Professor Walker Awarded Top Prize for AALS Criminal Justice Junior Scholars Competition
October 22, 2008
The Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law selected an article by Anders Walker titled "The Anti-Case Method: Recovering the Hidden History of Criminal Law" as the winner of the AALS Criminal Justice Section's Junior Scholars Paper Competition. Anders will receive the award Jan. 9 at AALS' annual meeting in San Diego.
Students Gather to View Final Presidential Debate
October 15, 2008
Saint Louis University's Student Bar Association, the Federalist Society, American Constitution Society, the Women Law Students Association and the Public Interest Law Group sponsored a screening of the third presidential debate at the Moolah Theater. Afterward the debate, a panel of speakers analyzed the both candidates' responses. Analysis center will focus on candidate style and demeanor, rhetoric and policy, and local St. Louis impact.
Local Coverage of Student Reactions to the Debate
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Podcast: Debate Reaction at the Moolah Theater
St. Louis Beacon: Local Discussion After Debate Sees Little Shift
KTVI Fox 2: Undecided Voters Watch Debate in St. Louis
Prof. Greaney's Antitrust Expertise Sought
October 13, 2008
Greaney was quoted by Amy Lynn Sorrel in AmedNews, the American Medical Association's newspaper, on recent court decisions involving antitrust challenges to efforts to block specialty hospitals.
Greaney was nterviewed for a radio news report on the same subject by American Medical News on the "Reach MD" Program on XM Radio Chanel 157.
Professor Pendo on Anti-Bias Laws
October 13, 2008
Professor Elizabeth Pendo spoke to the American Medical News about a case pitting anti-bias law against doctors' rights.
SLU Law Hosts Largest Naturalization Ceremony in St. Louis History
October 10, 2008
Associated Press, "Largest Naturalization Ceremony in St. Louis History" published in Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer and dozens of other newspapers
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Naturalization Ceremony slideshow by Elie Gardner
KWMU-FM, St. Louis, "U.S. Welcomes New Citizens"
KTVI-TV and KSDK-TV, St. Louis also covered the ceremony on their newscasts
Many Seek Prof. Goldstein's VP Expertise
October 2, 2008
Interviewed by John Broder for The New York Times "Week in Review"
Interviewed by Michel Martin on NPR Tell Me More
Quoted in The New York Times, Le Figaro, impreMedia , WNBC New York , BBC Mundo, entorno inteligente.com, firdaposten.no and USA Today
Previous evening's forum broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio
Contributor for the The Presidential Debate Blog
Interviewed by La Opinion , BBC Mondo, KMOX 1120 and Fox 2 KTVI, XM Radio's POTUS '08 Channel, BBC, Australian Broadcasting Company, Nowy Dziennik - Polish Daily News, and St. Louis Beacon
Participated in a forum "Power and Problems of the Vice Presidency" sponsored by the Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy.
Interviewed by the The New Journal - Wilmington, DE, Agence France-Presse and KSDK Channel 5
Interviewed by the Toronto Star and the National Norwegian News Service
Prof. Watson Interviewed About the State of Health Care in the Heartland
September 28, 2008
Prof. Sidney Watson was quoted in the Columbia Tribune and the Columbia Missourian about the state of health care in the heartland.
Watson was plenary speaker for the Missouri Rural Health Association Annual Conference in Jefferson City and spoke on Missouri HealthNet.
Watson spoke at a press conference in Columbia, Missouri to release a new study Watson co-authored. The report, Health Care in the Heartland, reports on the cost of health insurance among Missouri farmers and ranchers.
Sidney Watson was part of a panel discussion of the documentary “Critical Condition” which aired on the PBS series Point of View. The event was sponsored by KETC-TV and the Missouri Foundation for Health.
Prof. Greaney's Op-Ed on the Financial Market and Health Care
September 28, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch features Prof. Thomas L. Greaney's article "Blind faith in the Market doesn't work for Health Care."
Prof. Goldstein Discusses Campaign Trail
September 28, 2008
Prof. Goldstein's Op ed Civil Discourse on the Campaign Trail appeared in Sunday, Sept 28's
Observer-Reporter covering Washington, Pa. where the events under
Fox 2 News KTVI, "Jaco Report" On Saturday, Sept. 27
Prof. Goldstein's Reaches Many 'Students' via the Media
September 25, 2008
The University News profiles Joel K. Goldstein, his scholarship and passion for the vice presidency. Goldstein tells the SLU student newspaper, "There has been a lot of interest in the office (V.P.) this year. It's fun to talk to the media and reporters. It's another way to shape the public's insights into the office. It's like teaching to a larger classroom in a way. It makes you think about things from a different angle, and the effort to try to explain it really sharpens your thought."
