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Professor M. Isabel Medina's monograph on the United States part of "Migration Law" in the International Encyclopedia of Laws series edited by Dirk Vanheule and published by Kluwer Law International 2010 was recently published.  Professor Medina also presented a paper on "Derivative Citizenship and Race-Revisiting Nguyen v. Immigration and Naturalization Service in the Shadow of Flores-Villa v.

Law Professor Mitch Crusto presented an analysis of the BP litigation as a source of collaborative research as a panelist on the Economics, Policy, and Decision Support Systems strand a multi-state conference in New Orleans on Monday, November 1, 2010. The Louisiana Board of Regents facilitated the conference entitled “Collaborative Scientific Research Opportunities Relative to the Gulf Oil Spill,” with support from the National Science Foundation.

Loyola University College of Law's Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team placed First Overall in the 22nd Annual National Criminal Procedure Tournament hosted by the University of San Diego School of Law. This years competition featured 46 teams from 31 different law schools around the country and presented a hypothetical involving the Fourth Amendment, as it relates to searches and seizures, and the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

Kudos to Michelle Garcia who serves on the National Advisory Committee (NAC) for Equal Justice Works. The NAC provides a vehicle through which students and professionals at Equal Justice Works member law schools can guide and advance the organization's goal of having students develop a lifelong commitment to working on behalf of underrepresented individuals, communities and causes.
The NAC is comprised of seven law students and seven law school professionals. All 14 members serve staggered two-year terms. Congratulations to Michelle Garcia!
 

The College of Law hosted the fall 2010 meeting of the Louisiana Junior Faculty Forum recently.

The recurring forum provides an opportunity for junior scholars to present and discuss their work and to network with others in the field. These meetings occur once each semester and rotate between the four law schools in New Orleans and Baton Rouge: Loyola, Tulane University, Louisiana State University and Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge.

Dante Butler has been selected as a recipient of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers 2010 Student Advocacy Award for distinguished achievement in the art and science of advocacy.

 

Emily Posner, first year law student, is receiving the Baldwin Award from the Maine Civil Liberties Union (Maine Affiliate of the ACLU) for her work on solitary confinement and prison issues over the last year.  For more information, http://www.mclu.org/node/731.

 

 

Adams and Reese Partner Mark Surprenant (Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D., 1977) has been appointed the 2010-2011 Chair of the Louisiana State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Surprenant's one-year tenure commences with the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of ACTL in Washington, DC, on September 26th, and continues through the conclusion of the Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, on October 23, 2011.

David Chatelain, J.D., ’75, M.P.S., ’96, of Moreauville, La., was appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore on the Third Circuit Court of Appeal.

 

Professor Monica Hof Wallace took her evening Civil Law of Successions class to visit a famous Louisiana monument, the Langles obelisk, in Lakelawn Metairie Cemetery. The Langles monument arose after a contentious legal debate after the death of a mother and a daughter, and the monument bears the inscription of the legal case citation. Afterward, the students enjoyed a short tour of the cemetery by New Orleans’ own, Buddy Stall. He led an historic and lively presentation about other famous tombs, pictured here is the sarcophagus of the Locosst family.

 

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