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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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09/16 - Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System

How well is the state’s public school system really performing?

One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.

The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.

“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” 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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