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SLU LAW to Partner with Downtown Businesses to form the SLU Zone
July 8, 2013

With the move to our new building, we are all very excited to be part of the downtown St. Louis neighborhood. We would like to encourage our students, faculty and staff to be active members of this community, and therefore the Office of Student Services has developed the SLU Zone. The SLU Zone is a group of businesses that will partner with SLU LAW to offer promotions to our students, faculty and staff on the Third Thursday of each month. Details on the types of promotions will be forthcoming as we further develop the program. Below is the public announcement of the program. 

For more information on the SLU Zone, read the press release.

BONUS: Have you seen the video of the library's move to Scott Hall? It will reopen Monday, Aug. 5.

SLU LAW Partners with Downtown Businesses to Form SLU Zone
July 8, 2013

The new program will work to create a community for SLU LAW students, faculty and staff and encourage their patronage of downtown St. Louis businesses by offering monthly promotions.

The St. Louis American featured a story on SLU LAW's partnership with Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry.
July 3, 2013

The article in The St. Louis American explains that the SLU LAW legal clinics will work with CLAM to provide legal assistance to the poor in the law school's new downtown building.

Professor Sidney Watson joined the Nine Network's Stay Tuned program to discuss health care and aging.
June 27, 2013

Professor Watson was on Stay Tuned to participate in a discussion on healthcare and living longer.

Professor Justin Hansford wrote about the voting rights decision for The St. Louis American.
June 26, 2013

Professor Hansford reflects on his time working for the New York office of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in his piece on the Voting Rights Act decision in The St. Louis American.

Professor Jeff Lewis spoke to the National Law Journal about new bar passage rate standards for law schools.
June 25, 2013

Dean Emeritus and Professor Jeff Lewis was quoted in the National Law Journal, in his role as an ABA chairman, on bar passage rate standards for law schools.

Professor Aaron Taylor discusses affirmative action policy on KSDK-TV.
June 24, 2013

Professor Aaron Taylor was interviewed on KSDK regarding the Supreme Court decision on affirmative action in Fisher v. University of Texas.

Professor Joel Goldstein discusses affirmative action in the St. Louis Beacon.
June 24, 2013

Professor Joel Goldstein was quoted in the St. Louis Beacon about how the Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. University of Texas will affect affirmative action policies.

Professor Joel Goldstein contributed a piece to his Huffington Post Blog on VP Joe Biden.
June 23, 2013

In his blog for the Huffington Post, Professor Goldstein authored a piece on the leadership role that Vice President Joe Biden has taken on .

Professor Alan Howard provided commentary for on a free speech case in Indiana.
June 18, 2013

The Indiana Supreme Court will hear arguments this fall about a man convicted of using intimidating speech in reference to a judge. Professor Howard comments on why he believes the conviction to be unconstitutional in the article for

Professor Yvette Liebesman provided commentary on the Supreme Court case on human gene patenting in the Post-Dispatch.
June 17, 2013

Professor Yvette Liebesman provided commentary on the Supreme Court case on human gene patenting in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 

Professor John Ammann authored an op-ed on privacy issues with new unemployment laws in Missouri.
June 17, 2013

Professor John Ammann authored an op-ed in Missouri Lawyers Weekly on potential privacy issues with the new Missouri unemployment legislation.  

Professor Alan Howard commented on new sexual harrassment standards in Escalating Registers.
June 15, 2013

Howard comments on the relation of new sexual harrassment standards to student publications in an article for Escalating Registers.

Professor Marcia McCormick commented on unpaid internships for 550 KTRS.
June 13, 2013

McCormick provided commentary on the recent court ruling that could end unpaid internships for the 550 KTRS Radio morning show.

SLU LAW Finds Home For Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry in Scott Hall
June 13, 2013

Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry will be located in Scott Hall adjacent to the SLU LAW Legal Clinics.  Together they will continue to provide legal services to those who cannot afford them. 

Professor Kerry Ryan's appointment to the ABA committee was covered by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
June 12, 2013

Ryan commented on the benefits of her recent appointment to the American Bar Association’s Teaching Taxation Committee in an article for Missouri Lawyers Weekly (subscription required).

Professor Marcia McCormick comments on unpaid internships in The Atlantic.
June 12, 2013

A federal court recently ruled that in some situations unpaid internships should be considered illegal. McCormick comments on the implications of this decision for The Atlantic.

