Law Review Members Make LSU Law History!

Congratulations to newly appointed Volume 78 Articles Editor Sarah Nickel and Volume 78 Senior Associate and newly-elected SBA President Sara Kuebel for winning the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition and helping make LSU Law history!

Sarah Nickel (right) and Sara Kuebel (left) with their Championship Cups

Winning LSU Law’s internal trial competitions brings an air of prestige and accomplishment to students. But with their victories in the Fall 2016 semester, Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court winners Sara Kuebel and Sarah Nickel and Ira S. Flory Mock Trial winners Caity Cline and Rome Gonsoulin also made history.

The victories marked the first time at LSU Law that all-female teams were victorious in the two competitions.

Teams of two males winning the Flory and Tullis trials were the norm in LSU Law’s past, and in recent school history, mixed male-female teams winners have become commonplace. This year, however, was a clean sweep for female law students.

It’s a milestone that the competitions’ winners are proud of achieving.

Kuebel and Nickel said they’re exploring the idea of doing more trial competitions during their 3L year, adding that these courtroom contests supplement their legal education at LSU.

“There’s no downside to putting yourself out there and doing it because it’s just a great learning experience,” Nickel said. “It builds up your confidence because you learn that it’s not the end of the world if you say, ‘um.’ Everything’s fine.”

And years after all four students have graduated and return to LSU Law for a class reunion, they know they have made history at the more than 110-year-old law school.

“If you look at all of the names on the moot court plaque that’s (outside the LSU Law Robinson Courtroom), it’s all men’s names,” Kuebel said. “So it’s going to be really cool to see the names of these two women, both of us memorialized at the Law Center.”

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Baton Rouge Business Report features The Legal Ease Podcast!

David Jacobs, of the Baton Rouge Business Report, recently interviewed the members of the Legal Ease. Quotes from the article and a link to the full article are below!

Jack Zeringue, left, and Cam Miller host an episode of “The Legal Ease,” a podcast created and operated by students from the LSU Law Center’s Louisiana Law Review. While podcasts have become wildly popular in other subjects, “The Legal Ease” is one of only a few operated by a law review journal, joining the likes of UCLA, Yale, Northwestern and Fordham. The podcast’s guests and hosts discuss legal issues and how they relate to Louisiana, as well as pertinent public affairs matters. Photography by Don Kadair

On a recent Monday morning at the LSU Law Center, third-year law students Jack Zeringue and Cam Miller are putting together the latest episode of “The Legal Ease,” the Louisiana Law Review podcast. They’re about to have an academic discussion about a technical legal issue, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a little fun.

“The Legal Ease” is in its second season. Zeringue and Miller say they want the show to be informative and entertaining for law students, academics and legal practitioners, while also shedding light upon legal topics in the news that interest the general public.

LSU Law Center graduate Alex Robertson suggested starting a podcast as part of his pitch to be the law review’s online editor for the 2015-2016 school year. Robertson, now an attorney with Irwin, Fritchie, Urquhart & Moore in New Orleans, is a fan of the medium, and he helped create podcasts as part his job with a web design firm before entering law school.

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Season 2, Episode 7: The Swan Song

Show Description

Jack and Cam say farewell in their last episode as hosts of the Legal Ease. Jack and Cam introduce Willie Walsh and Joe Cooper: the new hosts of the Legal Ease. Hunter Schoen, Tim Robinson, and Chris Ortte discuss Season 2. Kenzie Schott, the Editor in Chief, discusses the successful year of Volume 77.

Season 2, Episode 5: Neil Gorsuch Profile

Show Description

Professor Michael Coenen discusses Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the Nuclear Option, and related topics. Hunter Schoen discusses Anna Nicole Smith in C’mon Judge. Tim Robinson, Street Law correspondent, travels to California to discuss the CalExit movement. Chris Ortte, as the “Bayou Barrister,” discusses the difference between petitory and possessory actions.