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Professor Mitch Crusto was quoted in a Louisiana Weekly article on the 150th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude in the United States.  

Bill Quigley was informed that his law review article "Letter to a Law Student Interested in Social Justice" was sent out by the school to all incoming first year Stanford Law students.  It details the challenges of social justice advocacy.

Professor Monica Hof Wallace presented on the law of diminished capacity during a panel discussion at Loyola's Annual Estate Planning Conference.

Professor Robert Verchick presented a book chapter titled “Disaster and Climate Change” at the Annual Meeting of Association of American Law Schools in New York City.  Verchick participated in the panel titled “International Environmental Law and the Global South.”

Phelps Dunbar LLP has elected Bart C. Bacigalupi, J.D. ’07 and Colin B. Cambre, J.D. ’07 to partnership at the firm’s New Orleans office.

In his prepared remarks, Professor Verchick said “Regulatory budgeting rations regulatory costs to industry the way a fiscal budget rations taxpayer dollars. Before an agency could issue a new standard relevant to, say, blowout preventers on deep-water oil platforms, or the venting of radiation from a nuclear reactor, an agency might first have to locate an existing regulation with comparable compliance costs and strike it from the books."

Professor Irme Szalai presented a paper at the University of Missouri's School of Law regarding the historical development of arbitration and the relationship between arbitration reform and the reform of judicial civil procedure, as part of a symposium on the history of arbitration.

The panel discussed litigation strategies for protecting public health and safety.

Associate Professor Johanna Kalb presented her essay, International State Constitutionalism Revisited, at the State Constitutional Law Symposium in Honor of Justice Robert F. Utter at the University of Washington School of Law.  She also presented her paper, Human Rights Proxy Wars, at the American Constitution Society Progressive Faculty Workshop at Yale Law School.

Her presentation (publication forthcoming) was titled:  Post Disaster Housing Through the Lens of Litigation: The Katrina Housing Justice Docket.

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