Same-Sex Marriage in the Courts
Feb 05, 2015
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
|Where||West Laville Library|
|Contact Name||Granger Babcock|
Ogden Honors College students and Laville residents
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LSU Law School Professor Paul Baier will give a talk on legal arguments for and against same-sex marriage equality. On January 29 of this year, Professor Baier appeared before the Louisiana Supreme court and made arguments in defense of same-sex marriage equality.
Professor Baier received his JD in 1969 from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of Harvard Legal Commentary. Professor Baier joined the LSU law faculty in 1972. From 1975 to 1976, Baier served as the U.S. Supreme Court Fellow, during which time he scripted and narrated Supreme Court, the first film ever made inside our nation's highest court. Professor Baier’s expertise lies in Constitutional Law, Civil Rights Litigation, and Appellate Advocacy. He was a Special Assistant State Attorney General in several U.S. Supreme Court and 5th Circuit cases, including the Louisiana higher education desegregation case. He is the editor of several books, including the memoirs of Justice Hugo Black, Mr. Justice and Mrs. Black (Random House 1986). Professor Baier is also a published playwright, producer, and director of “Father Chief Justice”: Edward Douglass White and the Constitution, which premiered in Thibodaux on March 8, 1997. The Louisiana Bar Foundation named Baier its Distinguished Professor in 2004. The Tiger Athletic Foundation honored Professor Baier with its prestigious TAF Undergraduate Teaching Award for his teaching in the Ogden Honors College, and he was voted Law Professor of the Year by the Law Center Senior Class of 2010.