Achievements

Adams and Reese Partner Louis LaCour, J.D., 1984 was elected to the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of America Southeast Louisiana Council. LaCour is a former Eagle Scout, LaCour has served in several positions with the Boy Scouts of America before joining the local board.

 

 

New Orleans law firm Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee has announced the promotion of attorney Christine M. White—a Loyola University New Orleans School of Law alumnus and one of the firm’s brightest minds—to Director within the firm’s labor and employment practice.  

Robert Verchick, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor, joined President Barack Obama on Wednesday to celebrate the launching of his conservation initiative, “America’s Great Outdoors,” in a ceremony held in the East Room of the White House. Verchick served on an inter-agency AGO workgroup and was a contributing author of the report submitted to the President.

For more on this story, http://www.loyno.edu/news/laag/20110218/2708.

 

 

The Harry Tompson Center this year is awarding its most prestigious award, Legatus Christi (translated as Ambassador of Christ), on Judson Mitchell, assistant clinical professor in the Loyola Law Clinic, for the services he has provided to about 1500 homeless guests of the center.

Below is an excerpt from the email I received from Don Thompson, Executive Director of the Harry Tompson Center. http://www.harrytompsoncenter.org/

The Law Clinic's Workplace Justice Project, under the supervision of Professor Luz Molina has been awarded two grants in excess of $85,000 by the Baptist Community Ministries and the Greater New Orleans Foundation. The grants will be used to continue the work of student practitioners in the Workplace Justice Project in promoting just working conditions for all workers, including litigating unpaid wage and discrimination claims of low wage and immigrant workers, advocating for policy which upholds the human rights of all workers, and educating our communities about workplace laws.

Professor M. Isabel Medina, Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law, has written the competition problem for the 16th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition.  The problem involves a complex legal issue, drawing students from the Nation's top law schools enabling them to hone their brief-writing and oral advocacy skills, and facilitating relationships with judges and practitioners.

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law alumnus and Loyola Trustee Emeritus, Theodore (Ted) Frois, J.D. ’69, is the recipient of the 2011 St. Ives Award, the highest honor awarded by the College of Law Alumni Association.

Professor Johanna Kalb and co-author Professor Martha F. Davis of Northeastern University Law School have published an Issue Brief with the American Constitution Society critiquing state initiatives to bar judges from citing foreign and international law. To read the Issue Brief, please click here: http://www.acslaw.org/node/18021

 

Professor James Klebba was interviewed by New Orleans City Business, in the October 29 – November 4, 2010 edition about the 30 year old U.S. Supreme Court decision in United States v. Trammel which changed the spousal privilege rule such that the defendant spouse in a criminal case could no longer prevent the other one from testifying if that spouse was willing to do so.”

Professor Imre Szalai, working together with four of his students, recently prepared and filed an amicus brief, pro bono, in a case pending in federal court for the Western District of Louisiana. The case, Corvel Corp. v. Southwest Louisiana Hospital Ass’n, involves issues of civil procedure and federal arbitration law, particularly, whether a class action can be administered in an arbitration proceeding.

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