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Professor Keith Vetter, Ted and Louana Frois Distinguished Professor of Law for International Studies, was an honoree at a banquet held on September twenty 2012, in the Great Hall of All Souls College, Oxford. The banquet was hosted by Professor Boudewijn Sirks, Regius Professor of Civil Law at Oxford. It was given on behalf of former members of the Comité Directeur of the Société Internationale Pour l' Histoire des Droits d'antiquité. Professor Vetter served as a member of the three person Comité, with Dean Peter Pieler of the University of Vienna Law School and Dr.

Professor Keith Vetter, Ted and Louana Frois Distinguished Professor of Law for International Studies delivered a eulogy for Professor Obrad Stanojevic at the 66th Congress of the Société Internationale Pour l' Histoire des Droits d'antiquité, held from the eighteenth to the twenty second of September 2012, at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. Professor Stanojevic taught at Loyola College of Law both in New Orleans and in Summer Sessions in Mexico and Russia.

M. Isabel Medina, Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law, spoke on "De-Emphasizing Marriage? Comments on Erez Aloni's proposal to provide a registered contractual relationship alternative to civil marriage" to law students at Tulane Law School on September 12, 2012. The presentation was organized by the Tulane Law Review.

Professor Shoebotham filed Fourth Amendment Scholars Amici Curiae Briefs, or “friend of the court” briefs, in both of the pending canine-sniff cases, Florida v. Jardines (No. 11-564), which involves a warrantless canine sniff of a private home, and Florida v. Harris (No. 11-817), which involves a warrantless canine sniff of a lawfully-stopped vehicle.

Law Professor Mitch Crusto facilitated a dialogue among Louisiana judges and lawyers on a citizen’s constitutional right to legal counsel and lawyers’ duty to serve the unrepresented, at the Louisiana Judicial Council’s 18th Annual “Southern CLE of Louisiana” in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on June 21, 2012. Crusto’s presentation, entitled “Do Lawyers Have a Duty to Serve the Unrepresented,” explored a citizen’s right to effective counsel in the plea bargaining process in criminal law cases in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court’s Frye and Lafler decisions.

Environmental law Professor Rob Verchick lectured at the University of Copenhagen on the BP Oil Spill and next year's upcoming trial

Professor M. Isabel Medina testified before the Louisiana Senate Committee on the Judiciary on a proposed constitutional amendment dealing with the right to own and use weapons on behalf of Loyola University on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

Professor Verchick has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar for 2012-13. The award, which is part of the Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leader Program, will support his research in India during the fall semester of 2012. He is currently working on a book about cities around the world adapting to climate change.

A story in the Houston Chronicle quotes Professor Blaine LeCesne on the oil spill cases and also refers to his forthcoming article in Michigan State Law Review:

http://www.chron.com/default/article/One-word-in-spill-case-could-mean-billions-3393493.php?cmpid=emailarticle&cmpid=emailarticle

 

Law Professor Mitch Crusto analyzed the proposed multi-billion dollar, partial settlement and its relationship to Multi-District Litigation during an interview with The Associated Press (AP). He is quoted in the AP piece “BP Settlement includes New Health Claims Process, on March 4, 2012.” He noted that the proposed partial settlement including a system for monitoring health concerns and compensating people ill from the disaster was a smart move for BP.

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