Achievements

In the coming year, the Associate Deans section intends to create resources for associate law deans around the country.

M. Isabel Medina's  “Silencing Talk about Race:  Why Arizona’s Prohibition of Ethnic Studies Violates Equality,” was published in volume 45 of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.  Her Wilters Lecture at the University of South Alabama formed the basis of the piece, “In Search of the Nation of Immigrants:  Balancing the Federal State Divide,” published at volume 20 of the Harvard Latinx Law Review.

Five College of Law Faculty members were honored at the President's Convocation for Faculty and Staff on January 19, 2015.

The article entitled Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools: Finding a Middle Ground details the Supreme Court decision enabling students and parents to seek immediate relief of disability discrimination from the courts, rather than first the administrative procedures of the Individuals with Disabilities Act.

Professor Johanna Kalb and Professor Andrea Armstrong filed an amicus brief on behalf of 17 Louisiana professors of constitutional law and history in VOTE v. LA, a case brought by Professor William Quigley and others challenging the statutory prohibition on voting for people who on are probation or parole. 

The paper details solitary confinement, environmental hazards faced by death row inmates in Louisiana such as air and water pollution, and the possibility of EPA intervention.

The organizations are working with the help of a federal grant from the National Council on Disability to produce a Report on Charter Schools, Choice & Vouchers – Implications for Students with Disabilities.

The piece, also by University of Houston Law School Professor Victor Flatt, criticizes Trump administration rollbacks of policies and initiatives originally designed to reduce carbon pollution.

The piece combines affordability and quality of life attributes to score American cities on their residential rental property

SALT is a community of “progressive law teachers, law school administrators, librarians, academic support experts, students and affiliates,” working “to improve the legal profession, the law academy and expand the power of law to under-served communities.”

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