Professor Ray Diamond was a member of the Police Training, Screening and De-escalation Task Force, created by the legislature at the end of its last session. The Task Force made several recommendations as to legislation that might treat to subject of police misconduct against citizens. Among them was a change in Louisiana’s qualified immunity statute to make lawsuits against police officers feasible so long as their actions meet the standard of unreasonableness.
Professor Keith Hall was interviewed regarding natural gas issues on the “This Climate Podcast” at Indiana University on January 14, 2021. Later that day, he was interviewed by Court TV regarding the BP P.L.C. v. Baltimore case that is being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, he spoke on the subject “Communication with Opposing Counsel and Landowners” at the “Annual Mid-Winter Education Webinar” of the San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen on January 21, 2021.
Professor Madalyn Wasilczuk published "Lessons from Disaster: Assessing the COVID-19 Response in Youth Jails & Prisons" in the Arizona State Law Journal Online as part of their symposium issue.
Professor Olivier Moréteau published "Les codes civils de Louisiane dans leur ordre natural," 7 Les Cahiers Portalis 209-223 (2020). He taught his annual Comparative Tort Law class at the Jean Moulin University, Lyon, in December 2020, on Zoom, and is presently teaching a short U.S. Contract Law class, also on Zoom, at the University of Nantes.
Professor Elizabeth Carter was included in features by WWL-TV and The Wall Street Journal about Mardi Gras house floats in New Orleans. Carter has decorated her house in an educational "Shark Week" theme.
Professor Christina Sautter’s essay, "Transaction Cost Economics & MAEs: The Dealmaker’s Crystal Ball," was published in the Fordham Law Review Online.