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 was the keynote speaker at the Northwest Clinical conference.  Her talk was entitled Justice & the Role of Law Clinics.  She also presented on a panel at the conference entitled International Law in Domestic Advocacy. 

Prof. Verchick's article on climate change adaptation policy in the Pacific Northwest has just been released: "Climate Change and the Puget Sound: Building the Legal Framework for Adaptation, 2(3)Climate Law 1 (2011) (with Yee Huang, et al.).

Professor Verchick presented his paper "Adapting to Climate Change while Planning for Disaster" (co-authored with Abby Hall) at a natural resources workshop at Stanford Law School.


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. 

M. Isabel Medina, Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law, presented "Derivative Citizenship - What's sex (and race) got to do with it? Revisiting Nguyen v. Immigration and Naturalization Service in the shadow of Flores-Villar v. United States" at Loyola University Chicago School of Law's Second Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium on October 21, 2011.

Professor Verchick recently published: Climate Change and the Puget Sound: Building the Legal Framework for Adaptation, 2(3) CLIMATE LAW 1 (2011) (with Yee Huang, et al.)

Professor Verchick gave a lecture to students at Stanford Law School, titled, "The Role of Federal Law and Policy in Climate Change Adaptation."

M. Isabel Medina, the Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans' College of Law presented a paper on "The Challenges of Effective Legal Defense in Deportation Proceedings," at the South Texas Law Review's Symposium on Ethical Considerations in Immigration Reform, at South Texas College of Law on October 11. The paper will be published by the South Texas Law Review.
She also participated in a panel discussion on "Ethical Considerations in Immigration Reform."

Law Professor Mitch Crusto presented reflections on Latino/a contributions to the City of New Orleans at the National Latino/a Law Student Association Conference, co-sponsored by Loyola and Tulane Law Schools, on October 1, 2011, in New Orleans.


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