Achievements

The May 2nd plenary explored “innovative ways that experiential courses can integrate a community perspective into course design, pedagogy, student projects, and assessment.”

Professor Robert Verchick co-authored a newly published white paper titled “Climate Change, Resilience, and Fairness: How Nonstructural Adaptation Can Protect and Empower Socially Vulnerable Communities on the Gulf Coast.”  Verchick presented that paper at an April 15th conference titled “Beyond the Levees.”  The event was held at the Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans.  The event was sponsored by the Loyola Center for Environmental Law, Oxfam America, and the Center for Progressiv

Professor Cynthia Lepow accepted a publication offer from the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy to publish her article on tax policy, “Teenagers, Twenty Somethings, and Tax Equality: A Proposal to Simplify the Age Requirement of the Dependency Exemption.”

Attendees learn about FBI case investigation techniques, use of force decisions, and firearms.

Professor David Gruning gave a presentation on the Civil Law of Obligations at a symposium presented by the Louisiana Law Review.  The March 18th symposium in Baton Rouge was titled More than a Tradition: The Future of Civil Law in Louisiana and Abroad.

His new article, “How the Supreme Court Used a Jedi mind trick to Turn Arbitration Law Upside Down,” explores a recent Supreme Court decision about arbitration law, American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant.

It was one of five panel discussions during the two day event on public interest law.  Professor Kalb also organized the event.

Verchick’s paper highlights vulnerabilities of America’s electrical grid to climate change, including flooding, storm damage,  and decreased transmission efficiency in higher temperatures.

The award honors her service to BLSA and the community.  It was presented during their 12th annual scholarship gala, March 18, 2016.

Professor Lovett also lectured in South Africa recently.  He gave presentations at the South African Research Chair in the Property Law and at the Faculty of Private Law at Stellenbosch University Law School.  He also gave to lectures in graduate seminars at the University of Cape Town Law School.

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