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"
Faculty Scholarship Update: Sidney Watson
August 19, 2008
- Plenary panel on Health Reform: Theory, Policy and Politics
American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Annual Health Law Professors Conference
Drexel Law School, Philadelphia (June 6).
- Annual Convening of Health Advocates
sponsored by the Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance and Missouri Health Care for All
Columbia, Missouri (June 12-13).
- Disability Coalition on Healthcare Reform on "Medicaid Spenddown: Policy and Practice,"
Jefferson City (June 17).
Faculty Scholarship Update: Elizabeth Pendo
August 18, 2008
- Book review, Reviewing Susan Starr Sered and Rushike Fernandopulle, Uninsured in America (2007), 29 J. of Legal Medicine 117 (2008)
- Speech, "Ensuring Equal Access to Reproductive Health Care for Women with Disabilities"
SLU Health Law Symposium on "Disability, Reproduction and Parenting," April, 2008
- Workshop Leader, "Uses of Genetic Information after GINA"
(with Professor Jennifer Bard), Bioethics Summer Institute
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, June 2008
- Panelist, "Protecting Populations at Risk"
(presented on access to womens health care for women with disabilities)
Health Law Professors Conference of the American
Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Drexel Law School, June 2008
- Speech "What's Hot in Health Law for Those Who Don't Teach It"
(presenting on employment discrimination issues)
SEALS Conference, July 2008
Appointed to Legal panel of the Editorial Board of the Cambridge Dictionary of Bioethics
Faculty Scholarship Update: Matthew Bodie
August 13, 2008
94 Virginia Law Review 1 (2008), "Information and the Market for Union Representation"
Peter Salsich on Proposed Zoning Law in Belleville
August 4, 2008
Belleville News Democrat, "Belleville's New Zoning Law Open to Challenge"
Francis Nevins on Copyright Law
August 4, 2008
Missouri Lawyers Weekly published an article by Prof. Nevins, "Authors, 'will bumping' and termination, a short lesson in copyright law"
Nic Terry Offers Safe Blogging Tips to Physicians
August 2, 2008
June issue of Missouri Medical Law Report's cover story "Web Risk: Blogging can be a medically useful tool for doctors; but details could doom your career" features an interview with Nicolas Terry about the pros and cons of physician blogs. Terry tells the Report, "Doctors are members of a highly regulated profession, maybe the most highly regulated one. With their work comes a lot of legal risk. And to a large extent, that risk depends on what doctors are blogging about."
Health Law Program Highlighted in St. Louis Magazine
August 1, 2008
August 2008 issue of St. Louis Magazine features "Best Doctors '08" and the best Health Law program in the country, our own Center for Health Law Studies. Director Tim Greaney is quoted in the article. (article not available on line)
SLU Law Welcomes Five New Faculty Members
July 31, 2008
Saint Louis University School of Law welcomes five new members to its faculty. Robert Gatter (Univ. of Pennsylvania, J.D. ’90) and Elizabeth A. Pendo (UC Berkley, J.D. ’93) have accepted full professorships and join the school’s nationally recognized Center for Health Law Studies.
Professor Gatter is leaving Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law and Professor Pendo is departing Saint Thomas University School of Law.
Newly appointed assistant professors include: Jeff A. Redding (Univ. of Chicago, J.D. ‘00), who has just completed a fellowship at Yale Law School; Karen Petroski (UC Berkley, J.D. ’04), who has been a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco; and Yvette Liebesman ((Georgetown Univ. J.D. ’06), associate at Ropes & Gray, LLP, Boston.
These new professors have diverse backgrounds ranging from bioethics, economics and sociology to oceanography, comparative literature, Arabic and Urdu. “This is a multi-talented group of teachers,” said Dean Jeffrey E. Lewis in making the new appointments, “who will add new breadth and scope to our excellent faculty roster. Our students will benefit from their individual talents as well as their experience and knowledge of the law and the legal profession.”
Law Library Director Honored
July 30, 2008
July: Mark Bernstein received the Spectrum Article of the Year Award from the American Association of Law Libraries at their July conference in Portland, Oregon.
His article, "One Size Fits All No More: The
Impact of Law Specialization on Library Services" was
published in the March 2007 issue of Spectrum, the official magazine of the AALL .
