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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. 

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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.

 

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.

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