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The article cites experts who fear an earthquake or violent Pacific superstorm could destroy Sacramento levees and spur a megaflood.

On the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, his book explores how state emergency laws impact constitutional civil liberties by examining the experiences of those whose civil liberties were infringed upon.

Mitchell F. Crusto facilitated a dialogue among Louisiana judges and lawyers on the status of substantive and procedural due process in Louisiana law, following the recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision on the mass termination of public school teachers and employees that occurred immediately after Hurricane Katrina.

M. Isabel Medina was recently interviewed by The Advocate for a story on the future of important same-sex topics in Louisiana. An expert in civil rights, constitutional law, and gender discrimination, Medina offered her thoughts on anti-discrimination laws and same-sex adoptions, among other topics. 

Cheryl Buchert and her Family Law Clinic students, Tiffany Morales, Betty Maury, Nadia Madary, Lindsey Soboul, Caitlin Smitherman, and Jacalyn Estrada, attended the Jefferson Bar Association's CLE by the Sea crawfish boil in Biloxi, Mississippi in April 2015.

Buchert currently serves as Clinical Professor of Law and supervisor of the family law section of the Loyola Law Clinic. 

William P. Quigley was recently featured a New Yorker article covering the overturned sabotage convictions of Sr. Megan Rice and two fellow peace activists who broke into the Y-12 National Security Complex (TN) in 2012.

Robert R. M. Verchick was recently quoted in a New York Times story covering flood management in the New Orleans area in the decade since Hurricane Katrina. Particularly, Verchick spoke about the possibility of flood victims taking legal action against the U.S. government in order to receive compensation for property damaged in the 2005 disaster. 

Robert R. M. Verchick recently delivered a paper, “Resilience and Justice,” at Stanford Law School's panel on “Understanding Disasters in the Context of Climate Change.” The panel was part of a workshop focusing on how international environmental law can reduce disaster risk.

Ramona Fernandez, J.D. '96, was recently elected as a 2015 Board Member of the Jefferson Chapter of the Alliance for Good Government. Professor Fernandez currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the same organization. 

The Alliance for Good Government is a non-profit organization which seeks to inform and assist the electorate in electing public officials with integrity to serve all factions of the community.

Stephen I. Singer has received the Orleans Public Defenders 2015 Clyde Merritt Award. Established in 2012 to honor one of the stalwart advocates for public defense, Clyde Merritt, the Clyde Merritt Award recognizes commitment and fight for the cause of public defense in New Orleans.

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