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Joel K. Goldstein
March 13, 2008

Joel Goldstein presented a paper at The Ohio State University on February 21 "Rewriting Brown: A Critique of Chief Justice Roberts' Opinion in Parents Involved" at "The School Desegregation Cases and the Uncertain Future of Racial Equality" symposium. Joel's articles on "Presidential Responses to Supreme Court Decisions" and "The Unitary Executive for The Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court.

The Honorable Michael A. Wolff
March 12, 2008

Mike Wolff was quoted in the New York Times, March 11, 2008, on a study that concludes the California Supreme Court is the most influential state court in the nation. Judge Wolff is a member of the Missouri Supreme Court.

Missouri Court of Appeals
March 10, 2008

Missouri Lawyers Media which publishes The Daily Record and The Countian published a photo feature on its front pages March 7, 2008 with coverage of the Missouri Court of Appeals session held at the law school on March 6, 2008. Students packed the courtroom for the second docket when Professor Emeritus and Judge Joseph Simeone joined the bench to hear a case. Judge Simeone was honored by many colleagues, judges and alumni at a luncheon following the court session. Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Laura Denvir Stith presented Judge Simeone with a plaque thanking him for his many years of service in the judiciary.

Joel K. Goldstein
March 10, 2008

As speculation about candidates for Vice President heats up, the media turns to Joel Goldstein for his expertise on the history of the office and how the number two spot on the ticket is filled. You can link to the latest stories featuring Joel below.

March 11, 2008: New York Times, "Obama Rejects Idea of Back Seat on Ticket".

March 10, 2008: Anchorage Daily News, Joel Goldstein on the buzz surrounding Alaska’s first-term governor Sarah Palin as a potential Vice Presidential candidate.

Joel K. Goldstein
March 6, 2008

Joel Goldstein and his expertise on the Vice Presidency have been hitting the radio air waves this week. Joel was interviewed live on KTRS-St. Louis March 3 and on KGO-San Francisco on March 5. Stay tuned as the election season heats up!

Tribute to Thomas Eagleton
March 3, 2008

March 4, 2008 marks the first anniversary of the death of Senator Thomas F. Eagleton. Publication of the latest issue of the Law Journal coincides with this anniversary and is dedicated to the memory of the Senator who taught the "Presidency and the Constitution" seminar with Prof. Joel Goldstein. Journal articles include eulogies, tributes and scholarly articles on issues important to Eagleton throughout his 50 year career in public service.

Nicholas Terry
February 29, 2008

Nic Terry is attending a workshop at the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Feb. 28-29, 2008, on "Clinical Data as the Basic Staple of Health Learning: Creating and Protecting a Public Good".

Joel K. Goldstein
February 29, 2008

Calling all early birds! Get up and tune in to KRTS Radio 550 AM on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 6:40 a.m. to hear Joel Goldstein live from Maine. Vic and Katy, the morning news team on the BIg 550 will be talking to Joel about who's got the right stuff to be a vice presidential candidate.

Michael J. Kolnik
February 27, 2008

Michael J. Kolnik was quoted in the Missouri Lawyers Weekly and the law school was featured in a story on programs to encourage more minority students to attend law school. Saint Louis University Law School reports the largest increase in first-year minority enrollment since 2006 when compared to Missouri's three other law schools. Published in Feb. 25, 2008 issue.

Joel K. Goldstein
February 25, 2008

Joel K. Goldstein was quoted in theNew York Times and on, Feb. 24, 2008, about Sen. John McCain’s choices for a running mate with this warning, "I think you can't put a bozo or a mediocre candidate on the ticket just because he is the most popular official in a state with 20-plus electoral votes."

Camille Nelson
February 20, 2008

Camille Nelson will be featured in a documentary, Seeking Freedom, to be aired on HEC-TV Feb. 21 & 28 at 8:00 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 9:00 p.m. Seeking Freedom centers on more than 300 slave freedom suits which pre-date Dred Scot, filed in the St. Louis Circuit Court in the early to mid 1800’s.

Howard Wasserman
February 19, 2008

Howard Wasserman was quoted in an Associated Press story Feb. 16, 2008 on the difficulty of proving a lie in the wake of Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee’s congressional hearing.

Howard Wasserman
February 15, 2008

Howard Wasserman was interviewed live on KTRS-AM 550, Feb. 14, 2008, about congressional hearings on steroid use in professional baseball.

John J. Ammann
February 14, 2008

John J. Ammann was quoted on the use of multimedia presentations in courtrooms in an article on, Feb. 12, 2008.

Joel Goldstein
February 11, 2008

Joel Goldstein's expertise on the vice presidency was tapped by the Associated Press for a story on speculation about this year's running mates. The story appeared on Feb. 10, 2008 and in more than 80 other media outlets. Joel was also interviewed on Beyond the Beltway, a Chicago based radio program.

