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Brad Fogel
January 28, 2008

The Completely Insane Law of Partial Insanity: The Impact of Monomania on Testamentary Capacity an article by Brad Fogel will be included in the Best of the ABA Sections issue of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division magazine.

Elizabeth Pendo
January 28, 2008

Elizabeth Pendo was a member of the Women and the State panel at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in New York City in January 2008. Her topic was health care reform for women with disabilities. Elizabeth also published a review of Uninsured America by Susan Starr Sered and Rushike Fernandopuille in the Journal of Legal Medicine.

Eric Miller
January 28, 2008

Eric Miller's forthcoming article in the Houston Law Review, Judicial Preferences, was named "download of the week" on Lawrence Slolum's Legal Theory Blog in December 2007.

Michael A. Wolff
January 15, 2008

Michael A. Wolff , Missouri Supreme Court judge and a member of our adjunct faculty, will deliver the 14th Annual Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Lecture on State Courts and Social Justice at New York University School of Law on February 20, 2008. Judge Wolff’s topic will be “Evidence-Based Judicial Discretion: Promoting Public Safety through State Sentencing Reform”. The prestigious lecture series named in honor of Supreme Court Justice Brennan pays tribute to his “abiding vision of the independent responsibility of state courts to protect constitutional rights.”
The Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration, the Brennan Center for Justice, and New York University School of Law host the Brennan Lectures which are designed to “provoke reflection upon and celebration of the state judiciary – the bedrock of justice under law in the United States.”

Prof. Goldstein Discusses How Gov. Blagojevich's Trial Will Set Precedent for Future State Legislatures
January 13, 2008

Professor Joel K. Goldstein explains that the Illinois legislature is not only addressing the current situation but it is also setting precedents for future state legislatures to the St. Louis Beacon.

Susan W. McGraugh
January 3, 2008

Susan W. McGraugh was interviewed on KTRS radio on allegations of juror misconduct in the trial of Kevin Johnson who was convicted in November in the murder of a Kirkwood police officer and could face a third trial if investigation proves juror withheld information from the court.

Howard Wasserman
December 28, 2007

Wall St. Journal sportswriter Stefan Fatsis quoted Howard Wasserman while discussing the New York Knicks’ treatment of fans on NPR’s All Things Considered.Listen to the Dec. 21, 2007 broadcast.

John O'Brien
December 28, 2007

John O’Brien was quoted in the Saint Louis Daily Record on client-attorney ethics involving a toxic clean-up site in Illinois.

Carol Needham
December 28, 2007

Carol Needham was quoted in the Saint Louis Daily Record on the merger of two major law firms based in St. Louis and Kansas City.

Eric Miller
December 21, 2007

Eric Miller is quoted in the Dec. 21, 2007 edition of USA Today on the growing use of alternative drug courts.

Matthew Bodie
December 19, 2007

Matthew Bodie was quoted in an article in the Dec. 19, 2007 edition of the Baltimore Sun on Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts’ confession that he used steroids.

Howard Wasserman
December 14, 2007

Release of the Mitchell Report on steroid use in Major League Baseball on Dec. 13, 2007 kept Howard Wasserman busy fielding questions from several media outlets. He was interviewed by Vic Porcelli, KTRS-AM radio, ESPN.com and hosted a live chat on washingtonpost.com.

KMOX Radio interviewed Howard on the effects of the new Missouri law lifting bans on ticket scalping on Dec. 14, 2007.

Matthew Bodie
December 14, 2007

Matt Bodie weighs in on the Mitchell Report on PrawfsBlawg, Dec. 14, 2007.

Thomas Greaney
December 12, 2007

Thomas Greaney wrote an “Expert Diagnosis” for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on retiree health benefits, published Dec. 12, 2007.

David Sloss
December 7, 2007

David Sloss was a guest on WXTN-AM, Indianapolis, discussing the Supreme Court case (Boumediene v. Bush) challenging the rights of detainees held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. David was interviewed by morning show host and SLU School of Law grad Abdul Hakin Shabazz '02 on Dec. 7. 2007.

Anders Walker
December 7, 2007

Anders Walker was a guest on the Mark Reardon Show, KMOX Radio, discussing the upcoming Supreme Court case on Washington D.C.’s handgun ban and interpretation of the Second Amendment. Broadcast Dec. 6, 2007.

Patricia Harrison
December 4, 2007

Patricia Harrison was interviewed on Fox2 News in the Morning about the constitutionality of a “Saggy Pants” Ban in Pine Lawn, Mo., Dec. 4, 2007.

