April 2009

  • Professor Paul Baier was the featured panelist at the Chapman University School of Law’s Nexus Journal 2009 Symposium on Judicial Activism: Same Sex Marriage and the Aftermath of Proposition 8. He spoke as part of the first panel, which discussed whether or not the courts were entering into the political policymaking arena.

    Baier also joined Jerry Goldman, inventor of the Oyez Project, at a Loyola Law Review symposium on the use of technology in the courtroom, the classroom, and beyond on Friday, March 13. Baier’s paper, Beyond Black Ink: From Langdell to the Oyez Project-The Voice of the Past, details the use of Supreme Court oral arguments in legal pedagogy and professional development in the law schools. Baier brought his use of the Supreme Court sound recordings of oral argument down to date, 25 years after he first published an account of their availability for use in law teaching in the Journal of Legal Education, What Is the Use of a Law Book Without Pictures or Conversations? 34 J. Legal Educ. 619 (1984).

  • Professor Christine Corcos presented a talk to the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at LSU on Images of Gender and Alienation in the Trial of Helen Duncan for Witchcraft, 1944 as part of the WGS Engendering Scholarship series on March 31. Faculty and students from various departments, including English, mass communications, and history, attended.
  • The Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) recognized Professor Emeritus Robert A. Pascal, and seven other lawyers, who have been members of the state bar for 70 years. At a reception in their honor on Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, the honorees received certificates to acknowledge their achievements and posed for photos with LSBA authorities and local members of the judiciary.

    Robert A. Pascal was assistant professor (1945-1952), associate professor (1952-1955), and professor of Law (1955-1980) at the LSU Law Center. He is currently Professor Emeritus in residence.