Howard Wasserman
January 30, 2008

Howard Wasserman was quoted in the Dominion Post, Morgantown, W. Va. (Jan. 28, 2008), on the case of WVU v. RIch Rodriguez. Wasserman is using the case as a case study in his civil procedure class. He told the paper, "This case will have impact on coaches' mobility and how universities are going to deal with coaches."

Peter W. Salsich Jr.
January 30, 2008

Peter W. Salsich was quoted in the Missouri Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 28, 2008) on a Missouri Court of Appeals ruling which affects the land annexation process practiced by St. Louis County municipalities.

Steve Thaman
January 28, 2008

Steve Thaman published three entries in Encyclopedia of Law & Society: American and Global Perspectives (David S. Clark ed. 2007): Consensual Penal Resolution, Vol. I at 247-49; Legality and Discretion, Vol. II at 944-45; and Penal Court Procedures: Doctrinal Issues, Vol. III at 1096-1102. Steve's article, The Nullification of the Russian Jury: Lessons for Jury-Inspired Reform in Eurasia and Beyond was published in 40 Cornell International Law Journal 357-428 (2007). His article The Good, the Bad, or the Indifferent: '12 Angry Men' in Russia, was published as part of a symposium on the 50th anniversary of "12 Angry Men", published in 82 Chicago-Kent Law Review 791-808 (2007). Steve's Comparative Criminal Procedure casebook (2nd ed. 2008) was published by Carolina Academic Press.

Nicholas Terry
January 28, 2008

Nic Terry will be a speaker at a workshop, Clinical Data as the Basic Staple of Health Learning: Creating and Protecting a Public Good presented by the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Evidence in Washington, D.C. in February 2008.

Camille Nelson
January 28, 2008

Camille Nelson started a three-year term as a member of the Society of American Law Teachers Board of Governors on January 1, 2008.

Nan Kaufman
January 28, 2008

In December Nan Kaufman addressed the annual meeting of the Missouri Chapter of the Nonresident Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin on the topic of Professional Ethics in Strange Circumstances: The Relationship between Private Tax Practitioners and Government Tax Attorneys.

Brad Fogel
January 28, 2008

The Completely Insane Law of Partial Insanity: The Impact of Monomania on Testamentary Capacity an article by Brad Fogel will be included in the Best of the ABA Sections issue of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division magazine.

Elizabeth Pendo
January 28, 2008

Elizabeth Pendo was a member of the Women and the State panel at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in New York City in January 2008. Her topic was health care reform for women with disabilities. Elizabeth also published a review of Uninsured America by Susan Starr Sered and Rushike Fernandopuille in the Journal of Legal Medicine.

Eric Miller
January 28, 2008

Eric Miller's forthcoming article in the Houston Law Review, Judicial Preferences, was named "download of the week" on Lawrence Slolum's Legal Theory Blog in December 2007.

Michael A. Wolff
January 15, 2008

Michael A. Wolff , Missouri Supreme Court judge and a member of our adjunct faculty, will deliver the 14th Annual Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Lecture on State Courts and Social Justice at New York University School of Law on February 20, 2008. Judge Wolff’s topic will be “Evidence-Based Judicial Discretion: Promoting Public Safety through State Sentencing Reform”. The prestigious lecture series named in honor of Supreme Court Justice Brennan pays tribute to his “abiding vision of the independent responsibility of state courts to protect constitutional rights.”
The Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration, the Brennan Center for Justice, and New York University School of Law host the Brennan Lectures which are designed to “provoke reflection upon and celebration of the state judiciary – the bedrock of justice under law in the United States.”

Prof. Goldstein Discusses How Gov. Blagojevich's Trial Will Set Precedent for Future State Legislatures
January 13, 2008

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.

Susan W. McGraugh
January 3, 2008

Susan W. McGraugh was interviewed on KTRS radio on allegations of juror misconduct in the trial of Kevin Johnson who was convicted in November in the murder of a Kirkwood police officer and could face a third trial if investigation proves juror withheld information from the court.

Howard Wasserman
December 28, 2007

Wall St. Journal sportswriter Stefan Fatsis quoted Howard Wasserman while discussing the New York Knicks’ treatment of fans on NPR’s All Things Considered.Listen to the Dec. 21, 2007 broadcast.

John O'Brien
December 28, 2007

John O’Brien was quoted in the Saint Louis Daily Record on client-attorney ethics involving a toxic clean-up site in Illinois.

Carol Needham
December 28, 2007

Carol Needham was quoted in the Saint Louis Daily Record on the merger of two major law firms based in St. Louis and Kansas City.

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