Featured Events

Wednesday 22 October

Deleuze, Technology and Thought

Time: 6 pm to 7 pm

Contact: Josefa Salmon · salmon@loyno.edu

Location: Multimedia Room #2, Monroe Library

A Loyola Biever Lecture by Daniel Smith, Ph.D., author of Essays on Deleuze offers a comprehensive view of Deleuze's work dealing with the history of philosophy.

A Biever Lecture by Professor Daniel Smith, author of Essays on Deleuze. Dr. Smith's writings offers a comprehensive view of Deleuze’s work dealing with not only the history of philosophy, but with how this thinker interacts with all the other disciplines and with major thinkers today. One famous French philosopher, Michel Foucault, said that the 21st century will be known as the Deleuzian century and this remark could be better understood after reading Daniel Smith's book.

In anticipation of Dr. Smith's visit, the Philosophy and Languages and Cultures Departments invite you to attend a series of group discussions on Essays on Deleuze

Where: Room 217, Bobet Building
Loyola University
Time: 6:00 p.m.

1. October 1 st . Essay 5. Pre- and Post-Kantianism. Logic and Existence: Deleuze on the Conditions of the Real. The discussion will be led by Prof. Joseph Berendzen.

2. October 8. Essay 10. Politics. Flow, Code, and Stock: A Note on Deleuze’s Political Philosophy. The discussion will be led by Prof. Jonathan Peterson and Prof. John Clark.

3. October 15. Essay to be determined later.

Friday 24 October

Law Review Symposium: The Pursuit of Justice, Service to Others ...

Contact: Symposium Editor · lawsymp@loyno.edu

Location: College of Law

The symposium honors alumnus Judge James Skelly Wright, LL.B. '34, who devoted his life to protecting the poor and fighting racial segregation.

As Loyola University New Orleans College of Law celebrates the centennial of its founding in 2014, Loyola Law Review will host a centennial symposium on Friday, October 24, 2014 honoring Judge James Skelly Wright. The symposium honoring Judge Wright will be held on campus at Loyola Law, and the title of the event is: “The Pursuit of Justice, Service to Others, and Dignity for All: A Mission Made Manifest in the Work of Judge James Skelly Wright.”

Loyola Law Review Symposium

The Pursuit of Justice, Service to Others, and Dignity for All: A Mission Made Manifest in the Work of Judge James Skelly Wright.”

October 24, 2014

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law


Registration: 10:00 – 10:20

Opening: 10:20 – 10:30

Father Moore - Invocation

Annie McBride (Editor-in-Chief) - Welcome

Dean María Pabón López – Welcome

First Panel: 10:30 – 12:15

Moderator: Professor Andrea Armstrong


Richard H. Fallon, Jr.

Ralph S. Tyler, Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law

Harvard Law School

“Greatness in a Lower Federal Court Judge:  The Case of J. Skelly Wright”


Randall L. Kennedy

Michael R. Klein Professor of Law

Harvard Law School

“J. Skelly Wright and Racial Desegregation in Louisiana”


Sally Katzen

Visiting Professor, NYU School of Law

Senior Adviser, Podesta Group

“The judge and his sense of justice”


Lunch Break: 12:20-1:20 (Lunch Provided by Loyola)


Second Panel: 1:30 – 3:15

Moderator:   Professor Mitchell F. Crusto


Louis Michael Seidman

Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law

Georgetown Law

“J. Skelly Wright and the Limits of Legal Liberalism”


Carol F. Lee

Special Counsel, Taconic Capital Advisors

New York, N.Y.

“Judge J. Skelly Wright:  Politics, Money and Equality”


Johanna Kalb

Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School and Jurisprudence Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law (on leave Associate Professor, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law)

 “J. Skelly Wright’s Democracy: From Buckley to McCutcheon


Third Panel: 3:30 – 5:00

Moderator:  M. Isabel Medina, Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law


Robert R. M. Verchick

Gauthier-St. Martin Eminent Scholar and Chair in Environmental Law


Carol S. Steiker

Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law

Harvard Law School

“Skelly Wright and Atticus Finch”


James E. Wright III

Jones Walker

New Orleans, LA

Bush v. Orleans Parish School Board: The Second Battle of New Orleans, Chronicles of the Case and the Judge


Unveiling of Judge J. Skelly Wright Memorial (to follow the symposium)

Reception: 5:30 – 7:00 


Anyone interested in attending or participating in the symposium should email Loyola Law Review’s Symposium Editor at lawsymp@loyno.edu.

Wednesday 29 October

Take Back the Night 2014

Time: 6 pm to 9 pm

Contact: Alison Cofrancesco · aacofran@loyno.edu · 5048653835

Location: Marquette Horseshoe

Calling for an end to sexual violence, Loyola is hosting a candlelight vigil where hundreds of participants are expected to march down St. Charles Avenue.

Loyola University New Orleans is joining the international wave of peaceful protests to end rape and other forms of sexual violence by hosting a candlelight vigil Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. Loyola is partnering with Dillard and Tulane universities for the Crescent City’s Take Back the Night. The ceremony will begin on the Marquette lawn on Loyola’s main campus. More than 600 participants are expected to march down St. Charles Avenue and end at Tulane’s campus where survivors will share their stories.