Media outlets around St. Louis received a preview of the new SLU LAW building.
June 10, 2013

Hard-hat tours offering the media a sneak peek of the new SLU LAW building were covered by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, KSDK-TV Ch. 5, KMOX-AM 1120, Missouri Lawyers Weekly and the St. Louis Beacon.

Professor Joel Goldstein wrote a reflection on presidential rhetoric for the Huffington Post
June 7, 2013

Professor Joel Goldstein authored "Obama and Rhetorical Presidency: Lessons from June 1963" for the Huffington Post, reflecting on a speech delivered by President Kennedy fifty years ago.  

The Docket has arrived to the downtown St. Louis dining scene.
June 6, 2013

Articles about SLU LAW's new restaurant, The Docket, have been spotted in the St. Louis Business Journal, Sauce Magazine, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Riverfront Times and Food Service Director.

SLU LAW Announces Downtown Restaurant with Bon Appetit Management Company
June 4, 2013

Saint Louis University School of Law has joined together with Bon Appetit Management Company to develop a unique restaurant in the law school's new downtown building.  Aptly named The Docket, it will be open to the public this fall.  

Professor Kerry Ryan Appointed to ABA Teaching Tax Committee
May 30, 2013

Professor Kerry Ryan has been appointed as vice-chair of the ABA Teaching Taxation Committee.  She will begin her term on July 1.  

Professor Joel Goldstein contributed an article on VP Lyndon Johnson to the Beacon
May 30, 2013

Professor Joel Goldstein contributed an article to the Beacon on the anniversary of Vice President Lyndon Johnson's Memorial Day speech on civil rights at Gettysburg.  

Parking Reminder and FAQs
May 29, 2013

Student pre-registration for downtown parking starts today, May 29. This can be done online by going to through June 30. If you are having issues with the system, please email Parking and Card Services with your parking preference, Banner ID, license plate number/state, vehicle year, make, model, body type and color. Faculty and staff are asked to pre-register in person at Parking and Card Services or via email through this Friday, May 31. More details can be found in our previous parking update.

Due to the high volume of requests, Parking and Card Services will not reply with a confirmation email. If you email and do not receive any automated notification that it is undeliverable, it has been received.

We realize parking is a major concern and many of you have questions regarding the parking policies. We have collected your questions and have shared the answers below. If you have any further questions please email

When it says reciprocal parking is available for Scott Hall permit holders, does that mean just premium parkers? 
No, anyone with a law school permit (premium or preferred) will have reciprocity at the Salus Center, Medical School, Frost Campus and Anheuser-Busch Institute. The reciprocal parking policy is the same campus wide. A map of reciprocal parking can be found on the Parking and Card Services website. 

Regarding preferred parking, is the permit specific to one location? 
Preferred parking permit holders will have access – and can park – at either preferred location. If 1215 Olive is full, you can park at the Ninth Street Garage.

What if I have Scott Building premium parking, which ends at 5:30, but will be in the building past that time (class, evening events)? 
If you are in premium parking, the spot you reserve is yours from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. You do not have to leave at 5:30, but if you do, the space is open for anyone to take. If you are here before 5:30 and have class until 10 p.m., you can stay in your spot. You can come and go all day and have a guaranteed spot, but if you leave after 5:30, the spot is fair game for those who have paid for evening parking inside the law school building. 

Does SLU participate in the Transit Benefit Program or provide any other type of subsidy for those of us who are interested in taking the Metrolink into work? 
The university does not provide an employer subsidy of the parking passes. However, for faculty and staff, SLU provides a service where you can have the cost of monthly metro passes deducted from your paycheck. The cost of the pass ($72/month) is deducted pre-tax. In order to participate, you must buy monthly passes (bi-weekly, daily, and other options are not available). Currently, the university receives the passes and employees pick them up at the parking office on campus. Parking and Card Services is looking into having any passes forwarded to a point person at the law school or visiting the law school monthly for distribution.

Will 3Ls have priority in registering for parking spaces inside the law building? 
No, this will be done through a lottery. 

Where will the handicapped parking be located? How will this be managed?
There are six handicap accessible spots located in Scott Hall. These will be available to any individuals holding a University approved handicapped parking pass for any of law school parking options. They will be available on a first come first serve basis unless reserved by the individual through premium or 24 hour reserved parking. Handicapped parking is also available at the Olive Street surface lot and Ninth Street Garage. 

Will there be spaces reserved for students inside the building?  How are they assigned?
Yes there are spaces reserved for students inside the building. Because parking inside the building is limited, these will be assigned through a random lottery done by Parking and Card Services.

