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.

Roddrick Harrison, J.D. ’14, was featured in the New Orleans Times Picayune for his heroism. Harrison, a firefighter who also is currently clerking for Civil District Court Judge Regina Woods, saved two people from a burning building in the Marigny while off-duty. 

María Teresa González, J.D. '12, was recently elected president of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois. The group's chief goals are " promote high standards of intergroup, honor, competence among Hispanic attorneys…to promote legal education… and to foster understanding of and respect for the law."

Ms. González currently serves as a Cook County Assistant Public Defender. She recently addressed a new class of attorneys at a swearing-in ceremony at the James R. Thompson Center Assembly Hall. 

Stephen I. Singer has received the Orleans Public Defenders 2015 Clyde Merritt Award. Established in 2012 to honor one of the stalwart advocates for public defense, Clyde Merritt, the Clyde Merritt Award recognizes commitment and fight for the cause of public defense in New Orleans.