatalie Ebolum The mission of NBLSA is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black and minority attorneys who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. The purpose of NBLSA is to utilize the collective resources of the member chapters to Influence the legal community by bringing about meaningful legal and political change.nebolu1@lsu.edu
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OutlawSean KingOutLaw aims to provide a social and professional network for members of the LGBTQ community and our allies here at LSU Law. From discussions with LGBTQ attorneys and activists to community outreach, OutLaw works to create a safe (and fun) space for members. sking47@lsu.edu
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Public Interest Law SocietyLauren FerandThe LSU Public Interest Law Society creates opportunities for students to participate in pro-bono (free legal services) and community service activites, as well as faciltate public interest job opportunities for interested students. PILS strives to expand the involvement of the LSU Law Center in chartible and pro-bono endeavors throughout the Baton Rouge area and surrounding communities. lferan2@lsu.edu
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Running ClubChris PrudhommeDo you want to get/stay in shape? Do you enjoy beer? Do you hate commitment?

Then the LSU Law Running Club (LLRC) is for you. The running club meets once a week at school, goes for a run, then meets back at school to celebrate. This is a great way to socialize with 2L’s, 3L’s, and occasionally with the faculty! In addition, we have the best student organization T-shirts and host a fun 5K/crawfish boil every spring. All athletic abilities are welcome!
cbprudhomme@gmail.com
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Space Law SocietyZach MillerThe LSU Space Law Society is a new student organization that explores the law of outer space. As human exploration and use of outer space continues to increase in the public and private sectors, space law is more prevalent and more necessary than ever before. The Space Law Society seeks not only to discuss and promote contemporary space law topics, but also to foster connections between LSU Law students and the space industry.zmille3@lsu.edu
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Sports Entertainment and Media Law SocietyMorgan BasilSEMLS strives to bring students together who are interested in pursuring a career or just learning about these multi-faceted fields of law. This year's club has various events in the making from guest speakers to Sports, Entertainment, and/or Media related field trips. mbasil3@lsu.edu
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Student Animal Legal Defense FundThe Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is an organization that seeks to protect the lives and wellfare of animals and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.
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Student Bar AssociationSara KuebelThe LSU Student Bar Association is the student government at Paul M. Hebert Law Center. As a first year law student you have the opportunity to run for SBA positions such as 1L class president, secretary, or section representatives. SBA officers represent the student body and plan a number of annual events including athletic tournaments, weekly social events, the Barristers Ball, and Assault & Flattery. If you are interested in contributing to any of these projects, come check us out! Elections are right around the corner!skuebe1@lsu.edu
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If/When/How: Reproductive JusticeLana Georgiou; Grace JenningsReproductive justice will exist when all people can exercise the rights and access the resources they need to thrive and to decide if, when, and how to create and sustain their families with dignity, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. This club hosts monthly meetings that explor a different area of reproductive justice and invite professionals from the community to discuss how these issues affect their practice and the Baton Rouge community. lanageorgiou@gmail.com; gracej349@gmail.com
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Student Veterans AssociationRaechal RichardsAn association intended to bring prior service law students together for mentorship and camaraderie. This club participates in veteran oriented community service projects 2-3 times a year.rrich81@lsu.edu
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TailgateJessie FinleyIf you know anything about LSU, you know that football influences the atmosphere and culture of our school. The Tailgate Club embraces that atmosphere and allows students to become well-rounded individuals without too big of a time commitment. The Tailgate Club provides an exciting opportunity to meet fellow students outside of the school setting while also having a great time.jfinle6@lsu.edu
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Tax Law SocietyTaylor DegruiseThe LSU Tax Law Society is a nonpartisan student organization dedicated to assisting students in the exploration of tax policy and procedure issues, facilitating tax LL.M. admissions, and providing pro bono tax assistance through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).
We are also focused on promoting the study of tax law for all students regardless of what area of law they plan to practice - today, tax considerations are found in all areas of the law.
tdegru2@lsu.edu
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The CivilianTaylor DegruiseThe Civilian is a student newspaper representing the LSU Law Center community. In the last year, we have expanded to include a newly-designed website and a re-vamped social media presence. We are looking for talented writers and creative minds to push The Civilian into the digital age. Send emails about your interest in writing for The Civilian to Editor-in-Chief, Alaina Richard, at arich69@lsu.edu. tdegru2@lsu.edu
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Trial Advocacy BoardJonathan CobbThe Trial Advocacy Board provides practical trial and alternative dispute resolution experience to the Paul M. Hebert Law Center student body. The Trial Advocacy Board sponsors a number of external traveling teams, organizes the Ira S. Flory Trial Competitions and the Arbitration Competition for second and third year students, and organizes the Opening Statement competition for second year students.jcobb21@lsu.edu
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Women Law Students AssociationLacey Sanchez The Women Law Students Association aims to provide support, encouragement, and resources for women navigating through law school. The Association offers events that allow women law students to connect with female judges, attorneys, and professors to discuss a variety of issues faced by women in the law. All students are welcome to join. lsanch9@lsu.edu
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ExternshipsProfessor Jeffrey BrooksExternships, also known as external studies opportunities or experiential programs, offer an exciting opportunity to augment law school classroom study with real-world work experience. Externships place students with judges or lawyers working for legal service providers and government agencies. Students work as clerks for the lawyers or judges in those offices and are not responsible for their own clients or parties.jeff.brooks@law.lsu.edu
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ClinicsProfessor Jeffrey BrooksThe LSU Law Clinic is a legal services office located on the first floor of the Old Law Building. Under faculty supervision, 2L and 3L students represent clients in the community or mediate for parties in conflict. Clinics place students in practice as lawyers, legal staff or mediators. Clinic students have responsibility as legal professionals or mediators for actual people with real legal issues. It is the “medical school residency” of law schools in that students are engaged in actual practice.jeff.brooks@law.lsu.edu
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