Fall 2012

Professor Kevin Bennardo’s article, A Quantity-Driven Solution to Aggregate Grouping Under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual, will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Florida State University Law Review.  The article constructs a ratio by which to test the appropriateness of aggregate grouping of multiple convictions for sentencing purposes, applies the ratio to every offense guideline in the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual, and highlights anomalous offense guidelines.  Professor Bennardo presented earlier versions of the article this fall at the Southeastern Law Scholars Conference at the Charleston School of Law and at a roundtable discussion at the ABA Criminal Justice Section & AALS Section on Criminal Justice’s Joint Legal Educators Colloquium in Washington, D.C.

Professor Mark Glover’s article, A Therapeutic Jurisprudential Framework of Estate Planning, which is published in the Seattle University Law Review, was featured in the Journal of Things We Like (Lots).  The feature can be accessed here.

Professor Ed Richards presented Public Health Policy and Legislation as Tools to Drive Population Health at the 2012 Childhood Obesity and Public Health Conference at Pennington Biomedical Center on October 24.

During summer 2012, Professor Bill Corbett worked on several publications.  He completed work on the second edition of his coauthored Torts casebook: FRANK L. MARAIST, JOHN M. CHURCH, WILLIAM R. CORBETT, H. ALSTON JOHNSON & THOMAS E. RICHARD, TORT LAW: THE AMERICAN AND LOUISIANA PERSPECTIVES (2d ed. 2012).  He completed the annual supplement to a coauthored labor law book: DOUGLAS E. RAY, WILLIAM R. CORBETT & CHRISTOPHER DAVID RUIZ CAMERON, LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS: STRIKES, LOCKOUTS & BOYCOTTS (2d ed. 2004).  Professor Corbett completed and submitted to journals an article on employment discrimination and torts:  Unmasking a Pretext for Res Ipsa Loquitur: A Proposal to Let Employment Discrimination Speak for Itself.   He also completed two recent developments papers, one in labor and employment law and one in Louisiana Civil Procedure, which he will be presenting in the LSU CLE Department’s Recent Developments seminars during fall 2012.  Professor Corbett has been invited to participate in a panel discussion with other Torts professors at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in New Orleans on January 6, 2013.

Professor Christine Corcos published “Prosecutors and Psychics On the Air: Does a “Psychic Detective Effect” Exist?” in Law and Justice On the Small Screen 173 (Jessica Silbey and Peter Robson, eds.; Hart Publishing, 2012). In July, she was re-elected to the Board of Governors of the Law and Humanities Institute where she serves as Secretary and Treasurer.  The Institute is a non-profit devoted to promoting interdisciplinary studies between law and the humanities.

Professor William Crawford updated Supplements on the following works: WILLIAM E. CRAWFORD, LOUISIANA CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (2013 ed. 2012); WILLIAM E. CRAWFORD, Tort Law, in 12 LOUISIANA CIVIL LAW TREATISE (2nd ed. suppl. 2013); WILLIAM E. CRAWFORD, 10 CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (suppl. 2013); WILLIAM E. CRAWFORD, 11 CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (suppl. 2013); and WILLIAM E. CRAWFORD, 12 CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (suppl. 2013).

Professor Alain Levasseur recently edited the following: LOUISIANA POCKET CIVIL CODE (Alain A. Levasseur, ed., 2013 ed. 2012).  He also served as lead author for the following casebook that will be available in 2013: ALAIN A. LEVASSEUR, RICHARD F. SCOTT, ARNAUD RAYNOUARD, CHRISTINE A. CORCOS & JOEL MONEGER, THE LAW OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (2nd ed. forthcoming 2012).

Professor Lee Ann Lockridge has a recent casebook publication: Intellectual Property: Cases and Materials, fourth Edition, with David Lange, Mary LaFrance, and Gary Myers.  It is a West casebook designed for a survey course covering trademark, patent, trade secret, and copyright law.

Professor Christina Sautter presented “Auction Theory and Standstills:  Dealing with Friends and Foes in a Sale of Corporate Control” during a Current Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions panel at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2012 Annual Conference in Amelia Island, Florida on August 2, 2012.  Professor Sautter organized the panel which also included Professors Afra Afsharipour (UC Davis) and Elizabeth Nowicki (Tulane).  Professor Hilary Allen (Loyola New Orleans) served as the panel’s moderator. 

Professor Paul R. Baier is managing a Boston production of his play, “Father Chief Justice,” scheduled for later in fall, 2012.  He continues to rehearse four members of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (Justice Robert Cordy, Holmes; Justice Margot Botsford, Fanny Holmes; Justice Francis Spina, Brandeis; and Justice Ralph Gants, Chief Justice White), all of whom will join Baier on the stage of the Social Law Library, John Adams Courthouse, Pemberton Square.

Professor Edward Dawson was a panelist on “Louisiana: The State We’re In” where he discussed the current dispute over who should be the next chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Professor Keith Hall spoke on the subject, “Hydraulic Fracturing – What is it and Why Should you Care?” at the 20th Annual Arizona Water Law Conference in Phoenix on August 10, 2012. He spoke on the subject of “Implied Covenants in Oil and Gas Leases” at the Utica Shale conference held at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law on September 14. Hall will discuss “Hydraulic Fracturing – The Legal Issues and Effects on Industry” at the 27th Annual Conference of the National Association of Lease and Title Analysts in Baltimore, Maryland on September 27 and 28, 2012.

Professor Blake Hudson was quoted in the article Muir-Pinchot Debate Lives On
In Challenge To New Forest Rule
, regarding a new ecosystem-service-based forest-planning rule introduced by the US Forestry Service.  The article appeared in Ecosystem Marketplace

Professor Robert Lancaster recently provided training to the staff of Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area on the legal needs of their LGBT clients. His presentation focused on discrimination aging LGBT individuals and couples face within current law and what legal steps exist to provide recognition of their relationships and protect their wishes regarding medical decisions and hospital and nursing home visitation.

Professor Michael Malinowski served as a panelist regarding race/ethnicity-based genetics research at the 2012 International Conference on Law and Society.