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Jeanne M. Woods has published a chapter in the new text International Law and its Discontents: Confronting Crises. Published by Cambridge University Press, Woods' chapter is titled "Global Crisis and the Law of War."

The Center for Progressive Reform has appointed Robert R.M. Verchick as the third President of the Board of Directors. Verchick succeeds Professor Rena Steinzor of the University of Maryland’s Carey School of Law, who has served in the post since January of 2008. Rob will assume the organization’s presidency on May 1, and will lead the organization at its semi-annual scholar meeting later that month.

Dean María Pabón López has been named to Lawyers of Color magazine's 2015 Power List. Now in its fourth year, the Power List is a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys and non-minority legal diversity advocates, including corporate general counsel, law firm managing partners, law school deans, and the highest ranking government attorneys.

Robert R.M. Verchick will lecture at the upcoming 2015 Journalists Forum on Land and the Built Environment, hosted by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

Robert R. M. Verchick will participate in the Cuba Hoy conference, a week-long event designed to promote cultural and business encounters betweens citizens of the United States and Cuba. He will present at the law and policy seminars on the issues of environment, energy, and disaster resilience.

R. Judson Mitchell, chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Tech Committee, presented a free “How to Code” session on March 22 for those interested in learning more about how to program websites, games, and apps. The presentation was part of 2015 Hackcess to Justice Louisiana: A Social Justice Hackathon

Imre Szalai, recognized for his expertise in arbitration law, was selected to serve as a board member of the Employee Rights Advocacy Institute. Through the Institute, he will assist in public education, the development of legal strategies and policy, and grassroots advocacy against the use of forced arbitration.

David Gruning, along with editors Alain Levasseur and John Randall Trahan of LSU Law Center, has recently published a primary translation and update of the French Civil Code.

Robert R. M. Verchick will present a paper at Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) in Paris on the topic, “Adapting to a Changing Climate.” The presentation, part of a symposium titled, "Exploring the Toolbox of International Law from the Perspective of the December 2015 Paris Conference on Climate,” was made possible by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy.

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