Professor Monica Hof Wallace took her evening Civil Law of Successions class to visit a famous Louisiana monument, the Langles obelisk, in Lakelawn Metairie Cemetery. The Langles monument arose after a contentious legal debate after the death of a mother and a daughter, and the monument bears the inscription of the legal case citation. Afterward, the students enjoyed a short tour of the cemetery by New Orleans’ own, Buddy Stall. He led an historic and lively presentation about other famous tombs, pictured here is the sarcophagus of the Locosst family.
Professor Dane S. Ciolino recently testified in front of the 12-member Senate Impeachment Trial Committee in the trial of New Orleans federal Judge Thomas Porteous.
Westerfield Fellow Adam Lamparello drafted an Article in the Maine Law Review which argued for new standards governing the representation of attorneys at the sentencing phases of capital trials.
Law Professor Mitch Crusto analyzed the $20 billion BP Fund and its relationship to Multi-District Litigation at the Loyola symposium, “The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill—A Billion Pound Dossier” held on Friday, September 17, 2010. Crusto’s presentation, entitled “The BP Fund: Justice Facilitated or Justice Denied?” was a part of a panel on environmental litigation offering legal perspectives of different stakeholders including private and public claimants, groups of claims, causes of action, and litigation strategies. The Symposium was initiated by Stuart H. Smith, J.D.
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 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.