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Only in New Orleans will you find class being held in a cemetery. And, where else would you find a monument bearing the citation of a case?  For the past ten years, Professor Monica Hof Wallace has taken her Civil Law of Successions class to Metairie Cemetery to honor the memory of two native New Orleanians, Pauline and her daughter, Angèle Langles. A monument to Angèle Langles bears the inscription “105 La. 39” which tells the story of the demise of a mother and daughter whose eternal wishes were obscured by an unfortunate application of Louisiana law.

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Robert R. M. Verchick and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law's Center for Environmental Law recently published its first e-newsletter. The inaugural issue of the Environmental Law Program Newsletter highlights our environmental certificate program, experiential learning, a new addition to our courses and research opportunities, recent publications, post-graduate support programs, our students in the news, and happenings with our Environmental Law Society.

John D. Mason, '92 (Humanities) and '96 (J.D.) has recently been appointed as the new President of the Board of Directors of Washington Lawyers for the Arts (WALA)

The recipient of the 2014 New Orleans Association for Women Attorneys’ Outstanding Family Law Clinic Student Award from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s Family Law/Children’s Rights sections of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic & Center for Social Justice is Hope Elizabeth Hughes.

Loyola Law faculty members John A. Lovett and Markus G. Puder, along with Evelyn L. Wilson of the Southern University Law Center, have published a new casebook entitled Louisiana Property Law: The Civil Code, Cases, and Commentary.

Brett Horton, J.D., 2009, has joined the Office of Majority Whip Steve Scalise as Director of Floor Operations and Counsel. Mr. Horton previously served as Policy Director and Counsel with the Republican Study Committee under Chairman Scalise. Horton advises the congressman on issues including: appropriations, spending, tax, financial services, housing, small business, judiciary, social security, education, and labor. 

The Hon. Robin Pittman ’91 (sociology), J.D. ’96, was re-elected to Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, Section F, without opposition. She will begin her second six-year term as a district court judge in January 2015.

Laura M. Mayes, J.D. ’03, has joined the firm of Perrier & Lacoste in New Orleans as an associate. 

After graduating from law school, Ms. Mayes moved to Baltimore, Maryland and worked for local defense firms handling products liability, asbestos, and toxic tort cases in Maryland and Washington D.C.  Ms. Mayes also worked for the Washington D.C. office of national insurance defense law firm litigating medical, nursing home, and professional malpractice cases.