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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. 

Among the justices was Loyola alumna Jeannette Theriot Knoll, who will retire at the end of the year.

Robert A. Kutcher, J.D. ’75, and Thomas M. Richard, J.D. ’83, have been named 2017 Super Lawyers.  Both are partners at Wagar Richard Kutcher Tygier & Luminais LLP.   Kutcher has appeared in Super Lawyers since 2008.  Richard appeared in 2007 and 2016.

New Orleans Redevelopment Authority's (NORA) Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Brenda M. Breaux, J.D. ’94, Executive Director.  The appointment, effective August 15, 2016, followed the appointment of outgoing Executive Director, Jeff Hebert, to the position of Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer for the City of New Orleans.  Breaux served as NORA's Chief Operating Officer since May 2012, where she was responsible for the day to day operations of the Agency.

Professor Monica Hof Wallace says the winning paper was written for her Family Law Seminar class.  The award and $1,000 prize will be presented at the upcoming LSU Family Law Seminar.

Bryan Jeansonne, J.D. ’06, was honored with the Dr. W. Turrentine Jackson Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award at the 154th anniversary convention of Theta Xi fraternity in Minneapolis. The award is bestowed upon a member “committed to ensuring the highest level of accountability and achievement of the Chapter and its membership.”  He has served as chapter adviser of LSU’s chapter of Theta Xi since 2008.

The award is named in honor of the late Camille Gravel, a veteran trial attorney and a champion in the battle for civil rights and equal justice. 

Richard is a successful litigator in state and federal district courts whose experience extends to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court. 

Kaitlin Locascio, this year’s recipient of the Spirit of St. Ignatius Award, was profiled by Louisiana Record.  The Spirit of St. Ignatius Award is presented to a law student who has achieved academic excellence and embodies Christian values in the Ignatian tradition, focused on the development of the whole person.

And at commencement ceremonies May 21, she was awarded the university’s Spirit of St. Ignatius Award and recognized as one of the its top students.

Danny Luneau, J.D. ’11, has been named in the National Trial Lawyer Association’s Top 100 for the third time.  Luneau is a partner at Fife Luneau in Denver, Colorado, where he represents clients in cases involving DUI, drug, assault, theft and sex crimes.  The Top 100 list is made up of criminal defense and civil plaintiff attorneys, nominated by their peers and subjected to an extensive evaluation process.

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