The Yale Black Law Students Association invited Loyola Law Professor Mitchell Crusto to discuss his book, Involuntary Heroes: Hurricane Katrina's Impact On Civil Liberties, which explores how state emergency laws impact constitutional civil liberties.
Crusto's book is essential reading for constitutional scholars and members of the general public who want to understand constitutional rights.
Crusto, a native New Orleanian, is an alumnus of Yale Law School, Oxford University, and Yale College. He clerked for Judge John Minor Wisdom on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and has served two U. S. Presidents in senior governmental policy positions. He came to the legal academy after extensive legal practice with major corporate and international law firms, investment and chemical manufacturing industries, management consulting, and governmental policy positions.
Professor Crusto currently teaches first year Common Law Property and The Legal Profession courses as well as upper level business courses. Over fifteen years at Loyola, he has taught Common Law Property I and II, Business Organizations I and II, Agency and Partnership, Trust and Estates, Insurance, Environmental Management, and American Legal History. In addition to his Loyola teaching experiences, he has taught as a Visiting Professor at Washington University (St. Louis), University of Miami (Florida), and the Vermont Law School. He has received several awards for teaching and for student advising.