Scholarship & Service
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by The Reveille for a story about Rep. Ray Garofalo’s bill to prevent state schools and universities from teaching “divisive concepts,” including systemic racism, sexism, and critiques of capitalism.
Professor Christina Sautter’s co-authored article, “Corporate Governance Gaming,” was featured on the Business Law Prof Blog, and she and her co-author, Professor Sergio Alberto Gramitto Ricci, have accepted a publication offer from the Nevada Law Journal.
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by WAFB-TV for a story about the Louisiana Civil Service Commission’s alleged infringement of a former employee’s right to free speech, which is protected by both the U.S. Constitution and the Louisiana Constitution of 1974.
Professor Keith Hall spoke on “Implied Covenants in Oil and Gas Leases” at the University of Texas Fundamentals of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Conference on March 25.
Professor Nick Bryner has been named Deputy Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law. He has served on the Steering Committee for the Commission since 2016 and will be taking over the role as Deputy Chair until September 2021. In addition, his article, “Never Look Back: Non-Regression in Environmental Law,” has been accepted for publication this fall in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law.
Professor Elizabeth Carter was reappointed by LSU to serve on the Louisiana Tax Institute. On March 4, Carter presented “Joint Representation in Prenuptial Agreements” at the ACTEC (American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel) Annual Meeting, and was also part of a panel presentation titled “Representing Estate Planning Clients During and After Divorce.” Also in March, Professor Carter began her third year of teaching Estate Planning in the University of Alabama’s LLM in Taxation Program. She has also taught Gift and Estate Tax in that program since 2015.
Professor Madalyn Wasilczuk and adjunct Professor Jack Harrison were quoted in “The City Where Police Unleash Dogs on Black Teens,” a joint investigation of The Marshall Project and The Advocate. After the article was published, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome directed the Baton Rouge Police Department to amend its policy related to children and police dogs.
Professor Clare Ryan will moderate the inaugural symposium of the LSU Law Journal for Social Justice & Policy on March 19, which features a panel of five distinguished legal scholars speaking on the topic of “Fighting White Supremacy in the 21st Century.” Get more information about the symposium.
Professor Keith Hall is a co-author of the fourth edition of the book “International Petroleum Law and Transactions,” which was recently published in a traditional printed format, after having been published last autumn in an e-book format. Hall spoke on a panel addressing oil and gas issues affected by carbon capture and storage projects during the LSU Journal of Energy Law & Resources Annual Symposium on Feb. 5. Also serving on the panel were LSU emeritus Professor Patrick H. Martin and LSU adjunct Professor Patrick S. Ottinger.
Professor Christina Sautter will present her work-in-progress tentatively entitled “Corporate Governance Gaming” on March 19 virtually at the University of South Carolina School of Law. The article explores the impact of the recent GameStop and meme-stock trading frenzy on corporate governance.
Professor Olivier Moréteau was a guest lecturer in Professor Mohamed Mattar’s course on “Comparative Legal Systems,” at Qatar University College of Law in Doha on Jan. 31. He presented on Zoom on “Changes Made to the French Civil Code.” This course is part of the newly created doctoral program that Moréteau evaluated when visiting Qatar in November 2018. On Feb. 22, Moréteau met on Zoom with a group of doctoral candidates at the International Law Center (CEDIN) at the University of Paris Nanterre. He gave a presentation on the use of the comparative method in doctoral research.
Professor Robert Lancaster gave a presentation on a comparative look of the use of lay people in death penalty sentencing decisions at a virtual conference on March 5 sponsored by the Université Grenoble Alpes in France entitled “Peine de mort, politiques pénales et conditions de détention des condamnés à mort.”
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. On Feb. 23, Professor Diamond testified (8:24–26:02) before the Qualified Immunity Subcommittee of the House Committee on Civil Law and Procedure, which reviewed Task Force recommendations with respect to La. R.S. 9:2793.1, 2798.1, and 2800.10. The Qualified Immunity Subcommittee unanimously recommended the Task Force recommendation to the House Committee on Civil Law and Procedure, which will consider the recommendation before or during the next legislative session.
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 Ken Levy was interviewed by Fox 47 News in Lansing, Michigan, for a story about duty to report laws.
Professor Christina Sautter’s essay, “Transaction Cost Economics & MAEs: The Dealmaker’s Crystal Ball,” was published in the Fordham Law Review Online.
Professor Ken Levy was interview by WalletHub for a feature on what to do following a car accident.
Professor Christina Sautter served as a commentator for Professor Paige Wilson’s paper, “Midwest Venture Deals,” during the AALS Section on Business Associations: New Voices in Business Law, held virtually on Jan. 5, 2021.
Professor Keith Hall participated in a panel discussion entitled “The Courts During an Energy Dominance Era: A Panel Discussion with Legal Experts” for Wyoming Public Radio on Dec. 17, 2020. He also began serving on an ad hoc committee created by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to consider public policy and rules for carbon capture, utilization, and storage in Louisiana.
Professor Marlene Krousel presented on “Effective Writing Reminders and Tips” at the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s CLE by the hour on Dec. 11, 2020.
Professor Bill Corbett spoke on a panel at the annual joint seminar of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the Louisiana Judicial College on Dec. 4 in New Orleans. He was joined on the panel by Judge Guy Holdridge (La. 1st Circuit), Judge Tiffany Chase (La. 4th Circuit), and Valerie Fontenot (Frilot, LLC), discussing “The Civil Justice Reform Act and Other Developments in Louisiana Civil Procedure and Evidence.”
Professor Christina Sautter presented Rewritten Revlon, Inc. v. MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc. during the Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Corporate Law Workshop held virtually on Nov. 13.
Professor Ken Levy has published an op-ed in Common Dreams with co-author Jen Senko, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, media activist and author of “The Brainwashing of My Dad,” which will soon be published by Sourcebooks.
Professor Emeritus John S. Baker was featured in a WalletHub article about the presidential election and potential tax implications.
Professor Keith Hall was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
Interim President Tom Galligan’s article, “There Are More Things to Punitive Damages in Admiralty Than the 1:1 Ratio Set Forth in Exxon’s Legal Philosophy,” will be published in the Louisiana Law Review. In November, Galligan will present to the Federal Bar Association-Lafayette/Acadiana Chapter as part of the Davis Lecture Series honoring Judge W. Eugene Davis of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. His topic is “[E]ven the [S]lightest: Causation in FELA and Jones Act Cases,” and the lecture will be published as an article in the Charleston Law Review.
Professor Margaret Thomas has been selected by ABA’s Standing Committee on Specialization, which accredits specialty certification programs for lawyers, to review and comment on the National Board of Trial Advocacy’s Complex Litigation specialization examination. As an examination reviewer, Thomas will review the questions developed for the national Complex Litigation specialization attorney examination for accuracy and clarity.
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate in an article about East Baton Rouge Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks’ renewed effort to persuade the rest of the council to approve of a $5 million settlement for Alton Sterling’s children.
Professor Christina Sautter’s article, Delaware as Deal Arbiter, was published in the Washington & Lee Law Review. The article examines the Delaware courts’ role as a norm setter in Mergers and Acquisitions transactions.
Professor Robert Lancaster was quoted in The New York Times in an article featuring the LSU Parole & Reentry Clinic’s successful representation of Fair Wayne Bryant. Professor Lancaster represented Mr. Bryant before the Louisiana Committee on Parole. Mr. Bryant was released after serving 24 years as a habitual offender following a conviction for attempted burglary of an inhabited dwelling — for attempting to steal a pair of hedge clippers. Mr. Bryant’s case received national attention after Chief Justice Bernette Johnson wrote a scathing dissent when the Louisiana Supreme Court denied a writ challenging the constitutionality of his life sentence. Mr. Bryant’s release has also been covered by numerous national news outlets including The Washington Post and National Public Radio.
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by Spectrum News 1 D.C. Bureau Reporter Eva McKend about textualism and originalism.
Professor Robert Lancaster participated in the “International Symposium of Juris Master Education” at the China University of Political Science and Law in Bejing, China on Oct. 10. Through Zoom, the symposium brought together legal educators from around the world to enhance legal education in China. Professor Lancaster spoke about “Engaging Law Students in Legal Reform.”
Professor Bill Corbett accepted an offer of publication from the Oklahoma Law Review for his article “Intolerable Asymmetry and Uncertainty: Congress Should Right the Wrongs of the Civil Rights Act of 1991.”
Professor Keith Hall is one of the editors of the book The Regulation of Decommissioning, Abandonment and Reuse Initiatives in the Oil and Gas Industry, which was recently published by Wolters Kluwer. Hall also authored a chapter in the book.
Professor Edward Richards’ article, “A Historical Review of the State Police Powers and Their Relevance to the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020,” will be published by the Journal of National Security Law, a peer-reviewed journal published by Georgetown Law Center. The article will also be reprinted in COVID-19: The Legal Challenges (Stephen Dycus & Eugene R. Fidell eds., Carolina Acad. Press, 2021).
Professor Gregory Smith’s article “Sexual Misconduct by Louisiana Lawyers” will be published in Louisiana Law Review.
Professor Clare Ryan will participate in a virtual conference hosted by the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program on Oct. 16 and will make a presentation on indirect discrimination cases before the European Court of Human Rights.
Professor Olivier Moréteau made a presentation on “The Role of Civil Codes in France and Louisiana” on July 21 as part of the American Association of Law Librarians, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Section, Civil Law and Legal Systems Webinar. He also authored a foreword to Ibrahim Abdouraoufi, L’ohada et la Common Law (L’Harmattan, Études africaines, 2020). Comparative Legal History (O. Moréteau, A. Masferrer, K. Modéer eds., Edward Elgar, Research Handbooks in Comparative Law Series, 2019) is now available in paperback edition.
Professor Ken Levy published an op-ed in The Hill, in which he argues progressivism is superior to conservatism and libertarianism because it is the only one of the three theories of government that takes egalitarianism and individual autonomy seriously.
Professor Ed Richards was quoted by The Advocate in an article about the risks businesses face if they don’t follow Gov. John Bel Edwards’ mask mandate and social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Richards said: “Businesses not following social distancing rules may also face potential liability, including higher worker compensation premiums and health care benefit bills, if workers get sick.”
Professor Ray Diamond was quoted by WVLA-TV in a report about a 25-member legislative task force that is examining police practices including hiring, training, communication, and community relation practices, citing concerns of implicit racism and the disproportionate number of Black citizens killed by officers. Diamond is a member of the task force, which includes state legislators, law enforcement leaders, civil rights advocates, and attorneys.
Professor Alain Levasseur’s treatise “Louisiana Law of Obligations in General: A Civil Law Perspective” has been published and is now available through the publisher, Carolina Academic Press. Justice John Weimer wrote the Preface. Levasseur has also published “The Legal System of Iran,” with assistance from Trahan and Gruning, in the series “Foreign Legal Systems,” published by Carolina Academic Press.
Professor Keith Hall served as a panelist for three webinars during the summer: “UK MER in its International Context,” “The exploitation of unconventionals in Brazil: opportunities and challenges,” and “Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources: Current trends, legal challenges and opportunities.”
Professor Chistine Corcos has published “Law and Norms and Will and Grace” (50 Cumberland Law Review 85, 2020) and “Three Ways of Looking at Law and Popular Culture” (Propriete Intellectuelle et Pop Culture: Nouveaux enjeux, nouveaux defis 9).
Professor Paul Baier‘s biography of Frederick Bernays Wiener, “Written in Water: An Experiment in Legal Biography,” has been published by Twelve Table
Professor Elizabeth Carter recently participated in a Q&A with The Advocate on the basics of estate planning and creating a living will. Read the full Q&A.
Professor Lécia Vicente will chair a panel titled Comparative Law Studies in Context: The Challenges and Opportunities of Translation, at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law. This year, the title of the conference is “Comparative Legal History” and it will be held via Zoom on Oct. 15-16. Get more details about the panel and the conference.
Professors Lisa Avalos, Elizabeth Carter, Christina Sautter, Madalyn Wasilczuk and Associate Dean Andrea Carroll are part of a global collaboration of feminist law professors who are reimagining and rewriting key judicial decisions from a feminist perspective. Each volume in the U.S. Feminist Judgments Project consists of rewritten opinions and accompanying commentary from feminist law professors who are experts in their respective fields of law. Get more details.
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate in a story about a Livingston Parish barbecue restaurant that defied a judge’s order by opening its doors to diners, setting up a showdown with Health Department officials who say the business needs to close if it won’t comply with state mandates intended to battle a life-threatening pandemic.
Professor Ken Levy published an op-ed piece in Counterpunch in which he opines on the Commander-in-Chief’s moral and potential criminal responsibility under the law, given the President’s background and upbringing.
Professor Ken Levy and Professor William Corbett are quoted by The Advocate in an article about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, which says that Title VII prohibits discrimination in employment against members of the LGBT community, and its impact on hiring by religious institutions.
Professor Elizabeth Carter‘s article, “Are Premarital Agreements Really Unfair?: An Empirical Study, “ has been published by Hofstra Law Review. Carter was also a panelist on the ABA Real Property Trusts and Estates Section webinar: Natural Disasters and Abandoned Real Property Part 1 on June 23.
Professor Nicholas Bryner gave online lecture about the Non-Regression Principle in Environmental Law at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 23, as part of the Supreme Court of Mexico seminar series. Watch the lecture.
Professor Ken Levy published a letter in The Advocate about whether LSU can legally withdraw an incoming freshman’s admission after a video of the student engaging in hate speech went viral.
Professor Christina Sautter has been selected to Chair the Development Committee of Louisiana Appleseed. Louisiana Appleseed is a nonprofit that works closely with direct legal services, government agencies, and other nonprofits to identify and solve Louisiana’s most challenging legal problems. Professor Sautter has also entered into a publication agreement with West Academic Publishing to co-author a mergers and acquisitions textbook entitled Documenting the Deal.
