Achievements

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.

Law Professor Mitch Crusto joined other distinguished law professors from various law schools in the Second Annual John Mercer Langston Writing Workshop at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois, June 23-25. The Workshop was conceived in response to the dearth of males of African descent in the law academy and is named for the first male of African descent law professor in the country. This workshop is one way to help bring more diversity into the law academy and retain diverse professors already present.

Professor Johanna Kalb received the favorite professor of the year award at law commencement, which was held on May 13 at the Morial Convention Center.  She was selected by the graduating senior class from the thirty-eight ordinary faculty as the most outstanding professor of the year.  Please congratulate Professor Kalb on recieving this honor.

Father Lawrence W. Moore, S.J, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor Emeritus Marcel Garsaud received the president's medal one of the highest honors given by the University President.

Father Moore was presented his president's medal for his service to the Board of Trustees and his work at the College of Law.  He served 25 years on the Board of Trustees and has been appointed to the associate dean position for approximately eleven years. 

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