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Ryan M. Seidemann

Lawyer, Archeologist, Anthropologist, Professor

Ryan M. Seidemann earned a B.A. in anthropology from Florida State University, an M.A. in anthropology from Louisiana State University and was a contract archaeologist for several years before earning J.D. and B.C.L. degrees in law from Louisiana State University. He is now the Chief of the Lands & Natural Resources Section of the Louisiana Department of Justice and his clients include the Louisiana Division of Archaeology, the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board, and the Louisiana Cemetery Board. Mr. Seidemann is also an adjunct professor of law at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. Mr. Seidemann's research includes examinations of water and wetlands law, cemetery and archaeological site protection law, and human remains analysis. He has authored more than 50 publications in the fields of law, anthropology, and cemetery studies.

Aug. 25, 2022

Episode 98 - Lost Cemeteries of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana is famously known for its intricate above ground cemeteries, but what about the cemeteries that have been lost to time? In this episode Jennie and Dianne speak with returning guest, Ryan Seidemann, about the Ordinary Extraordinary cemeteries …

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May 13, 2021

Episode 32 - Cemeteries and the Law

Special guest Ryan Seidemann returns wearing his lawyer hat and joins Jennie and Dianne to discuss legal issues that happen in and around cemeteries. In this episode they talk about the law regarding photography and cemeteries, accessing cemeteries on private …

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Jan. 14, 2021

Episode 15 - Cemetery Task Force - Natural Disasters, Restoration & B…

Jennie and Dianne are joined by Ryan Seidemann and Christine Halling of the Louisiana Cemetery Task Force to discuss what happens to cemeteries and their permanent residents when natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes strike. They share their experience …

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Nov. 12, 2020

Episode 6 - "They rode for Parker" - Oak Cemetery, Fort Smith, Arkans…

Jennie and Diane speak with Ryan M. Seidemann, lawyer, archeologist, anthropologist, professor, and cemeterian as he tells the true story of the U.S. Marshalls and Judge Issac Parker (often known as the Hangin' Judge) at Fort Smith, Arkansas from the …

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