Monday, November 9, 2009

BBQ Party at Prof. & Mrs. Moréteau's

The Commerce Clause, Baseball, and the Court

Professor Paul R. Baier, George M. Armstrong, Jr., Professor of Law at the LSU Law Center, brought life and spice to the study of the US Supreme Court and its contribution to the development of American Law. Bringing books and documents, using slides and sound recording, he revived Justice Holmes, Justice Blackmun, and brought in Benjamin Cardozo. Red Beans Cookin', Cornbread, Louisiana Hot Sauce, concluded the most savoury lecture of the year.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Student-Faculty Reception

On Thursday, September 17, and as part of the International Law Week organized by the International Law Society (ILS), an LLM & ILS Student-Faculty Mixer took place in the Tucker Room at the LSU Law Center. LLM candidates were introduced to the faculty and students. A reception followed and lively discussions extended throughout the evening.

LL.M. Dialogue Series

The newly created LLM Dialogues Series offers LLMs a monthly opportunity to listen to and interact with lawyers or scholars having an international or relevant experience. In August, Mr. Ibrahim Abdouraoufi, a native of Cameroun and doctoral student in Lyon, France, where he is a Teaching and Research Assistant, spoke about the harmonization of business law in Africa. In September, Mr. Michel Séjean, who worked as an Assistant Professor of Law in France and is writing a doctoral dissertation in Paris, spoke about his experience as a legal translator. Mr. Séjean was a Visiting Scholar at LSU for five months, working on two CCLS projects: translation into French of chapters of the Louisiana Civil Code and translation into French of the Principles of European Tort Law.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Visit to the Louisiana Supreme Court

During the two-week orientation, LL.M. Candidates are given a chance to visit the State Capitol in Baton Rouge and the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans. These pictures feature the LSU LL.M. Candidates in the Louisiana Supreme Court building, in company of Georgia Chadwick, Supreme Court Librarian, Agustin Parise, Research Associate at the Center of Civil Law Studies, Michel Séjean, Visiting Scholar from Paris, and Professor Olivier Moréteau, LL.M. Program Director.

Madhuri Votra

· Age: 28
· City & Country: Hyderabad, India
· Marital Status: Single
· Home University: Osmania University, India
· Law Degree: I did 5 years LL.B Course in 2002 and I did my LL.M in Mercantile law in 2005. I also did Post Graduation diploma in Arbitration Law and I am in my last semester of a Master Program in Administration of Criminal Justice.
· Areas of Interest: Law of arbitration, contracts, criminal law, immigration law, and intellectual property law.
· Other Information: I took oath as an Advocate in October 31,2002. As an Advocate I attended both civil courts and criminal courts. I assisted my father who is a Joint Director for Directorate of Prosecutions. I was qualified in the written exam for Civil Judges posts in India.
· Hobbies: I enjoy drawing, and writing articles and books. I enjoy reading biographies (ex. Swami Vivekananda, Mother Theresa and many more who are experts in their fields). I love to read books on yoga, meditation, intuitive powers, astrology, numerology, and mythology. I love to listen to music and watch cartoons.

Yang Tao

· Age: 28
· City & Country: Beijing, China
· Marital Status: Married to Yanhong Mao.
· Home University: University of Macau (Macau SAR); Huazhong University of Science & Technology (China)
· Law Degree: Master of Law in International Law, 2005; Bachelor of Law, 2003
· Areas of Interest: Intellectual Property Law.Other Information: Admitted to the China Bar; Practice IP law (both contentious and non-contentious) in Beijing since 2005; Editor of International Trademark Association (INTA) China Bulletin since 2006; Table Tennis (Ping Pong) is my favorite. I also enjoy photography, karaoke, and traveling.

Oleksiy Stolyarenko

· Age: 26
· City & Country: Kyiv, Ukraine
· Marital Status: Single
· Home University: National Law Academy of Ukraine named after Y. Mydriy (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
· Law Degree: Specialist in Law, 2005; LL.M. in Intellectual Property, 2008
· Areas of Interest: Intellectual property law (both contentious and non-contentious), interaction of intellectual property laws and new technologies, Internet, on-line licensing of intellectual property.
· Other Information: Practicing IP lawyer in Ukraine with a public policy background. My hobbies are literature, history, and mythology, rollerblading, riding a bike, camping and hiking.

Karel Roynette

· Age: 28
· City & Country: Versailles, France
· Marital status: Single
· Home University: University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines; Bar School of Versailles
· Law Degree: Master in Business Law; French Bar Exam (French attorney at law), 2007
· Areas of Interest: International business law, and especially the legal issues in contract liability and tort liability.
· Other Information: I like to travel and to practice sports (soccer, cycling). I also play music (guitar).

Jared Maranga

· Age: 35
· Native Country: Kenya
· City & Country of Residence: Dallas, TX-USA
· Marital Status: Single
· Children: Steven Maranga (3 years old)
· Educational Background: Master of Laws (LL.M. -International Law), University of Mysore, India, 1999; Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.-General), Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, India, 1997.
· Current Employment: Sr. Immigration Paralegal, Law Offices of Jerry Goh, Dallas, TX.
· Areas of Interest: Immigration law, criminal law, civil litigation, bankruptcy law, international criminal law, and intellectual property law.
· Future Plans: Seek admission to the Louisiana Bar.
· Other Information: Volunteered at a Community Based Organization (Opening Doors Immigration Services, Denton, TX) to help indigent immigrants, Chess player, loves to travel, speaks several foreign languages (Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Kannada, and Spanish), and current LL.M. representative to the Student Bar Association.

Meron Lemlem

· Age: 22
· City & Country: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
· Marital Status: Single
· Home University: Mekelle University, College of Law and Governance, Ethiopia
· Law Degree: LLB , 2009
· Areas of Interest: Criminal law and criminal justice, human rights, and international law

. Other Information: Worked for the regional parliament of Tigray State as legal advisor to the women's standing committee during my senior year as a part time employee; internship at the Ethiopian human rights commission; participated in the Ethiopian national moot court competition. I like country music!

Victor Iacob

· Age: 23
· City & Country: Suceava, Romania
· Marital Status: Single
· Home University: Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania
· Law Degree: JD (2009)
· Areas of Interest: Civil law, constitutional law, insurance law.Other Information: Interested in classical music, sports, German and classical literature.