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Professor Emeritus James Klebba traveled to Russia this September to teach a “mini-course” to LL.M. students at Moscow State University.  53 students were enrolled in the course which ran from September 12th through the 20th.  

M. Isabel Medina delivered the Fourth Annual Judge Harry J. Wilters Jr. Lecture on Constitutional Law and Professional Ethics at the University of South Alabama on September 20, 2016, on “In Search of the Nation of Immigrants:  Balancing the Federal-State Divide.”

Professor R. Judson Mitchell co-presented "Creating a Continuum of Legal Services through Technological Support" at the 2016 Louisiana Justice Community Conference on October 13.  The session covered the ways technological advances are increasing access to legal services and resources that not only benefit the public, but also the attorney, resulting in increased access.

The Council considered an ordinance that would have individuals accused of low-level municipal offenses released on their own recognizance, rather than being jailed if they cannot afford a bond.

Professor Wallace participated in a panel discussion titled “Evaluating Tomorrow's Lawyers: Leading the Way to Learning Outcomes”

Laura R. Caviness, J.D. ’07, was named partner in the law firm Curry & Friend, PLC in New Orleans.  She practices in the areas of environmental and toxic tort defense; health care litigation, and medical malpractice defense.  She represents nursing homes and health care providers in litigation as well as medical malpractice claims and provides advice on legal and regulatory issues affecting their business.

He practices primarily in the areas of environmental litigation, toxic tort defense, environmental regulation, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) and Oil & Gas law. 

Loyola’s first time test takers passed at a rate of 76.69%.  Of all Loyola test takers, 73.83% passed.  

The Plantation, owned and developed by Loyola Law alumni John Cummings, is the only plantation in Louisiana to be devoted solely to memorializing and exploring the lives of the slaves.

Over 120 alumni of Jesuit law schools delivered a letter to Congressional leadership and the offices of Jesuit-educated members of Congress calling for passage of bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation.  Among the signatories are 22 professors and alumni of Loyola University College of Law.  The letter coincides with the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’s historic address to Congress last September. 

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