What are the hours for the preferred parking?
You will be able to access the Olive Street surface lot and Ninth Street Garage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note that your permits are only good for your designated parking. Preferred permit will not be able to park in Scott Hall in the evenings or over the weekends.

Who can park in Scott Hall?
24-hour reserved, premium and evening permit holders are the only permit holders allowed in the building at any time. 

When will I know if I got the spot I wanted?
Parking and Card Services is working diligently to get parking assigned.  You will be notified once the pre-registration is complete.

How long do I have to pre-register?
The deadline for pre-registration for Faculty and Staff is 3 p.m. on Friday, May 31. Students pre-registration will continue through June 30.

Professor Bill Johnson spoke to the Ladue News about offshore bank accounts.
May 24, 2013

Johnson spoke to Ladue News about offshore bank accounts for the weekly Legal Corner column. 

Downtown Parking Plan Announced
May 24, 2013
With the move fast approaching, parking has been a hot topic for all of us. Our friends at Parking and Card Services have put together our parking plan with the help of St. Louis Parking that we are happy to share with you.
Parking for the 2013-2014 school year will be available in options similar to the other two SLU campuses. There will be three levels of daily parking along with an option for an evening permit.
The following locations and options are available:
Preferred parking will have the benefit of using a surface lot at 1215 Olive or the Ninth Street garage located just down Olive Street. Security will be provided at both locations during evening hours. 


Students –  Pre-Registration will begin at noon on May 29 and will continue through June 30. Because we have limited number of Premium, Reserved and evening parking spaces, you will be notified if we will not be able to fulfill your request and at that time you will have the option of a preferred permit. Those with Premium and Reserved spaces will be notified when they can come to our office to select their parking space. 

Use the following instructions to complete on-line Pre-Registration:

  1. Log in to mySLU.
  2. Go to the Tools tab.
  3. Open Banner Self-Service.
  4. Select Student.
  5. Select the clickable type for Parking and Card Services Vehicle Registration.
  6. Enter vehicle information: license plate number/state, vehicle year, make, model, body type and color.
  7. Select your permit choice.
Faculty/Staff – Pre-Registration can be done starting next week during regular office hours by coming to the Parking and Card Services office located in Room 33 of DuBourg Hall, or emailing your request to Please be sure to put in the subject line “Scott Hall Pre-Registration.” In the body of the message, include your Banner ID, license plate number/state, vehicle year, make, model, body type and color. 
Reciprocal Parking 
Reciprocal parking will be available to all Scott Hall permit holders on both the Frost (Laclede Garage) and Medical campuses (Hickory West Garage). At this time we are not able to offer reciprocal parking to Frost and Med Campus permit holders on the Law School campus.
Transition Period 
Parking contracts for the new spaces will begin on Aug. 1. During the month of July, parking inside the building will be available on a first come first serve basis, and priority will be given to the contractors working to complete our space. In lieu of building parking, you are able to park at the Ninth Street Garage or any available surface lot at a daily rate at your own expense during the month of July. Current permit holders will not be charged during the transition unless otherwise arranged with Parking and Card Services. 
Shuttle Service 
Arrangements are being made to provide a shuttle to Scott Hall and information regarding routes and times will be communicated in the near future.
As for the questions you may have, please understand we are addressing additional issues of security and weekend parking and will have that information to you once it is finalized. We appreciate your patience. Any additional questions may be directed to

The Nine Network featured the Center for Health Law Studies Practitioner-in-Residence Margaret Donnelly.
May 20, 2013

Donnelly and SLU LAW student Ashley Vaughan appeared on the Nine Network's Stay Tuned program on the Missouri/Illinois legislative wrap up.

Professor Yvette Liebesman was quoted on the Monsanto Victory for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
May 14, 2013

Liebesman was quoted in the St. Louis Post Dispatch regarding the Monsanto victory in the Supreme Court case between Monsanto and  soy bean farmer Vernon Bowman.

Dean Emeritus Jeffrey Lewis comments on the work of the ABA Standards Review Committee
April 29, 2013

Dean Emeritus, Professor and ABA Standards Review Committee Chairman Jeffrey Lewis commented on the job protection standards for law faculty in the National Law Journal.

Professor Tim Greaney was featured on the Nine Network program Stay Tuned.
April 29, 2013

Greaney participated in a program about small business and the affordable care act for the Nine Network program.

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