The merit selection panel to fill the vacancy occurring on July 30, 2016 with the retirement of Magistrate Sally Shushan.
Professor Andrea Armstrong received the University Senate Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching for the 2014-2015 school year.
Congratulations to the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team on their victory in Guadalajara, Mexico! Hundreds of students and arbitration professionals participated in the Pre-moot and an accompanying conference. The pre-moot serves as preparation for the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot taking place next month in Vienna, Austria.
Team Members: Amanda James, Blake Crohan, McKayla Smith, and David G. Moore Jr.
Coach: Professor Rob Garda
Brigid Collins ’00 (counseling and criminal justice), J.D. ’03, was named to an Orleans Parish magistrate commissioner’s post by a vote of the dozen judges at Criminal District Court. Collins is a private defense attorney and a former prosecutor and can continue to practice private law while serving as commissioner. In her role as commissioner, she will set bail amounts, preside over probable cause hearings and other early court proceedings in felony cases, and sign arrest and search warrants.
This second edition succeeds the initial release after 15 years, a substantial gap which Verchick says necessitated an almost entirely new book.
Garvey, Smith, Nehrbass & North is a New Orleans-based firm whose law practice is limited to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and related intellectual property matters.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has named Sonia Mallett, J.D. ’90, the new head of the Division of Risk Litigation for the Louisiana Department of Justice.
Professor Robert Verchick presented a book chapter titled “Disaster and Climate Change” at the Annual Meeting of Association of American Law Schools in New York City. Verchick participated in the panel titled “International Environmental Law and the Global South.”
Associate Professor Andrea Armstrong presented Loyola's approach and pedagogy towards teaching scholarly writing during a January 7 session at the 2016 AALS conference. The panel was titled "Best Practices for Supervising Seminar Papers and Other Scholarly Writings."
Professor Monica Hof Wallace presented on the law of diminished capacity during a panel discussion at Loyola's Annual Estate Planning Conference.