Listing of the latest news from the School of Law
04/13- Reid Simpson was recognized by National Jurist in its list of six semifinalists out of dozens of students nominated.
04/12- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- Goldstein published two papers for the non-partisan, nonprofit organization that provides critical information and background to incoming presidential administrations.
11/09- 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- Center faculty joined the AHLA campaign on Health Law Disruption: 2030 and Beyond showcasing their approach to a collaborative health law education.
09/21- Professor Santos Rutschman will work with former Vice President Biden's campaign on issues related to vaccine law.
09/10- 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- 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- 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- A grant from Mission: St. Louis will fund a full-time clinic attorney focused on removing barriers to employment.
07/06- 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- In conjunction with law school student leadership, the office has made a resource guide available.
05/20- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- The Vincent C. Immel Law Library is a major part of this work to make these historic documents accessible for future generations.
02/10- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- On May 16, the School of Law held its annual Hooding Ceremony recognizing the 168 graduates of the Class of 2019.
05/14- 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- 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- 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- 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- The William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law was recognized as a top program by Pre-Law Magazine.
03/01- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- 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- Second-year law student Michael Dowd-Nieto experienced Madrid as a student and as an intern at a Spanish law firm.
10/10- 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- 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- 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- On Thursday, May 17, the School of Law held its annual Hooding Ceremony recognizing the 155 graduates of the Class of 2018.
04/27- 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- 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- Prof. Zhang’s research focuses on comparative criminal law and legal reform – especially on criminal sanctions in modern China.
03/12- Health law scholar Ruqaiijah Yearby and biotech expert Ana Santos Rutschman will join the Center for Health Law Studies in July 2018.
02/01- 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- 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- The newest law grads were honored at a special reception Dec. 20.
12/22- 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- 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- 3L Brandon Rahimi, 2L Bridget Boyle and 2L Dashawn Cason made up SLU’s winning team.