Achievements

Phelps Dunbar LLP has elected Bart C. Bacigalupi, J.D. ’07 and Colin B. Cambre, J.D. ’07 to partnership at the firm’s New Orleans office.

Bill Quigley was informed that his law review article "Letter to a Law Student Interested in Social Justice" was sent out by the school to all incoming first year Stanford Law students.  It details the challenges of social justice advocacy.

Professor Robert Verchick presented a book chapter titled “Disaster and Climate Change” at the Annual Meeting of Association of American Law Schools in New York City.  Verchick participated in the panel titled “International Environmental Law and the Global South.”

In his prepared remarks, Professor Verchick said “Regulatory budgeting rations regulatory costs to industry the way a fiscal budget rations taxpayer dollars. Before an agency could issue a new standard relevant to, say, blowout preventers on deep-water oil platforms, or the venting of radiation from a nuclear reactor, an agency might first have to locate an existing regulation with comparable compliance costs and strike it from the books."

Brittany Legeai, a 4L student and clinic student practitioner in the Children’s Rights section, assisted with the research and co-presented.

Professor Irme Szalai presented a paper at the University of Missouri's School of Law regarding the historical development of arbitration and the relationship between arbitration reform and the reform of judicial civil procedure, as part of a symposium on the history of arbitration.

Her presentation (publication forthcoming) was titled:  Post Disaster Housing Through the Lens of Litigation: The Katrina Housing Justice Docket.

The report is titled "Climate, Resilience, and Fairness: How Nonstructural Adaptation Strategies Can Protect and Empower Socially Vulnerable Communities on the Gulf Coast.”

Associate Professor Johanna Kalb presented her essay, International State Constitutionalism Revisited, at the State Constitutional Law Symposium in Honor of Justice Robert F. Utter at the University of Washington School of Law.  She also presented her paper, Human Rights Proxy Wars, at the American Constitution Society Progressive Faculty Workshop at Yale Law School.

The panel discussed litigation strategies for protecting public health and safety.

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