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.

Oscar Delgado

· Age: 29
· City & Country: Born in Santa Cruz - Bolivia / Colombian Citizen
· Marital Status: Married to Michelle Chaisson Delgado, MBA
· Home University: Universidad Autónoma Gabriel Rene Moreno (Santa Cruz - Bolivia)
· Law Degree: Abogado (Lawyer), 2005
· Areas of Interest: Criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal investigation.
· Other Information: I love to sing, play guitar, and enjoy church activities (LDS Church). For further information, please visit my webpage:

Lucie Boyer

· First Name: Lucie
· Last Name: Boyer
· Age: 23
· City & Country: Lyon, France
· Home University: Lyon III
· Law Degree: Master in Business Law, 2009
· Areas of Interest: Business law, intellectual property law, insurance law, employment law.
· Other Information: I like playing tennis, riding a bike and hiking. I enjoy traveling.