The Council considered an ordinance that would have individuals accused of low-level municipal offenses released on their own recognizance, rather than being jailed if they cannot afford a bond.
She was part of a panel presentation by sitting deans and associate deans on legal research and writing leadership in academia.
Professor Emeritus James Klebba traveled to Russia this September to teach a “mini-course” to LL.M. students at Moscow State University. 53 students were enrolled in the course which ran from September 12th through the 20th.
He practices primarily in the areas of environmental litigation, toxic tort defense, environmental regulation, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) and Oil & Gas law.
Laura R. Caviness, J.D. ’07, was named partner in the law firm Curry & Friend, PLC in New Orleans. She practices in the areas of environmental and toxic tort defense; health care litigation, and medical malpractice defense. She represents nursing homes and health care providers in litigation as well as medical malpractice claims and provides advice on legal and regulatory issues affecting their business.
The Plantation, owned and developed by Loyola Law alumni John Cummings, is the only plantation in Louisiana to be devoted solely to memorializing and exploring the lives of the slaves.
Over 120 alumni of Jesuit law schools delivered a letter to Congressional leadership and the offices of Jesuit-educated members of Congress calling for passage of bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation. Among the signatories are 22 professors and alumni of Loyola University College of Law. The letter coincides with the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’s historic address to Congress last September.
The court heard arguments from students arguing a case involving the constitutionality of a 99-year sentence for a juvenile who committed an armed robbery. Ashley Crawford and Meagan Impastato, under the supervision of Professor Majeeda Snead, represented then-juvenile Alden Morgan.
The Norco native divided his time between St. Charles Parish and Hammond, helping SLLS pool resources to bolster their pro-bono efforts in St. Charles Parish. SLLS is Louisiana's largest provider of free civil legal aid, and currently operates in 22 parishes.
Among the justices was Loyola alumna Jeannette Theriot Knoll, who will retire at the end of the year.