M. Isabel Medina, Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law, was featured on John Redmann's Power of Attorney on WLAE PBS New Orleans speaking about immigration reform, broadcast on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 1 and 9 p.m. (Cox Channel 14). A Spanish language version of the show will be broadcast next week. She was also interviewed for Louisiana Public Broadcasting and that interview will air Friday, February 8, 2013 at 9 p.m.
M. Isabel Medina presented her work in progress, Derivative Citizenship - What's marriage, sex, race and class got to do with it?, at the MidAtlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference on President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: On the Doubts, Questions, and Problems of Full Citizenship, January 24-26, 2013 at University of Pennsylvania Law School. She discussed a paper by Ezra Rosser on The Elusive Latin American Dream. Professor Rosser is one of our former Westerfield Fellows, now on the faculty at American.
Louisiana Appleseed held its Good Apple Gala at the National WWII Museum's Stage Door Canteen on Thursday January 17th. They honored the Access to Justice Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association with a Good Apple. Professor Luz Molina is the co-chair of the Access to Justice Committee.
Professor M. Isabel Medina was mentioned and quoted in the Friday, January 18, 2013 edition of The Maroon. In the article 'Gun rights change at state level,' Medina was mentioned as having spoken out against Amendment Two before it was upheld last November. She was quoted as saying that it was "not necessary" since the U.S. Constitution already protects a citizen's right to bear arms. She also was quoted as saying that the amendment would prevent reasonable and possibly necessary regulation that could protect a community.
Law Professor Mitch Crusto has published in one of the top fifty law school’s leading law review. The Southern Methodist Dedman School of Law Review has just published Crusto’s “Empathic Dialogue: from Formalism to Value Principles.” In his article, Professor Crusto tackles a major challenge to quality judicial decision-making, the unconscious biases of judges.
CityBusiness has announced its 2013 Leadership in Law class, recognizing 50 area lawyers whose successes in law and contributions to the region have set the pace for the legal community.
Associate Professor Leslie Shoebotham was named in the Educators category.
The entire list can be view on the CityBusiness website.
Associate Professor John Blevins recently filed an amicus brief on behalf of several of the nation’s leading Internet engineers and computer scientists in the case FCC v. Verizon before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The case involves a challenge to the FCC’s “open Internet” protections, which prevent Internet access providers from discriminating against traffic they transmit.
Each year Gambit honors 40 people under the age of 40 for their accomplishments and the contributions they've made to New Orleans. This year Loyola College of Law Associate Professor Johanna Kalb was named to Gambit's 40 Under 40 2012. Additionally alumnus and spring 2013 Adjunct Professor Kathleen Gasparin was named to Gambit's 40 Under 40 2012.
M. Isabel Medina, Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law, commented on the proposed amendment to the Louisiana Constitution on gun rights for Fox 8 News on October 25, 2012 on the 5 pm show. She also gave a talk on the procedural due process implications of recent changes to Louisiana’s administrative process for revocation or denial of driver’s licenses, which prohibit the issuance of subpoenas to law enforcement officers in administrative hearings, for the New Orleans Bar Association Administrative Law Continuing Legal Education on Friday, October 26, 2012.