Professor Ed Richards is quoted in a USA Today article on the more than 1,300 state and federal lawsuits that have been filed over COVID-19 restrictions such as stay-at-home orders and business closures, and also whether abortion or church services can be limited during the pandemic.
Professor Christina Sautter’s article, “Delaware as Deal Arbiter,” will be published in the Washington & Lee Law Review.
LSU Interim President Tom Galligan has published two pieces in the current volume of Louisiana Law Review: “A Cypress is Gone—A memorial to the late Professor David W. Robertson,” and “LHWCA Section 905(b); and Scindia: The Confused Tale of a Legal Pendulum” (with Brian C. Colomb).
Professor Lisa Avalos‘ article “Reversing the Decriminalization of Sexual Violence” will be the lead article in Volume 21 of the Nevada Law Journal, to be published in December.
Professor Chris Tyson has been appointed to the Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Public and Regulatory Policy Subcommittee by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Professor Keith Hall was nominated to serve a second term on the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation’s Executive Committee.
Professor Olivier Moréteau taught a mini-course on U.S. Contract Law at Aix-Marseille University. During his visit in Aix-en-Provence in early March he gave several lectures, including: “Are Mixed Legal Systems a Good or a Bad Thing? The Example of Louisiana,” “Community Spirit and Individualism as Systemic Markers: Revisiting the Civil Law and Common Law Divide,” and “Contractual Rights and Remedies, A Comparative Perspective.” In late March and April, while confined in Lyon, he also taught remotely a Comparative Contract Law class at Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University.
Professor Ken Levy is featured on an episode of the Good Law Bad Law podcast with Aaron Freiwald, in which he discusses free will, responsibility and crime.
Professor Keith Hall has been named the 2020 Professor-in-Residence by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, an independent not-for-profit professional membership association that supports international energy negotiators around the world and enhances their effectiveness and professionalism in the international energy community.
Professor Pedro Gerson’s article “Return of the King: Corruption Backsliding in America” will be published in the Cardozo International Comparative, Policy & Ethics Law Review.
Professor Edward Richards was featured on a We The People Podcast, “The Constitution and the Coronavirus,” hosted by Jeffrey Rosen.
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate in an article about legal issues regarding enforcement of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ “stay at home” executive order due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Professor Edward Richards is cited in “Pandemic, Fundamental Rights and Democracy,” a presentation by former Greece Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos at the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki that has been printed in To Vima.
Professor Edward Richards is quoted in a story by Undark digital magazine about the government’s power to control individual behavior during a public health emergency.
Professor Christina M. Sautter presented her work-in-progress, The Honeymoon of Transition, at the BYU Winter Deals Conference held in Park City, Utah, on March 6.
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by KATC-TV for a story about many Louisiana coroners’ alleged violation of LSA-R.S.13:5716, which requires them to deny cremation permits for bodies whose deaths involve “suspicious circumstances or the reasonable probability of the commission of a crime.”
Professor Madalyn Wasilczuk has written an op-ed about Louisiana’s juvenile transfer laws that is featured in The Advocate.
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by WAFB-TV for a story about a formal complaint the NAACP has submitted with the State Supreme Court against 23rd Judicial District Judge Jessie LeBlanc following her admission to sending a string of racist text messages.
Professor Christine Corcos is the author of the forthcoming “Law and Norms and Will and Grace,” an invited article to appear in the Cumberland Law Review. She has also joined the advisory board of the new Routledge book series TechNomos: Law, Technology and Culture, which publishes books at the intersection of humanities, cultural legal studies, science technology studies, sociology, anthropology and related disciplines.
Professor Keith Hall will speak about “Communication with Opposing Counsel and Landowners” on March 26 in Houston at the annual Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Conference hosted by the University of Texas.
Professor N. Gregory Smith published an article, “Migratory Nonlawyers and the Typhoid Mary Problem,” in the February/March 2020 issue of the Louisiana Bar Journal.
Professor Olivier Moréteau presented at Mississippi College on Jan. 22 on “Community Spirit and Individualism as Systemic Markers: Revisiting the Civil Law and Common Law Divide.” In February, he visited at University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 as Visiting Professor, teaching Louisiana Law in a North American and Global Context. He also gave two lectures, on Contractual Rights and Remedies, A Comparative Perspective (Feb. 25), and Individual Liability for Environmental Damage (Feb. 27). In March, he will teach two mini-courses: U.S. Contract Law (Aix-Marseille University) and Comparative Contract Law (University Pantheon-Sorbonne Paris 1).
Professor Michael Malinowski’s publications achieved some international, interdisciplinary readership milestones. BookAuthority, which “identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on public mentions, recommendations, ratings and sentiment,” has ranked Professor Malinowski’s “Handbook on Biotechnology” (published in 2016) No. 6 on its interdisciplinary list of “77 Best Biotechnology Books of All Time.” BookAuthority also recently listed his article “Doctors, Patients, and Pills—A System Popping Under Too Much Physician Discretion? A LawPolicy Prescription to Make Drug Approval More Meaningful in the Delivery of Health Care” (33 Cardozo L. Rev. 1085, 1090-99; 2012), on its Top Ten download list for PharmSciRN: Regulatory & Legal Aspects of Pharmacy (Topic) and Pharmacy eJournal. Digital Commons, which tracks the interdisciplinary, global readership of law review publications, reported that, as of January 2020, Professor Malinowski’s 64 publications (excluding his books) achieved 15,631 downloads.
Professor Christine Corcos , as chair of the AALS Law and Film Committee, hosted the AALS Law and Film evening on Jan. 3. The film was “All the President’s Men.” Richard Ben-Veniste, a partner at Mayer-Brown who was one of the lead prosecutors on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, was the evening’s guest speaker. Professor Corcos also completed a year as chair of the AALS Section on Law and the Humanities and turned the gavel over to Professor Judith Resnik of Yale Law School at the conclusion of the annual meeting.
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by WBRZ-TV for a story about the trial of Laura DeJohn, a former East Feliciana coroner facing conspiracy and filing and maintaining false public records charges.
Professor Ed Richards is featured in a Reason magazine explanation of the constitutionality of quarantines and similar measures in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
Professor Ken Levy has written an opinion piece for Common Dreams about Alan Dershowitz’s theory of presidential impeachment.
Professor Ray Diamond was quoted by The Advocate in an article about the possibility of Louisiana enacting laws that specifically address parental responsibility for preventing children’s access to guns.
Professor Keith Hall will serve on a panel that addresses issues relating to offshore drilling on Feb. 7 at a symposium in Charleston, South Carolina, entitled “Legal, Ethical, and Policy Implications of a Changing Climate.” The symposium is being sponsored by the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership at Furman University and the Charleston Law Review. Later in February, Professor will represent LSU at the Institute for Energy Law’s Annual Oil & Gas Conference in Houston.
Professor Heidi Thompson and Advocacy Fellow Annie Scardulla’s article, “The 6 Cs of Legal Writing,” appeared in the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s January/February 2020 publication of The Baton Rouge Lawyer. The article encourages legal writers to draft effective documents by ensuring that the content is compliant, clear, compelling, credible, consummate, and collaborative.
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by The Advocate for a story about the end of a more than two-year legal fight by a former LSU student and ex-Phi Delta Theta member who is serving prison time for the 2017 hazing death of Max Gruver.
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by The Advocate for a story about the Louisiana Supreme Court’s appointment of two more temporary judges to replace an Assumption Parish jurist accused of having an affair with a then-chief sheriff’s deputy while presiding over criminal cases brought by the officer’s law enforcement agency.
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by WBRZ-TV for a story about nearly 600 cases that are being reviewed after a high-ranking investigator admitted to having an affair with the judge who oversaw criminal proceedings involving his cases.
Professor Keith Hall accepted an invitation to Chair the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Oil & Gas Short Course that will be held in October in Houston. Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic “Recent Developments in Mineral Law” at LSU’s CLE By-the-Hour in December.
Professor Ray Diamond was a panelist on teaching, service and the pursuit of tenure on the extended Workshop for Pretenured Law School Teachers of Color on Jan. 4 at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.
Professor Olivier Moréteau was the guest of Friends of French Studies at LSU at the French House on Dec. 9, where he presented on “Translating the Louisiana Civil Code into French” to a full house. At the end of the fall semester, on a teaching visit at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 in Lyon, France, he discussed “Legal Studies in the United States and LL.M. Opportunities” with dozens of students both in Lyon and at Aix-Marseille University. On Jan. 22 he will present on “Civil Law Communitarianism v. Common Law Individualism: A Systemic Divide?” at Mississippi College School of Law.
Professor Lécia Vicente’s article “The Promise of Sustainable Development Through Global Connections and Cultural Ruptures: East-Central Europe and South-Central Africa Compared” has been selected for inclusion in the annual meeting of the Law & Society Association, which will take place in May in Denver. The paper follows Professor Vicente’s participation as a delegate at the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Professor Ken Levy had an opinion article titled “Despite posturing U.S. Sen. John Kennedy gives thumbs-up to dubious Trump judicial nominees” published in The Advocate.
Professor Ed Richards is featured in a Full Measure TV news segment on rising sea levels and the risk they pose to U.S. military bases.
Professor Olivier Moréteau will present at the 2406 Prytania Dialogue Series at the Consulate General of France in New Orleans on Dec. 19.
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by WAFB-TV in a story about a formal complaint that was filed against Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin due to allegations that he endorsed others at a campaign rally in Monroe on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Professor Clare Ryan presented her article, “Children as Bargaining Chips,” at the McGill Faculty of Law Legal Theory Workshop in Montreal on Nov. 29. Her article, “The Law of Emerging Adults,” will be published by the Washington University Law Review in January.
Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic “Single Well Spacing and Pooling: State Spacing and Jurisdiction over Conservation” at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Advanced Landman’s Special Institute on Nov. 8 in Houston.
Professor Paul Baier’s biography of Colonel Frederick Bernays Wiener, “Written in Water: An Experiment in Legal Biography,” is at Steve Errick’s Twelve Tables Press for publication in early 2020. Baier will present “Nazis in the Supreme Court,” Ch. XVIII at the annual meeting of the Faculty Division, Federalist Society, in Washington, D.C. in January, in connection with the 2020 AALS annual meeting. Baier’s biography of Wiener is the capstone of his scholarship over the course his 47 years at LSU Law. He is retiring in December.
Professor Lécia Vicente is featured on the Oxford Business Law blog. She is a Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki, and will be presenting her comparative work on the ban of corporate farms in North Dakota and agribusiness in Brazil.
Professors Paul Baier and Olivier Moréteau participated in a panel discussion about the lives and careers of late LSU Law Professors Robert A. Pascal and Athanassios N. Yiannopoulos at the Louisiana Supreme Court on Nov. 13. Read the full story.
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by WBRZ-TV about the sentencing of former LSU fraternity member Matthew Naquin, who was convicted of negligent homicide in the hazing death of Max Gruver.
Professor Paul Baier spoke on about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and other distinguished jurists on Nov. 4 at the LSU Faculty and Staff Retirees Club.
Professor Ray Diamond delivered a lecture on Nov. 12 entitled “Brown vs. Board of Education: 65 Years Later,” at the “Education as a Civil Right” convocation sponsored by New Schools for Baton Rouge.
Professor Robert Lancaster was recently invited to China to participate in the 2019 International Legal Education Conference in the Pacific Rim at Shandong University of Technology School of Law in Zibo, China. The conference included members of law faculty from schools in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, the Russian Federation, and China. He lectured on how clinical legal education can support law reform movements. Professor Lancaster was also invited to return to and lecture at Renmin University School of Law in Beijing, where he held the position as Research Fellow in the Institute for United States Law in 2007.
Professor Bill Corbett spoke about the LSU Recent Developments CLE programs in Monroe on Oct. 3, and about Labor and Employment Law and Louisiana Civil Procedure in Shreveport on Oct. 24. He also spoke at a conference honoring the work of Professor Charles A. Sullivan on Nov. 1 at Seton Hall Law School. Professor Corbett’s presentation was entitled “Explorations with Charlie Sullivan: Theorizing a Larger Universe of Employment Discrimination.”
Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic “Crude Oil Marketing” at the Short Course on International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts, and Negotiations on Sept. 30 in Houston. He spoke on the topic “Surface Trespass Liability—Good Faith, Bad Faith,” on Oct. 16 at the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation’s annual fall conference in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition, he spoke on two topics—“Implied Covenants in Oil & Gas Leases” and “Common Interests Created in Oil & Gas”—on Oct. 21 at the Annual Oil & Gas Short Course in Westminster, Colorado.
Professor Michael J Malinowski has published his first children’s book, “Why Am I Me?” With children now living their lives entirely immersed in the technology of genetics and genetic medicine, “Why Am I Me?” introduces children to the concepts of genes and DNA, and to the complex reality of their influence on us. Popular San Diego, California artist Michelle Joy Montrose illustrated the book, which is available through the publisher, Ally-Gator Book Bites (Lake Charles), and on Amazon. Read the full story.
Professor Margaret Thomas was invited on Oct. 25 to be part of a panel discussing U.S. Supreme Court and Fifth Circuit Case Updates for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana Biennial Bench and Bar Conference in New Orleans.
Professor Madalyn Wasilczuk will present her paper, “The Racialized Violence of Police Canine Units” at the University of Baltimore Law Review Symposium on Nov. 16.
Professor Paul Baier was selected by his Harvard Law School classmates to chair the fiftieth reunion of his 1969 Harvard Law School alumni on Oct. 24-27, in Cambridge, MA. He was joined in the Reunion Class Symposium by Judge Kimba Wood and Judge Jed Rakoff, both of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Professor Lécia Vicente was a panelist at the Works-in-Progress Conference of the American Society of Comparative Law, on Oct. 17. She discussed her research on corporate farming in North Dakota and the Brazilian state of Goiás. Professor Vicente is also cited on the Allen Matkins California Corporate and Securities Law Blog on the notion of abusing a company by incorporating it.
