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:
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.
Professor Verchick delivered a lecture titled, "Climate Change and Disaster Planning" as part of the Sustainability+Globalization Lecture Series, sponsored by the University of New Orleans, Tulane University, and the World Trade Center New Orleans.
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor and education law expert Rob Garda was the featured speaker at the University of Georgia School of Law and College of Education last week.
Professor M. Isabel Medina, Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law, was elected to the Executive Committee of the AALS Constitutional Law Section.
Professor Verchick lectured at Tokyo's Waseda University, comparing the legal aspects of last year's Deepwater Horizon oil spill with Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster. The conference, whose audience included scholars, lawyers, and business professionals, was sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Law Professor Mitch Crusto moderated and presented for the American Bar Association podcast on December 14, 2011, as part of an ABA online career consultation program. The program, entitled “Transitioning from Law Practice to the Academy,” informs practicing lawyers of career opportunities within the academy and explores the panelists’ personal experiences in transitioning from practice to teaching law. Two other professors, Amanda Foster and Jennifer Smith, participated in the podcast.
Professor Verchick examined the legal repercussions of last year's Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in a lecture titled "Planning for the Worst Case." The presentation was part of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Fall Symposium on Environmental Law, which took place in Santa Monica, California.
Davida Finger taught a class for a clinical seminar course at Harvard Law School entitled Human Rights Advocacy and the United States. She also gave talk for the Harvard Law school community entitled Accountability in New Orleans Six Years After Hurricane Katrina: Community Lawyering & Community Organizing For Justice. Both presentations were with Norris Henderson, Executive Director of Voice of the Ex-Offender in New Orleans.