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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.

His lead article titled “State of Emergency: an Emergency Constitution Revisited” analyzes of the constitutionality of emergency statutes of U.S. state governments as they relate to civil liberties

Involuntary Heroes: Hurricane Katrina's Impact On Civil Liberties is one of three finalists for the award’s book category.  The book details many of the injustices thousands suffered in the storm’s aftermath.

MHAS is a public institution that represents adults with mental health issues as well as children in child in need cases.

The lobbying group is a coalition of private companies and organizations seeking an end to the travel and trade embargo on Cuba.

New Orleans CityBusiness has honored Professor Mary Algero, naming her in their 12th ‘Leadership in Law’ class.  Algero was among four area faculty members named in their educators category.  A special Leadership in Law insert profiling all honorees will run in the May 27 issue of CityBusiness.  An event will be held to celebrate the winners on May 16 at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Clinical Professor Davida Finger moderated a panel discussion during the Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law.  The event was sponsored by the American Bar Association and took Place February 4-5 at Le Meridien Hotel in New Orleans.  Finger moderated the panel titled “Careers in Affordable Housing and Community Development Law.”

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