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Professor Kerry Ryan's appointment to the ABA committee was covered by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
June 12, 2013

Ryan commented on the benefits of her recent appointment to the American Bar Association’s Teaching Taxation Committee in an article for Missouri Lawyers Weekly (subscription required).

Professor Marcia McCormick comments on unpaid internships in The Atlantic.
June 12, 2013

A federal court recently ruled that in some situations unpaid internships should be considered illegal. McCormick comments on the implications of this decision for The Atlantic.

Professor Joel Goldstein wrote a reflection on presidential rhetoric for the Huffington Post
June 7, 2013

Professor Joel Goldstein authored "Obama and Rhetorical Presidency: Lessons from June 1963" for the Huffington Post, reflecting on a speech delivered by President Kennedy fifty years ago.  

Professor Joel Goldstein contributed an article on VP Lyndon Johnson to the Beacon
May 30, 2013

Professor Joel Goldstein contributed an article to the Beacon on the anniversary of Vice President Lyndon Johnson's Memorial Day speech on civil rights at Gettysburg.  

Professor Bill Johnson spoke to the Ladue News about offshore bank accounts.
May 24, 2013

Johnson spoke to Ladue News about offshore bank accounts for the weekly Legal Corner column. 

The Nine Network featured the Center for Health Law Studies Practitioner-in-Residence Margaret Donnelly.
May 20, 2013

Donnelly and SLU LAW student Ashley Vaughan appeared on the Nine Network's Stay Tuned program on the Missouri/Illinois legislative wrap up.

Professor Yvette Liebesman was quoted on the Monsanto Victory for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
May 14, 2013

Liebesman was quoted in the St. Louis Post Dispatch regarding the Monsanto victory in the Supreme Court case between Monsanto and  soy bean farmer Vernon Bowman.

Dean Emeritus Jeffrey Lewis comments on the work of the ABA Standards Review Committee
April 29, 2013

Dean Emeritus, Professor and ABA Standards Review Committee Chairman Jeffrey Lewis commented on the job protection standards for law faculty in the National Law Journal.

Professor Tim Greaney was featured on the Nine Network program Stay Tuned.
April 29, 2013

Greaney participated in a program about small business and the affordable care act for the Nine Network program.

Professor Sue McGraugh was quoted in the Post-Dispatch about a St. Louis judge rejecting a plea deal.
April 19, 2013

McGraugh commented on an article for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the rarity of a St. Louis judge rejecting a plea deal that would save both time and expense.

Professor Tim Greaney commented on Anheuser-Busch for St. Louis Public Radio
April 19, 2013

Anheuser-Busch recently finalized their buyout of competitor Grupo Modelo. Greaney made comments on the repercussions of the move for consumers of Modelo products in an article by St. Louis Public Radio.

Radio program Delaware at Noon interviewed Professor Joel Goldstein about Biden's 2016 presidential hopes.
April 15, 2013

Goldstein discusses the likelihood of Vice President Joe Biden running for president in the 2016 election. In his discussion he mentions prominent vice presidents of the past who did decide to run and how they fared. His interview is on the WDEL website under the Delaware News at Noon section and entitled, "Vice President expert Joel Goldstein on Joe Biden's 2016 presidential hopes."

Professor Joel Goldstein provided commentary on the vice presidency for Salon.
April 12, 2013

Goldstein commented on the television show "Veep" as it relates to the realities of the office of the vice president for Salon

SpearIt has published a piece on supremacist terror in The Huffington Post
April 9, 2013

The blog post entitled "Supremacist Terror Rising, Islamic Extremism on the Decline" was published in The Huffington Post religion blog.

Professor Alan Howard commented on a first amendment lawsuit for U.S. News and World Report
April 9, 2013

Howard provided commentary for a U.S. News and World Report article about a Texas veterinarian's right to publish his medical advice on the internet.

Professor Sidney Watson was quoted on the issue of Medicaid expansion for the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch
April 8, 2013

Watson explains to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch why she thinks Medicaid expansion in Missouri is necessary.

Professor Marcia McCormick comments on a discrimination lawsuit in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
April 6, 2013

McCormick provided commentary on a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Hooters waitress in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,explaining why Hooters may find legislative loopholes in the employment discrimination case the restaurant chain is facing. The article was also picked up by

Professor Joel Goldstein provided commentary for an article in The Hill
April 1, 2013

Goldstein was quoted on Vice President Joe Biden's unique role within the Obama administration for an article in The Hill.

Professor Sidney Watson was quoted in the Kansas City Star.
March 31, 2013

Watson provided commentary for the Kansas City Star on the ongoing Medicaid debate within the Missouri legislature. 

Professor Marcia McCormick discussed Proposition 8 on the Pulse of St. Louis
March 29, 2013

McCormick appeared on the Pulse of St. Louis on KPLR-TV to provide legal commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court's Proposition 8 hearing.

Professor Marcia McCormick was quoted in a Reuters article about a class arbitration case.
March 26, 2013

McCormick was quoted in a Reuters article on the repercussions of a class arbitration case about the potential benefit to employers if the case is decided in favor of Oxford Health Plans.

Professor Marcia McCormick was quoted in an article for Reuters.
March 19, 2013

McCormick was quoted in an article for Reuters on how an upcoming Supreme Court case on age discrimination will affect state workers in the future.

Professor Sidney Watson was quoted in the St. Louis Beacon
March 15, 2013

Watson was quoted in the St. Louis Beacon about the potential benefits of Missouri expanding Medicaid.

The Islamic Monthly has published a piece by SpearIt
March 14, 2013

The Islamic Monthly has published an article by SpearIt entitled The Waning Pulse of Islamic Radicalization in America.

SpearIt has published a blog post entitled Growing Faith: Prisons, Hip-hop and Islam
March 7, 2013

A blog by SpearIt entitled Growing Faith: Prisons, Hip-hop and Islam was published by the Huffington Post.  

Professor Aaron Taylor wrote a commentary for Diverse magazine.
March 7, 2013

Taylor wrote a commentary for Diverse magazine on the shadow process of college admissions and its comparisons to affirmative action. He argues the selective admissions process inherently favors applicants from privileged backgrounds.

Professor Tim Greaney was quoted in Modern Healthcare
March 6, 2013

Professor Tim Greaney was quoted in Modern Healthcare about tensions over hospital mergers being played out in the ProMedica appeal.  

Professor Chad Flanders wrote a commentary for the Providence Journal.
March 6, 2013

Flanders wrote a commentary at on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's recent remarks during opening arguments of Voting Rights Act case. His comments were also picked up by The Maddow blog on

Professor Joel Goldstein was quoted in a article.
February 27, 2013

Goldstein was quoted in a article on Vice President Biden's legacy as a negotiator with the Republican party. 

Professor Yvette Liebesman was on The Jaco Report.
February 24, 2013

Liebesman discussed the Bowman v. Monsanto patent case on The Jaco Report.