Prof. Goldstein Provides Historical Insight For
July 28, 2008
MinnPost.com, “VP Picks: Once the Province of Party Bosses”
July 28: History News Nework, Op-Ed, "Why the Vice-Presidential Nominees Will Be Presidential"
July 27: The Arizona Republic, "Ideal VP Pick Bolsters Candidate, Doesn't Reveal Weaknesses"
The Lansing State Journal, "Presidential Hopefuls Take Time on VP Picks"
July 25: KMOX Radio, St. Louis, interview with Joel Goldstein on potential vice presidential candidates
The Dallas Morning News, "Picking Running Mate is Obama's Biggest Test Yet"
July 23: The Chronicle of Higher Education, "Brainstorm: VP Watcher, Part I"
MinnPost.com, "A Governor for Veep? It's Been a Long Time"
July 20: Florida Sun Sentinel,
"Who would you place odds on to become Republican and Democratic vice-presidential nominees?"
July 19: NPR's Weekend Edition-Saturday host Scott Simon interviewed Joel Goldstein about the vice presidency. Local broadcast 7-9 a.m. Sat. July 19 on KWMU 90.7 FM, St. Louis.
July 18: Minneapolis Star Tribune: Politcally Connected Blog
"Veep fatigue? Here’s an antidote"
July 15: Business Week "The Ethics of Picking a Vice President"
July 15: XM Radio POTUS '08 interview with host Rebecca Roberts on the Vice Presidency and this year's contenders.
July 15: Congressional Quarterly Politics.com, "VP Watch:Worth More Than A Bucket of Spit"
July 6: Miami Herald, "Media attention on Crist inspires VP Murmurs"
July 6: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Veep Best Bets are D.C. Insiders"
July 6: Tallahassee Democrat, "Crist Unlikely VP for McCain"
July 6: Pensacola News Journal, "Scholars: Crist Unlikely VP Pick"
Estate Tax Implications for Family Considering Sale of Rams
July 28, 2008
KMOX 1120 AM Radio, St. Louis. Brad Fogel was interviewed about estate taxes faced by the family heirs to the Rams football franchise if they choose to sell the team.
Prof. Ammann on Re-Opening Firefighter's Lawsuit
July 28, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: " Firefighter’s family seeks new deal" Robert Patrick reports on re-opening of a lawsuit involving a firefighter's family and the manufacturer of safety equipment blamed for his death.
Clinic Represents Disabled Illinois Residents in Lawsuit to Save Home
July 25, 2008
John Ammann, Law Clinic Director announced filing of a lawsuit on behalf of the residents of the County Shelter Care Home in Madison County, Illinois. The County has announced plans to close the home in October. A hearing has been set for Aug. 19. See video and print coverage of the story:
The St. Louis Daily Record
St. Louis Post Dispatch
Belleville News Democrat
The Telegraph, Alton, Il.
Prof. Watson on Rising Cost of Missouri's Uninsured
July 23, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Lack of Health Insurance is Costly" quotes Sidney Watson on a new report released by the Missouri Foundation for Health on "The Significance of Missouri's Uninsured". "This reminds us of the human cost of not having insurance - both the inability to get health care and the impact on the health care system as a whole, " Watson told reporter Mary Jo Feldstein.
How Private R Ur Txt Msgs?
July 20, 2008
The National Law Journal, "Embattled Mayor Seeks Refuge in 'Texting' Case". Text messages led to criminal charges against the mayor of Detroit who is seeking to defend himself with a recent ruling on text message privacy handed down by the 9th U.S. CIrcuit Court of Appeals. Prof. Teri Dobbins told the Journal that she doesn't view the 9th circuit ruling as a prohibition of text-message auditing in the workplace, "I don't think employees should feel confident that no matter what they do that it will remain private because I don't think the opinion goes that far, by any means."
Coverage of the InBev Takeover of A-B Requires Professors' Expertise
July 15, 2008
St. Louis Daily Record: "Not Much Room to Sue Over Deal" quotes Professors Bodie and Fogel on lawsuits related to the InBev-Anheuser-Busch merger.
KMOV-TV, St. Louis featured an interview with Matt Bodie on their 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts discussing the meaning and consequences of A-B/InBev merger.
July 14: St. Louis Daily Record interviewed Professors Brad Fogel and Matt Bodie on the InBev/A-B merger.
July 14: KWMU, Public Radio, St. Louis interviewed Matt Bodie on A-B's acceptance of $70 a share offer from InBev.
July 8: St. Louis Post Dispatch's Mound City Money Blog turned to Prof. Matt Bodie's Prawf's Blawg in an effort to determine if InBev can actually force removal of Anheuser-Busch's board of directors under Delaware corporate law.
July 7: Missouri Lawyers Weekly, "Bud FIght, The Anheuser-Busch Legal Board Game" quotes Matt Bodie on InBev's lawsuit to force out A-B's board.
July 1: St. Louis Post-Dispatch coverage of the InBev take over bid for Anheuser-Busch includes an interview with Brad Fogel on the growing number of shareholder lawsuits against A-B and its board to enter negotiations.