National Trends Reflected in SLU Law Enrollment
September 24, 2008
The law school was featured on the cover of the Saint Louis Lawyer's September "Back to School" issue. Chris Orlet reports that law school enrollment remains steady nationally and in St. Louis. Median LSAT scores are up for entering classes, but female and minority enrollment levels remain flat.
Columnists Take Note of Prof. Goldstein
September 24, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Veep Peep," Deb Peterson column
NPR, Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie Column
STLToday.com Political Fix by Jake Wagman
Joel Goldstein Prepares Audiences for the VP Debate
September 23, 2008
“From Throttlebottom to Cheney and Palin: The Modern Vice Presidency"
Noon, Room 02 SLU Law
Presented by the American Constitution Society
"Why the Vice Presidency Matters"
7 p.m., Washington University, Danforth University Center
Presented by the V.P. Debate Program Planning Committee
The Power and Problems of the Vice Presidency Panel Discussion,
7:30p.m., Washington University, Brown Hall, Rm. 118
Reservations required: wc.wustl.edu
Presented by the Weidenbaum Center Forum
Prof. McGraugh on St. Louis Towing Company Investigation
September 21, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Tow Company Kept, Sold Cars"
Professor Goldstein on Vice Presidents Past, Present and Future
September 19, 2008
St. Louis Beacon, “A Lesson in Political Civility and Serious Discourse”
CQ Politics, "When the Ticket Splits from Within"
The National Journal, "Next Vice President Will Inherit A Newly Powerful Office"
The Hill, "Palin won’t say whether veep is an executive post"
Supreme Court Decisions are Focus of Constitution Day Celebration
September 18, 2008
Major decisions from the Supreme Court's past term were reviewed by a panel of professors organized by Prof. Roger Goldman for the annual Constitution Day program. Law professors Susan McGraugh, Elizabeth Pendo, Ann Scarlett, Alan Howard and Eric Miller participated along with Prof. Steven Puro from SLU's Political Science and Public Policy department. The St. Louis Daily Record covered the event and ran a front page story in its Sept. 18 edition.
Prof. Goldstein on the 'Palin Effect' and Evolution of the VP
September 15, 2008
Arizona Daily Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Values voters hope Palin can Sway McCain"
September 13, 2008
The Toronto Star, "Veep Power: The Next U.S. vice president will take over an office that has morphed from humble beginnings to what is now a power centre with increasingly elevated expectations"
September 15, 2008
Roger L. Goldman: The Resegregation Decisions and the New Federalism in Choosing Equality: Essays and Narratives on the Desegregation Experience (Edited by Robert L Hayman, Leland Ware, and with a Foreword by Senator Joe Biden.
Prof. Goldman on the Next President and the Supreme Court
September 15, 2008
KWMU-FM, St. Louis, "St. Louis on the Air, Legal Round Table" with Roger Goldman, William Freivogel and Mark Smith
From Hawaii to Bangladesh, Media are Quoting Prof. Goldstein on VP Candidates
September 12, 2008
KITV-TV, Honolulu, Hawaii, Do Running Mates Matter?
The New Nation, Bangladesh’s Independent News Source, “Scholars Question Palin Credentials”
(originally published on Politico.com)
Miami Herald, "Palin Helps McCain’s Numbers in Florida"
Law School Ads Attract Attention on Chicago 'El' Trains
September 11, 2008
ABA Journal, "St. Louis Law School Takes the Train in Chicago to Snag Young Professionals"
Prof. Goldstein on the VP Selection Process; Cheney's Papers
September 8, 2008
The Washington Post, "Lawsuit to Ask That Cheney’s Papers be Made Public"
The Washington Post, "Second-Guessing The No. 2 Spot"
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, “From Roosevelt to Agnew”
WCF Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, "VP Debate Suddenly a Hot Ticket in St. Louis"
The Post Chronicle (blog), "McCain And "Sarah" Have It All Over Obama And Biden"
KTVI-TV, St. Louis, "The Jaco Report: VP Choices"
The Denver Post, "Palin Lights Fire under GOP Base"
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "VP Debate is a Must See"
McClatchy Newspapers, "Palin Takes TV Nation by Storm"
KDVR-TV, Denver, "Veep Pick Historically Not a Deal-Maker or Breaker"
WDEL Radio, Delaware
KTRS Radio, St. Louis
The Takeaway, radio program produced by WNYC, WGBH, BBC and the New York Times
Congressional Quarterly, "Surprise! Here's The New Vice President--Just Nod and Say Yes"
The Atlantic, “The Eagleton Scenario”
WDEL Radio, Delaware
Politico.com, "Scholars Question Palin's Credentials"
The Globe and Mail (Canada), "A Vice-Presidential 'Hail Mary'"
MinnPost.com,"Sarah Palin: Is she Presidential?"
