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SpearIt on Post-Racial Rhetoric and the American Dream
March 31, 2011

SpearIt's article Post-Racial Rhetoric and the American Dream appeared on SALTLAW, a legal forum.

Professor McCormick on Employers Rights to Access Employee Phone Records
March 30, 2011

Professor Marcia McCormick was interviewed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on an employer's right to access employee's personal cell phone records.

Professor Goldstein Op-Ed on Mondale and Ferraro
March 27, 2011

Professor Joel Goldstein's op-ed on Walter F. Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro appeared on The Huffington Post website. The pieces discusses how Mondale and Ferraro's campaign was a commitment to the principle that presidential politics was not simply a preserve of white males.

SLU's Public Interest Law Group Honors Attorneys at Pro Bono Awards
March 25, 2011

Saint Louis University School of Law will hold the second annual Public Interest Law Group (PILG) Excellence in Pro Bono Awards Saturday, March 26 during the organization’s annual Fellowship Auction at the Saint Louis Zoo. This year’s honorees are the Arch City Defenders, Bryan Cave and attorney Kathy Wisniewski. Read the press release.

Professor Ordower Talks Tax Credits
March 25, 2011

Professor Henry Ordower was a guest on KMOX-AM's Charlie Brennan Show discussing tax credits.

Professor Pendo Elected to American Law Institute
March 25, 2011

Professor Elizabeth Pendo was named a member of the prestigious American Law Institute. Pendo is one of 43 new members joining more than 4,300 lawyers, judges and law professors. Read the press release.

Professor Goldstein Interviewed by The Washington Examiner
March 24, 2011

Professor Joel Goldstein was interviewed for a piece appearing in the Washington Examiner on Gov. Bob McDonnell's chances for becoming Vice President.

Professor Goldstein Pens Column on Speculation over VP Candidates
March 24, 2011

Professor Joel Goldstein published an article on speculation over future Vice Presidential candidates in Sabato's Crystal Ball, which is a leading source of political analysis published at the University of Virginia.

Congratulations to the participants of the 2011 Law Student Symposium
March 21, 2011

Congratulations to the participants of the 2011 Law Student Symposium presented by the SLU LAW Student Legal Writers Association. SLU LAW 3L Erica Blume took home top honors in the symposium and went on to receive the Rising Star Award in April 2011 at the Women's Justice Awards program, sponsored by Missouri Lawyers Media.

Jaclyn Sitjar wins the Spring 2011 National Law Review's Student Legal Writing Contest
March 21, 2011

Congratulations to Jaclyn Sitjar who won the Spring 2011 National Law Review's Student Legal Writing Contest for her article, "The 'Initial Interest Confusion' Test - Analysis and Proposal for a Sensible Formulation for Use on the Internet." Read her article.

Professor Needham Presents at 40th Annual Conference on Environmental Law
March 21, 2011

Professor Carol Needham presented “Reporting Requirements under the Financial Action Task Force Recommendations and Choice of Professional Responsibility Law in Cross-Border Transactional Practice” at the 40th Annual Conference on Environmental Law sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources in Salt Lake City, Utah. The talk was part of a panel with Tseming Yang, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. EPA; Clara Maria Poffenberger, Environmental Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corporation and Antonella Capria, Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners (Milan Italy) titled The Brave New World of Ethics in a Globalizing Practice: How U.S. Lawyers Can Reconcile U.S. Ethics Responsibilities with Conflicting Multinational Rules, Saturday March 19, 2011.

SLU LAW Students Win National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
March 17, 2011

The Saint Louis University School of Law Black Law Students Association‘s (BLSA) moot court team placed No. 1 in the nation at the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition (FDMCC) hosted by the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA). Second-year law student Courtney Logan and third-year law student Kirsten Staples represented SLU LAW and traveled to the national competition in Houston March 9-13 to defeat strong competitors from law schools across the country. Read the press release.

Lynn Hartke Voted Board Member of RIPS
March 17, 2011

Lynn Hartke was voted in as a board member for RIPS, the Research Instruction & Patron Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries. This is one of the most highly revered special sections in the association.

Professor Goldstein Remembers David S. Broder and Edmund Muskie
March 17, 2011

Professor Joel Goldstein wrote about David S. Broder, the eminent political reporter and columnist who died March 9, 2011. Broder wrote frequently about Senator Edmund Muskie and Professor Goldstein is writing an upcoming book on Muskie. Read the full post here.

SLU Health Law Program No. 1 in Nation for 8th Straight Year
March 15, 2011

Once again, Saint Louis University's health law program has been named the best in the nation by health law scholars, according to U.S. News & World Report. The top ranking will appear in the magazine's "Best Graduate Schools 2012" issue, on stands soon. The ranking comes as ongoing changes to the nation’s health care system create an even greater need for well-trained lawyers with a strong background in health issues. Read the press release.

SLU LAW Moot Court Team Take First Place at the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
March 14, 2011

The SLU LAW Black Law Students Association's Moot Court Team, third-year law student Kirsten Staples and second-year law student Courtney Logan, placed first in the nation at the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. Kirsten also earned the Best Oralist Honor. Also pictured is coach Sheena Hamilton.