Matthew Bodie examines the hostile takeover bid in his PrawfsBlawg post: An Anheuser-Busch Puzzle: When is a Classified Board No Longer Classified?
July 3, 2008: Professors on the Air
July 3, 2008
KMOX Radio, St. Louis: Matthew Bodie was interviewed live on the morning news on the recent 9th Circuit ruling on Fourth Amendment rights and employers' rights to read employees' text messages.
KWMU Radio, St. Louis: Joel Goldstein is a guest on St. Louis On The Air to discuss the history of the vice presidency and the selection process in the current campaign.
July 1, 2008: Judge Nannette Baker '94 Makes History on Missouri Court of Appeals
June 30, 2008
St. Louis Business Journal reports that Judge Nannette Baker '94 is the "first black woman in Missouri to preside over a state court" with her election as Chief Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. Judge Baker will serve a one-year term and succeeds Judge Patricia Cohen.
June 27, 2008: Prof. Anders on Supreme Court's 2nd Amendment Ruling
June 27, 2008
Anders Walker was quoted in the St. Louis Daily Record on the Supreme Court's ruling in the District of Columbia v. Heller case which struck down the District's handgun ban. Prof. Walker predicts the NRA will file lawsuits in other cities with restrictive gun control laws.
Joel K. Goldstein
June 23, 2008
"Vice Presidential Scholar is No. 1 on No. 2s" reads the page one headline on the June 3, 2008 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The subject of the profile could be none other than our very own Joel Goldstein. Reporter Jake Wagman wanted to know who is this man that every news outlet in the country turns to when it's time to select vice-presidential candidates?
Local and national media continue to consult Prof. Goldstein on the race for vice president:
June 5, 2008: The Chicago Tribune, “Hillary Clinton: Wild Card in Veepstakes”
June 7, 2008:The Associated Press, "Arizona Dems Would Take A Hit If Napolitano Leaves Early"
June 8, 2008: Sarasota Herald Tribune, "McCain/Crist? To many, it’s a good/bad idea”
June 8, 2008: KTVI-TV, St. Louis
, "Could Obama Pick a VP Candidate from Missouri?"
June 8, 2008: The Kansas City Star, "Clinton is not a Good Fit for Obama's Change Message"
June 9, 2008: The Dallas Morning News, "Obama-Clinton: a Dream Team or a Nightmare Ticket?"
June 11, 2008:KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio,"Who Should Get the VP Slots?"
June 12, 2008:South Florida Sun-Sentinel, “Does Gov. Charlie Crist Have what It Takes to be McCain’s Running Mate?”
June 13, 2008:The Los Angeles Times, "Vice Presidential Search Just Gets Tougher"
June 13, 2008: Voice Of America Radio,"Why the Search for a Running Mate has become a Bigger Deal"
June 20, 2008: The Hill, "Cheney Gets Last Laugh"
June 21, 2008: The Toronto Star, "U.S. election: Does a running mate really matter?"
June 24, 2008: Bloomberg News, "John Adams Wannabes Tremble as Obama, McCain Teams Seek Vices"
June 25, 2008: KQED-FM, public radio in San Francisco. Joel was a guest on the live morning news program "Forum" with host Michael Krasny. Other guests included Chris LeHane, former press secretary for Al Gore throughout the 2000 campaign and a democratic consultant who spent six years in the Clinton White House; and Jack Pitney, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, and a former national republican official and Capitol Hill staffer.
June 26, 2008: History News Service, Op-Ed: "When Congress Failed to Stop the Vietnam War"
June 30, 2008: The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Choosing a No. 2: The ins and outs"
Thomas L. Greaney
June 13, 2008
Tim Greaney attended a conference at Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center for Health Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, June 13-14, 2008. He presented a paper Competition Policy, Organizational Structures and Fragmentation at the meeting. Visit the conference web site:
Our Fragmented Health Care System: Causes and Solutions.
June 18-19, 2008, Tim attended the American Antitrust Institute's 10th Annual National Conference in Washington, D.C. He led a panel discussion on healthcare and pharmaceuticals. This year, the conference focused on the presentation of AAI's Transition Report on Competition Policy for the next Administration. The report will articulate the public policy agenda of AAI while providing the next Administration with specific suggestions for legislation and enforcement priorities.
June 10, 2008
Alan Howard was quoted on the Web site iHealthBeat.org and the AMA's amednews.com
about doctors' efforts to restrict patients' online comments about their medical services, June 9, 2008.
June 3, 2008
Elizabeth Pendo was featured in a Consumer Affairs segment on KTVI-TV, St. Louis
on June 4, 2008. She was interviewed by Elliot Weiler about employees' legal obligations to pay for medical costs when their employer has not paid health insurance premiums.