Listing of the latest news from the School of Law
09/20/23- Impressive July 2023 bar exam passage rates and a nod from the TaxProf Blog regarding the success of SLU LAW students showcase the hard work of the law school’s high-achieving alumni.
08/11/23- Belinda Dantley, the assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion was honored by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for her work in the field.
08/07/23- In recognition of her status as a leading legal scholar, Marcia McCormick, the director of the Saint Louis University School of Law William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law, was elected to two prestigious organizations, the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the American Law Institute.
08/07/23- Professor Wagner, the director of the SLU LAW Center for International and Comparative Law, served as the co-editor for “A Guide to Human Rights Due Diligence for Lawyers” published this year by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law.
08/02/23- Professor Roger Goldman passed away on July 29, 2023. He joined the School of Law faculty in 1971 and was most recently the Callis Family Professor of Law Emeritus. He was a beloved professor and colleague and was well known for his advocacy regarding police certification standards.
06/27/23- Students participating in the Summer Law Program in Madrid provide snapshots of their life studying in Europe this summer. The program is a six-week program at the Saint Louis University Madrid campus that offers enriching, rewarding comparative and international law educational opportunities.
05/22/23- This Spring, the Black Law Students Association and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Teams garnered great success in their respective competitions. Besides their dedication, intellect, and passion, there was another common thread on both teams: 2L Rashae Williams.
05/11/23- The Saint Louis University School of Law Center for Health Law Studies is once again ranked a top program in health care law by U.S. News & World Report for the 2024 rankings. The program has been ranked number one for all but two of the past nineteen years.
05/08/23- Federal health law policy advisor Jamille Fields Allsbrook; national bar reform advocate and legal profession scholar, Marsha Griggs; and law and inequality scholar Jeremiah Ho will join the School of Law in July.
04/27/23- Professor Michael Sinha, JD, MD recently co-authored an article entitled “Court Intrusion Into Science and Medicine – the Mifepristone Decision” that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The article was written in conjunction with Daniel Aaron, JD, MD and Teneille Brown, JD both of the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law.
04/24/23- On April 14, 2023, the Saint Louis University School of Law hosted the Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL) and Saint Louis University Law Journal Symposium, titled "The Legitimacy and Legality of War: From Philosophical Foundations to Emerging Problems."
03/02/23- On February 10, 2023, nine new members were inducted into the SLU LAW Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame. This is the highest honor given by the School of Law.
02/27/23- The SLU LAW Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team will be advancing to the International Rounds in April.
11/22/22- Drug-policy expert joins the Saint Louis University School of Law faculty after serving as the director of the health law program at Creighton University School of Law.
11/04/22- Saint Louis University Law Journal's 2022 Childress Memorial Lecture featured Stephen Vladeck from Texas Law discussing the Business of the Supreme Court.
08/04/22- A Saint Louis University School of Law class continues over a decade of work towards Medicaid expansion by creating a helpline for new clients.
05/10/22- On April 19th, the Unity Dinner encouraged students, faculty and staff to stop by the 12th floor for a meal. The dinner brought in over a hundred attendees and showcased student excitement for future in-person events.
05/09/22- O'Malley will join the Legal Analysis, Research, and Communications, formally LRW, faculty in the fall. She last served as an associate teaching professor at Syracuse University College of Law.
04/01/22- The Black Law Students' Association Mock Trial Team won second place in the regional competition and earned their way to nationals. The BLSA team also hosted several events in celebration of Black History Month at SLU LAW.
03/29/22- Established in 1982, SLU LAW's Center for Health Law Studies has been ranked a top program by U.S. News & World Report for all but two of the last 18 years.
03/21/22- The Center for International and Comparative Law hosted two open-meeting teach-ins by Professors Monica Eppinger, a former diplomat and expert on Ukraine and Afonso Seixas-Nunes, an expert in international criminal law to inform students, faculty and staff about the war.
03/09/22- After visiting in the fall, Michael Duff will join the faculty in a permanent role; A noted health law scholar, Michael Sinha will join the faculty in the fall semester.
