Brad Oster Cited in Gulfport Energy Corporation v. FERC

We are thrilled to share that Brad Oster’s article, Reigning in Regulatory Overreach: FERC’s Role in Bankruptcy, published in Volume 82 of the Louisiana Law Review, was cited this summer by the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in Gulfport Energy Corporation v. FERC. Read the decision and Brad’s article here:

https://www.ferc.gov/media/gulfport-energy-corporation-v-ferc-0
https://digitalcommons.law.lsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6887&context=lalrev

Volume 83 Junior Associates Announced!

The Louisiana Law Review Volume 83 Board of Editors and Senior Associates would like to extend our congratulations to the newly selected Volume 83 Junior Associates. It is a great honor to be selected as a Junior Associate, and we are very excited to introduce them to you!

The Louisiana Law Review Editorial Board and Senior Associates welcome the following:

Mark Ackai

Haley Baker

Megan Broussard

Matthew Clark

Zachary Crawford

Sydney Curtis

Brendan Cuti

Lance Delrie

Elise Diebold

Madeline Earles

Evan Gaudet

Tyler Hays

Joseph Kaiser

Tess Layton

Tyler LeBlanc

Julien LeBlanc

Jake Lee

Nathan Long

Tamra Manfredo

Caroline McCullars

Trystan Melancon

Paige Meno

Corey Rackler

Taylor Roos

James Truett

2019-20: We the Jury

Program Description

On Friday, January 31, 2020, the Louisiana Law Review and the Pugh Institute for Justice will present We The Jury: Conversations on the American Jury’s Past, Present, and Future in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center.

The Louisiana Law Review’s 2020 Symposium explores the American jury’s history, contemporary challenges, and future role. Legal practitioners and scholars from across the country, as well as locally, will discuss and analyze a variety of issues relating to the history of the jury, jury selection and representation, the Sixth Amendment and non-unanimous juries, as well as the role of the jury as a political and cultural institution.

The Symposium features renowned scholars and academics, including Professor Shari Seidman Diamond, Professor Paul Finkelman, Professor Daniel S. Harawa, Professor Alexis Hoag, Professor Brooks Holland, Professor Mary Graw Leary, Professor Renée Lettow Lerner, Professor Nancy S. Marder, Professor Gregory Parks, Paula Hannaford-Agor, C. Renée Manes, and local judges and lawyers, including Judge Piper D. Griffin, Harry J. “Skip” Philips, Jr., J.E. Cullens, Jr., William Snowden, and Sam Crichton. LSU Law Center professors will moderate panels of scholars and practitioners in addressing these issues.

The Law Review Symposium is free and open to the public and can count for up to 7.5 hours of CLE Credit (CLE Course Title: We the Jury: Conversations on the American Jury’s Past, Present, and Future; Course #: 5170200131).

Registration Link: https://www.law.lsu.edu/forms/symposium/
LSU Law Symposium Website Link: https://www.law.lsu.edu/symposium/

Registration and Breakfast 8:00 – 8:20 A.M.
Opening Remarks – Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge, LSU Law Interim Dean, David Weston Robinson Professor of Law, and McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law 8:20 – 8:30 A.M.
Panel 1 – Historical Perspectives

Moderated by Professor Raymond T. Diamond, Jules F. and Frances L. Landry Distinguished Professor of Law and James Carville Alumni Professor of Law, LSU Law Center

PRESENTERS:

Paul FinkelmanPresident of Gratz College

Renée Lettow Lerner, Donald Phillip Rothschild Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

8:30 – 9:30 A.M.
Break 9:30 – 9:40 A.M.
Panel 2 – “An Impartial Jury”

Moderated by Professor Melissa T. Lonegrass, Harriet S. Daggett – Frances Leggio Landry Professor of Law, Bernard Keith Vetter Professor in Louisiana Civil Law Studies, and Wedon T. Smith Professorship in Civil Law, LSU Law Center

PRESENTERS:

Alexis HoagPractitioner-in-Residence, Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative for Civil and Political Rights, Lecturer, Columbia Law School

Gregory ParksProfessor of Law, Wake Forest University Law School

Daniel S. HarawaAssistant Professor of Practice, Director, Appellate Clinic, Washington University School of Law

