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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.  

Parking Reminder and FAQs
May 29, 2013

Student pre-registration for downtown parking starts today, May 29. This can be done online by going to through June 30. If you are having issues with the system, please email Parking and Card Services with your parking preference, Banner ID, license plate number/state, vehicle year, make, model, body type and color. Faculty and staff are asked to pre-register in person at Parking and Card Services or via email through this Friday, May 31. More details can be found in our previous parking update.

Due to the high volume of requests, Parking and Card Services will not reply with a confirmation email. If you email and do not receive any automated notification that it is undeliverable, it has been received.

We realize parking is a major concern and many of you have questions regarding the parking policies. We have collected your questions and have shared the answers below. If you have any further questions please email

When it says reciprocal parking is available for Scott Hall permit holders, does that mean just premium parkers? 
No, anyone with a law school permit (premium or preferred) will have reciprocity at the Salus Center, Medical School, Frost Campus and Anheuser-Busch Institute. The reciprocal parking policy is the same campus wide. A map of reciprocal parking can be found on the Parking and Card Services website. 

Regarding preferred parking, is the permit specific to one location? 
Preferred parking permit holders will have access – and can park – at either preferred location. If 1215 Olive is full, you can park at the Ninth Street Garage.

What if I have Scott Building premium parking, which ends at 5:30, but will be in the building past that time (class, evening events)? 
If you are in premium parking, the spot you reserve is yours from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. You do not have to leave at 5:30, but if you do, the space is open for anyone to take. If you are here before 5:30 and have class until 10 p.m., you can stay in your spot. You can come and go all day and have a guaranteed spot, but if you leave after 5:30, the spot is fair game for those who have paid for evening parking inside the law school building. 

Does SLU participate in the Transit Benefit Program or provide any other type of subsidy for those of us who are interested in taking the Metrolink into work? 
The university does not provide an employer subsidy of the parking passes. However, for faculty and staff, SLU provides a service where you can have the cost of monthly metro passes deducted from your paycheck. The cost of the pass ($72/month) is deducted pre-tax. In order to participate, you must buy monthly passes (bi-weekly, daily, and other options are not available). Currently, the university receives the passes and employees pick them up at the parking office on campus. Parking and Card Services is looking into having any passes forwarded to a point person at the law school or visiting the law school monthly for distribution.

Will 3Ls have priority in registering for parking spaces inside the law building? 
No, this will be done through a lottery. 

Where will the handicapped parking be located? How will this be managed?
There are six handicap accessible spots located in Scott Hall. These will be available to any individuals holding a University approved handicapped parking pass for any of law school parking options. They will be available on a first come first serve basis unless reserved by the individual through premium or 24 hour reserved parking. Handicapped parking is also available at the Olive Street surface lot and Ninth Street Garage. 

Will there be spaces reserved for students inside the building?  How are they assigned?
Yes there are spaces reserved for students inside the building. Because parking inside the building is limited, these will be assigned through a random lottery done by Parking and Card Services.

What are the hours for the preferred parking?
You will be able to access the Olive Street surface lot and Ninth Street Garage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note that your permits are only good for your designated parking. Preferred permit will not be able to park in Scott Hall in the evenings or over the weekends.

Who can park in Scott Hall?
24-hour reserved, premium and evening permit holders are the only permit holders allowed in the building at any time. 

When will I know if I got the spot I wanted?
Parking and Card Services is working diligently to get parking assigned.  You will be notified once the pre-registration is complete.

How long do I have to pre-register?
The deadline for pre-registration for Faculty and Staff is 3 p.m. on Friday, May 31. Students pre-registration will continue through June 30.

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. 

Downtown Parking Plan Announced
May 24, 2013
With the move fast approaching, parking has been a hot topic for all of us. Our friends at Parking and Card Services have put together our parking plan with the help of St. Louis Parking that we are happy to share with you.
Parking for the 2013-2014 school year will be available in options similar to the other two SLU campuses. There will be three levels of daily parking along with an option for an evening permit.
The following locations and options are available:
Preferred parking will have the benefit of using a surface lot at 1215 Olive or the Ninth Street garage located just down Olive Street. Security will be provided at both locations during evening hours. 


Students –  Pre-Registration will begin at noon on May 29 and will continue through June 30. Because we have limited number of Premium, Reserved and evening parking spaces, you will be notified if we will not be able to fulfill your request and at that time you will have the option of a preferred permit. Those with Premium and Reserved spaces will be notified when they can come to our office to select their parking space. 

Use the following instructions to complete on-line Pre-Registration:

  1. Log in to mySLU.
  2. Go to the Tools tab.
  3. Open Banner Self-Service.
  4. Select Student.
  5. Select the clickable type for Parking and Card Services Vehicle Registration.
  6. Enter vehicle information: license plate number/state, vehicle year, make, model, body type and color.
  7. Select your permit choice.
Faculty/Staff – Pre-Registration can be done starting next week during regular office hours by coming to the Parking and Card Services office located in Room 33 of DuBourg Hall, or emailing your request to Please be sure to put in the subject line “Scott Hall Pre-Registration.” In the body of the message, include your Banner ID, license plate number/state, vehicle year, make, model, body type and color. 
Reciprocal Parking 
Reciprocal parking will be available to all Scott Hall permit holders on both the Frost (Laclede Garage) and Medical campuses (Hickory West Garage). At this time we are not able to offer reciprocal parking to Frost and Med Campus permit holders on the Law School campus.
Transition Period 
Parking contracts for the new spaces will begin on Aug. 1. During the month of July, parking inside the building will be available on a first come first serve basis, and priority will be given to the contractors working to complete our space. In lieu of building parking, you are able to park at the Ninth Street Garage or any available surface lot at a daily rate at your own expense during the month of July. Current permit holders will not be charged during the transition unless otherwise arranged with Parking and Card Services. 
Shuttle Service 
Arrangements are being made to provide a shuttle to Scott Hall and information regarding routes and times will be communicated in the near future.
As for the questions you may have, please understand we are addressing additional issues of security and weekend parking and will have that information to you once it is finalized. We appreciate your patience. Any additional questions may be directed to

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.

Where to Study for the Bar Exam
April 25, 2013

Where to study for the bar exam

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.

The St. Louis American published a piece on SLU LAW's partnership with the YMCA.
April 18, 2013

The St. Louis American published a piece on SLU LAW's recent Discover Law Mock Trial Workshop, where law students provided guidance to high school students from the YMCA's Youth in Government Program.

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.

STL Business Journal details the top ranking of the Health Law program.
March 13, 2013

The Saint Louis Business Journal posted a piece on SLU LAW's health law program's top rank by U.S. News and World Report. 

Health Law Center Named Top Program for 10th Straight Year
March 12, 2013

U.S. News & World Report lists Center for Health Law Studies as top program in 2014 rankings.

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.  

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