02/08/22- Alma Carver (‘21) was recognized for her paper, “Reconsidering Controlled Human Infection Studies in a Paradigm Favoring Placebo Controlled Trials,” in the Epstein Becker Green Health Law Writing Competition.
01/21/22- Assistant Dean Belinda Dantley, along with her colleague at American University Washington School of Law released a report from a survey of diversity, equity, and inclusion professionals at law schools across the country.
01/12/22- Scholarship by Professor Ana Santos Rutschman was among the top downloads on SSRN among professors nationwide.
- New Report from Saint Louis University Reveals the Benefits of Jurisdictions Working with Racial Equity Tools.
11/03/21- The research from the Center for Health Law Studies and the Institute of Healing Justice and Equity found 107 jurisdictions across the United States using racial equity tools.
10/12/21- Through a partnership with local organizations, St. Louis City and County residents can call the newly formed helpline and speak to trained volunteers that will help them navigate the expanded eligibility of Medicaid in Missouri.
10/12/21- Angela Onwuachi-Willig, dean of Boston University School of Law gave the keynote address for the 2021 Childress Memorial Lecture: Critical Race Theory and the Law.
10/01/21- Second-year student Kadiedra Jones spent the summer participating in the Summer in Madrid program, followed by an internship at ECIJA in the Dominican Republic. A once in a lifetime experience she was eager to share.
09/30/21- Third-year, dual-degree J.D./M.H.A. student Hiba Al-Ramahi spent the summer as a summer associate for the Cleveland Clinic. The position annually has nearly 100 law students apply, and this year, Al-Ramahi was one of just two chosen.
08/09/21- The five-day virtual program had nearly 100 students attend each day, hailing from 26 different states, Canada, Ghana and Trinidad & Tobago.
07/30/21- Prof. Emeritus John Ammann served as counsel of record for 33 amici, including Prof. Sidney D. Watson, who was also a lead organizer for the expansion initiative.
06/21/21- The series, "Emerging from the Pandemic: Legal Issues," will feature professors from each of the law school's three centers, as well as a bonus session presented by an alumna.
06/08/21- Kathryn Banks will join the Legal Clinics; Michael Duff will visit for the semester; and Dr. Afonso Seixas Nunes, S.J., will join the doctrinal faculty.
05/26/21- This year’s Hooding Ceremony looked different than usual, but the celebration was no less exciting.
04/13/21- Reid Simpson was recognized by National Jurist in its list of six semifinalists out of dozens of students nominated.
04/12/21- The five-point plan recently adopted by the School of Law faculty and approved by Dean Johnson lays out steps to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the law faculty.
03/24/21- Nathan Gardner earned the top prize for his paper “Medicare’s Expanded Telemedicine Horizon,” one of the first legal papers in the country on this topic.
03/22/21- Order of the Fleur de Lis Honoree Judge Donald Wilkerson (pictured), Melvin Kennedy and Abigail Willie have been appointed by Dean William Johnson.
01/26/21- Megan Hart’s paper “Expanding Access to Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Through Incentive Regimes” will be published in the SLU Journal of Health Law & Policy.
12/18/20- Roy became one of the first in the nation to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and discusses what his experience as both a nurse and law student during the pandemic has been like.
12/08/20- Goldstein published two papers for the non-partisan, nonprofit organization that provides critical information and background to incoming presidential administrations.
11/09/20- The docket will help their clients address years’ of legal transportation issues so that they can focus on gaining sustainable employment with a clean slate.
10/22/20- Center faculty joined the AHLA campaign on Health Law Disruption: 2030 and Beyond showcasing their approach to a collaborative health law education.
09/21/20- Professor Santos Rutschman will work with former Vice President Biden's campaign on issues related to vaccine law.
09/10/20- LLMC, a nonprofit consortium of law libraries, developed the RIGHTS! web portal to address grave threats to civil rights and rule of law.
08/21/20- Heath law professors Elizabeth Pendo, Ruqaiijah Yearby, and the Center's director Sidney Watson contributed to a report assessing the legal response to COVID-19.
08/07/20- The faculty and staff of Saint Louis University School of Law have been working tirelessly to prepare for the fall 2020 semester. We look forward to welcoming you back to Scott Hall.
