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Legal Clinics Argue and Win Case on Unemployment Benefits for Military Spouse
October 18, 2011

The SLU LAW Legal Clinics argued and won a case in the Western District securing unemployment benefits for a military spouse whose husband was transferred out of state. Read more about the case in the St. Louis Daily Record.

Profesor Goldstein Interview on WDEL-AM on Pres. Obama Changing Running Mates
October 17, 2011

Professor Joel Goldstein conducted an interview with WDEL-AM (Delaware) about buzz surrounding President Obama's potential change in running mates.

Professor Walker's Article Favorably Mentioned on The Faculty Lounge
October 17, 2011

Professor Anders Walker's article "The New Common Law: Courts, Culture, and the Localization of the Model Penal Code," 62 HASTINGS L.J. 1633 (2011) was favorably mentioned on the Faculty Lounge website.

Professor Watson on the Affordable Healthcare Act
October 12, 2011

Professor Sidney Watson participated in a roundtable discussion on the Affordable Healthcare Act on St. Louis Public Radio (NPR).

Professor Harrison Post-Dispatch Op-Ed on Bullying and the Learning Disabled
October 6, 2011

Professor Patricia Harrison's op-ed on eliminating bullying of learning disabled children appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Professor Hansford Op-Ed on Thurgood Marshall in the St. Louis American
October 6, 2011

Professor Justin Hansford's op-ed on the legacy of Thurgood Marshall appeared in the St. Louis American.

Professor Goldstein Op-Ed on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
September 29, 2011

Professor Goldstein's op-ed on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Marshall's retirement from the Court was 20 years ago this week.

Professor Goldstein on Gov. McDonnell in The Washington Examiner
September 28, 2011

Professor Joel Goldstein was interviewed by The Washington Examiner about Gov. Bob McDonnell's potential run for the vice presidency.

Professor Pendo Submits Comment to U.S. Access Board
September 28, 2011

Professor Elizabeth Pendo submitted a Public Comment supporting the United States Access Board’s proposed rule regarding accessibility guidelines for the design, construction, and alteration of pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way [Docket Number: ATBCB-2011-0004, July 26, 2011].

Professor McGraugh Interviewed on Lethal Force by KMOV-TV
September 26, 2011

Professor Susan McGraugh spoke to KMOV-TV (CBS St. Louis) about homeowners' rights to use lethal force when confronted on their property.

Professor Parasidis in Compute Magazine
September 11, 2011

Professor Efhimios Parasidis was quoted in Compute Magazine on the ongoing legal battle between Google and Oracle.

Professor Flanders in Christian Science Monitor on Missouri Facebook Bill
September 8, 2011

Professor Chad Flanders spoke to the Christian Science Monitor about Missouri's proposed Facebook bill.

Professor Goldstein in American Lawyer Magazine
September 1, 2011

Professor Joel Goldstein was quoted in American Lawyer magazine about Walter Mondale's vice presidency.

Professor Goldstein Op-Ed on Libya in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 31, 2011

Professor Joel Goldstein's op-ed on President Obama's policy on Libya appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Professor Goldstein on Romney's Run for President
August 29, 2011

Professor Joel Goldstein spoke to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Professor Watson Testimony on Medical Loss Ratio Requirements
August 26, 2011

Professor Sidney Watson presented testimony and written comments to the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Regulation on the Affordable Care Act’s new Medical Loss Ratio requirements in the individual market. The medical loss ratio (MLR) gives consumers a straightforward calculation of how their premium dollars are present and sets a minimum level of spending on medical benefits and quality improvement at 80 percent in the individual and small group market. View the testimony here.

SLU LAW Students Compete at the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship
August 25, 2011

On the heels of SLU LAW’s top-four placement in the National Moot Court Competition and first-place win in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, SLU LAW’s Moot Court program has been invited to send a team to the 2012 Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship. Only 16 law schools are invited to participate in this prestigious competition based upon their past year’s performance in national competitions. Congratulations to our students and many thanks to the LRW faculty, law school faculty and staff, and the teams’ coaches for their dedication and support to help our students succeed among some very tough competitors.