Professor Olivier Moréteau presented at the Symposium on Law and Language, organized by the International Association of Legal Science and the Netherlands Comparative Law Association at the University of Maastricht (Netherlands), Sept. 26-27. He discussed “Two Centuries of Legal Translation in Louisiana: Development and Promotion of the Civil Law in English.” He also presented on “Meeting the Otherness of the International Student,” AALS Teaching Methods Section, Fall Conference Call on Best Practices for Teaching Foreign-trained Attorneys, Sept. 12, 2019. On Nov. 13, Moréteau will be on a panel to discuss “Civil Law Lives: Professors Robert A. Pascal and Athanassios N. Yiannopoulos” at the Louisiana Supreme Court, co-sponsored by the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society and the LSU Center of Civil Law Studies.
Professor Nick Bryner is being honored by the Environmental Law Institute with an Environmental Futures Award, which is presented to “the next generation of leaders striving to address the environmental challenges of tomorrow,” at a special event on Oct. 22 in Washington, D.C. Read the full story.
Professor Edward Richards, director of the LSU Law Center’s Climate Change Law and Policy Project, is quoted by E&E News in an article that explores the dozens of lawsuits that Louisiana coastal parishes have filed against nearly 100 oil and gas companies.
Professor Ray Diamond has been named to a four-year term as a member of the Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court on Oct. 15.
Professor Christina M. Sautter’s article, “Promises Made to be Broken? Standstill Agreements in Change of Control Transactions,” 37 Del. J. Corp. L. 929 (2013), was quoted in In re Columbia Pipeline Inc., — F. Supp. 3d —, 18 Civ. 3670 (GBD), 2019 WL 4743760, *13 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 26, 2019).
Dean Tom Galligan‘s article, “The Structure of Torts,” has been published by the Florida State University Law Review (46 Fla. St. Univ. L. Rev. 485; 2019). In the article, Dean Galligan proposes a coherent and consistent analytical approach for all torts based upon the elements of negligence.
Professor John Devlin is moderating a forum for candidates vying to be East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff on Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Delmont Gardens Branch.
Professor John Devlin is quoted by The Advocate in an article examining the potential impact of California’s new Fair Pay to Play Act, which allows college athletes in California to hire agents licensed by the state in order to seek out ways to make a profit off their names, images and likeness.
Dean Tom Galligan’s article, “Let the Jury Decide! A Plea for the Proper Allocation of Decision Making Authority in Louisiana Negligence Cases,” will be published by the Tulane Law Review in its forthcoming Volume 94 publication. Galligan, along with co-author Frank Maraist, is a past winner of the Tulane Law Review John Minor Wisdom Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Scholarship, which the publication awards to the authors of the best article in its current volume.
Professor Lécia Vicente participated in the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York City between Sept. 23-27 in her capacity as Advisor to the Secretary of State for External Relations of Angola. Read the full story.
Professor Edward Richards presented a paper titled “The Role of New Towns in the Sustainable Development of Coastal Communities Subject to Catastrophic Sea Level Rise and Storm Risk” at the 10th Annual Vermont Law School Environmental Forum on Sept. 21. This is part of his ongoing research on how to facilitate migration from high risk areas such as coastal Louisiana.
Professor Keith Hall served on the Program Committee for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Special Institute on Mineral Title Examination, which was held Sept. 25-27 in Denver.
Professor Nicholas Bryner will be presenting at a symposium on Legal Frameworks for a Green New World at Vermont Law School on Oct. 4.
Professor Christina Sautter presented her article, “The Honeymoon or Transition, “on Sept. 28 at the Corporate and Securities Litigation Workshop held at Boston University School of Law.
Professor Ray Diamond was interviewed Sept. 26 on a nationally broadcast radio program produced by radio station WHUR regarding the constitutional and procedural aspects of the recently declared impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Donald Trump. Listen to the program on the WHUR website.
Professor Ken Levy’s book “Free Will, Responsibility, and Crime: An Introduction” is now available on Amazon, published by Routledge.
Professor Margaret Thomas was interviewed by The Advocate regarding a Denham Springs woman’s proposed class action lawsuit against e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL Labs Inc., which marks the first vaping case in a federal court in Louisiana, mirroring similar cases across the country. Thomas believes vaping cases stand a good chance of success if they follow the path of the cases against tobacco companies decades ago.
Professor Lécia Vicente’s new book chapter “Abuse of Companies Through Choice of Incorporation,” which she co-authored with Professor Martin Gelter from Fordham University School of Law, is forthcoming in Abuse of Companies (Hanne Birkmose, Mette Neville & Karsten Engsig Sørensen, eds.) Wolters Kluwer (2019). In the chapter, the authors discuss the concept of abuse in the context of cross-border firm formations and cross-border mergers. It is now available on SSRN and as a working paper of the European Corporate Governance Institute.
Professor Emerita Lucy Bowers McGough is the subject of a “Louisiana Women” profile by WVLA-TV that highlights her career accomplishments as “a trailblazer for women in the law profession.”
Assistant Professor Nicholas Bryner is quoted by The New York Times in an article about an antitrust inquiry The Justice Department has reportedly opened into the four major automakers that struck a deal with California this year to reduce automobile emissions.
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by the WBRZ-TV Investigative Unit for a story about longtime Livingston Parish Tax Assessor Jeff Taylor, who may have violated state law after he paid his wife at least $124,686 using campaign funds from 2011-2018 for work she performed.
Dean Tom Galligan has become the first holder of the Dodson and Hooks Endowed Chair in Maritime Law, following scholarly review by the LSU Law Center faculty, and recent approval by the Louisiana Board of Regents and LSU Board of Supervisors. The endowed chair was made possible by a generous donation from Richard “Jerry” Dodson (’66) and Kenny Hooks III (’97) of Dodson & Hooks. “I am extremely honored and humbled to be the first holder of the Dodson and Hooks Endowed Chair in Maritime Law,” says Galligan. “I am also most grateful to Jerry Dodson and Kenny Hooks for their incredible generosity to the LSU Law Center in establishing the chair. And I would be remiss if I did not thank my friend, Professor Frank L. Maraist, for encouraging me to teach admiralty so many years ago.”
Professor John Devlin was interviewed by WWL-FM 105.3 regarding a recent ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals finding that Orleans Parish Criminal Court judges can’t jail defendants over their inability to pay court fees and fines. Devlin discusses the decision as well as what it means for defendants, victims and judges.
Professor Lécia Vicente has been appointed a Fellow of the European Law Institute, which will help further her research agenda in comparative regional development.
Professor Christine Corcos edited “The Media Method: Teaching Law With Popular Culture,” which was published in August by Carolina Academic Press. It is available for purchase online.
Professor Keith Hall served as one of two instructors at a two-day seminar on international petroleum transactions during the last week of June in Georgetown, Guyana.
Professor Christina Sautter has entered into a publication agreement with West Academic Publishing to author A Short & Happy Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions.
Professor Christina Sautter has been selected to Chair the Website, Technology, and Communications Committee for the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS).
Professor Christina Sautter served as a discussant during the New Scholars Workshop: “The Next Article” Discussion Group on July 31, 2019 during the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference held in Boca Raton, FL.
Professor Elizabeth Carter delivered the keynote address at the University of Alabama School of Law’s commencement ceremony for its LL.M. programs in Tax and Business Transactions on Aug. 17.
Professor Raymond Diamond’s award winning book, “Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture, and the Constitution” (2003), is quoted in Nikole Hannah-Jones’s essay, “Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true,” which appeared in The New York Times Magazine on August 15, 2019. The essay is part of The 1619 Project, a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.
Professor Christina Sautter presented her work-in-progress, The Honeymoon of Transition, during the Emerging Issues in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Representation panel during The Law and Society Association (LSA) 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on June 6, 2019. She also served as a discussant for the Emerging Issues in Corporate Governance and Compliance panel at LSA on May 31, 2019.
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by the Baton Rouge Business Report for its article “Don’t expect John Paul Funes to get a lengthy prison sentence.”
Professor Ken Levy’s article “Normative Ignorance: A Critical Connection Between the Insanity and Mistake of Law Defenses” was published in the Florida State University Law Review.
Professor Ken Levy’s article “Criminal Responsibility” was published by SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology.
Professor Ken Levy is cited by The New Orleans Advocate for its article “40-plus years later, how could prosecutors prove if 12-year-old Jack Strain committed sexual abuse?”
Professor Robert Lancaster moderated the opening plenary at the 2019 American Association of Law Schools Clinical Conference in San Francisco, California. The plenary was titled “America Polarized: What Drives Us Apart? What Brings Us Together?” and explored the causes of and solutions to the current political divisions in America and how law teachers can effectively engage students across the political spectrum.
Professor Robert Lancaster moderated a discussion group at the New Clinician’s Conference sponsored by the Clinical Legal Education Association.
Professor Christine A. Corcos published “It All Started With ‘Columbo’: Teaching Law With Popular Culture,” 68 Journal of Legal Education 122 (Autumn 2019), as part of the Symposium: Visual Images and Popular Culture in Legal Education, edited by Michael Asimow and Ticien Marie Sassoubre, both of Stanford Law School.
Professor Keith Hall represented LSU at the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators’ annual International Petroleum Summit in Houston, Texas on Texas May 22-23, 2019.
Professor Keith Hall spoke on the subject of Brent crude at an international petroleum scholars workshop on May 24 in Houston.
Professor Keith Hall served on a panel that discussed coastal land loss litigation at the LSU Center for Energy Study’s annual oil and gas symposium.
Dean Tom Galligan spoke at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 78th Annual Meeting and the LJC/LSBA Joint Summer School: “Evolution of the Profession.” Dean Galligan will present “Expanding our Knowledge: Tom on Torts” and will participate in a panel titled “Insurance, Tort, Workers’ Compensation and Admiralty Law.”
Professor Lisa Avalos was selected by the LSU Internationalization Grants Committee for an LSU International Scholar Research/Arts & Performance Grant, which will support her collaborative research on rape crimes in London, England, a proposal titled “She must be lying to us! Rape, Disbelieved Victims, and the Politics of Charging Victims with False Reporting ( England).”
Professor Lécia Vicente published her new chapter, “Defectiveness and Causation in Vaccine Liability Cases: The Jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Court of Justice of the European Union,” which she co-authored with Marco Rizzi from the University of Western Australia Law School.
Professor Bill Corbett accepted an offer to publish his article, “’You’re Fired!’; The Common Law Should Respond With the Refashioned Tort of Abusive Discharge,” in volume 40 of the Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law.
Professor Madalyn Wasilczuk traveled to Myanmar during the summer as a Volunteer Fellow with International Legal Foundation (ILF) to mentor ILF-Myanmar defense attorneys and assist ILF-Myanmar in starting the country’s first specialized juvenile defense division in its defender offices.
Professor Marlene Krousel presented “Growing as a Writer: Judicial Writing Part 3-Structure and Elements of a Well-Written Opinion” at the Louisiana State Bar/Louisiana Judicial College Joint Summer School on June 3 and 5.
Professor Heidi Thompson presented “Growing as a Writer: Judicial Writing Part 1-Style Matters and Growing as a Writer: Judicial Writing Part 2-Impactful Citations” at the Louisiana State Bar/Louisiana Judicial College Joint Summer School on June 3 and 5.
Professor Lisa Avalos is a contributing author to “Raped, Then Jailed: The Risks of Prosecution for Falsely Reporting Sexual Assault,” a Training Bulletin issued by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) in May, 2019.
Professor Missy Lonegrass was recently elected as an Academic Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
In his capacity as president of the organization, Professor Olivier Moréteau gave an opening speech at the Juris Diversitas 6th General Meeting at North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Professor Lisa Avalos presented “Reasonable Expectation of Privacy: Does It Still Exist?” at the Louisiana Judicial College’s Spring Judges Conference on April 11, along with co-presenters David C. Joseph, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana and Judge Brady O’Callaghan, 1st Judicial District Court.
Professor Keith Hall served as a panelist that examined the issue of “Dutch Disease and the Resource Curse” at the International Oil, Gas and Mining Conference on April 10 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Dean Tom Galligan’s article “Deaning Redux—Walking it Back” has been published in the University of Toledo Law Review.
Dean Tom Galligan’s article “The Structure of Torts” has been accepted for publication by the Florida State University Law Review.
Professor Bill Corbett spoke at the Labor & Employment Law Seminar, cosponsored by the LSU Law Center and the LSBA Section of Labor Relations and Employment Law, on April 5 in Baton Rouge on the topic “Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law 2018-19.”
Dean Tom Galligan was honored on April 5 by the Louisiana Bar Foundation as this year’s Distinguished Professor.
Professor Bill Corbett was a panelist at the 2019 Spring Conference of the International Masters of Gaming Law at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans on March 29. The panel addressed “The Intersection of Labor Law and Gaming.”
Professor Lisa Avalos presented a talk titled “Survivor Informed Rape Law: Rewriting Rape Law By Victims, For Victims,” at the Fourth National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference in Washington, D.C., on March 24.
Professor Robert Lancaster moderated the opening plenary at the 2019 American Association of Law Schools Clinical Conference in San Francisco, Calif. The plenary was titled “America Polarized: What Drives Us Apart? What Brings Us Together?” and explored the causes of and solutions to the current political divisions in America and how law teachers can effectively engage students across the political spectrum. Professor Lancaster also moderated a discussion group at the New Clinician’s Conference sponsored by the Clinical Legal Education Association.
Professor Robert Lancaster was a visiting professor at Université Grenoble Alpes Law School (UGA) in Grenoble, France, during the Spring 2019 semester. He taught a course on Comparative Criminal Justice Systems to students from 12 different countries in the Diploma of Legal Studies Program at UGA.
