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Professor Andrea Armstrong received the University Senate Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching for the 2014-2015 school year. 

The article details human rights for prisons as prescribed by the United Nations, and complaints related to denial of those rights.

Professor M. Isabel Medina taught a short course on US Constitutional Law to Polish lawyers and law students in January at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.

Varnado also serves on two Institute committees, Lesion Beyond Moiety and Landlord Tenant.

Professor M. Isabel Medina's second edition of Migration Law in the United States, published by Wolters Kluwer, is available for order this month.  The book is a monograph on the rules on immigration and right of residence of non-nationals in the United States examines the legal and administrative conditions for persons not having the citizenship of a State to enter the country and to stay and reside there.

Mary Garvey Algero was reelected to the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research executive board in January at the AALS Annual meeting.

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.

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