In partnership with professors at UCLA, Univ. of Michigan, and Denver Sturm College of Law, Andrea Armstrong co-organized the bi-annual Prisoners' Advocates Conference in Los Angeles, CA September 22-24. She also participated as a panelist and a moderator for a panel on Race and Conditions of Confinement.
M. Isabel Medina delivered the Fourth Annual Judge Harry J. Wilters Jr. Lecture on Constitutional Law and Professional Ethics at the University of South Alabama on September 20, 2016, on “In Search of the Nation of Immigrants: Balancing the Federal-State Divide.”
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.
New Orleans Redevelopment Authority's (NORA) Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Brenda M. Breaux, J.D. ’94, Executive Director. The appointment, effective August 15, 2016, followed the appointment of outgoing Executive Director, Jeff Hebert, to the position of Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer for the City of New Orleans. Breaux served as NORA's Chief Operating Officer since May 2012, where she was responsible for the day to day operations of the Agency.