07/22/20- A grant from Mission: St. Louis will fund a full-time clinic attorney focused on removing barriers to employment.
07/06/20- Professor Emeritus Roger Goldman has relentlessly pushed for police reform in the form of certification programs across the states. His long journey is finally making some significant strides.
06/05/20- In conjunction with law school student leadership, the office has made a resource guide available.
05/20/20- The members of the SLU LAW graduating class were unable to have their Hooding Ceremony and University Commencement last week as planned, but that didn’t stop the community from celebrating their accomplishments.
04/23/20- Through the generosity of AccessLex Institute, SLU LAW established an emergency grant fund to provide limited financial assistance to enrolled law students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an emergency situation.
04/21/20- Law students 'Zoomed' into the mock courtroom for this year's competitions and classes, mastering the important skill of virtually advocating for their clients, 2L Kristen Spina and 2L Hannah Meehan taking bragging rights as this year’s winners in the internal Moot Court II competition.
04/15/20- SLU LAW faculty, staff and students are called to action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways. As the world and our community comes to grips with the new reality, the SLU LAW faculty have lent their expertise across the region, with the media and our local government.
04/02/20- The Health Law program at Saint Louis University School of Law has been named the best in the nation for the 16th year in the newly released 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings.
03/16/20- Professor Rob Gatter of the Center for Health Law Studies is a leading expert in public health law and pandemic preparedness. He will assist the county in assessing quarantine policies.
03/05/20- This study shows that the 2017 SLU LAW graduates two years out of law school pass the bar at a higher rate than most U.S. law schools.
02/21/20- 3Ls Maysa Daoud, Ashton Dietrich, and Aaron Freeman placed 2nd in the National Rounds for the New York Bar's 70th National Moot Court Competition.
02/18/20- Through internships at nonprofit law firm Phillips Black, 2L Kristen Spina and 3Ls Angela Torblaa and Jackie Coffman helped identify key evidence that led a judge to overturn the life sentence of a Philadelphia man who served 28 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
02/14/20- The Vincent C. Immel Law Library is a major part of this work to make these historic documents accessible for future generations.
02/10/20- On Feb. 7, 2020, SLU LAW celebrated the fifth class of distinguished individuals who have lived the Jesuit mission in their everyday lives and throughout their careers.
02/07/20- 3L Gage Barrows represented a client in danger of losing her home and her housing subsidy as a result of domestic violence perpetrated against her. With Barrows’ help, she remained housed.
01/01/20- Law professor Joel K. Goldstein is the No. 1 expert on the second-in-command. This in-depth profile was originally published in SLU's Universitas alumni magazine.
11/01/19- Following participation in the Summer Law Program in Madrid, Cox gained valuable legal skills working in Spanish and English on intellectual property matters as well as on warranties, contracts and lending deals.
10/25/19- Reynolds, a former professional umpire, spent part of this past summer working in an international law firm in the Dominican Republic, handling legal matters for several baseball teams and the MLB.
10/18/19- Keynote speaker Richard L. Hasen of the University of California, Irvine, and three panels of election law experts came together on Oct. 11, for lively discussions about the state of American election law in the current climate and what to expect leading up to the 2020 presidential election.
09/24/19- Former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and longtime litigator will serve as a professor of practice and Ambassador in Residence.
- Professor Elizabeth Pendo Awarded a Greenwall Foundation Grant As Part of Collaborative Team With the Bioethics Research Center
08/15/19- The Greenwall Foundation has awarded the grant to support an innovative team project focused on the disciplinary practices of State Medical Boards (SMBs).
08/12/19- After two years of litigation, the settlement ensures that children in foster care will receive psychotropic medication only when safe and necessary and sets a strong legal precedent for youth in foster care nationwide.
07/16/19- Brandon Hall ('19) who graduated with concentrations in both health law and employment law, won the 2019 American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC) Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award.
06/26/19- After nearly four decades, SLU’s premier health law program continues to attract students and draw accolades. This Universitas magazine feature explores the Center for Health Law Studies' impressive history.
06/05/19- On May 16, the School of Law held its annual Hooding Ceremony recognizing the 168 graduates of the Class of 2019.