Professor Elizabeth Carter’s article “Rethinking Premarital Agreements: A Collaborative Approach, 46 N.M. L. Rev. 354 (2016) was cited by the Delaware Supreme Court in the case of Silverman v. Silverman, 2019 WL 964060 (2019).
Professor Ed Richards was interviewed by NPR Morning Edition for its story “14-Year Oil Spill In The Gulf Of Mexico Could Go On For Decades.”
Professor Elizabeth Carter presented “Insights on Premarital Agreements: Original Research Data, Trends, and the Provisions That Professional Women Ought to Have” at the New Orleans Association for Women Attorneys’ April Luncheon on April 25.
Professor Raff Donelson’s article “Legal Inconsistencies” was accepted for publication in the Tulsa Law Review.
Professor Raff Donelson was an invited commentator for the Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice symposium at Saint Louis University on March 22.
Professor Christine Corcos presented “Some Representations of Ethnicity, Gender, and Diversity on Law-Related TV Shows in the U.S.” at the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities on March 22 at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.
Professor John Church’s article “Wine Certifications and Geographic Indicators: The Non-Certifying Function of American Viticultural Areas” was published in a monograph by Routledge Press.
Professor Greg Smith is quoted by New Orleans CityBusiness for its article “State bar opinion guides lawyers on technology.”
Professor John Costonis’ article “The BP MDL and Its Aftermath: Whither OPA’s Displacement Jurisprudence?” was published in the 93 Tulane Law Review 511 (2019).
Professor Paul Baier is quoted by The Washington Post for its article “The Daily 202: Trump faces many obstacles if he’s serious about trying to make Republicans ‘the party of health care’.”
Professor Paul Baier is quoted by WWNO for its article “Louisiana Non-Unanimous Jury Case Heads To U.S. Supreme Court.”
Professor Christina Sautter presented her work-in-progress, “The Honeymoon of Transition,” at the BYU Winter Deals Conference in Park City, Utah, on March 8.
Professor Raff Donelson gave the plenary lecture at the South Carolina Society for Philosophy annual meeting on March 8.
Professor Raymond Diamond was a panel discussant of Tanya Katerí Hernández’s “Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination (2018)” at the National Conference of Black Political Scientists Annual Meeting on March 15.
Professor Bill Corbett is quoted by New Orleans CityBusiness for its article “Emphasizing ‘entrepreneurial opportunity,’ NLRB upends Obama-era independent contractor standard.”
Professors John Devlin and Maggie Thomas spoke on a panel with the Honorable Joe Bleich at a joint meeting of the Louisiana Judicial College and the Louisiana Association for Justice on March 15 in New Orleans. Also participating were Judge Wendell Manning and Professor Bill Corbett.
Professor Raymond Diamond was a panelist for the panel “Growing a Pipeline for Lawyers of Color” as part of the symposium symposium titled “Reunite, Reunion, and Reflect – Celebrating 50 Years of Black Alumni Achievement” on Feb. 9 at Tulane Law School.
Professor Raymond Diamond was a moderator for the panel “Call to Action: National Movement of Criminal Justice Reform” as part of the symposium titled “Criminal Justice reform – Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Louisiana State University Law Clinics,” sponsored by the Pugh Institute for Justice and the Louisiana Law Review, on Feb. 1 at the LSU Law Center.
Professor Raymond Diamond was a moderator for the panel “Call to Action: National Movement of Criminal Justice Reform” as part of the symposium titled “Criminal Justice reform – Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Louisiana State University Law Clinics,” sponsored by the Pugh Institute for Justice and the Louisiana Law Review, on Feb. 1 at the LSU Law Center.
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Why Louisiana’s public intimidation law could mean release sooner for some in jail.”
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by KATC for its story “Law professor weighs in on arrest of mom who posted video of school fight.”
Professor Raymond Diamond is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Louisiana’s ‘stand your ground’ law used to successfully defend Ascension teen in murder trial.”
Professor Paul Baier is quoted by The Daily Advertiser for its article “Legal experts want review of Supreme Court’s ruling on Louisiana abortion law.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Why death penalty prosecution is murky in case of Dakota Theriot, accused of killing 5.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by Millennial Politics for its article “Democrats Unite! A War On Five Fronts.”
Professor Raymond Diamond participated on a panel discussion titled “Judicial Supremacy” at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools on Jan. 6
Professor Christina Sautter co-authored Mergers and Acquisitions Law, a hornbook published by West Academic Publishing.
Professor Christina Sautter was elected to the board of directors of Louisiana Appleseed. Louisiana Appleseed is a nonprofit that works closely with direct legal services, government agencies, and other nonprofits to identify and solve Louisiana’s most challenging legal problems.
Professor Paul Baier presented “One Hundred and One Years of Incitement” (Holmes’s Abrams and Toledo New Bee dissents) at the Constitutional Law Section program of the AALS annual meeting in New Orleans on Jan. 6.
Professor Paul Baier presented “The Frankfurter-Wiener Letters,” Ch. XX of his biography of Frederick Bernays Wiener, to the Federalist Society Faculty Conference at the 2019 annual AALS meeting in New Orleans on Jan. 3
Professor Christina Sautter moderated the AALS Section on Transactional Law & Skills’ program, “Transactional Law and Finance: Challenges and Opportunities for Teaching and Research” at the AALS 2019 Annual Meeting on January 4, 2019 in New Orleans. Professor Sautter also just completed her tenure as the 2018 Chair of the AALS Section on Transactional Law & Skills.
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by KATC for its story “The List: Were promises kept?”
Professor Olivier Moréteau published a book titled “Comparative Legal History” as principal editor with Aniceto Masferrer and Kjell Å Modéer, in the “Research Handbooks in Comparative Law” book series, edited by Francesco Parisi and Tom Ginsburgh, and published by Edward Elgar.
Professor Bill Corbett is quoted by The Times Picayune | NOLA.com for its article “‘Pay secrecy’ policies at work should be banned, John Bel Edwards says.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by Millennial Politics for its article “Indicted, Imprisoned, or Beheaded: 7 Criminal World Leaders.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Lie detector test noted in Baton Rouge officer’s appeal of firing was first of kind in years.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Times Picayune | NOLA.com for its article “How do Louisiana self-defense laws apply in fatal shooting involving LSU players?”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by Millennial Politics for its article “The “Detrumpification” of America.”
Professor John Devlin is quoted by Watchdog.org for its article “Amendment to protect homeowners from steep tax hikes could be vulnerable to legal challenge.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by the Advocate for its article “District Attorney shares list with defense attorneys of 30 cops with questioned credibility.”
Professor Olivier Moréteau’s paper “The Words of Comparative Law” will be published in a special issue of the Journal of International and Comparative Law.
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by Millennial Politics for its article “A Faustian Deal: Trumpism Is Reaganism.”
Professor Robert Lancaster participated on a panel discussion titled “The Minority Majority: The Political Power of Underrepresented Groups” as part of LSU’s Presidential Symposium “Behind the Ballot” on Oct. 29.
Professor Raymond Diamond participated on a panel discussion titled “The Long and Winding Road: History of Voting Rights” as part of LSU’s Presidential Symposium “Behind the Ballot” on Oct. 29.
Professor Olivier Moréteau gave a keynote address at the comparative law event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Notre Dame University Law Program in London on Oct. 22.
Professor Olivier Moréteau discussed tort law as a tool to protect the environment at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, on Oct. 23.
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by Millennial Politics for its article “The GOP’s Politics of Projection.”
Professor Robert Lancaster is quoted by Louisiana Weekly for its article “Hearings shine spotlight on roadblocks to voting in Louisiana.”
Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic “Ethical Landmines for Landmen and Lawyers Who Work as or Hire Landmen” at an annual conference of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 17
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by Millennial Politics for its article “Judgment Day: The Dangers of Mitch McConnell.”
Professor Robert Lancaster testified before the United States Commission on Civil Rights on Oct. 12 on “Barriers to Voting” in Louisiana [PDF] . Lancaster is Chair of the Louisiana State Advisory Committee to the Commission.
Professor Christine Corcos provided “Law and Pop Culture,” the introductory presentation for the conference Propriété intellectuelle et Pop culture: nouveaux enjeux, nouveaux défis? (Intellectual property and popular culture: New Issues, New Challenges?) on Oct. 9 in Strasbourg, France. The Center for International Intellectual Property Studies sponsored the conference.
Professor John Church spoke on the subject of Wine Law at the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents on Oct. 6.
Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic of “Implied Covenants in Oil & Gas Leases” at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Annual Oil & Gas Short Course on Oct. 8 in Houston.
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by the Advocate for its article “After conviction of Brian Pope, question remains: Who is the Lafayette city marshal?”
Professor Keith Hall co-presented “Crude Oil Marketing and Sales” at the International Oil & Gas Contracts Course in Houston on Oct. 1.
Professor Paul Baier presented “Smashing the Silver Platter Doctrine,” which is Chapter XXVII of his legal bio of Frederick Bernays Wiener, at the ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute in Washington, D.C.
Professor Keith Hall presented “Frack Quakes? Facts and Law Relating to Induced Seismicity, Injection Disposal, and Fracking” in at a conference of the Texas Bar Association’s Advanced Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Conference on Sept. 20 in Houston.
Professor Raff Donelson presented his paper “Moral Stability and Pragmatism” at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, on Sept. 17.
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by WBRZ for its story “Legal experts demand emergency suspension of law license for attorney trying to trade sex for work.”
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by KLSA for its story “Prior charge against alleged FB Live killer dismissed.”
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by WBRZ for its story “INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Despite felony conviction, councilman still in office and getting paid.”
Professor Raff Donelson presented his paper “Moral Stability and Pragmatism” at Ohio State University.
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by WBRZ for its story “Prosecutors: State Police conclude investigation into WBRSO Deputy.”
Professor Nicholas Bryner co-wrote an op-ed in The Conversation titled “Trump administration and California on collision course over vehicle emissions rules.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by Greater Baton Rouge Business Report for its article “Why is Thinkstream founder Barry Bellue facing a lesser charge?”
Professor Lécia Vicente’s article “The Hohfeldian Concept of Share in Limited Liability Companies: A View from the Common and Civil Law Traditions” was published in the Tulane European and Civil Law Forum.
Professor Lisa Avalos’s article “The Chilling Effect: the Politics of Charging Rape Complainants With False Reporting” was published in Vol. 83 of the “Brooklyn Law Review.”
Professor Raymond Diamond participated on a panel discussion titled “Police Use of Lethal Force” at the Southeast Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting on Aug. 9.
Professor Raymond Diamond moderated a panel discussion titled “Supreme Court and Legislative Update: Individual Rights” at the Southeast Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting on Aug. 6.
Professor Raff Donelson participated in the “Philosophical Reflections on the Rule of Law” panel at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools conference.
Professor Christina Sautter presented her work-in-progress, “The Honeymoon of Transition,” as part of the Corporate Governance Discussion Group at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools conference.
Professor Bill Corbett was a panelist at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Aug 7. The panel topic was “U.S. Supreme Court & Legislative Update: Corporate, Labor, Civil Procedure, Administrative and Regulatory Issues.”
Professor Keith Hall recently became Editor-in-Chief of the Institute for Energy Law’s Oil & Gas E-Report.
Professor Keith Hall recently became a member of the Special Institutes Committee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
Professor Elizabeth Carter accepted an invitation to write a commentary for the forthcoming book “Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Trusts & Estates Opinions” (Cambridge University Press).
Professor Elizabeth Carter will be teaching Gift & Estate Tax for the University of Alabama’s LL.M. program in Taxation. It is her fourth year teaching the course.
Professor Elizabeth Carter wrote the introduction to Volume 78 of the Louisiana Law Review dedicated to her mentor and former LSU Professor A.N. Yiannopoulos.
Professor Greg Smith spoke on “Legal Ethics: Some of This and Some of That”, at a June 28 meeting of Houston Bar Association’s Section on Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law.
Professor Ed Richards is quoted by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report for its article “How will business be impacted if Obamacare goes away?”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Olin Berthelot has 3 options to resolve bribery charge following acquittal of Kenny Matassa.”
Professor Ken Levy wrote an op-ed for CounterPunch titled “The McConnell Rule: Nasty, Brutish, and Unconstitutional.”
Professor Ken Levy wrote an op-ed for The Hill titled “The ‘McConnell Rule’ is law, and Senate Democrats should sue to enforce it.”
Professor Bill Corbett is quoted by The Times Picayune | NOLA.com for its article “After discrimination complaint, WWOZ restricts employee disclosures, public commentary.”
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by WBRZ for its story “DEMCO executive resigns after Nakamoto report.”
Professor Michael Malinowski is quoted by McClatchy for its article “DNA testing is like the ‘Wild West’; should it be more tightly regulated?.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by the ABA Journal for its article “Proposed Florida law resurrects the debate around the legal duty to help someone in distress.”
Professor Robert Lancaster was a panelist in the “Navigating the Clinical Teaching Market Workshop” at the AALS Clincal Legal Education Conference in Chicago in May. The workshop supports clinical teaching fellows who seek to fulfill a career in clinical legal education.
Professor Margaret Thomas is quoted by the Associated Press for its article “Judge: Return Chinese Drywall Lawsuits To Original States.”
Professor Elizabeth Carter attended the International Society of Family Law North American Regional Conference on April 28 at the University of Minnesota School of Law, where she was on a panel on Private Ordering and premarital agreements.
Chancellor Emeritus and Professor John Costonis was awarded the 2018 H.M. “Hub” Cotton Award winner for Faculty Excellence on May 2. The award “recognizes a faculty member with a distinguished record of teaching, research, administration, public service and other outstanding contributions to Louisiana State University.”
Professor Bill Corbett spoke at the Employers Counsel Network national conference on April 26. His topic was “’May I Express Enjoyment of My Pastry?’ Ruminations on Legal Protection of Employee Autonomy.”
Professor Raff Donelson presented his paper “Moral Stability and Pragmatism” at Loyola University of New Orleans Department of Philosophy on April 25.