Mark McKenna and Anders Walker
December 4, 2007

Mark McKenna and Anders Walker were interviewed by Charles Jaco on Fox2 News about the Megan Meier “MySpace-Suicide” Case on Dec.3, 2007.

Alan J. Howard
December 3, 2007

Alan J. Howard was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on a two-story mural in Soulard protesting eminent domain and the St. Louis ordinance that says it’s illegal.

Howard Wasserman
November 28, 2007

Howard Wasserman was quoted on ESPN.com about punishment for steroid offenders in professional baseball. The Washington Times quoted Professor Wasserman on Barry Bond's future in baseball.

Roger Goldman
November 27, 2007

KMOV-TV St. Louis investigative reporter Steve Chamraz relied on Roger Goldman's expertise in the area of law enforcement for a story about police officers with misconduct records working in various jurisdictions around St. Louis. The video aired Nov. 26, 2007.

Peter Salsich
November 26, 2007

Pete Salsich is a signatory to a November 2007 report, Residential Segregation and Housing Discrimination in the United States, examining performance by the U.S. of its obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Matthew Bodie
November 26, 2007

Matt Bodie is co-editor (with Samuel Estreicher) of a book, titled Workplace Discrimination, Privacy and Security in an Age of Terrorism, published in 2007 by Kluwer Law International.

Matt's article, Workers, Information, and Corporate Combinations: The Case for Non-Binding Employee Referenda in Transformative Transactions, was accepted by the Washington University Law Review for publication in March 2008. The subject of the article was the topic of a paper Matt presented at the Midwestern Law & Economics Association annual meeting held at the University of Minnesota on October 12-13.

Matt also presented a paper, titled Mother Jones Meets Gordon Gecko: The Complicated Relationship Between Labor and Private Equity, on September 29 at the Second Annual Colloquium for Labor & Employment Law held at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado law schools. The paper was selected for publication next year by the Colorado Law Review.

Lynn Branham
November 26, 2007

Lynn Branham's article, The Devil's in the Details': A Continued Dissection of the Constitutionality of Faith-Based Prison Units, will be published this spring in a symposium issue of the Ave Maria Law Review. The article is a follow-up to an earlier piece refuting misperceptions about faith-based prison units that Lynn published in the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform.

Nan Kaufman
November 26, 2007

Nan Kaufman will give a talk on the subject of ethics to the Missouri Chapter of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Nonresident Lawyers Division on December 5.

Anders Walker
November 26, 2007

Anders Walker was interviewed twice on Nov. 20, 2007, the day the Supreme Court announced it would hear a case involving the District of Columbia's ban on handguns. The St. Louis Record interviewed Professor Walker and he was featured in a report by Charles Jaco on Fox2 News.

Patricia Harrison
November 20, 2007

Tricia Harrison was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about juvenile court cases.

Sidney Watson
November 16, 2007

Sidney Watson was the kickoff speaker at the First Annual Health Law Students Conference attended by 150 law students from across the country (including five from SLU) co-sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She spoke on "Massachusetts Health Reform: Lessons for the Next President".

Sidney participated in the Missouri Foundation for Health's Advocate's Retreat held November 1-2 in LaRoche, Missouri.

On November 8, Sidney presented a lecture on "U.S. Health Reform" to 150 members of the Chesterfield Chapter of the American Association of University Women.

Sidney Watson
November 16, 2007

Sidney Watson recently returned from Japan where she presented a series of papers and lectures, and had the opportunity to visit a Japanese nursing home. Sidney presented a paper on U.S. healthcare for the elderly, entitled "When Wealth, Welfare and Markets Collide", at the Annual Symposium of the Japanese Society for American Legal Studies held at Kobe University.

She presented a lecture, "How U.S. Medicaid Law Created a Nursing Home Industry", to the interdisciplinary Gerontology Research Group at the University of Tokyo, and a paper on "U.S. Health Reform" at Waseda University in Tokyo. These will be published in Japanese.

Sidney also helped lead a roundtable discussion on "ADR and Healthcare" at Tsukuba University in Tokyo.

Also last month Sidney spoke on "Health Care Reform and Advocacy" at the St. Louis Disability Rights Summit sponsored by Paraquad, Inc.

Sidney was invited to serve on the planning council of the newly formed Missouri Disability Coalition on Healthcare Reform.

Christine Rollins
November 16, 2007

Christine Rollins' lecture presentation, entitled "Effective and Efficient Electronic Commenting", has been accepted for publication at the 13th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute in Summer 2008.

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