Category Archives: Scholarship & Service
The Virginia Tax Review has published Professor Philip Hackney’s article “What We Talk About When We Talk About Tax Exemption.”
Chancellor Jack Weiss’s guest commentary, “New Rule a Blow to Moderation,” appeared in The Advocate on November 26. In the piece, Weiss addresses the recent vote in the U.S. Senate to permit all federal judges except Supreme Court justices to be confirmed by a simple majority vote. Weiss writes that the move to a simple majority confirmation will lead to the appointment of fewer “centrist” federal judges of both parties. “[L]osing the 60-vote check,” Weiss writes, “will open the door to the nomination and confirmation of federal judges who come from, and carry with them to the bench, far more hard-core partisan experiences and philosophies than typically have made it through the process before now.” Weiss urges the leaders of both parties to resume negotiations toward “a judicial confirmation process that provides a reasonable check on hard core nominees of the right and left while permitting the elected president and the Senate majority an appropriate upper hand in the process.” Paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson, Weiss concludes, “[W]hen it comes to securing a credible, impartial judiciary, we are all Democrats, we are all Republicans.”
Professor Philip Hackney has recently been quoted in the following articles: “NFL’s Tax Exemption Faces Scrutiny,” “NFL on Defense with Tax Break“, and “To Tax or Not? The NFL’s Relationship with the IRS.”
Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Katherine Macfarlane was introduced as a “Guest Alumni Blogger” on Loyola Law School’s faculty blog “Summary Judgments.” Her first blog entry, “Procedure Takes Center Stage in Stop-and-Frisk Litigation,” appeared November 18. Professor Macfarlane’s essay about the fees recovered in New York stop-and-frisk cases appeared in the New York Observer on November 13.
Professor John Church presented a paper entitled, Antitrust Enforcement of Vertical Restraints Involving Internet Sales: The U.S. Perspective, at the 2013 workshop “E-Commerce and Competition Law: Recent Developments” which took place July 5 at the EMLyon Business School, one of the leading business schools in France. The paper will be published in the November 2013 […]
Professor Christina Sautter served as a discussant on the Money and Markets panel at the Law and Society Association 2013 Annual Meeting held in Boston, MA on May 31, 2013.
Professor Philip Hackney’s article What We Talk About When We Talk About Exemption will be published in the forthcoming issue of the Virginia Tax Review.
Professor Hackney was part of a panel on exempt organizations at the 8th Annual Junior Tax Scholars Workshop at University of Miami Law School on May 23, 2013.
Vice Chancellor N. Gregory Smith’s article Judicial Disqualification in America was recently published in volume 2 of the International Journal of Procedural Law.
Professor Bill Corbett’s article, Unmasking a Pretext for Res Ipsa Loquitur: A Proposal to Let Employment Discrimination Speak for Itself, will be published in volume 62:3 of the American University Law Review in early 2013.
Professor Melissa Lonegrass’ article, Finding Room for Fairness in Formalism—The Sliding Scale Approach to Unconscionability, will appear in the upcoming volume of the Loyola University Chicago Law Review.
The Center of Civil Law Studies recently published Volume 5, No. 1 of the Journal of Civil Law Studies: “200 Years of Statehood, 300 Years of Civil Law: New Perspectives on Louisiana’s Multilingual Legal Experience.”
Professor Kevin Bennardo’s article, A Quantity-Driven Solution to Aggregate Grouping Under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual, will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Florida State University Law Review.
Professor Mark Glover’s article, A Therapeutic Jurisprudential Framework of Estate Planning, which is published in the Seattle University Law Review, was featured in the Journal of Things We Like (Lots). The feature can be accessed here.
Professor Ed Richards presented Public Health Policy and Legislation as Tools to Drive Population Health at the 2012 Childhood Obesity and Public Health Conference at Pennington Biomedical Center on October 24.
Professor Christina Sautter presented “Auction Theory and Standstills: Dealing with Friends and Foes in a Sale of Corporate Control” during a Current Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions panel at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2012 Annual Conference.
Professor Keith Hall presented a paper “Fraud, Misrepresentation and Related Ethical Issues in Obtaining Leases” at the 58th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute in Newport Beach, California on July 21, 2012.
Professor Blake Hudson presented Policy Formulation in the South, Enforcement in the North: Linking Institutional and Political Governance Strengths for More Effective Forest and Climate Policy, at the 2012 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management at the University of Alberta in June.
Also in June, Professor Blake Hudson presented Dynamic Resources, Undynamic Federalism as part of the AALS Workshop on Torts, Environment and Disaster panel that addressed “Disaster Federalism.”
The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation featured Professor Christina Sautter’s article, Promises Made to be Broken? Standstill Agreements in Change of Control Transactions, forthcoming in the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. The feature can be accessed here.
FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS Chancellor Jack Weiss joined the deans and chancellors from Southern University Law Center, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and Tulane University Law School at the Baton Rouge Bar Association luncheon on October 6 for a panel discussion of the “State of Legal Education.” The panel addressed the proposed changes to the […]
August 14, 2011 – Professor Robert Lancaster, Director of Clinical Legal Education and the Singletary Professor of Professional Practice at the Law Center, has been named a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. The Foundation works to improve the justice system and promotes equal justice under the law. Professor Lancaster also serves as Secretary on the […]
Assistant Professor Ken Levy and co-author Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Philosophy Professor at Duke University) recently published “Insanity Defenses” in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Criminal Law 299-334 (eds. John Deigh and David Dolinko, 2011). The article offers a legal and philosophical analysis of both the insanity defense and the different versions of the insanity defense […]
Professor Ray Diamond delivered a lecture, jointly sponsored by the University of Notre Dame Law School chapters of the Federalist Society and the Black Law Students Association, entitled “The Inner City, the Democracy of Arms, and the Revival of the Militia at Large,” on April 19, 2011.