Achievements

Shaakirrah Sanders, J.D. '01, recently joined the faculty at the University of Idaho College of Law as an Assistant Professor.  Ms. Sanders will be teaching Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure. 

Rob Dordan, Class of 2011, recipient of the Best Comment Award for the Journal of Public Interest for 2011, recently had his work cited by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit cited to Rob's comment, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS), Its Recent Legal Battles, and the Chance for a Peaceful Existence, 12 Loy. J. Pub. Int. L. 177, 178 (2010), when discussing how the MERS system works in Cervantes v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., 656 F. 3d 1034 (9th Cir. 2011).
 

Thomas E. Ganucheau, J.D. ’91, Bellaire, Texas, partner with Beck, Redden & Secrest, L.L.P., was elected to the Executive Committee of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC) as the 2011 – 2012 president, effective November 1, 2011. TADC is a statewide professional association of approximately 2,000 private practice attorneys specializing in civil defense trial law.

Luis A. Perez L ’78, J.D. ’81, Miami, Fla., of Akerman Senterfitt, co-chairs the Akerman International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group, which for the second year in a row, has attained a tier 1 recognition amongst U.S. law firms by U.S. News - Best Lawyers. This is a great honor as the recognition is based on client feedback and peer reviews.

Press Release: http://www.akerman.com/documents/res.asp?id=1166
 

Michael A. McGlone ’72, J.D. ’75, partner in the New Orleans, La., office of Kean Miller, was named Alumnus of the Year by Jesuit High School.

Samuel Dalton, J.D. ’54, H’94, Harahan, La., the founding chairman the Jefferson Parish Indigent Defender Board in Louisiana, who has represented poor defendants for nearly six decades, is the Kutak-Dodds Prize awardee for public defense.

Matthew A. Menendez, J.D. ’10 joined the Law Offices of Kantaras & Andreopoulos in Palm Harbor, Fla.

Press Release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/10/prweb8879661.htm
 

Tyler J. Rench, J.D. ’11 joined Jones Walker an associate in the firm’s Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the firm’s New Orleans office. Tyler previously worked for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana as an extern to the Hon. Sarah S. Vance and as a law clerk. Additionally, he collaborated with Loyola College of Law professor Kathryn Venturatos Lorio, J.D. ’73 on updating her Louisiana Civil Law Treatise on Successions and Donations.

Eric Hudson '07, a graduate of your law school, was recently appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas.

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