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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.
September 25
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.
September 23
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. 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 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
September 24
"Why the Vice Presidency Matters"
7 p.m., Washington University, Danforth University Center
Presented by the V.P. Debate Program Planning Committee
October 1
The Power and Problems of the Vice Presidency Panel Discussion,
7:30p.m., Washington University, Brown Hall, Rm. 118
Reservations required:
Presented by the Weidenbaum Center Forum

Professor Goldstein on Vice Presidents Past, Present and Future
September 19, 2008

St. Louis Beacon, “A Lesson in Political Civility and Serious Discourse”
September 20
The National Journal, "Next Vice President Will Inherit A Newly Powerful Office"
September 19
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

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"

Faculty Scholarship
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

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"
September 6
KTVI-TV, St. Louis, "The Jaco Report: VP Choices"
September 5
The Denver Post, "Palin Lights Fire under GOP Base"
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "VP Debate is a Must See"
September 3
The Takeaway, radio program produced by WNYC, WGBH, BBC and the New York Times
September 2
The Atlantic, “The Eagleton Scenario”
WDEL Radio, Delaware
September 1, "Scholars Question Palin's Credentials"
August 30
The Globe and Mail (Canada), "A Vice-Presidential 'Hail Mary'","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, "With his unconventional pick for veep, McCain throws a political curveball"
August 29
KMOX Radio, 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

Summer 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.
August 20
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"
Sirius Satellite Radio, Indie Talk channel 110
August 27
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”
August 25
La Libre Belgique, “Dick Cheney a joue un role essentiel en amont”, Eric Black’s Ink column: “The Biden Selection: Some Reactions and Thoughts”
WDEL Radio, Delaware: live interview on Biden selection
August 24
The San Diego Union Tribune, "Obama has ticket for Denver"
Delaware News Journal, "Biden will be Delaware's First Veep Hopeful"
The Chicago Tribune, "In Biden, Obama Adds Heft"
August 23
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"
August 21
WHYY Radio, Philadelphia: Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. One hour live discussion and call-in program about the "veepstakes"
August 20
Los Angeles Times: “In announcing a running mate, timing and place are key”
August 18
National Journal:“Unity Tickets Have Met Bad Ends”
KNX Radio, Los Angeles CBS affiliate. Audio not available.
August 15
National Law Journal on Air, XM Satellite Radio’s presidential politics channel “POTUS”.
Transcript of conversation with Ronald Brownstein available.
August 14
The Washington Times:“McCain learns his lessons on No. 2 picks”
August 12
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"
August 10
Sain Diego Union-Tribune, “Running mate choice is more than politics”
August 8
St. Louis Beacon Op-Ed: “Runing Mates: Presidential candidates’ biggest, more telling choice”
August 7
Wall Street Journal, “Possible McCain Running Mate Pawlenty Offers Ideas for Reforming Republicans”
August 6
Twin, “Question of the day is ‘will he be’; right one is, ‘should he be?’
August 4
The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Obama, McCain Have Tough Choices Choosing Running Mates"
August 3
The Austin American-Statesman, "Throughout History, Vice Presidents fumed as They Waited in the Wings"
August 1
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 women's 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"

Francis Nevins on Copyright Law
August 4, 2008

August 4
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, “VP Picks: Once the Province of Party Bosses”
July 28: History News Network, Op-Ed, "Why the Vice-Presidential Nominees Will Be Presidential"
July 27: The Arizona Republic, "Ideal VP Pick Bolsters Candidate, Doesn't Reveal Weaknesses"
July 25: KMOX Radio, St. Louis, interview with Joel Goldstein on potential vice presidential candidates, "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 18: Minneapolis Star Tribune: Politically Connected Blog "Veep fatigue? Here’s an antidote"
July 15: Business Week "The Ethics of Picking a Vice President"
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.

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