Achievements

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 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.

Professor Robert Garda was appointed to the Louisiana State Advisory Commission (SAC) to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. The SAC advises the Commission on Civil Rights on matters pertaining to discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws.  Professor Garda has published The Politics of Education Reform: Lessons from New Orleans in the Journal of Law and Education.  He also has authored the report Equitable and Adequate Funding for Special Needs Children in Louisiana on behalf of the Louisiana Appleseed/Louisiana Bar Foundation.

Visiting Professor Edward Chase published two books in the spring of 2010, Volume 11 (Trusts) in the Louisiana Civil Law Treatise series, and also the second edition of his casebook Property Law: Cases, Materials, and Questions (co-authored with Professor Julia Forrester of SMU).

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.  

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