Brooks HollandProfessor of Law, Donald J. and Va Lena Scarpelli Curran Faculty Chair in Legal Ethics and Professionalism, Director, Global Legal Education, Gonzaga University School of Law

Sam CrichtonAssistant District Attorney, Caddo Parish

9:40 A.M. – 12:10 P.M.
Lunch 12:10 – 12:50 P.M.
Panel 3 – The Jury as a Political and Cultural Institution

Moderated by Associate Professor of Law Raff Donelson, LSU Law Center

PRESENTERS:

Shari Seidman DiamondHoward J. Trienens Professor of Law, Professor of Psychology, Director, JD/PhD program, Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law

Nancy S. MarderProfessor of Law, Director, Justice John Paul Stevens Jury Center, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Paula Hannaford-AgorDirector, Center for Jury Studies, National Center for State Courts, Adjunct Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School

Mary Graw LearyProfessor of Law, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

12:50 – 2:50 P.M.
Break 2:50 – 3:00 P.M.
Panel 4 – Perspectives on Ramos v. Louisiana

Moderated by Professor Robert E. Lancaster, J. Nolan and Janice D. Singletary Professor of Professional Practice, Judge Earl E. Veron Professor of Law, and Director of Clinical Legal Education, LSU Law Center

PRESENTERS:

William SnowdenDirector, Vera Institute of Justice, New Orleans Office

C. Renée ManesAssistant Federal Public Defender, Office of the Federal Public Defender, District of Oregon

3:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Panel 5 – Louisiana’s Civil Jury Threshold: A Roundtable Conversation

Moderated by Judge Guy P. Holdridge, Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal, Adjunct Professor of Law, LSU Law Center

PRESENTERS:

Piper D. GriffinJudge, Civil District Court, Orleans Parish

Harry J. “Skip” Philips, Jr.Partner, Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, L.L.P., Adjunct Professor of Law, LSU Law Center

J.E. Cullens, Jr.Member, Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC, Adjunct Professor of Law, LSU Law Center

4:00 – 5:00 P.M.

Junior Associates Selected for Volume 80

We would like to extend our congratulations to the Louisiana Law Review, Volume 80 Junior Associates. It is a great honor to be selected as a Junior Associate, and we are very excited to introduce Volume 80 to LSU Law faculty, staff, and students.

The Louisiana Law Review Editorial Board and Senior Associates welcome the following:

Ani Boudreaux

Kristyn Couvillion

Andrew Crayden

Kendall Dicke

Emiley Dillon

Braxton Duhon

John Frey

Katherine Fruge

Danielle Grote

Mallory Guillot

Emily Hickman

Addison Hollis

Elyce Ieyoub

Andrew Jarreau

David Judd

Zachary Lester

Braedon Morrow

Benjamin Parks

Hayden Presley

Luke St. Germain

Max Sternberg

Virginia Stewart

Melanie Tate

Laura Tracy

Brittany Williams

Louisiana’s Lorax: The Timber Trespass Statute

by Kyle Townsley, Senior Associate

I. Introduction[1]

Two neighbors share a property line that is demarcated by a line of trees, bushes, and other foliage. The neighbors live at peace until one day when one neighbor (“Neighbor A”) clears the trees, bushes, and other foliage located on the property line without giving notice or obtaining permission from the other neighbor (“Neighbor B”). As one might imagine, Neighbor B was taken by surprise and upset about the removal of the natural barrier separating his property from that of his neighbor. Neighbor B measures his property and has it surveyed. Neighbor B determines that portions of the natural barrier of trees and bushes that Neighbor A cut were located within the boundaries of his property. Out of Neighbor B’s animosity toward Neighbor A, Neighbor B files a lawsuit against Neighbor A for the clearing of the natural property barrier. Unbeknownst to Neighbor A, he may be liable for triple the amount of damages typically associated with cutting such foliage and attorneys’ fees because of the Louisiana Timber Trespass Statute (“Timber Statute” or “the statute”).[2] At the conclusion of the lawsuit, Neighbor A is held liable for treble damages for the foliage that he destroyed.[3]

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