Sarasota Herald Tribune, "Crist isn't McCain's No. 2, but still gained exposure"
Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, "Alaska Governor Sarah Palin"
STL Beacon.com, "With his unconventional pick for veep, McCain throws a political curveball"
KMOX Radio, St. Louis
KMOV TV-ST. Louis
Alumni in the News
September 6, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Tim Forneris - Caught Home Run No. 62" Catching up with Tim Forneris'02 who is a public defender by day and member of the grounds crew at Busch Stadium by night, and famous for catching Mark McGwire's 62nd home run ball - and giving it back to the batter.
Public Defender to be Honored
Justin Carver ’01 will be among the honorees at the Missouri Bar’s Annual meeting in Kansas City September 17-19. Carver heads the Fulton District Office of the Missouri State Public Defender System and has been selected as a 2008 recipient of the Lon Hocker Award, given each year to a Missouri attorney who has demonstrated exceptional courtroom skills and talent as a litigator.
Prof. Watson Examines Health Care in Rural Missouri
September 5, 2008
KMST, Public Radio, Rolla, Mo. Sidney Watson was interviewed on the “Lawtalk” program about a study she co-authored, “Health Care in the Heartland” which analyzes a 2007 survey of Missouri farmers and ranchers about their health insurance and healthcare expenses.
Students in the News
September 1, 2008
American Medical Association's Virtual Mentor published an article by Olubukunola Mary Tawose '10, "The Legal Boundaries of Informed Consent"
Justice, Newsletter of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri published a testimonial by Laura Keck '09 about her experience interning with the Children's Legal Alliance and how Sister Helen Prejean has inspired her legal career.
Belleville News Democrat: "Four Area Law Students Intern With Judge Wharton"
Alumni in the News
August 31, 2008
STL Business Journal Names Top Minority Business Leaders
Maurice Foxworth ’03 has been named one of the “Most Influential Minority Business Leaders” by the St. Louis Business Journal. Foxoworth is the director of the Office of Innovation and Intellectual Property at SLU which facilitates the transfer of intellectual property from research to industry for commercial development purposes.
2007 Grads Have Highest Employment Rate in 20 Years
Three SLU Law alumni were featured in a Missouri Lawyers Media article reporting on the NALP (National Association for Legal Career Professionals) employment survey of 2007 law school grads. Andrew Hartnett, Gina Moshiri and Beth Schneider - all members of the class of 2007 - were interviewed about successfully securing jobs after law school. 92% of the SLU Law '07 class were employed as of February '08 slightly above the 91.9% national rate reported in the NALP survey. Assistant Dean for Career Development Mary Pat McInnis was also quoted in the story on areas of the law that are thriving despite the weak economy.
Missouri Bar Pro Bono Awards
Joy L. Holley'95 and Janet Brown'75 will be honored at the upcoming Missouri Bar Annual Meeting with awards for their outstanding pro bono activities. Congratulations!
Media Name Young, Up & Coming Lawyers
Missouri Lawyers Weekly named 8 SLU Law alumni in their 2008 Up & Coming Lawyers selection published July 28. The 48 lawyers to watch were selected by the editors and nominated by their co-workers, supervisors, firms, and even adversaries. They are all under the age of 39 and in the words of the editors, “represent determination – in legal work, in community betterment, in improving their own law firms.” Congratulations to our distinguished alumni:
Nicole Colbert-Botchway ’96
Joel P. Green ’01
Jennifer Griffen ’95
Brian Kaveney ’05
Dawn M Mefford ’03
Nathan A. Orr ’00
Christina Z. Randolph ’00
Caroline M. Tinsley ’99
Three Alumni Named in “30 Under 30”
St. Louis Business Journal’s annual feature highlighting young professionals who have already made great strides in their careers and have set expectations high for future accomplishments names three SLU Law alumni.