Professor Raff Donelson presented his paper “Who are the Punishers?” at Mississippi College School of Law on April 20.
Professor Raff Donelson‘s essay “Three Problems with Metaethical Internalism” was published in the Southwest Philosophy Review.
Professor Michael Malinowski’s article “Biting the Hands that Feed the Alligators: A Case Study in Morbid Obesity Extremes, End-of-Life Care, and Prohibitions on Harming and Accelerating the End of Life” was published by The American Journal of Law and Medicine, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal and the nation’s top health law journal.
Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic “Oil & Gas Leases 101” at the Florida Parishes Forestry Forum in Hammond on April 6.
Professor Ken Levy’s letter to the editor “Scalise dubious choice as commencement speaker” was published by The Advocate.
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by WBRZ for its story “Formal complaint to state calls EBR COA ‘organized crime operation.'”
Professor Philip Hackney’s article “Prop Up the Heavenly Chorus? Labor Unions, Tax Policy, and Political Voice Equality” was published in the St. John’s Law Review.
Professor Elizabeth Carter wrote the textbook “Louisiana Family Law in Comparative Perspective,” published by Carolina Academic Press.
Professor Paul Baier wrote an editorial for The Hill titled “I battled Trump’s judicial nominee in court — I can’t recommend him enough.”
Professor Ken Levy wrote an op-ed for Commons Dreams titled “The (Current) Gun-Control Debate Is Not Really About Gun Control.”
Professor Elizabeth Carter is quoted by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report for its article “Disputed will in Council on Aging scandal settled, but controversy continues.”
Professor Bill Corbett presented a CLE talk on Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law to the Labor and Employment Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association on March 8 at the NOBA Office. The presentation was at the invitation of Jennifer Kogos (Jones Walker), the Committee Chair.
Professor Ken Levy’s article “God, Heaven, and Evil: A Renewed Defense of Atheism” was published in Skeptic Magazine.
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Experts question mother’s arrest in crash that killed baby; off-duty cop going 94 mph remains on paid leave.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate for its article “What happens after not guilty by reason of insanity plea? Story behind an accused Baton Rouge cop shooter.”
Professor Robert Lancaster was a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Grenoble-Alpes Law School in Grenoble, France, for the Spring 2018 semester. Lancaster presented a workshop series on clinical legal education to the faculty and a lecture series to students on the criminal justice and prison system in the United States.
Professor Ed Richards is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry sues Army Corps over land losses.”
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by ProPublica for its article “As Conservative Group Grows In Influence, Financial Dealings Enrich Its Leaders.”
Professor Christina Sautter was elected Chair of the Transactional Law & Skills Section of The Association of American Law Schools for 2018.
Professor Paul Baier is cited by The Advocate for its article “How far do free speech rights go in Baton Rouge meetings? Vermilion parish outcry raises question.”
Professor Elizabeth Carter is cited by Bloomberg Law for its article “Should Bitcoin Investors Become ‘Traders’ for Tax Purposes?”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Times Picayune | Nola.com for its article “In Joe McKnight killing, jurors will face questions of self-defense, race and rage.”
Professor Ray Lamonica is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Attorneys for Alton Sterling family hope subpoena for documents will “press forward” case; experts doubt impact.”
Professor Philip Hackney named a Top 100 Must-Follow Tax Twitter Accounts For 2018 by Forbes.
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by the Washington Post for its article “Cheap Amazon shipping leaves the Postal Service ‘dumber and poorer,’ Trump says.”
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by the Washington Post for its article “IRS says many who prepaid property taxes may still face cap on deductions.”
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report for its article “Will donations to Louisiana charities and nonprofits drop under new tax plan?.”
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by The Atlantic for its article “Republicans Exact Their Revenge Through a Tax Bill.”
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report for its article “LSU season ticket donations likely to take a hit by GOP tax bill passed today.”
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by the Washington Post for its article “Fallout from allegations of tea party targeting hamper IRS oversight of nonprofits”
Professor Ken Levy wrote an op-ed for CounterPunch titled “Apparently, Child Rapists Deserve the Death Penalty, But a Child Molester Deserves a U.S. Senate Seat.”
Professor Robert Lancaster chaired the public hearing of the Louisiana State Advisory Committee of the United States Commission on Civil Rights on Dec. 6, exploring barriers to voting in Louisiana. This hearing is the second in a series soliciting information from the public, community organizations, and public officials relating to current issues in access to voting and potential changes to expand the franchise to under-represented populations. The Louisiana State Advisory Committee will compile its findings in a report that will be submitted to the United States Commission on Civil Rights in the Spring.
Professor Elizabeth Carter was interviewed by WBRZ for its story “Embattled Council on Aging Director’s mom finally recuses herself from controversial case.”
Professor Chris Tyson presented “Land Use and the Sharing Economy” at the Smart Growth Summit put on by the Center for Planning Excellence in Baton Rouge on Nov. 7.
Professor Ken Levy wrote an op-ed for CounterPunch titled “Why We Need to Take Animal Cruelty Much More Seriously.”
Professor Raff Donelson won the President’s Prize for a paper he presented at the Southwestern Philosophical Society annual conference at Baylor University.
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report for its article “LSU AD says House GOP tax plan could be ‘disastrous’ for college sports.”
Professor Ed Richards is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Tangipahoa residents’ lawsuit over I-12’s role in flooding dealt blow by Louisiana’s top court.”
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by Washington Examiner for its article “House bill would lessen incentives for charitable giving.”
Dean Tom Galligan named to panel to review the Baton Rouge plan of government.
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by Think Progess for its article “The new GOP tax reform bill would politicize churches.”
Professor John Church is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Jefferson Parish considering suing drug companies over opioid epidemic.”
Professor Paul Baier’s editorial “Casper … The Ghost Frog” was published online in the Farm Journal’s agweb.
Professor Philip Hackney’s article “The IRS targeting scandal was fake, but IRS budget woes are a real problem” was published by the Los Angeles Times.
Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic “International Petroleum Exploration Agreements” at a symposium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that was sponsored by a civil law foundation on Oct. 10 and participated in a panel discussion of “Contracts for Production and Sale of Petroleum” at St. Joseph’s University Law School in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 12.
Professor Ray Diamond was a panelist for the “What is the Scope of the Second Amendment?” discussion at the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Symposium titled “What to Do About Gun Violence” on Oct. 13.
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate for its article “LSU fraternity pledge Maxwell Gruver case: Hazing statute rarely used, criticized by some as vague, unclear.”
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by the Washington Post for its article “Charity’s promised back pay to Roy Moore was not reported to IRS as income.”
Professor Margaret Thomas is quoted by The Daily Reveille for its article “Opinion: Sen. Kennedy should approve the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s arbitration rule.”
Professor Melissa Lonegrass’ letter “Landry should support consumers, not Wall Street” was published by The Advocate.
Professor John Devlin was interviewed by WBRZ for its story “Iberville Parish set to discuss new law protecting American flag.”
Professor Elizabeth Carter presented “Rethinking Premarital Agreements: A Collaborative Approach” to the West Virginia University College of Law faculty on Oct. 2 in Morgantown, W.V.
Professor Robert Lancaster and Keith Nordyke spoke with WRKF on Juvenile Life Without Parole issues in Louisiana.
Professor Philip Hackney’s article “Charity galas can waste money. And the IRS doesn’t always notice when they do” was published by the Washington Post.
Professor Christine Corcos presented a paper, “I Am the Master”: Some Popular Culture Images of AI In Humanity’s Legal Regime, at “Rise of the Automatons,” the Savannah Law School Annual Colloquium, Sept. 14-17, 2017, in Savannah, Ga.
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Bayou Brief for its article “Conrad the Appellate.”
Professor Philip Hackney wrote an article for The Conversation titled “Let them eat caviar: When charity galas waste money.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by Pew Charitable Trusts for its article “Why It’s Hard to Punish ‘Bad Samaritans’.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Daily Advertiser for its article “Searches to resume this weekend for Daisy Lynn Landry.”
Professor Elizabeth Carter presented “Divorce and Bankruptcy Intersection: if it’s a real divorce, who owns what property and who decides that issue?” at the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees Conference on Sept. 14 in New Orleans.
Professor Elizabeth Carter is quoted by the Advocate for its article “Southern law professor raises eyebrows by naming herself attorney in wills; legal experts differ on ethics of practice.”
Professor Alain Levasseur received the Louisiana State Bar Association’s John Hernandez II Francophone Section Award for his lifetime of work promoting civil law both in Louisiana and internationally.
Professor Christine Corcos is quoted by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report for its article “LSU wades into constitutional question over fringe groups.”
Professor Ed Richards is quoted by the Washington Post for its article “Cost of cleaning up Harvey will bring new test of governance for Trump and GOP.”
Professor Ed Richards is quoted by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report for its article “How Hurricane Harvey could shape the National Flood Insurance Program debate.”
Professor Chris Tyson wrote an editorial for the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report titled “A Teachable Moment: The Challenge of Equity in Baton Rouge.”
Professor Ed Richards is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Lawsuits target I-12 median wall, embankment in flooding but getting state to pay is no sure bet.”
Professor Elizabeth Carter’s letter “Behavior of Dorothy Jackson appalling in Plummer case” was published by The Advocate.
Professor Christine Corcos was invited to co-chair the LSU University Council on Gender Equity (UCGE) with the School of Veterinary Medicine professor Mandi Lopez for the 2017-18 academic year.
Professor Ken Levy wrote an editorial for Truthout titled “The Right Doesn’t Oppose Affirmative Action — for Themselves.”
Professor Christine Corcos wrote two essays — one on Judgment at Nuremberg’s Judge Ernst Janning and Judge Dan Haywood, and one on Miracle on 34th Street’s Judge Henry X. Harper — for the “ABA Journal Law and Popular Culture” August 2017 issue’s feature on favorite film and TV judges.
Professor Christine Corcos moderated the discussion group on Law and Humanities in the New Law School Reality on Aug. 5 at SEALS 2017 in Boca Raton, Fla. Issues covered included how law and humanities fits in the new legal education framework, its importance in furthering the goals of legal education, and methods and approaches to the topic.
Professor Chris Tyson wrote an editorial for the Bayou Brief titled “Baton Rouge’s Racial Divide and the Double Standard of Political Language.”
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by WBRZ for its story “Despite this video of prominent attorney’s DWI arrest, prosecutor throws out charges.”
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by Think Progress for its article “Republicans are using an obscure bill to quietly erode the separation of church and state.”
Professor Ken Levy wrote an editorial for Common Dreams titled “Yes, Crimes Were Committed: Why Jared’s in big trouble. And Trump and Junior, too.”
Professor Ken Levy’s letter “Kennedy should oppose Bush nomination” was published by The Advocate.
Professor Christine Corcos’ article “The Scrying Game: The First Amendment, the Rise of Spiritualism, and State Prohibition and Regulation of the Crafty Sciences, 1848-1944” was published in the Whittier Law Review.
Professor Christine Corcos has published “More Human Than Human: How Some Science Fiction Presents AI’s Claims to the Right To Life and Self-Determination,” in Issue 3 of the Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. She presented a version of the paper on June 3, 2016, in New Orleans, at a session of the Law and Society Meeting.
Professor Christine Corcos served as Chair of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Selection Committee for 2016-17.
Professor Ken Levy’s recent op-ed on Counterpunch, “Sorry, But It’s Entirely the Right’s Fault,” has been posted on Bill Moyers’ website.
Professor Ray Diamond was a panelist for the “Constitutional and Statutory Distinctions Between Concealed Carry and Open Carry” discussion at the Arkansas Bar Association’s annual meeting on June 16.
Professor Ken Levy wrote an editorial for Counterpunch titled “Sorry, But It’s Entirely the Right’s Fault.”
Professor Ray Diamond was a panelist for the “12 Angry Men – Should Peremptory Challenges Be Abolished?” discussion at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s annual meeting on June 9.
Professor Ed Richards was interviewed by WAFB for its story “Kennedy bill aims to renew National Flood Insurance Program for 6 years.”
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by the Washington Post for its article “Charity doubles as a profit stream at the Daily Caller News Foundation.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Alton Sterling shooting: Key questions to answer as AG weighs charges against officers.”
Professor Elizabeth Carter is quoted by Louisiana Record for its article “Director of East Baton Rouge Council on Aging accuses family of former client of defamation.”
Professor Philip Hackney wrote an article for The Conversation titled “Trump says the IRS regulates churches too much. Here’s why he’s wrong.”
Professor Ken Levy wrote an editorial for Alternet titled “Why—and How—Is Trump’s Base Still Loyal to a Guy Who Is a Proven Disaster?”
Professor Ken Levy wrote an editorial for Counterpunch titled “Why – How – Do They Still Love Trump?”
Professor Bill Corbett is quoted by The Times Picayune | Nola.com for its article “No human drivers required with autonomous vehicles, bill proposes.”
Professors Ken Levy and Scott Sullivan are quoted by Louisiana Record for its article “Former district attorney accused of sexual extortion sued by alleged victim’s mother.”
Professor Elizabeth Carter is quoted by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report for its article “Who knew what and when? Barrow letter to state AG calls into question Council on Aging’s explanation for possibly violating election laws.”
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by WBRZ for its story “Council on aging director’s mom, a judge, assigned daughter’s defamation lawsuit.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Baton Rouge Council on Aging director’s court case assigned to her mother; recusal expected.”
Professor Ken Levy wrote an editorial for Counterpunch titled “Why the Right is Morally Wrong.”
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by WBRZ for its story “Council on Aging director suing elderly woman’s family for talking about her.”
Professor Elizabeth Carter is quoted by the Advocate for its article “Council on Aging director sues family of deceased client; legal expert says her case is on shaky ground.”
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by Bloomberg for its article “Trump Easing of Church Politics Ban Won’t Mean Sea Change.”
