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.
Professor Rob Garda will be speaking on class action lawsuits and government investigations dealing with special education students in charter schools at Harvard University Law School. The program, titled, "The State of the States,” will feature speakers from academia, government,, the non-profit community and private practitioners. The event will take place on October 4-5.
Professor Rob Verchick will be speaking on federal environmental justice policies at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs. The program, titled, "Closing the Environmental Justice Gap: A Workshop on Advancing Evaluation Methods," will feature speakers from academia, government, and the non-profit community. The event will take place on September 30, 2011.
M. Isabel Medina spoke on "The Continuing Impact of Race in Constructions of Citizenship in the United States," at Xavier University of Louisiana on Thursday, September 15 on a panel in recognition of Constitution Day on "Race, Citizenship and Civil Rights."
M. Isabel Medina addressed the U.S. Department of Agriculture in New Orleans at a lunch in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month 2011 on "Challenges For Hispanics in Louisiana," on Thursday, September 15.
Majeeda Snead, J.D. ’84, clinical professor in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law, was one of five local African-American women recently honored by the Urban League of Greater New Orleans.
M. Isabel Medina, the Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law, was recently quoted by the Atlanta Journal Constitution regarding immigration law.
Law Professor Mitch Crusto facilitated a discussion among Louisiana judges and lawyers on the U.S. Constitution’s threats to state judicial independence, at the Louisiana Judicial Council’s 17th Annual “CLE of Louisiana” in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on July 11, 2011. Crusto’s presentation, entitled “Constitutional Intrusion into State Judicial Independence,” explored judges’ ethical duty to self-recuse when hearing matters involving campaign contributors, in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court’s Caperton and Citizens United decisions.