Professor Bill Quigley argued to the First Circuit Court of Appeals in support of voting rights for individuals from Louisiana on probation and parole. Professors Davida Finger, Andrea Armstrong, and Johanna Kalb were involved in Amicus briefs submitted to the court for this case.
Professors Andrea Armstrong, Lloyd Drury, and Luz Molina have been recognized for their career and community accomplishments.
In the coming year, the Associate Deans section intends to create resources for associate law deans around the country.
M. Isabel Medina's “Silencing Talk about Race: Why Arizona’s Prohibition of Ethnic Studies Violates Equality,” was published in volume 45 of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. Her Wilters Lecture at the University of South Alabama formed the basis of the piece, “In Search of the Nation of Immigrants: Balancing the Federal State Divide,” published at volume 20 of the Harvard Latinx Law Review.
Four College of Law Faculty members were honored at the President's Convocation for Faculty and Staff on January 19, 2015.
The article entitled Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools: Finding a Middle Ground details the Supreme Court decision enabling students and parents to seek immediate relief of disability discrimination from the courts, rather than first the administrative procedures of the Individuals with Disabilities Act.
Professor Johanna Kalb and Professor Andrea Armstrong filed an amicus brief on behalf of 17 Louisiana professors of constitutional law and history in VOTE v. LA, a case brought by Professor William Quigley and others challenging the statutory prohibition on voting for people who on are probation or parole.
The paper details solitary confinement, environmental hazards faced by death row inmates in Louisiana such as air and water pollution, and the possibility of EPA intervention.
The organizations are working with the help of a federal grant from the National Council on Disability to produce a Report on Charter Schools, Choice & Vouchers – Implications for Students with Disabilities.
The piece, also by University of Houston Law School Professor Victor Flatt, criticizes Trump administration rollbacks of policies and initiatives originally designed to reduce carbon pollution.