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The Louisiana Association of Black Judges through The Louisiana Judicial Council of the National Bar Association Foundation has awarded 2L Shenitria Myles with their annual scholarship. Ms. Myles received her award on October 6, 2014 at the Council's annual meeting in New Orleans. Scholarship Chair Judge Marc C. Johnson repots that the Foundation's Board Members received and reviewed scholarship applications from across the nation. BLSA Advisor Ms. Nadine Laurent assisted Ms.

Mia Lewis and Carmilla Rose, both 3L students practicing with the Family Law Section of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, were recently commended by 24th Judicial District Court Judge Cornelius E. Regan for their work on a recent case.

John Cummings ’61 (business administration), J.D. ’61, was featured in the New Orleans Advocate for his work in transforming the circa 1790 Whitney Plantation in Wallace, La., into America’s first and only museum of slavery. The plantation is scheduled to open in early December.

Sebastian M. Norton, J.D. ’11, has established The Norton Firm LLC in Alexandria, Va., focusing on criminal defense and juvenile representation in Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia. 

Karelia R. Stewart, J.D. ’04, was elected in August and sworn in October 1, 2014 to the Louisiana First Judicial District Court. She is the youngest female and second African American elected to the court and the first-ever second generation to be elected to the court; her father and uncle both previously served on the court. 

Shaakirrah Sanders (J.D. '01) recently shared her legal expertise regarding marriage equality with NBC affiliate KTVB and ABC affiliate KSAW, both based in Idaho. Her comments helped to clarify the state's movement toward legalizing and recognizing same sex marriages.

Harold Flanagan (B.S. '84 and J.D. '95) has been named to the 2015 edition of "Best Lawyers," the oldest and most-respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Mr. Flanagan is being honored for his work in appellate practice, commercial litigation, insurance law, oil and gas law, and construction litigation. This is the fifth time he has been named to the prestigious listing.