Law Clinic Professor Hiroko Kusuda was recently chosen as the Pro Bono Champion of the Mid South Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Professor Kusuda has a long history of representing large numbers of clients pro bono, teaching students about pro bono immigration services, mentoring pro bono attorneys, providing trainings at regional and national conferences regarding humanitarian relief, and providing advocacy and rights workshops to vulnerable communities. She is unparalleled in the breadth and depth of her pro bono service in the Midsouth region.
Hon. John J. Molaison Jr. ’83 (general studies), J.D. ’86, was appointed a member of the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana. The Judiciary Commission is a nine-member constitutional body that is empowered to review allegations of judicial misconduct and to recommend to the Supreme Court that a judge be sanctioned when misconduct is proved by clear and convincing evidence. Judge Molaison has served as a judge in the 24th Judicial District since 2007; before that, he held several positions in the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office.
The Department of Justice selected Professor Andrea Armstrong for training as a certified auditor under the Prisoner Rape Elimination Act. Her selection follows a competitive application process and will take place during her upcoming sabbatical. Armstrong will be the eighth Louisiana-based auditor and in the first independent auditor based in Louisiana certified by the Department of Justice.
The report, titled Time-In-Cell, is a detailed national survey of administrative segregation in prisons.
NOLA100 is a collaborative effort among local entrepreneurs and organizations, led by Entrepreneurs' Organization Louisiana Chapter.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters, and issuing an annual federal civil rights enforcement report.
The Judicial Conference of the United States frames policy guidelines for administration of judicial courts.
Professor Kalb co-authored the piece with Alicia Bannon
Professor Imre Szalai was quoted in a March 20 Time Magazine article titled What Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Mean for Your Consumer Rights. The piece centers around Judge Neil Gorsuch’s positions on “chevron deference” and consumer arbitration.
By accepting this honor, Prof. Lovett commits to travel to the University of Edinburgh Law School once per year and contribute in some way to the intellectual life of the institution through teaching or research.