Achievements

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 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.

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. 

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.

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.

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