Amy Duncan, J.D. '13, has joined the Louisiana State Bar Association as Projects and Training Counsel for the Access to Justice Program.

Earl Campbell, J.D. ’97, an assistant U.S. attorney, volunteers monthly at the University Hospital in Shreveport, entertaining children in the pediatrics unit by performing magic tricks.

Campbell is Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, Louisiana - Western District. 


Tom Cortazzo ’84 (public administration and management), J.D. ’87, has been re-elected to a third term on the executive committee of Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC in New Orleans.

Naveen Parmar, J.D. ’02, has been named a fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity for 2015. Mr. Parmar is the Director of Government Relations for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. 

Cheryl Buchert and her Family Law Clinic students, Tiffany Morales, Betty Maury, Nadia Madary, Lindsey Soboul, Caitlin Smitherman, and Jacalyn Estrada, attended the Jefferson Bar Association's CLE by the Sea crawfish boil in Biloxi, Mississippi in April 2015.

Buchert currently serves as Clinical Professor of Law and supervisor of the family law section of the Loyola Law Clinic. 

Sophia Mire, J.D. '15, was honored with the 2015 Louisiana State Bar Association’s Law Student Pro Bono Award during a ceremony on May 19 at the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans. 

The award is given annually in Louisiana to a student from an American Bar Association-accredited law school who has demonstrated dedication to providing legal services to the poor. Mire was nominated by Davida Finger, associate clinical professor in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. 

William P. Quigley was recently featured a New Yorker article covering the overturned sabotage convictions of Sr. Megan Rice and two fellow peace activists who broke into the Y-12 National Security Complex (TN) in 2012.

Robert R. M. Verchick recently delivered a paper, “Resilience and Justice,” at Stanford Law School's panel on “Understanding Disasters in the Context of Climate Change.” The panel was part of a workshop focusing on how international environmental law can reduce disaster risk.

Robert R. M. Verchick was recently quoted in a New York Times story covering flood management in the New Orleans area in the decade since Hurricane Katrina. Particularly, Verchick spoke about the possibility of flood victims taking legal action against the U.S. government in order to receive compensation for property damaged in the 2005 disaster. 

Ramona Fernandez, J.D. '96, was recently elected as a 2015 Board Member of the Jefferson Chapter of the Alliance for Good Government. Professor Fernandez currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the same organization. 

The Alliance for Good Government is a non-profit organization which seeks to inform and assist the electorate in electing public officials with integrity to serve all factions of the community.