Law Professor Mitch Crusto analyzed the $20 billion BP Fund and its relationship to Multi-District Litigation at the Loyola symposium, “The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill—A Billion Pound Dossier” held on Friday, September 17, 2010. Crusto’s presentation, entitled “The BP Fund: Justice Facilitated or Justice Denied?” was a part of a panel on environmental litigation offering legal perspectives of different stakeholders including private and public claimants, groups of claims, causes of action, and litigation strategies. The Symposium was initiated by Stuart H. Smith, J.D.
Professor Robert Garda has been invited to present several papers on the subject of law and education.
Professor Jeanne Woods delivered a keynote address at an international conference on "Africa and the Future of International Criminal Justice" in Johannesburg, South Africa, in July 2010. The speech will be published in a book commemorating the conference, as well as in the International Journal of African Renaissance Studies.
Clinical Professor Davida Finger is a speaker at the upcoming Northwest Clinical Conference in Oregon. Her talk falls under the session titled "Expanding Our Thinking About the Range of Structures for Experiential Learning"
Professor Moncia Wallace’s article co-author with Professor Dane Ciolino entitled Recodifying Emancipation: A Precis on the 2009 Revision of the Louisiana Emancipation Law was published in Loyola's Law Review.
As of August 1, Professor Mary Garvey Algero began her term as president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. She also was invited to present a paper in Jerusalem in June 2011 a the Conference of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists. Professors Lovett and Puder have also been invited to present papers at the conference.
Professor Johanna Kalb will present her paper, The Persistence of Dualism in Human Rights Treaty Implementation, at State Constitutionalism in the 21st Century, a day-long symposium, to be held on September 22, 2010, at the Lewis Katz Building on the Penn State Law campus in University Park. The event will also be available via webcast and will be simulcast to the Penn State Law campus in Carlisle.
Professor Verchick spoke at two book events promoting "Facing Catastrophe," one at Octavia Books in New Orleans, the other at Busboys and Poets bookstore and restaurant in Washington, D.C. He spoke about disaster law and climate change adaptation at the "Rising Tide V" conference at Howlin' Wolf on the anniversary of Katrina. He also lectured on climate change adaptation as part of a course for visiting Chinese political leaders, organized by the Yale School of Management.
Professor Bill Quigley received a civil rights award from the Louisiana Justice Institute at the Justice Revius O. Ortique, Jr. Civil Rights Awards Banquet. He also received a commendation from the City of New Orleans for this honor. Bill has been a dedicated advocate for civil and human rights for many years. Other award recipients included: Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Shirley Sherrod, Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald, Alden J. McDonald, Jr., Bishop Charles Jenkins, Rev. Tyrone Edwards, Mary Joseph, Jerome Smith, and Don C. Hubbard.
Law Professor Mitch Crusto was interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR), on Monday, August 16, 2010, by Linda Wertheimer, about the consolidation of more than 300 lawsuits relating to the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, a Loyola Law graduate described as “an exceptional jurist,” will preside over the consolidated BP cases.