SLU LAW Hosts First Annual Vincent C. Immel Lecture on Teaching Law
March 14, 2011

Law professors and students are invited to attend the first annual Saint Louis University School of Law Vincent C. Immel Lecture on Teaching Law at noon on Friday, April 15 in the William H. Kniep Courtroom. The lecture honors the late, revered SLU LAW Professor Vincent Immel’s love of teaching students about the law. Professor Anders Walker will give the lecture "Bramble Bush Revisited: The Rise & Fall of the Case Method." Read the press release here.

Professor McCormick Interviewed on Missouri's Right to Work Status
March 14, 2011

Professor Marcia McCormick was interviewed by the St. Louis Business Journal on efforts in the Missouri legislature to make the state “right-to-work.”

Professor Parasidis on KV Pharmaceutical's New Prenatal Drug
March 10, 2011

Professor Efthimios Parasidis spoke to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about KV Pharmaceutical's expensive new prenatal drug.

Professor Terry's Article Recognized by American College of Legal Medicine
March 9, 2011

Professor Nicolas Terry's article "Physicians and Patients Who “Friend” or “Tweet”: Constructing a Legal Framework for Social Networking in a Highly Regulated Domain," was recognized at the recent annual meeting of the American College of Legal Medicine Annual Conference in Orlando as one of the Top Ten Hits in Medical-Legal Literature 2010-2011.

Professor Ryan Recognized for Noteworthy Tax Law Article
March 9, 2011

Professor Kerry Ryan's article "Human Capital and Transfer Taxation" was highlighted by Tax Notes Today as one of 10 noteworthy estate and gift tax law review articles published in 2010.

The SLU Law Jessup International Moot Court Team Competes at Regionals
March 7, 2011

The SLU Law Jessup International Moot Court Team competed in the Rocky Mountain Regionals in Denver from Feb. 24 to 26. The team placed fifth out of 26 teams coming out of the initial rounds, ultimately winning three out of their five arguments. Nick Loyal placed fifth, and Erin Conner placed third out of more than 100 oralists. SLU also picked up ninth best brief out of 26 teams. Teams members Stephanie Hudson, Andrew Wheaton and Elizabeth Laurie were also present along with their coach Amy Hoch Hogenson.

Professors Flanders and Goldman Interviewed on Military Funeral Protests
March 6, 2011

Professor Chad Flanders and Professor Roger Goldman were interviewed by the St. Louis Beacon on funeral protests being considered protected speech under the First Amendment.

Professor Howard and U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Military Funeral Protests
March 3, 2011

Professor Alan Howard discussed the legal implications of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling's on protests at military funerals and what that could mean for protests at the state and local levels with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Professor Flanders Article in "Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education"
February 28, 2011

Professor Chad Flanders' article "Controlled by a Creed?" appeared in the latest issue of "Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education."

SLU LAW Places 3rd in Frederick Douglass Moot Court Regional Competition
February 25, 2011

The Saint Louis University School of Law Black Law Students Association’s (BLSA) moot court team placed in the top three of the Midwest region in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition (FDMCC) hosted by the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA). The team’s placement qualifies them for the national competition March 9-13 in Houston. Read the full press release here.

Professor Goldner Invited to Speak at National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
February 25, 2011

Professor Jesse Goldner has been invited to participate in the working group "Facilitating Clinical Trials through Optimization of the IRB Process: Are Central IRBs the Solution?" sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. The meeting will be held June 28-29 in Bethesda, MD. The Working Group will be chaired by Dr. Gordon Bernard, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and will consist of nearly 25 participants who will take part in the general discussions. Professor Goldner will speak on conflict of interest issues.

SLU LAW Hosts 23rd Annual Health Law Symposium
February 21, 2011

The Saint Louis University Center for Health Law Studies and the Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy will host the 23rd Annual Health Law Symposium from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 4 in the William H. Kniep Courtroom at the School of Law. The symposium, "Implementing Health Reform: Fairness, Accountability & Competition" will look at the Affordable Care Act’s ambitious timetable for implementing health reform by bringing together scholars and policy makers to examine some of the key issues in implementing the act’s requirements for new Health Insurance Exchanges, Medicaid expansions and Accountable Care Organizations. Read the full press release here.

SLU LAW PLUS Program Helps Area Trial Judges
February 17, 2011

Saint Louis University School of Law has created an innovative new program employing 18 recent School of Law graduates to provide free and much-needed legal services to the Missouri and Illinois communities. The program is having a special impact on local trial judges who are grateful for the extra assistance and resources in their areas. Seven recent graduates were assigned to specifically help meet the needs of trial judges. Read the full press release here.

Missouri Court of Appeals to Hear Cases at School of Law
February 14, 2011

The Saint Louis University School of Law will host Missouri Court of Appeals judges as they hear cases beginning at 10 a.m. on March 23 in the William H. Kniep Courtroom. The panel of judges includes the Honorable Kathianne Knaup Crane, Robert G. Dowd Jr. and Lawrence E. Mooney. Read the press release here.

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