Professor Ray Diamond was a panelist for the “Judging while Black” discussion at the 19th Annual Louisiana Judicial Council Annual Meeting and Continuing Legal Education Seminar on March 4.
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by The Forward for its article “Will synagogues bicker more now that Trump’s urging clergy to talk politics?”
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by WWL radio for its story “What could happen with the Justice Department and Alton Sterling case?”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Times Picayune | Nola.com for its article “Stun guns are legal again in New Orleans after ban is repealed.”
Professor Elizabeth Carter is quoted by the Baton Rouge Business Report for its article “COA board member on leave from role at Southern University Law Center.”
Professor Jeff Brooks wrote this year’s case and judged the White & Case International Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C.
Professor Ray Diamond delivered the talk “Exercising Diversity: Brown v. Board – Its Development and Implementation” at the 22nd Annual Federal Courthouse African American History Month Program on Feb. 23.
Professor Ed Richards was interviewed by WWNO for its story “Lawsuits Allege Interstate 12 Exacerbated August Floods.”
Professor Elizabeth Carter is quoted by the Baton Rouge Business Report for its article “Legislative auditor wraps up one investigation into the Council on Aging, may start another.”
Professor Ray Diamond was a panelist for the “The Rule of Law and Executive Power Under the Trump Presidency” discussion at Southern University Law Center on Feb. 13.
Professor Ken Levy wrote an editorial for The Hill titled “Judge Gorsuch’s strict ‘originalism’ puts justice itself at stake.”
Professor Ken Levy wrote an editorial for CounterPunch titled “The Right’s Selective Enforcement of Criminal Law.”
Professor Philip Hackney was interviewed by NPR’s Morning Edition for its story “Activists Plan ‘Tax Day’ Marches Calling For Release Of Trump’s Taxes.”
Professor Philip Hackney co-authored an article for The Conversation with the Ohio State University’s Brian Mittendorf titled “Donor-advised funds: Charities with benefits.”
Professor Elizabeth Carter is quoted by The Advocate for its article “A ‘human’ not ‘race issue,’ family at center of Baton Rouge Council on Aging controversy says.”
Professor Philip Hackney gave the Norman A. Sugarman Lecture in Nonprofit Law at Case Western Reserve on March 23.
Professor Ed Richards is quoted by Climate Central for its article “Communities Retreat as Oceans Swell, Coasts Erode.”
Professor Ed Richards is quoted by Climate Wire for its article “Warming means people will have to move. The question is how.”
Professor Ken Levy wrote an editorial for the New York Times on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings titled “The Problems With Originalism.”
Professor Jeff Brooks was interviewed by the Supreme Court of Mexico’s Judicial Channel about the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and the importance of international law.
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by the Los Angeles Times for its article “Georgia nonprofit says it unwittingly gave $25,000 to white nationalist Richard Spencer.”
Professor Ed Richards is quoted by The Times Picayune | Nola.com for its article “Here’s how engineers are trying to hack climate change.”
Professor Michael Coenen’s article “More Restrictive Alternatives” has been accepted for publication by the North Carolina Law Review.
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by the Los Angeles Times for its article “IRS strips tax-exempt status from Richard Spencer’s white nationalist nonprofit.”
Professor Christina Sautter has been named chair-elect of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Transactional Law and Skills.
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Wall Street Journal for its article “Can someone be tried for trying to harm a mannequin? Las Vegas is finding out.”
Professor Melissa Lonegrass is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Uproar after landlord urges tenants to oppose New Orleans rental registry, or else face higher rent.”
Professor Edward Richards was interviewed by Fox 8 for its story “LSU professor argues Louisiana’s coastal plans will not protect residents from hurricanes.”
Professor Ken Levy wrote an editorial for Counterpunch titled “Our Nietzschean Struggle.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate for its article “How law enforcement handles accidental shootings involving children varies across Louisiana.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Louisiana among states without gun owner responsibility law.”
Professor Scott Sullivan wrote an article for Just Security titled “Do-Overs and Judicial Legitimacy: Thoughts as We Await the New Immigration Executive Order.”
Professor Ken Levy wrote an article for The Satirist titled “Four Weeks into Hillary’s Presidency.”
Professor Christine Corcos has been named chair of the Association of American Law Schools Advisory Committee on Law and Film. She succeeds Professor Michael Olivas of the University of Houston Law Center, the Committee’s founding chair.
Professor Ken Levy wrote an editorial for Truth-Out.org titled “The Real Problem With the USDA.”
Professor Scott Sullivan wrote an article for Just Security titled “The Draft Order on Multilateral Treaties and the Trump Administration’s Failure to Understand the Human Rights of National Security.”
Professor Philip Hackney co-authored an article for The Conversation with the Ohio State University’s Brian Mittendorf titled “Trump’s vow to ‘destroy’ Johnson Amendment could wreak havoc on charitable world.”
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by ESPN for its article “Joe McKnight shooter charged with second-degree murder.”
Professor Ken Levy wrote an editorial for Counterpunch titled “A Psychological Divide: Irrationality, Psychopathy and Trump’s Cult.”
Professor Lauren Aronson was interviewed by NBC33 for its story “LSU Immigration Law expert discusses travel ban.”
Professor Lauren Aronson discussed President Donald Trump’s Executive Order travel ban on LPB’s “The State We’re In.”
Professor Philip Hackney presented “Subsidizing the Heavenly Chorus: Labor Unions and Tax Exemption” at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.
Professor Maggie Thomas’ article “Parens Patriae and the States’ Historic Police Powers” was published in the Fall 2016 volume of the SMU Law Review (69 SMU L. Rev. 759).
Professor Christine Corcos gave a talk on the history and meaning of the movie “Anatomy of a Murder” at the AALS 2017 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, as part of the AALS Law and Film series. The series is part of an AALS annual tradition presenting two films at each meeting, a scripted film and a documentary, chosen for their cinematic and legal importance and which show the connection between law and film.
Professor Ed Richards was interviewed by Forbes for its article “Even If It Fails, Lawsuit Accusing Coca-Cola Of Consumer Deception Could Yield Benefits For Health Advocates.”
Professor Christina Sautter’s article “Auction Theory and Standstills: Dealing with Friends and Foes in a Sale of Corporate Control” was cited by the Delaware Court of Chancery in Merion Capital L.P. v. Lender Processing Services, Inc.
Professor Elizabeth Carter’s article “Taxation for Virtual Currency” is featured in Bloomberg BNA’s Tax Planning International Review.
Professor Philip Hackney was interviewed by NPR for its article “Ethics Expert: Trump’s Efforts To Address Conflicts Are ‘Baby Steps.'”
Professor Keith Hall co-authored (with Hannah J. Wiseman) the book “Hydraulic Fracturing: A Guide to Environmental and Real Property Issues,” which was recently published by the American Bar Association.
Professor Elizabeth Carter’s article “Rethinking Premarital Agreements: A Collaborative Approach” has been identified as one of the best works of recent scholarship relating to Family Law, in a review published in Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots).
Professor Philip Hackney co-authored an article for The Conversation with Ohio State University’s Brian Mittendorf titled “What Trump Foundation’s ‘Self-Dealing’ Disclosure Means for a Conflicted President-Elect.”
Professor Ken Levy wrote an editorial for the Times Picayune | Nola.com titled “Joe McKnight, Ronald Gasser, and the law of self-defense in Louisiana.”
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by the Associated Press for its article “Ronald Gasser jailed on manslaughter charge in shooting of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight.”
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by the Times Picayune | Nola.com for its article “Experts: Why Joe McKnight’s shooter Ronald Gasser arrested on manslaughter, not murder.”
Professor Ray Diamond delivered the talk “The Second Amendment in Historical & Current Significance” and was a panelist for the “The Evolution of Constitutional Rights” discussion at the Filson Historical Society’s Conference on The People’s Constitution: Our 18th Century Constitution in Modern Context on Nov. 5.
Professor Ray Diamond was a discussant of Mitchell F. Crusto’s “Involuntary Heroes: Hurricane Katrina’s Impact on Civil Liberties” at the 13th Annual Louisiana Book Festival on Oct. 29.
Professor Ray Diamond was a presenter of “Introduction to Legal Reasoning for Non-Lawyers” at the “By Any Other’s Name: A Conference on Law, Authorship and Appropriation” conference at LSU on Oct. 29.
Professor Keith Hall is part of an interdisciplinary team of LSU scholars that has been awarded a $1.3 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the legal, technical, and economic feasibility of commercial scale use of carbon capture and storage technology. This technology is used to capture and remove carbon dioxide from industrial emissions, and then permanently store it underground, thereby preventing it from entering the atmosphere.
Professor Philip Hackney was interviewed by the Washington Post for its article “The financial secrecy behind white-nationalist group.”
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by the Advocate for its article “Grand jury hearing into bribery allegations against Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa called off Tuesday.”
Professor Ken Levy was interviewed by the Louisiana Record for its article “Federal lawsuit in wrongful conviction case advances.”
Professor Philip Hackney was interviewed by Politico for its article “Hacked memo offers an angry glimpse inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.'”
Professor Bill Corbett presented his paper “Mike Zimmer, McDonnell Douglas and ‘A Gift that Keeps Giving'” at the 2016 Employment & Labor Law Scholars’ Forum hosted by the Seton Hall University School of Law. This year the annual forum was dedicated to the memory of Professor Michael J. Zimmer, a renowned employment law scholar who served on the law faculties of Seton Hall and Loyola Chicago who passed away in 2015. Zimmer and Corbett were coauthors and collaborators.
Professor Keith Hall spoke on “Common Interests Created in Oil and Gas” and “Implied Covenants in Oil and Gas Leases”at the 34th annual Oil & Gas Short Course in Houston.
Professor Greg Smith was interviewed by WWL-TV for its story “Edward’s Lawyer’s Old Firm Gets Coastal Lawsuit Deal.”
Professor Robert Lancaster participated in a panel discussion titled “Re-Examining the In-House Clinical Model in an Era of Innovation and Expansion of Alternative Clinical Opportunities” at the sixth annual Southern Clinical Teaching Conference in Charlotte, N.C. The discussion explored the question of what makes in-house clinics a key form or clinical legal education and the ways in which they contribute to student learning and development.
Professor Christina Sautter’s book chapter, “Tender Offers and Disclosure: The History and Future of the Williams Act,” was published in the Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions (Claire Hill & Steven Davidoff Solomon, eds., Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.) (2016).
Professor Philip Hackney was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA for its article “IRS Should Probe Exxon-Conservative Group Ties: Watchdogs.”
Professor Philip Hackney co-authored an article for The Conversation with Ohio State University’s Brian Mittendorf titled “What the Trump Foundation Controversies Reveal about the Candidate and His Business Acumen.”
Professor Christine Corcos wrote the chapter on the United States in “A Transnational Study of Law and Justice on TV” (Peter Robson and Jennifer Schulz, eds., Hart Publishing, 2016). Read more about the book here.
Professor Philip Hackney was interviewed by Slate’s The Gist for its podcast “How Bad Is the Trump Tax Leak?” Listen to the interview here.
Professor Ray Diamond delivered the talk “The 13th Amendment, Badges of Slavery, and the Problem of Policing in the Black Community” and was a panelist for the “Slavery Then and Now: An Eternal Human Rights Problem” discussion at the Conference on Human Rights in the 21st Century at the University of Sasketchewan on Oct. 1.
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by The Daily Beast for its article “Eric Trump ‘Charity’ Spent $880K at Family-Owned Golf Resorts.” Read the article here.
Professor Ray Diamond was a discussant on “Justice Scalia and the Ground of the Law” during the Constitution Day Program of the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society and the Eric Vogelin Institute of Louisiana State University on Sept. 15.
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by The Advocate for its article “State: Online Travel Agencies Owe Nearly $23 Million in Unpaid Taxes.” Read the article here.
Professor Edward Richards is quoted by The Times Picayune | Nola.com for its article “Louisiana Flood of 2016 made worse by growth-focused policies.” Read the article here.
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by the Wall Street Journal for its article “Trump Campaign Details Tax Paid After Foundation’s Political Gift.” Read the article here.
Professor Edward Richards is cited by The New York Times for its column “How Growth-Focused Politics Helped Build Vulnerability in Louisiana’s Flood Zones.” Read the column here.
Professor Ray Diamond was a panelist for the “Politics of Criminal Justice” discussion at the Southeast Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting on Aug. 7.
Professor Ray Diamond was a panelist for the “Boundaries of the ‘Right to Bear Arms” discussion at the Southeast Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting on Aug. 6.
Professor Elizabeth Carter is quoted by The Louisiana Record for its article “Benson Family Feud over Sports Teams Will Move to the Courtroom.” Read the article here.
Professor Paul Baier is quoted by The Advocate for its article “Gonzales Law Creating a City Council District for Black Candidates Under Fire for First Time in 24 Years.” Read the article here.
Professor Philip Hackney was interviewed by Politico for its article “The Tax Return Drip, Drip, Drip.”
Professor Philip Hackney moderated a Disaster Recovery Panel for the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations at its annual conference. View the panel discussion here.
Professor Christina Sautter’s article “The Golden Ratio of Corporate Deal-Making” was recently featured in Columbia Law School’s Blue Sky Blog. Read the article here.
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by The Daily Beast for its article “Watchdog Group Files Complaint With IRS Against Trump Foundation.” Read the article here.
Professor Philip Hackney is cited by Bloomberg BNA in its article “IRS Considers Lawmakers’ Charges Against Clinton Foundation.” Read the article here.
Professor Elizabeth Carter’s article “Rethinking Premarital Agreements: A Collaborative Approach” was recently featured on the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof. Blog. Read the article here.
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by Tax Analytics in its article “End to Church Politicking Prohibition Included in GOP Platform.” Read the article here.
Professor Ken Levy is quoted by the Baton Rouge Business Report in its article “Federal guidelines may make it easier to hold high level executives accountable for corporate misconduct.” Read the article here.
