Louisiana Law Review honors Volume 75 with annual Banquet

Louisiana Law Review members, faculty, and family gathered on March 20 at Juban’s for the annual Law Review banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of Volume 75. The Honorable Judge Susie Morgan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the distinguished guest of the Louisiana Law Review, shared stories from her time on the bench with the audience.

Members of the Editorial Board and Senior Associates received certificates to commemorate their time with the Law Review. In addition, Junior Associates were honored for their contributions to the Law Review. In particular, Lucas Self received the Vinson & Elkins Award for the best student Casenote or Comment; Mahogane Reed received the W. Lee Hargrave Award for providing the most outstanding service to the Law Review as a Junior Associate; and Taylor Crousillac and Jacques Mestayer received the Henri Capitant Association Award for writing the best papers on a civil or comparative law topic.

Volume 76 Publication Decisions

The Louisiana Law Review is pleased to announce the students who have received offers for publication in Volume 76 of the Louisiana Law Review. Please join us in congratulating the authors for their hard work and outstanding contribution to academic writing:

(1) Kristen Amond, Equalizing the Threat of Overly Broad Noncompete Agreements: Solutions Beyond Louisiana’s Entangled Web of Nullity;
(2) Taylor Boudreaux, Shutting In a Levee Board’s Energy Industry Lawsuit: Problems Posed by Stripping a Pending Suit Against Ninety-Seven Oil and Gas Companies;
(3) Thomas Bourgeois, Mirror, Mirror: Amending Louisiana’s LLC Statutes Related to Personal Liability of Members to Match Corporate Counterparts After Ogea v. Merritt;
(4) Lauren Bradberry, Putting the House Back Together Again: The Scope of Copyright Protection for Architectural Works;
(5) Taylor Crousillac, Offer at Your Own Risk: Why Louisiana Employers Who Withdraw an Offer of Employment May Find Themselves Liable Under Civil Code article 1967;
(6) Maxwell B. Kallenberger, Policing Nonprofit Organizations: Whose Responsibility Is It?;
(7) Mark Macmurdo, Hold the Phone! ‘Peer-to-Peer’ Ridesharing Services and Public Safety;
(8) Jacques Mestayer, Saving Sportsman’s Paradise: Article 450 and Declaring Ownership of Submerged Lands in Louisiana;
(9) Leah N. Neupert, A Court’s Guide on How to Gut Precedent by Relying on it: Halliburton II‘s Puzzling Effect on Securities-Fraud Class Actions;
(10) Lucas Self, Money in the Bank and Boots on the Ground: A Law-Policy Proposal to Make the Affordable Care Act Work in Louisiana;
(11) Parker Smith, Coping with the Death of the Bargain without Burying the Spirit of the Law: The “Unsociability” of Adhesion Contracts in Louisiana;
(12) Phillip M. Smith, A Watery Grave for Unseaworthiness Punitive Damages: McBride v. Estis Well Service, L.L.C.;
(13) Nathan Telep, Staying Out of Treble: A Comprehensive, Civilian Approach to the Louisiana Mineral Code’s Rules on Damages for Unpaid Royalties;
(14) Grant Tolbird, Death in the City: Gorman‘s Flawed Application of the Direct Action Statute to Insured Political Subdivisions;
(15) Brittanie Wagnon, From Wedding Bells to Working Women: Unmasking the Sexist Agenda Behind “Illicit Concubinage” in Louisiana’s Jurisprudence.

Volume 76 Board of Editors Announced

The Volume 75 Board of Editors of the Louisiana Law Review is pleased to announce and congratulate the following Junior Associates who have been selected as the Board of Editors for Volume 76 (2015-2016):

Editor in Chief: Kristen Amond
Managing Editor: Parker Smith
Executive Senior Editor: Phillip Smith
Articles Editors: Lauren Bradberry and Mahogane Reed

Production Editors: Lucas Self and Grant Tolbird
Senior Editors: Taylor Boudreaux, Lauren Brink, Catherine Cranfield, Leah Neupert, Brittanie Wagnon
Online Editor: Alex Robertson

Louisiana Law Review celebrates anniversary of Voting Rights Act with annual Symposium

The Louisiana Law Review held its annual Symposium on Friday, Jan. 16 at the LSU Law Center. This year’s Symposium, “The Voting Rights Act at 50: The Past, Present, and Future of the Right to Vote,” featured a keynote address by Mississippi College School of Law Dean Wendy Brown Scott and three panels of experts. Each panel focused on a different aspect of the Voting Rights Act. The first panel discussed the history of the Voting Rights Act, while the second panel debated electoral gerrymandering. The third panel looked to the future of the Voting Rights Act with an emphasis of the Shelby County decision.

The Louisiana Law Review would like to thank the more than 100 legal practitioners and students who attended the Symposium and engaged in vigorous discussions. In addition, thank you to the Law Review Coordinator Melinda Braud, Articles Editors C.J. Murray and George Holmes, and the LSU Law professors who worked tirelessly to organize the Symposium. Videos of the Symposium can be found on our Symposia page.