Law Professor Mitch Crusto presented an analysis of the BP litigation as a source of collaborative research as a panelist on the Economics, Policy, and Decision Support Systems strand a multi-state conference in New Orleans on Monday, November 1, 2010. The Louisiana Board of Regents facilitated the conference entitled “Collaborative Scientific Research Opportunities Relative to the Gulf Oil Spill,” with support from the National Science Foundation.
The College of Law hosted the fall 2010 meeting of the Louisiana Junior Faculty Forum recently.
The recurring forum provides an opportunity for junior scholars to present and discuss their work and to network with others in the field. These meetings occur once each semester and rotate between the four law schools in New Orleans and Baton Rouge: Loyola, Tulane University, Louisiana State University and Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge.
Professor Monica Hof Wallace took her evening Civil Law of Successions class to visit a famous Louisiana monument, the Langles obelisk, in Lakelawn Metairie Cemetery. The Langles monument arose after a contentious legal debate after the death of a mother and a daughter, and the monument bears the inscription of the legal case citation. Afterward, the students enjoyed a short tour of the cemetery by New Orleans’ own, Buddy Stall. He led an historic and lively presentation about other famous tombs, pictured here is the sarcophagus of the Locosst family.
Professor Dane S. Ciolino recently testified in front of the 12-member Senate Impeachment Trial Committee in the trial of New Orleans federal Judge Thomas Porteous.
Westerfield Fellow Adam Lamparello drafted an Article in the Maine Law Review which argued for new standards governing the representation of attorneys at the sentencing phases of capital trials.
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.