Achievements

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.

Interim Dean Kathryn Venturatos Lorio was a speaker at a session of Regulating the Reproductive Body and presented a paper on "The Why behind the What: A Comparison of International Assisted Reproduction Laws and the Influences behind Them" at the SEALS Conference held in Florida.

Professor Cheryl Prestenback Buchert is now serving as a member of the 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson Domestic Liaison Advisory Committee, beginning June 2010, at the request of Judge John J. Molaison, Jr.  The committee was formed to advise and make recommendations to the court regarding the rules and practices of the 24th JDC Domestic Early Intervention Triage Program. The committee is studying the changes suggested by Professor Bobby M.

Professor Bobby Harges publishes, "Batson Challenges in Criminal Cases: After Snyder v. Louisiana, Is Substantial Deference to the Trial Judge Still Required?," which has been published at 19 B.U. Pub. Int. L.J. 191 (2010).  He also co-authored a book entitled, Harges and Jones' Louisiana Evidence 2010 Edition which has recently been published by West Publishing Company.  

During the week of July 12, several faculty members gave lectures to a group of 26 visiting students from the Moscow State University School of Law. The faculty members and their lecture topics were: Dean Lorio (Welcome message and the Louisiana Civil Law tradition), Professor Molina (clinical education), Professor Harges (Alternative Dispute Resolution), Professor Klebba (American legal education and the legal profession, civil procedure and the U.S. federal court system, evidence), Professor Medina (constitutional law) and Professor Viator (federal criminal procedure.)

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