Professor Goldstein on VPs Biden and Cheney on WDEL-AM
August 25, 2011

Professor Joel Goldstein was interviewed by WDEL-AM in Delaware about Vice Presidents Biden and Cheney.

Professor Flanders in Christian Science Monitor
August 24, 2011

Professor Chad Flanders was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor about a Missouri law prohibiting teachers from using Facebook to contact students.

Professor Gatter Op-Ed on the Commerce Clause in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 23, 2011

Professor Robert Gatter wrote an op-ed on health insurance and the commerce clause appearing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Professor Flanders on Facebook, Teachers and the Law
August 21, 2011

Professor Chad Flanders wrote an op-ed for the St. Louis Beacon on teachers' use of Facebook and the law.

2011-2012 Millstone Lecture with Jon Sawyer Oct. 6
August 18, 2011

SLU LAW and its Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law & Advocacy and the St. Louis Beacon will welcome Jon Sawyer as the 2011-2012 James C. Millstone Lecturer on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the William H. Kniep Courtroom at the School of Law. Sawyer’s lecture, “Bringing Stories Home: New Approaches to Covering the World,” will focus on the evolution of international reporting. Read the press release.

Professor Miller Awarded SLU Research Grant to Study Health Courts in Mo.
August 18, 2011

Professor Eric Miller was awarded a grant as part of the Saint Louis University President's Research Fund, a SLU fund providing seed money for interdisciplinary research that may attract external grant funding. Miller’s grant will support the study of mental health courts in Missouri.

Professor Gatter Op-Ed on Bird Flu Complacency in Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 17, 2011

Professor Robert Gatter's op-ed on the world's complacency on the bird flu epidemic appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Professor Branham Involved in ABA Resolution on Detention Ctr Accreditation
August 11, 2011

In August, the American Bar Association's House of Delegates approved a resolution to improve the standards and processes for accrediting correctional and detention facilities for adults and juveniles. The resolution, which includes "Key Requirements for the Certification of Correctional Accrediting Entities," was drafted by a subcommittee chaired by Visiting Professor Lynn Branham. Professor Branham served for 13 years as a member of the Commission on Accreditation, eight of those years as the ABA's representative. In 2010, the Pace Law Review published an article written by Professor Branham describing her proposal to certify correctional accrediting entities. The ABA resolution can be found here.

Professor Goldman to be Honored by The Missouri Bar
August 11, 2011

Professor Roger Goldman will be honored with the Spurgeon Smithson Award at the annual meeting of the Missouri Bar on Sept. 23. Recipients are Missouri judges, teachers of law and/or lawyers deemed "to have rendered outstanding service toward the increase and diffusion of justice among men. Read more about Professor Goldman's teaching and scholarship.

Professor Branham's Article Cited on
August 9, 2011

Professor Lynn Branham's paper "The Mess We're In" on prison reform was cited on

Professor Goldstein Op-Ed on the Value of the Vice Presidency
August 6, 2011

Professor Joel Goldstein's op-ed on the value of the vice presidency ran in The Bakersfield Californian .

SLU LAW Moot Court Team placed in the top four of the 61st Annual National Moot Court Competition
August 3, 2011

The SLU LAW Moot Court Team placed in the top four of the 61st Annual National Moot Court Competition and took home honors for the second-best brief award. Pictured are coach Dan Schramm, Adam Johnson, Lindsey Hammitt and Meghan Zenker.

Professor Watson Comments on the Affordable Care Act
August 3, 2011

Professor Sidney Watson recently submitted two sets of comments on proposed regulations implementing provisions in the Affordable Care Act on behalf of the Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel. Read the comments here and here. The RUPRI Rural Health Panel is a multidisciplinary team that provides science-based, objective policy analysis to federal policy makers. One set of comments is on Proposed Antitrust Policy Regarding Medicare Accountable Care Organizations. The other set of comments relates to proposed regulations for assuring patients have access to Medicaid services.

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