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Professor Johanna Kalb, along with Martha F. Davis of Northeastern University School of Law and Risa E.

Only in New Orleans will you find class being held in a cemetery. And, where else would you find a monument bearing the citation of a case?  For the past ten years, Professor Monica Hof Wallace has taken her Civil Law of Successions class to Metairie Cemetery to honor the memory of two native New Orleanians, Pauline and her daughter, Angèle Langles. A monument to Angèle Langles bears the inscription “105 La. 39” which tells the story of the demise of a mother and daughter whose eternal wishes were obscured by an unfortunate application of Louisiana law.

Robert R. M. Verchick and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law's Center for Environmental Law recently published its first e-newsletter. The inaugural issue of the Environmental Law Program Newsletter highlights our environmental certificate program, experiential learning, a new addition to our courses and research opportunities, recent publications, post-graduate support programs, our students in the news, and happenings with our Environmental Law Society.

Loyola Law faculty members John A. Lovett and Markus G. Puder, along with Evelyn L. Wilson of the Southern University Law Center, have published a new casebook entitled Louisiana Property Law: The Civil Code, Cases, and Commentary.

Blaine LeCesne's expertise on the BP litigation - in particular, Halliburton's recent settlement - was feature in an article in USA Today. He was also interviewed about the settlement by WWNO during NPR's All Things Considered on September 2, 2014. 

The full USA Today article can be found here http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/02/halliburton-settles-gulf-explosion-claims/14958979/

Hiroko Kusuda was quoted in the Time article "Influx of Child Immigrants Strains Courts in Louisiana"

The article can be found at http://time.com/3093029/child-migrants-immigration-reform-new-orleans/

Professor Szalai recently presented written testimony to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary for a hearing regarding proposed legislation to amend the Federal Arbitration Act.  Professor Szalai’s testimony relied on the history of the Federal Arbitration Act's enactment to reveal a flaw and ambiguity in the proposed legislation, and Professor Szalai also offered suggestions to improve the bill to protect consumers and employees.

M. Isabel Medina, Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law, presented a paper on "An Analysis of Federal Court Decisions Involving Citizenship by Descent from 1990-2010 to Identify the Role of Race, Gender, Marital Status, Class and National Origin," at the Class Crits VI Workshop on Stuck in Forward? Austerity and the Possibilities of the Political, at Southwestern Law School, presented by Southwestern Law Review and Sponsored by the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at SUNY Buffalo and UC Davis School of Law, on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

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