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.

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.

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:


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.

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.”

Three Loyola University New Orleans alumni were named to Gambit Weekly’s 13th annual “40 Under 40,” which profiles “some of the young people who are making remarkable contributions to the New Orleans metropolitan region.”

Perryn Olson ’03, Nikki Demetria Thanos, J.D. ’10, and Sharonda Williams, J.D. ’01 were featured in the Nov. 4 issue and honored at a reception.

For more information on this article, read our press release.

Professor Bobby Harges gave a talk on "Mediation - Professional and Ethical Conduct?" on November 18, 2010, at the Fifth Circuit Judges Association Fall CLE Program in Gretna, Louisiana.

Professor Monica Hof Wallace moderated a panel on "Things Judges Look For When Selecting a Law Clerk" on November 19, 2010 with panel members Carl J. Barbier of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and June Darensburg of the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson.


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