Professor Chris Tyson‘s editorial “A Slain Officer’s Example for Us All” was recently published by the New York Times. Read the editorial here.
Professor Ken Levy‘s editorial “If You Don’t Support Gun Control, Then You Don’t Support the Police” was recently published by Counterpunch.org. Read the editorial here.
Professor Elizabeth Carter’s article “Rethinking Premarital Agreements: A Collaborative Approach” was recently published by the New Mexico Law Review. Read the article here.
Professor Paul Baier was interviewed by the ABA Journal for its article “Oyez website finds sponsors to take over its Supreme Court audio archives.” Read the story here.
Associate Dean Ray Diamond presented “A Supreme Court Update: Reviewing the 2015-2016 Term of the Supreme Court and Looking Ahead to the 2016- 2017 Term” at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Annual Convention on July 17.
Associate Dean Ray Diamond was a discussant of Fred Smith, Jr.’s “Undemocratic Restraint,” 2016 John Mercer Langston Writing Workshop at the University of Miami on July 8.
Professor Christine Corcos’ book An International Guide To Law and Literature Studies (William S. Hein, 2000) (2 volumes) is now available in digital format and fully searchable through Hein Online’s Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf.
Professor Heidi Thompson presented “Going Undercover — Using Assignment Cover Sheets to Identify and Assess Time Management Skills, Editing Strategies and Work Ethic”at the LWI conference in Portland, Ore.
Professor Philip Hackney was interviewed by WWL-TV for its story “ProjectNOLA Crime Camera Fees Raise Questions About Nonprofit’s Funding.” Read and watch the story here.
Professor Philip Hackney is quoted by The Daily Beast for its article titled “Donald Trump Accused of Using His Charity as a Political Slush Fund.” Read the article here.
Associate Dean Ray Diamond was a panel discussant of Mitchell F. Crusto’s Involuntary Heroes: Hurricane Katrina’s Impact on Civil Liberties (2015), Law & Society Association Annual Meeting on June 3.
On June 3, Professor Christine Corcos presented her work in progress, How Can It Not Know What It Is?, at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association in New Orleans.
On June 2, Professor Missy Lonegrass presented her work-in-progress, Lawmaking, Legitimacy, and Legislative Commentary at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association in New Orleans.
Associate Dean Ray Diamond testified before Senate Judiciary B Committee, State of Louisiana, on the subject of H.C.R 2 and the implications of the proposal for a constitutional convention to amend the United States Constitution on June 2. That testimony is available here at 1:35:40 to 2:07:46.
Associate Dean Ray Diamond presented “Pearson v. Murray, Missouri ex rel Gaines v. Canada, and the NAACP’s Road from Plessy to Brown,” delivered as part of a panel titled “The Social and Legal Effects of the Adoption of the Reconstruction Amendments – 1860’s to 1930’s,” part of the Symposium on Reconstructing Reconstruction: The Historical Impact of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments Symposium before the Second Circuit Judicial Conference on May 25.
On May 20, Professor Missy Lonegrass presented her work-in-progress, Reconceptualizing Residential Tenancy as Property–A Theoretical and Doctrinal Approach, at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Association of Law, Property, and Society hosted by the School of Law of Queen’s University Belfast.
Associate Dean Ray Diamond testified before the House and Governmental Affairs Committee of the Louisiana House of Representatives about the implications of SCR 152, intended to call a constitutional convention to impose term limits and fiscal restraint on the federal government, and to limit its power and jurisdiction on May 18.That testimony is available here.
Professor Robert Lancaster was recently invited to speak at the 36th Governor’s Conference on Juvenile Justice. He gave a lecture on the impact of family violence on child and adolescent development.
Professor Keith Hall was quoted by the Journal of Petroleum Technology for the article “Seismic Shifts in Oklahoma Lead to Stricter Regulations,” which appears in the May 2016 issue. The article examines recent developments relating to an increase in earthquakes that scientists believe are being triggered by the operation of injection disposal wells.
Professor Philip Hackney was quoted by Tax Notes for the article “Foundations Revealed in Panama Papers Unlikely to Be US EOs.”
Associate Dean Ray Diamond testified before a committee of the Louisiana House of Representatives about the implications of holding a constitutional convention to overrule Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010), as called for by HCR 13. That testimony is available here, at 54:20 to 1:07:57. He also testified before the a committee of the Louisiana Senate about the implications of SCR 52, intended to call a constitutional convention to impose term limits and fiscal restraint on the federal government, and to limit its power and jurisdiction. That testimony is available here at 2:41:00 to 2:52:15.
Professor Christina Sautter’s latest article, “The Golden Ratio of Corporate Deal-Making,” was published in The Journal of Corporation Law.
Professor Philip Hackney was interviewed by WWL-TV for its two-part story “The Good Life? Practices at New Orleans East church questioned.” Read and watch the story here.
Professor Philip Hackney was quoted by the Wall Street Journal for the article “House Republicans Seek to Block IRS Collection of Nonprofit Donor Data.” Read the article here.
An excerpt of Professor Christina Sautter’s Brooklyn Law Review article on the use of go-shop provisions in public company merger agreements was quoted in Claire Hill, Brian JM Quinn and Steven Davidoff Solomon’s new textbook, Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice (West 2016).
Professor Philip Hackney was quoted by Tax Notes for the article “Pot Church May Not Provide Catechism for Aspiring EOs.”
Professor Christine Corcos was interviewed by the Washington Post in the April 11 article “Why Hollywood studios are taking a stand against an anti-revenge-porn bill.” Read the article here.
Professor Christine Corcos has completed a three-year term (2013-15) on the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Selection Committee (Social Science and Humanities Research Council Division). She was one of three non-Canadian members of the 14-member committee. Read more »
Associate Dean Ray Diamond has co-authored two chapters in Anglo-American Legal Language 3 (2016),“Constitutional Law in the United States” and “Administrative Law in the United States.”
Professor Philip Hackney recently published an op-ed piece in TaxProf Blog regarding the IRS and tax-exempt religious groups. Read it here.
Professor Jeff Brooks, Director of Field placements & Moot Court/Trial Advocacy Program, received the Pamela M. Young Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service at the International Rounds of the 2016 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
Professor Philip Hackney presented a paper titled “Subsidize the Heavenly Chorus? 501(c)(5) Labor Unions and Tax Exemption“ as part of the 19th Annual Critical Tax Conference at Tulane Law School. Read more about the event here.
Professor Michael J. Malinowski’s new book, Handbook on Biotechnology Law, Business, and Policy: Human Health Products from the Laboratory Bench to Market Approvals, was released by West Academic Publishing.
Professor Ken Levy recently published an op-ed piece in the Times-Picayune regarding Louisiana and Presidential politics. Read it here.
Professor Christine Corcos’ article Ghostwriters: Spiritualists, Copyright Infringement, and the Right of Publicity, in Law and Magic: A Collection of Essays (C. A. Corcos, ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2010) was cited by Parker Higgins in his article “How Mark Twain’s ghost almost set off the copyright battle of the century,” published in Fusion, March 2, 2016.
Professor Christina Sautter’s latest article Fleecing the Family Jewels, which examines crown jewel lock-up options in public company mergers, was just published in the Tulane Law Review.
Professor Paul Baier was interviewed by WAFB Channel 9 on his friendship with Justice Scalia. View the interview here.
Professor Philip Hackney’s latest article, Charitable Organization Oversight: Rules v. Standards, was just published by the Pittsburgh Tax Review. Read it here.
Professor Paul Baier was featured at the Midwinter meeting of the State Bar Association on same-gender marriage, including his role as constitutional counsel in Costanza v. Caldwell, which declared unconstitutional Louisiana’s prohibition of same-gender marriage. See him in action here.
Professor Philip Hackney was cited on the TaxProf Blog on Jan. 20, 2016. Check out the article by Chodorow & Hackney: Post-Graduate Legal Training — The Case For Tax-Exempt Programs
Professor Philip Hackney was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle article, Super Bowl committee raising millions, with little transparency.
Professor Luis F.B. Plascencia of Arizona State University recently cited Professor Darlene Goring’s article, In Service to America: Naturalization of Undocumented Alien Veterans, in his essay, The military gates to US citizenship: Latina/o “aliens and non-citizen nationals” and military work.
Professor Christina Sautter’s book chapter, Tender Offers and Disclosure: The History and Future of the Williams Act, is forthcoming in the Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. and edited by Professors Claire Hill and Steven Davidoff Solomon.
Associate Dean Raymond Diamond was recently interviewed on LPB’s “Louisiana: The State We’re In” regarding the constitutionality of recent gubernatorial attempts to forestall the entry of Syrian refugees into their states.
Professor Ken Levy’s article, “US law reviews’ dirty game: review by student,” published through the Times Higher Education, has been posted on the Tax Prof Blog and Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports.
Associate Dean Raymond Diamond was recently quoted in the Times Picayune article, “Lawyers Scoff at Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Syrian Refugee Ban.”
Professor Elizabeth Carter’s article,The Illusion of Equality: The Failure of the Community Property Reform to Achieve Management Equality, has been identified by Cyra Choudhury as one of the best works of recent scholarship relating to Family Law, in a review published today in Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots).
Professor Keith Hall was recently quoted in the Baton Rouge Business Report article, “The Land War.”
Professor Melissa Lonegrass presented, “Hidden Law-Legislative Commentary in a Mixed Jurisdiction,” on November 11 at the Law & Society Faculty Forum, a Southern University Law Center Faculty Initiative.
Professor Christina Sautter presented her forthcoming article, The Golden Ratio of Corporate Deal-making, during the 3rd Annual Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop at Boston University School of Law in Boston, MA. Her article will be published in the Journal of Corporation Law in 2016.
Professor Philip Hackney’s article, Post-Graduate Legal Training: The Case for Tax-Exempt Programs, will be published in the forthcoming 65 Journal of Legal Education. Professor Hackney cowrote the article with Professor Adam Chodorow of Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Professor Christina Sautter’s article, The Golden Ratio of Corporate Deal-making, was selected for publication in The Journal of Corporation Law.
Professor Philip Hackney will give two presentations at the ABA Business Law Section’s Annual Meeting in Chicago for its Nonprofit Committee. The first presentation will be, Disaster and Emergency Planning for the Nonprofit Organization: Preparing for and Responding to the Zombie Apocalypse. Professor Hackney will also present his paper, Taxing the Unheavenly Chorus: Why Section 501(c)(6) Trade Associations are Undeserving of Tax Exemption, which was recently published in the Denver University Law Review.
On September 3, 2015, Associate Dean Ray Diamond was a panelist on “The Procedural Importance of Powell v. McCormick,” the 1969 Supreme Court case that resolved the question whether a house of Congress might fail to seat a member-elect for reasons other than those explicitly stated in the Constitution. The panel was co-sponsored by George Washington University Law School and the National Association of Parliamentarians, as part of the association’s biennial meeting. The event was recorded and will be later televised by CSPAN.
Columbia Law School’s CLS Blue Sky Blog featured Professor Christina Sautter’s article, Fleecing the Family Jewels, forthcoming in the Tulane Law Review. The feature can be accessed here. The CLS Blue Sky Blog is Columbia Law School’s blog on corporations and capital markets.
A review of Professor Blake Hudson’s new book, Constitutions and the Commons, was recently published by the Canadian journal, The Forestry Chronicle.
The American Bar Association Journal used criteria developed by Professor Christine Corcos for jurors to select the “most important and most influential movies” of the past ten decades in their August 2015 issue. Professor Corcos was one of the jurors who selected the top most important and influential legal movies since 1915.
Professor Corcos published Seeing It Coming Since 1945: State Bans and Regulations of “Crafty Science” Speech and Activity, 37 Thomas Jefferson Law Review 39 (2014) as part of a symposium issue.
Professor Paul Baier was recently a guest on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law,” where he discussed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association over Seattle’s new tax on the sales of firearms and ammunition. He was joined by Nancy Staudt, Dean, Washington School of Law-St. Louis.
Interim Co-Dean and Professor Bill Corbett recently published an article about the United States Supreme Court’s 2015 decision on pregnancy discrimination. The article is titled Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.: McDonnell Douglas to the Rescue? It is published in the online edition of the Washington University Law Review Commentaries and later will be published in the print edition of the law review.
On July 30, 2015, at the annual meeting of the Southeast Association of Law Schools, Professor Michael Coenen served as a panelist for the “Newer Law Teachers Workshop,” presenting on the topic of “Creating Successful Methods of Assessment, Including Essay and Multiple Choice Questions.” At the same conference, Associate Dean Ray Diamond was a panelist on two Constitutional Law workshops: on July 27, “Law Under Pressure: Ferguson, Missouri, Revisited”; and on August 1, “State Emergencies and the Constitution: Lessons from the Tenth Anniversary of Katrina.”
On July 29, Professor Ken Levy, the Holt B. Harrison Associate Professor of Law, gave a lecture at NYU Law School for the SEO Law Institute introducing minority law students who will be attending the top 10 law schools in the fall to criminal law and law school generally. This is the second year that Professor Levy was asked to speak on the topic at NYU’s summer programs.
Professor Christina Sautter’s forthcoming article, Fleecing the Family Jewels, which examines the re-emergence of crown jewel lock-up options in M&A transactions, was featured on the M&A Law Prof Blog.
Professor Melissa Lonegrass spoke to the Real Property Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association on Wednesday, July 29. Professor Lonegrass discussed her recent article, The Anomalous Interaction Between Code and Statute: Lessor’s Warranty and Statutory Waiver. Her talk focused on recent Louisiana case law addressing the effects of contractual waivers of a landlord’s obligation to maintain and repair leased premises.
Professor Keith Hall spoke on the topic “Induced Seismicity: An Energy Lawyer’s Guide to Legal Issues and the Causes of Man-Made Earthquakes” at the 61st Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute in Anchorage, Alaska on July 16, 2015.
