Achievements

U.S. District Court Judge Carl J. Barbier, J.D. ‘70 is the recipient of the 2018 St. Ives Award, the highest honor awarded by the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Alumni Association. Named for the patron saint of lawyers, the St. Ives Award has been awarded annually since 1995 to one College of Law alum who represents the highest standards of the profession, has volunteered service to the university and college, and has furthered the mission of the College of Law and Alumni Association in significant and meaningful ways.

Turner's new eatery in Minneapolis will offer career training and professional development for those exiting the criminal justice system.

Five College of Law Faculty members were honored at the President's Convocation for Faculty and Staff on January 19, 2015.

Becca Curry, J.D. ’14, co-authored a report for the ACLU titled Justice Derailed: A case study of abusive and unconstitutional practices in Colorado city courts.  Curry is a Research and Policy Associate for the American Civil Liberties Union.

Incubator Program lawyer Matt Smith has been awarded a full scholarship to the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) program “Mastering the Art, Science & Craft of Advocacy”. The seven day training program combines the simulation of trial skills with lectures and demonstrations. Participants simulate trial skills and receive critiques on their videotaped performances. The week culminates with two days of jury trial.

The article entitled Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools: Finding a Middle Ground details the Supreme Court decision enabling students and parents to seek immediate relief of disability discrimination from the courts, rather than first the administrative procedures of the Individuals with Disabilities Act.

Professor Johanna Kalb and Professor Andrea Armstrong filed an amicus brief on behalf of 17 Louisiana professors of constitutional law and history in VOTE v. LA, a case brought by Professor William Quigley and others challenging the statutory prohibition on voting for people who on are probation or parole. 

Jansen is currently assistant general counsel at the University of Texas System and director and treasurer of the American Women Writers National Museum, founded by his wife, the Hon. Janice Law in Washington, D.C.

Wilkie previously served as senior advisor to U.S. Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina, and recently worked in President Trump’s transition office.  He previously served as assistant secretary of defense and senior director of the National Security Council during the George W. Bush administration.

The Pro Bono Project named Callan Johns, a 2L at Loyola, "Law Student of the Year" at the 2017 Volunteer Recognition Awards & Reception on December 5, 2017.

Callan worked with the Pro Bono Project as a summer intern through the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center. The Gillis Long Summer Internship Program places students with legal aid offices and nonprofit organizations across the United States. Interns earn $5,000.00 during the ten-week program.

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