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Vice President Joe Biden's Infamous Gaffes Could Undermine His Stature, Prof. Goldstein Explains
February 17, 2009

Professor Joel K. Goldstein explains that the media's "lighthearted yuks" aimed at Vice President Biden could undermine his stature to the New York Daily News.

Law Students Place at Jessup International Moot Court Super Regional Competition
February 16, 2009

Congratulations to law students Erin Doyle, David Morin, Osita Onyia, Andrew Wold and team captain, Kathryn Young. Their written memorial received third place at the Jessup International Moot Court Super Regional Competition last weekend in Houston, Texas. Through their excellent written and oral advocacy the team advanced to the quarterfinals of the competition. Also, Osita Onyia took home the fifth place oralist award from a field of 92 oralists. The team was coached by Beth Anderson Jennings, Professor Kim Novak Morse and alum Patrick Foppe.

Law and MHA Students Place at Health Administration Case Competition
February 15, 2009

Students Noel Pugh, JD/MHA; Jenny Keskey, MHA; and Steven Meyer, MHA; won third place at the 3rd Annual Health Administration Case Competition in February. More than 30 programs competed in this year’s national competition, which was sponsored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Health Services.

School of Law Students Win Client Counseling Regional Competition
February 12, 2009

St. Louis University School of Law students recently won the 2009 Client Counseling Regional Competition in Columbia, Mo., Region 10. Congratulations to Casey Wong and Rachel Kreysman, who will be representing the School of Law in the national competition March 13 and 14 in North Carolina.

Prof. Ammann and Legal Clinics Represent Sheltered Care Home
February 10, 2009

Professor John J. Ammann — who led the Legal Clinics representation of several unnamed residents of the Sheltered Care Home in a lawsuit over the closing of the Madison County home — was interviewed about the recent settlement, which will provide a source of funds to help create new supportive housing facilities and a safety net of funds to assist residents in their new placements. Interviews appeared in the following media outlets: KWMU-FM 90.7, the Belleville News Democrat and The Alton Telegraph.

Prof. Goldstein Offers Insight on How Republicans Can Impact America's Most Pressing Problems
February 3, 2009

Professor Joel K. Goldstein offers expert suggestions on how Republicans can impact the issues America now faces. His recommendations: Think of ways to use the stimulus package to strengthen the role of state governments, envision plans to make certain the proposed spending package is not permanent or address some of Wall Street's flagrant abuses that contributed to the economic crisis. The story ran in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and Real Clear Politics.

Can Historic Tax Credits Be Used to Renovate Closed Schools? Prof. Salsich Offers His Insight
January 31, 2009

Professor Peter W. Salsich Jr. explains that using historic tax credits on residential housing projects can be controversial in some instances, but he explains that if the credits can keep dozens of historic closed city schools from being razed, he sees no problem with their use to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Prof. Goldstein Sheds Light on the Impeachment Trial of Gov. Rod Blagojevich
January 26, 2009

Professor Joel K. Goldstein explains that the Illinois courts would likely look to Nixon v. United States for guidance. In that case, the court held that the Senate's duty to "try" an impeached official was not subject to judicial review, Goldstein explained to the St. Louis Beacon.

Reporters Across the Nation Seek Prof. Goldstein's Analysis of President Obama's Inaugural Speech
January 22, 2009

Professor Joel K. Goldstein offered his insight on President Obama's inaugural speech, explaining that this inaugural address will be remembered more for what we saw — Obama looking back toward the spot where Martin Luther King Jr. looked out — than what we heard to the Goldstein's analysis was also sought after by reporters at KTRS-550 AM and Bloomberg News.

What Role Will VP Joe Biden Play in the New Administration? Prof. Goldstein Offers His Insight
January 21, 2009

Professor Joel K. Goldstein explains that Vice President Joe Biden will likely forge a role both larger and smaller than most of his recent predecessors to the Courier-Post Online.

Prof. Goldstein Discusses the Significance and Symbolism of President Obama's Inauguration
January 21, 2009

The inauguration of President Barack Obama welcomes a recommitment to basic American ideals and principles as America faces its current challenges, Professor Goldstein explains in an article covering the significance of the 44th president's inauguration for the St. Louis Beacon.

President Obama's Inauguration Will Make History for its Symbolic Importance Explains Prof. Goldstein
January 19, 2009

The inauguration of President Barack Obama will be "doubly historic" because of America's history with respect to race Professor Joel K. Goldstein explains to Delaware Online.

Prof. Goldstein Provides Expert Analysis on Vice President Dick Cheney's Unprecedented Power
January 17, 2009

Professor Joel K. Goldstein discusses Vice President Dick Cheney's rise of unprecedented power and provides invaluable insight on how Walter Mondale began the transformation of the office and on how Cheney became the most powerful vice president in American history in a two-part series with NPR reporter Nina Totenberg. This story was aired on NPR's "All Things Considered." Here are the links to Part I and Part II.

Will a Bipartisan Approach Work for Obama? Prof. Goldstein on How It's Worked in Past Administrations
January 15, 2009

Professor Joel K. Goldstein offers insight on President Obama's ability to govern from the center and how a "hands-across-the-aisle" approach can be a successful legislating style to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Hon. Mike Wolff Urges President Obama to Make Major Changes in U.S. Sentencing Practices
January 14, 2009

Visiting professor and Missouri Supreme Court Judge Michael Wolff's letter to President Obama calling for major changes in state and federal sentencing practices — which have resulted in the United States imprisoning a larger percentage of its population than any other country — was covered in the St. Louis Beacon.

