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Law Review Symposium 2016

The Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
And the Loyola Law Review

New Orleans: A City Under Consent Decrees

Exploring the Creation, Negotiation, and Implementation of Consent Decrees

October 28, 2016
College of Law, Room 308
9:10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Symposium Schedule

Full Program


This year the Loyola Law Review Symposium explored the consent decrees present in New Orleans. Three panels of practitioners and scholars discussed how these consent decrees are negotiated, created and implemented, as well as any positive and negative effects they have in the City. The panels included the Orleans Parish Prison consent decree, the charter school and education system, and the New Orleans Police Department consent decree. Panelists include Don Specter, Katie Scwartzmann, Emily Ratner, Eden Heilman, John Borkowski, Caroline Roemer, Jeffrey Fagan, Ronal Serpas, Susan Hutson, and Mary Howell.

The Loyola Law Review was honored to feature The Honorable Judge Lance Africk as the keynote speaker for this event. Judge Africk duscussed how he approached the Orleans Parish Prison litigation as well as the potential remedies and practical difficulties he faced in doing so.  

This course has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Louisiana Supreme Court for a maximum of 6.0 hours of credit. CLE credit is free. Please register by emailing

Skills credit is available for law students.