05/14/19- 3L Laura Beckering worked with a local startup nonprofit in her role as a student attorney in the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic.
04/10/19- The Center for Health Law Studies was listed as the best health law program in the country again in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report rankings.
04/08/19- 3L Rose Tanner successfully argued that her Legal Clinic client had good cause to resign from her job and was therefore eligible for benefits, setting new precedent for employees in the state.
03/21/19- At an event hosted by SELA and SIPLA, the associate counsel for the Carolina Panthers advised students to think outside the box, take risks, make strong connections and work incredibly hard.
03/15/19- The William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law was recognized as a top program by Pre-Law Magazine.
03/01/19- 4L Sean Oliveira and 3L Josh Watts won the competition in Colorado Feb. 15-16, and will be heading to nationals in Waco, Texas.
02/26/19- 3L Thomas Herring and 4L Sean Oliveira successfully argued a case before the Missouri Court of Appeals. The decision opens the door for more Missouri employees of out-of-state nonprofits to receive unemployment compensation upon losing their employment through no fault of their own.
02/12/19- A team of researchers from across the University led by Ruqaiijah Yearby, J.D., M.P.H., and Sidney D. Watson, J.D., has received support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to analyze the influence of racial equity tools on changes in law and policy in cities across the nation.
01/30/19- Nearly 300 people turned out Friday, Jan. 25, to celebrate the 2019 class of the Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame, SLU LAW's highest honor.
12/21/18- At a special recognition ceremony on Dec. 19, the SLU LAW midyear graduates shared testimonials of their law school experiences and acknowledged those who helped them along the way.
11/12/18- In recognition of Prof. Ammann’s more than 25 years of service to the local veterans community, Mayor Lyda Krewson issued a mayoral proclamation and declared November 10, 2018, to be the Honorable John Ammann Day.
10/10/18- Third-year health law student Aida Herenda spent the summer in Memphis, Tennessee, working as a legal intern in the Office of Legal Services at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
10/10/18- Second-year law student Michael Dowd-Nieto experienced Madrid as a student and as an intern at a Spanish law firm.
10/10/18- Professor Miriam A. Cherry, co-director of the Wefel Center for Employment Law, spent the summer working at the International Labour Office (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.
10/09/18- Third-year law student James Callahan IV fulfilled his dream of working for the CDC over the summer as a public health law intern.
10/09/18- Second-year law student Melissa DeClue spent the first half of her summer taking classes in Madrid, Spain, and the second half interning for aircraft manufacturer Airbus in Toulouse, France.
05/21/18- On Thursday, May 17, the School of Law held its annual Hooding Ceremony recognizing the 155 graduates of the Class of 2018.
04/27/18- At a lecture on April 25, the Economic Policy Institute scholar discussed the history of residential segregation and some of the policies that might effect positive change.
04/18/18- Mayor Lyda Krewson and nearly a dozen nonprofit and community organizations gathered for a press conference at SLU LAW on April 17 to announce a coalition working on solutions that will move the region forward.
04/11/18- Prof. Zhang’s research focuses on comparative criminal law and legal reform – especially on criminal sanctions in modern China.
03/12/18- Health law scholar Ruqaiijah Yearby and biotech expert Ana Santos Rutschman will join the Center for Health Law Studies in July 2018.
02/01/18- After years of delays and roadblocks, the historic Lewis Place neighborhood enlisted the assistance of the SLU LAW Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, which helped bring about long-needed repairs to the neighborhood's streets and sidewalks.
01/03/18- As a result, the Immanuel Early Childhood Academy is able to keep costs more affordable while providing valuable and high quality early childhood education services to the families in its small community.
12/22/17- The newest law grads were honored at a special reception Dec. 20.
12/22/17- After more than 35 years behind bars for a crime her boyfriend at the time committed, 68-year-old Henderson was granted clemency by the Missouri governor.
12/07/17- Approximately 250 officers were the beneficiaries of part-time student Katie Doherty and her cohorts' efforts to increase wages after a 10-year merit freeze.
11/02/17- 3L Brandon Rahimi, 2L Bridget Boyle and 2L Dashawn Cason made up SLU’s winning team.