Achievements

3L Leila Abu Orf has been selected to receive the Association of Corporate Counsel Award from the Louisiana Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.  The annual award was created to promote excellence in the field of Corporate Law by offering incentives to talented students.  Leila was nominated for the award by Professor Ray Rabalais.

Professor Sokol is co-editor of a new report from the Center for Progressive Reform.  Titled "From Surviving to Thriving: Equity in Planning and Recovery," the report examines the failures of current public policy that were on display in the lead-up to and in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017. It explores the ways U.S.

In his newly published article, Good Faith in Louisiana Property Law, 78 Louisiana Law Review, 1163 (2018), Professor John Lovett explores the concept of good faith plays in four areas of Louisiana law.  Lovett argues that good faith is the crucial mediating device that allows courts to consider both the honesty and carefulness of the parties while deciding whether to reallocate property rights and obligations between the original owner and the new property player.

Bianca Moore '19 and Darrinisha Gray '19 received the President's Award from the Louis A. Martinet Society.  The President's Award recognizes members for their exemplary dedication, service, time, commitment, and energy to the society.  

 

Professor Davida Finger's letter "Needed facts on eviction," which appeared in the New Orleans Advocate, explains the challenges faced by vulnerable tenants in eviction court and the need for statewide legislative reform.

Loyola New Orleans College of Law graduate Patrick Murphree, Class of 2017 and Spirit of Ignatius Award recipient, authored a law review comment that was featured in the most recent edition of Nancy K.D. Lemon’s Domestic Violence Law (American Casebook Series published by West).  Patrick’s comment, titled Beat Your Wife and Lose Your Gun”:  Defending Louisiana’s Attempts to Disarm Domestic Abusers, explored Louisiana’s bans on firearm possession in the context of domestic violence and concluded that such bans, whether state or federal, would survive constitutional review.

Professor Bill Quigley was quoted in the Washington Post about his work representing Louisiana environmental activists facing charges for violating the state's new anti-protest law.

Professor Andrea Armstrong co-authored a report for the Promise of Justice Initiative titled Dying in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Professor Robert Verchick, who also serves as President of the Center for Progressive Reform, co-authored public comments to Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging him to withdraw proposed changes to the agency's rule-making process.  The comments received support from 85 public interest, labor, and grassroots organizations.

On July 19th, Dean Landrieu received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Louisiana Youth Seminar.  The award is given in honor of Roddy Richard, a former delegate to the week-long seminar.  Dean Landrieu then spoke to 330 Louisiana high school juniors and seniors who serve in leadership positions with their schools.  

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