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Clinical professor Cheryl Buchert presented “Professionalism In and Out of Court” at the 39th AALC Conference on Clinical Legal Education May 1st in Baltimore, Maryland.

On Tuesday, April 19th, they featured her article titled Birchfield, DWIs, and Implied-Consent Laws Serve a Fourth Amendment Gumbo to the Supreme Court.  That Friday, they linked to her article titled Test-Refusal Statutes: Valid Implied-Consent Provisions or Unconstitutional Work-Around of the Warrant Requirement? Argument Analysis in Birchfield v. North Dakota.

The May 2nd plenary explored “innovative ways that experiential courses can integrate a community perspective into course design, pedagogy, student projects, and assessment.”

Professor Robert Verchick co-authored a newly published white paper titled “Climate Change, Resilience, and Fairness: How Nonstructural Adaptation Can Protect and Empower Socially Vulnerable Communities on the Gulf Coast.”  Verchick presented that paper at an April 15th conference titled “Beyond the Levees.”  The event was held at the Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans.  The event was sponsored by the Loyola Center for Environmental Law, Oxfam America, and the Center for Progressiv

The grant supports the existing expanded educations opportunities available to Molina’s clinic students, and pay for the employment of a full time staff attorney, a Loyola law school graduate.  

Professor David Gruning gave a presentation on the Civil Law of Obligations at a symposium presented by the Louisiana Law Review.  The March 18th symposium in Baton Rouge was titled More than a Tradition: The Future of Civil Law in Louisiana and Abroad.

His new article, “How the Supreme Court Used a Jedi mind trick to Turn Arbitration Law Upside Down,” explores a recent Supreme Court decision about arbitration law, American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant.

It was one of five panel discussions during the two day event on public interest law.  Professor Kalb also organized the event.

Verchick’s paper highlights vulnerabilities of America’s electrical grid to climate change, including flooding, storm damage,  and decreased transmission efficiency in higher temperatures.

The award honors her service to BLSA and the community.  It was presented during their 12th annual scholarship gala, March 18, 2016.

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