Prof. Goldstein Discusses How Gov. Blagojevich's Trial Will Set Precedent for Future State Legislatures
January 13, 2009

Professor Joel K. Goldstein explains that the Illinois legislature is not only addressing the current situation but it is also setting precedents for future state legislatures to the St. Louis Beacon.

Prof. Ammann Nominated as Lawyer of the Year by Missouri Lawyers Weekly
January 9, 2009

Missouri Lawyers Weekly recently nominated Professor John J. Ammann as its 2008 “Lawyer of the Year.” The publication honored Ammann for championing the cause of 80 Bosnians whose applications for citizenship were repeatedly delayed. Under Ammann’s leadership, the School of Law Legal Clinic persuaded the government to accelerate the naturalization process. Ammann was also recognized for his lifelong devotion to advocating for the disadvantaged.

Will the U.S. Supreme Court Challenge Congress on Burris' Senate Seat? Prof. Goldstein Weighs In
January 6, 2009

Professor Joel K. Goldstein questions whether the Roberts Court is likely to challenge Congress on the Senate's ability to exclude Roland Burris in the St. Louis Beacon.

The Muzzle Is Off VP-Elect Joe Biden; Professor Goldstein Comments on the Record Silence
January 5, 2009

Professor Goldstein offers insight on why the Obama administration has kept Biden under wraps until now, explaining that the strategy lets the light shine brighter on the president-elect — and that Biden's reputation for gaffes and off-the-cuff quips weren't the only reasons behind the silent period to politico and

School of Law Graduate Robert Kenney Makes History at the Missouri Attorney General's Office
December 20, 2008

Robert Kenney, '99, was recently appointed by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster as his chief of staff — elevating Kenney to the highest position an African-American lawyer has ever held in that office. Kenney's rise to partner at a major downtown law firm, his leadership at the Mound City Bar Association and his volunteer work with a number of community organizations were highlighted in a recent St. Louis Beacon article.

Sen. Biden Could Be Obama's Most Important Team Member, Prof. Goldstein Explains Why
December 19, 2008

Professor Joel K. Goldstein explains how former President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale transformed the vice presidency from "a national laughing stock to a true governing asset" — and why President-elect Barack Obama should create a Mondale model of the vice presidency to best tackle the nation's staggering challenges in an analysis he wrote for the St. Louis Beacon.

Professor Goldman Discusses Pressing Legal Issues on St. Louis on the Air
December 17, 2008

Professor Goldman was a featured panelist on KWMU-FM 90.7’s “Legal Roundtable.” He discussed significant U.S. Supreme Court 2008 rulings and debated if Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich actually committed a crime and if the recent sentence imposed on O.J. Simpson for armed robbery and kidnapping was too stiff on "St. Louis on the Air."

Prof. Greaney's Insight on Antitrust Health Care Issues Is Delivered to President-elect Obama
December 9, 2008

Professor Tim Greaney authored the chapter on health care for the American Antitrust Institute's new book, The Next Antitrust Agenda: The American Antitrust Institute's Transition Report on Competition Policy to the 44th President of the United States. The book -- which details a policy agenda for antitrust law and offers specific suggestions for legislation and enforcement priorities to the next administration -- was recently published and delivered to President-elect Barak Obama.

Should Bill Clinton Return to Office as a New York Senator? Prof. Goldstein Offers His Opinion
December 5, 2008

Prof. Joel Goldstein explains that it would be beneficial to have someone with Clinton's experience and perspective in the Senate to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Professor Joel Goldstein on Joe Biden's Role as the Vice President
December 2, 2008

Prof. Goldstein explains that Biden will serve as a troubleshooter and sounding board for President Obama to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Professor Joel Goldstein Discusses Why the Sarah Palin Gamble Didn't Pay Off
November 18, 2008

Prof. Goldstein shares his thoughts on why Palin was a bad choice for John McCain in a column featured on The History News Network

How Will Obama Implement Change? Professor Joel Goldstein Explains
November 16, 2008

Prof. Goldstein offers predictions to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on how Obama will deliver "the change" he promised. The story also appeared on

Professor Joel Goldstein Comments on John McCain's Selection of Sarah Palin
November 15, 2008

Quoted in The Washington Independent about Sen. John McCain's choice of running mate Sarah Palin.

Professor Joel Goldstein Discusses Historical Significance of Barack Obama's Win
November 13, 2008

Professor Goldstein was quoted in an Associated Press story about the historical significance of Barack Obama's presidential win. The story ran in numerous media outlets across the nation, including USA Today, The San Diego Tribune and GMA News TV (Philippines.) He was also interviewed on XM Satellite Radio-POTUS about the presidential race.

Professor Jeff Redding Presents at 2008 Annual Conference on South Asia
November 12, 2008

Prof. Redding presented "Institutional Multiculturalism" at panel discussions on "Cultural Accommodation and Legal Pluralism in South Asia" and on "Adoption of Muslim Personal Law for South Asian Muslims in the West" at the Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, Wis.

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