Associate Dean Raymond Diamond, appeared on Louisiana Public Square’s July 22, 2015 program Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces, discussing the societal implications of the display of the Confederate Battle Flag, the maintenance of Confederate war memorials, and the constitutionality of secession during the Civil War.
On July 17, Professor Ken Levy appeared on LPB’s, Louisiana: The State We’re In, discussing Glossip v. Gross, the Supreme Court’s recent decision about the death penalty and its implications for Louisiana.
Associate Dean Raymond Diamond recently appeared on LPB’s, Louisiana: The State We’re In, discussing the implications of Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on same sex marriage.
Professor Christina Sautter’s article Fleecing the Family Jewels was selected for publication in the Tulane Law Review.
Professors Paul Baier, Melissa Lonegrass, and Olivier Moreteau presented papers at the Fourth Worldwide Congress of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists, Montreal Canada, on June 25-26, 2015. Professor Baier presented, The Constitution as Code, Professor Lonegrass presented, Code and Commentary in a Mixed Jurisdiction—The Louisiana Experience, and Professor Moreteau presented, Teaching the Civil Law in Louisiana: Should the Professor Be System-Neutral or Militant?
Professor Melissa Lonegrass’ article, Eliminating Landlord Retaliation in England and Wales—Lessons from the United States was recently featured on the PropertyProfBlog of the Law Professor Blogs Network.
Professor Hector Linares recently served as faculty for the National Juvenile Defender Center’s JTIP Summer Academy held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., an intensive week-long training for select juvenile defense attorneys from across the country. Professor Linares also recently conducted trainings for juvenile public defenders in Oxford, Mississippi and Atlanta, Georgia.
Professor Elizabeth Carter was quoted in the article, Legal Battle for Saints Owner Tom Benson’s Fortune is Likely Far From Over, in the Times Picayune.
Professor Robert Lancaster was a panelist at the 38th Annual AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education. The panel topic was “Birds of a Feather Teach Together: Collaborations Between Law Clinic and Field placement Faculty to Educate a New Generation of Reflective Practitioners” and addressed creative ways law schools can increase experiential educational opportunities for their students. Professor Lancaster spoke specifically about new initiatives in the LSU Law Center’s clinical program that give students practical training in the real practice of law.
Vice Chancellor Raymond Diamond testified before the Louisiana Legislature on June 2 on the implications of the proposal for a constitutional convention to amend the U.S. Constitution.
Professor Melissa Lonegrass’ article, Eliminating Landlord Retaliation in England and Wales—Lessons from the United States, was recently published in Volume 75 of the Louisiana Law Review.
The Louisiana Law Review recently published Volume 75, Issue 4. Issue 4 includes five professional pieces covering the Model Business Corporation Act, landlord retaliation, frivolous civil appeals, vendor’s privilege, and oil and gas mythology in Louisiana. Issue 4 also features four student pieces discussing nonpecuniary damages, noncompetes, natural servitudes of drain, and postmarital agreements. Please visit the Louisiana Law Review’s website for more information.
Assistant Professor and Teaching Fellow Kat Macfarlane testified in front of the Louisiana Health and Welfare committee on May 7, 2015, in support of HB 319, which requires doctor notification before certain forms of medications known as biologics are replaced by pharmacists for biosimilars. She was interviewed in connection with her testimony on Talk 107.3 and NBC 33.
Professor Philip Hackney’s article, Should the IRS Never ‘Target’ Taxpayers: An Examination of the IRS Tea Party Affair, is forthcoming in the Valparaiso University Law Review. The article was recently mentioned in a Forbes blog and in Bookforum.
Professor Hackney was recently quoted in a USA Today article regarding the NFL’s decision to give up the tax-exempt status for its league office.
Professor Jeffrey Brooks received the 2015 Steven Schneebaum Award at the White & Case International Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition that was recently held in Washington, DC. The Jessup Competition is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries. The Schneebaum Award is presented to an administrator of one of the qualifying rounds of the competition held around the world. Professor Brooks received the award along with Jennifer Englader. Brooks and Englander co-administered the United States-South (New Orleans) rounds.
The Louisiana Law Review recently published Volume 75, Issue 3. Issue 3 includes four professional pieces covering Louisiana future advance mortgages, the role of traditional legal institutions in law reform, changes in the Louisiana law of pledge, and the private right of action under Louisiana securities law. Issue 3 also features four student pieces discussing Louisiana Mineral Code article 190, hydraulic fracturing and subsurface trespass in Louisiana, dedications to public use in Louisiana, and the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. Please visit the Louisiana Law Review’s website for more information.
Professor Keith Hall’s article, The Application of Oil & Gas Lease Implied Covenants: Old Meets New, was cited multiple times by the Ohio Court of Appeals in its opinion in Yoder v. Artex Oil Co. Professor Hall’s article was published in the 32nd Annual Proceedings of the Energy & Mineral Law Institute.
Professor Christine Corcos was recently quoted in the article, Patenting a Magic Trick is Tricky Business, in Vice Magazine. Professor Corcos was also interviewed for the article, The Big Picture on Photo Consents in Veterinary Brief.
Professor Michael Coenen’s article, Combining Constitutional Clauses, has been accepted for publication in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Professor Blake Hudson received the Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award from the University of Montevallo.
Professor Hector Linares served as faculty for the Louisiana Public Defender Board’s recent Juvenile Defender Training. He presented on the topics of Families in Need of Services and Developing a Theory of the Case. The training was held in Baton Rouge.
On February 2, Professor Philip Hackney took part in a conversation about the IRS and Nonprofits on “The Source,” a Texas Public Radio Program.
Professor Robert Lancaster recently gave two presentations at the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – Louisiana Annual Conference:Transformative, Facilitative, and Evaluative Mediation Models and Ethical Considerations in Family Mediation. Students from the LSU Civil Mediation Clinic assisted by serving as actors in a mediation role play that Professor Lancaster used to demonstrate different mediation styles. The Conference was sponsored by the LSU Family Mediation Clinic and was attended by judges, family lawyers, child-custody evaluators, parenting coordinators, and forensic financial divorce experts from around the state. The goal of the conference was to bring all of the professionals operating in family courts together to discuss best practices and consider improvements to the family court system.
Vice Chancellor Raymond Diamond appeared on LPB’s Louisiana Public Square on January 28, to discuss “Louisiana After Ferguson: Who is Policing the Police in Louisiana?”
The Louisiana Law Review recently published Volume 75, Issue 2, which centers around the Law Review’s 2014 Symposium, “The Rest of the Story: Resolving the Cases Remanded by the MDL.” The Issue includes four professional pieces on multidistrict litigation as well as four student pieces discussing various topics, including mineral servitudes, testamentary formalism, free speech, and remediation damages. Please visit the Louisiana Law Review’s website for more information.
Professor Bill Corbett’s article, What Is Troubling About the Tortification of Employment Discrimination Law?, 75 Ohio St. L.J. 1027 (2014) was recently published. The article was included in a symposium issue of the Ohio State Law Law Journal, Torts and Civil Rights Law: Migration and Conflict.
Professor Philip Hackney presented a paper as part of the panel panel discussion, “IRS Oversight of Charitable and Other Exempt Organization-Broken? Fixable?,” at the AALS Annual Meeting on January 3.
Professor Bill Corbett presented, “The Perils of Hiring and Firing,” to the Louisiana State Library Administrators’ Conference in Baton Rouge on November 14.
On November 5, 2014, Professor Philip Hackney participated in the discussion,”Should Sports Leagues Be Tax Exempt?”, sponsored by the DC Bar Association.
Professor Ed Richards was recently interviewed by Voice of America on public health law and civil rights.
Professor Elizabeth Carter was featured in WalletHub’s recent study examining 2014’s Richest and Poorest States.
The Louisiana Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 75, Issue 1. Issue 1 discusses topics such as the Supreme Court’s latest opinion addressing the Fourth Amendment, contract law and the Hand Formula, the Confrontation Clause, and the Fair Housing Act. Please visit the Louisiana Law Review’s new website for more information.
Professor Philip Hackney participated on a panel titled, “Enterprise Risk Management for Nonprofit Organizations: Meeting Challenges to Tax-Exempt Status,” on September 13 at the annual ABA Business Section meeting in Chicago.
Professor Heidi Thompson will present, “Are You Ready for Some Football?” – to Effectively Teach the Appellate Process?, at the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers Conference in September.
Professor Katherine Macfarlane’s article “A New Approach to Local Rules” will be published in a forthcoming volume of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties.
Professor Edward Richards was quoted in the article, Congress, Fretting Over Secrecy, May Miss Bigger Research Problems, that appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education on July 14.
Professor Keith Hall served on a panel that discussed “Perspectives on Latin American Civil Law Issues in AIPN Model Contracts” at the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Model Contracts Workshop in San Francisco on June 24, 2014.
Professor Hall and Professor Arash Dahi Taleghani of the LSU Department of Petroleum Engineering co-authored a paper titled “Using Technology to Avoid Trespass Liability Based on Subsurface Intrusions of Hydraulic Fractures,” which was accepted for publication in connection with the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference that is co-sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. The conference will be August 25-27, 2014 in Denver, and Professor Hall will present the paper on August 27.
On June 19, Professor Lee Ann Lockridge provided commentary on the WJBO morning show regarding the implications of the recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ordering cancellation of several trademark registrations owned by the Washington Redskins.
Professor Ken Levy’s article, It’s Not Too Difficult: A Plea to Resurrect the Impossibility Defense, will be published in New Mexico Law Review.
Professor Levy’s op-ed, “Veto Allows Mistreatment of Animals to Continue,” was published on June 20 in the Times Picayune.
Professor Olivier Moreteau was awarded the John Ashby Hernandez III Memorial Francophone Leadership Award by the Louisiana State Bar Association at the General Assembly and House of Delegates meeting on June 5 at the annual Bar Association Convention in Destin, Florida.
Professor Christina Sautter presented her work-in-progress tentatively titled Judicial Disconnect? as part of the Examining Market Actors panel at the Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN on May 31, 2014.
She also served as a discussant on the Corporate Governance & Locus of Power panel at the LSA Annual Meeting on May 30, 2014. As a discussant she commented on papers written by Professors Jayne Barnard, Tamara Belinfanti, Elizabeth Nowicki, and Megan Shaner.
Professor Sautter’s article Auction Theory and Standstills: Dealing with Friends and Foes in a Sale of Corporate Control was published in the most recent issue of the Case Western Reserve Law Review.
Professor Philip Hackney presented his paper, Taxing the Unheavenly Chorus: Why Section 501(c)(6) Trade Associations are Undeserving of Tax-Exemption, at the 9th Annual Junior Tax Scholars Workshop on June 7.
Professor Philip Hackney was recently quoted in the Politico article, IRS to Rewrite Nonprofit Rules Amid Criticism.
Professor Darlene Goring will participate in the conference, ”Patriots or Invaders? Immigrants in the Military in Modern America?” hosted by the Princeton Center for Migration and Development, May 23-24.
Teaching Fellow Kevin Bennardo’s article, Decoupling Federal Offense Guidelines from Statutory Limits on Sentencing, was published in the most recent issue of the Missouri Law Review. His commentary, A Perspective on the Proposed Amendments to the Drug Distribution Guideline, is forthcoming in the April 2014 issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter. And his latest article, Post-Sentencing Appellate Waivers, was recently accepted for publication in the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform.
Professor Robert Lancaster was a panelist at a plenary session of the American Association of Law Schools Annual Clinical Legal Education Conference held in Chicago, Illinois in April 2014. The plenary was titled “Curricular Reform — Preserving the Integrity of Experiential Learning.”
Professor Michael Coenen’s article Rules Against Rulification has been accepted for publication in the Yale Law Journal.
Professor Coenene’s article, Spillover Across Remedies has been published in Volume 98 of the Minnesota Law Review.
Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Katherine Macfarlane has been invited to teach at Loyola Law School’s “Journalist Law School,” a four-day seminar for professional journalists held each May in downtown Los Angeles. She will present on “How to Access and Interpret Federal Dockets When Reporting On Federal Cases.”
LSU Law Visiting Professor Paul Finkelman was recently interviewed by National Public Radio regarding Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.
Professor Jeffrey Brooks was recently quoted in the Baton Rouge Business Report article, “Do Not Delete.”
Professor William Corbett will be honored by the Louisiana Bar Foundation as the 2013 Distinguished Professor at their annual gala on April 11. Recognition is given to those individuals who, by reason of his or her professional activities, have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession and have brought credit and honor to the legal profession.
On April 15, Professor Philip Hackney will present at the 15th Annual Nonprofit Law Conference 2014 of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education on “Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: Tax-Exempt or Not.”
On April 4, Professor Hackney presented his paper Should the IRS never “Target” taxpayers? An Examination of the IRS Tea Party Affair at Money in Politics: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, a law review symposium at Valparaiso Law.
Professor Hackney’s essay, “A Response to Professor Leff’s Tax Planning “Olive Branch” for Marijuana Dealers”, has been published in the Iowa Law Review Bulletin.
On March 21, Professor Hackney presented his paper, Business Leagues, the Collective Action (Non) Problem and Tax Exemption at the Tulane Tax Roundtable. He was a discussant for the paper, Taxing Human Equity, by Tulane Professor Shu-Yi Oei.
Professor Hackney has been invited to serve on Independent Sector’s 2014 Ethics and Accountability Advisory Committee. This committee will provide guidance and direction on Independent Sector’s ethics and accountability portfolio, which supports and promotes the highest standards of governance, transparency and accountability in the nonprofit and philanthropic community. Independent Sector is the leadership network for nonprofits, foundation and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world.
Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Katherine Macfarlane’s article “Analyzing the SDNY’s Amended Related Case Rule” will appear this summer in the NYU Annual Survey of American Law.
Professor Kenneth Mayeaux’s op-ed, Immigration Detainees are in Legal Limbo, was recently published in the Times-Picayune.