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Panelist Bio


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.

Current Topic


     05/18 - News About the News

How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?
According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.

So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? What role has the downsizing of traditional media played in creating a gap in coverage and possibly, community trust? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? And, how can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “News about the News” airing Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, May 22)

Our panelists are:
• Len Apcar, Wendell Gray Switzer Jr. Endowed Chair in Media Literacy, LSU Manship School
• Jarvis DeBerry, Deputy Opinion Editor, New Orleans Times-Picayune
• Peter Kovacs, Editor, The Advocate
• Lance Porter, Director, LSU Social Media Analysis & Creation Lab

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and journalist and political historian, Bob Mann moderate the discussion. The program features interviews with Michael Henderson, director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab; Ray Pingree, Associate Professor wth the LSU Manship School of Communication; John DeSantis, Senior Staff Writer for The Houma Times and Judi Terzotis, president of The Advocate.

Louisiana Public Square 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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