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Lee Ann Lockridge
Professor, Advertising Law and Unfair Competition Law LSU School of Law

Lee Ann Lockridge joined the Law Center faculty in 2005. Her research and teaching interests are primarily in intellectual property and advertising law. She came to LSU from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she was a visiting assistant professor during the 2004-05 academic year. From 1999-2004, Professor Lockridge was an associate in the intellectual-property section of Thompson & Knight in Dallas, Texas. Before entering private practice, Professor Lockridge served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Professor Lockridge graduated summa cum laude from Southwestern University, earning a B.A. in chemistry. She earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 1998. At Duke, she was an associate editor of Law and Contemporary Problems and the community service coordinator for the Duke Bar Association. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1998 and to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2001. Before leaving private practice for academia, Professor Lockridge was named one of the "Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas 2004" in a D Magazine poll.

Professor Lockridge has taught the following courses at LSU: Introduction to Intellectual Property, International Intellectual Property, Advertising Law, Advanced Trademark, Unfair Competition Law.

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08/16 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference (encore)

What difference has a decade made?

Due to severe flooding in Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities, the recording of “Black & The Blue,” which was to be the August episode of Louisiana Public Square, was cancelled. Instead we will be broadcasting an encore presentation of “Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference.” More information, including broadcast dates and times, is below.

“Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference”
Eleven years ago, Hurricane Katrina swept through Southeast Louisiana, triggering what would become the nation’s costliest disaster. Less than a month later, Hurricane Rita inundated Southwest Louisiana forever altering the landscape. The storms uprooted residents, while the rest of Louisiana and its neighboring states welcomed them with open arms.
What affect did the storms have on economic development along the I-10 corridor? Just over a decade later, how have public services changed? How prepared is Louisiana to handle hurricane evacuees? And how did the hurricanes change the demographics of the state?
This month Louisiana Public Square takes a look at where the state is now on an encore presentation of “Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference” airing Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 21 at 11 a.m. on LPB HD.

The panelists are:
· Andy Kopplin, Office of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
· Paul Rainwater, Rainwater Consulting, LLC
· Stephanie Riegel, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
· Nihal Shrinath, The Data Center

The program includes interviews with Jason El Koubi, One Acadiana; Chris Guilbeaux, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP); Kathy Kliebert, Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals; Allison Plyer, Executive Director of the Data Center; John White, State Superintendent of Education; and Christopher Bohnstengel and “Byrdie” Lane, owners of Byrdie’s Gallery and Café in New Orleans.

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney, and Kim Hunter Reed,Ph.D., who served in the Blanco administration during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, moderate the discussion.
“Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference” will also air in New Orleans, on WLAE. It can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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