Nick Brockmyer ‘’04
Heidi Golz ‘’06
Stephanie Harris ‘’06
Media Turn to Prof. Goldstein on Biden VP Selection
August 28, 2008
USA Today, "Analysis: VP Nominee Leads the Attack"
Delaware New Journal, "Biden: 'We Have the Power to Change It"
Sirius Satellite Radio, Indie Talk channel 110
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Op-Ed by Joel K. Goldstein, "Choosing a Running Mate on the Merits"
Delaware News Journal, "The Outlook for Biden as VP"
Newsday, “Obama Capitalizes on Biden's, Clinton's Experience”
South Jersey Courier Post, “Biden figures to attack GOP”
CQPolitics.com, “Biden has experience, too, but Cheney's not his role model”
La Libre Belgique, “Dick Cheney a joue un role essentiel en amont”
MinnPost.com, Eric Black’s Ink column: “The Biden Selection: Some Reactions and Thoughts”
WDEL Radio, Delaware: live interview on Biden selection
The San Diego Union Tribune, "Obama has ticket for Denver"
The Dallas Morning News, "Gloves Off as Obama-Biden Ticket Debuted Saturday"
Delaware News Journal, "Biden will be Delaware's First Veep Hopeful"
The Chicago Tribune, "In Biden, Obama Adds Heft"
BBC Newshour live interview following Obama-Biden speeches in Springfield, IL.
NPR Special Coverage of Obama-Biden speeches in Springfield, IL., live interview with Scott Simon
KMOX Radio, St. Louis VP democratic nominee announcement
XM Satellite Radio, interview on "POTUS" the presidential politics channel with Tim Farley
Wall St. Journal R.S.V.P.s to Etiquette Class Invitation
August 25, 2008
Wall Street Journal's Law Blog Proper handshakes, email and phone etiquette were just a few of the topics Anne Hensley covered in her first of three workshops on professional business manners. Hensley is Associate Director of Career Services and has been offering advice to students on how to dress for success and behave in interview situations for 17 years. The St. Louis Countian also carried a front page story on the workshop.
Faculty Scholarship Update:Lynn Branham
August 20, 2008
"'The Devil is in the Details': A Continued Dissection of the Constitutionality of Faith-Based Prison Units,"
6 Ave Maria L. Rev. 409 (2008)
Branham & Hamden, The Law and Policy of Sentencing and Corrections
(West Casebook, 7th ed.) 2008 Supplement.
As the American Bar Association's representative on the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, which accredits prisons, jails, and other adult and juvenile correctional and detention facilities across the country, participated in thirty-five hearings across the country. August 2008
Chair of subcommittee that drafted resolution calling for the establishment of public entities that are independent of any correctional agency to regularly monitor and report publicly on the conditions in all prisons, jails, and other adult and juvenile correctional and detention facilities operating within their jurisdiction. Approved by ABA's House of Delegates, August 2008
Prof. Goldstein on Media Marathon as Announcement of VP Candidates Nears
August 20, 2008
Impresiones latinas: "De exiguo a influyente el VP"
WHYY Radio, Philadelphia: Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. One hour live discussion and call-in program about the "veepstakes"
Los Angeles Times: “In announcing a running mate, timing and place are key”
El Pais: “Obama Destaparia su carta vicepresidencial”
Dairo Las Americas: “La vicepresidencia de EE.UU., de insignificante a influyente”
Kansas City Star: “Veep Contest raises Sebelius’ National Profile”
Delaware Online:, “Biden Says Georgia Needs Our Support”
"POTUS Live"program with Tim Farley. XM Satellite Radio's presidential politics channel.
National Journal:“Unity Tickets Have Met Bad Ends”
KNX Radio, Los Angeles CBS affiliate. Audio not available.
National Law Journal on Air, XM Satellite Radio’s presidential politics channel “POTUS”.
Transcript of conversation with Ronald Brownstein available.
The Washington Times:“McCain learns his lessons on No. 2 picks”
The Presidential Debate Blog, hosted and edited by students at Yale Law School has invited Joel Goldstein to contribute guest posts. His first is "Vice-Presidential Debates and the Presidential Vice Presidency"
KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis: The Jaco Report: Vice Presidential Picks
Sain Diego Union-Tribune, “Running mate choice is more than politics”
St. Louis Beacon Op-Ed:
“Runing Mates: Presidential candidates’ biggest, more telling choice”
Wall Street Journal, “Possible McCain Running Mate Pawlenty Offers Ideas for Reforming Republicans”
Twin Cities.com, “Question of the day is ‘will he be’; right one is, ‘should he be?’
The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Obama, McCain Have Tough Choices Choosing Running Mates"
The Austin American-Statesman, "Throughout History, Vice Presidents fumed as They Waited in the Wings"
McClatchy Newspapers, "Excited about VP Picks? In November, They Rarely Matter"
The Kansas City Star, "Selection of a Vice Presidential Candidate Can Make or Break a Presidential Campaign"
International Herald Tribune "No. 2 Choice Critically Important in U.S. Election"