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Friday 24 October

Last Day to Withdraw

Contact: Student Records · · (504)865-3237

Last Day to Withdraw

Last Day to Apply for Graduation in May, August, and December 2015

Contact: Student Records · · (504)865-3237

Last Day to Apply for Graduation in May, August, and December 2015

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

Contact: Symposium Editor ·

Location: College of Law

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

Understanding ADA Compliance, Accommodations, and Resources

Time: 11:45 am to 12:45 pm

Contact: Liv Newman ·

Location: Seminar Room 3, Monroe Library

Ri Voelker, Director of Disability Services, will provide faculty with up-to-date information about their responsibility to students with disabilities.



Time: 12 pm to 12:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · · 504-865-3167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

Mandated Reporting: What you need to know

Time: 12:30 pm to 2 pm

Contact: Sarah Finney ·

Location: Multimedia Room 2, Monroe Library

Loyola Department of Counseling's Chi Sigma Iota is hosting an afternoon with the Child Advocacy Center's Executive Director, Stacie LeBlanc, J.D. M.Ed., presenting on the laws for mandated reporting in Louisiana and how they have changed over the past few years. This event is open to the public. Bring a canned food item or toy donation.


Academic Advising Council Meeting

Time: 3:30 pm to 5 pm

Contact: Elizabeth A Rainey · · 8653595

Location: Miller Hall, Room 112

Meeting agenda to be set closer to the date, but will likely include Fall ‘14 retention data and common curriculum reminders for registration advising, which begins on October 27th.

This meeting is open to any advisor who would like to attend. 

Country Fair

Time: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Contact: Chrissy Vanella · · 504-854-7546

Location: Peace Quad

This free event showcases Loyola's diverse international community and gives students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to spend the afternoon "traveling" the world.

Live music, educational displays, and cuisine from a variety of countries are featured.

At the Fair, Loyola's international students as well as U.S. Americans, set up tables where they showcase a variety of items (flags, pictures, native clothing, artifacts, etc.) and food from their home countries or from countries where they have studied abroad. This is an extremely popular event; all the Loyola community loves it!

Music Under the Oaks: Loyola Jazz Band

Time: 4:30 pm to 6 pm

Contact: Nick Volz · · (504) 865-3444

Location: Audubon Park Newman Bandstand

Bellwether Technology presents "Music Under the Oaks" in partnership with the Loyola University New Orleans College of Music & Fine Arts and WWNO. Bring your lawn chairs and join us for a special fall concert series to celebrate the new Audubon Park Conservancy. All concerts are free and open to the public and food and drink will be available to purchase.

The fourth and final concert in the series is set for Friday, Oct. 24 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Audubon Park Newman Bandstand and features the talent and artistry of students in one of the university’s leading student music ensembles, the Loyola Jazz Band, directed by Gordon Towell, D.M.E. The more than 20 students in the Loyola Jazz Band will perform jazz standards and other exciting compositions.

More information is available on the Audubon Park website.

Saturday 25 October

Presidential Guest Series: The Rev. James Martin, S.J. - "Encountering Jesus"

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Contact: Office of Public Affairs ·

Location: Roussel Performance Hall, 2nd Floor, Comm./Music Complex

The Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, culture editor of America magazine, and author of numerous books, including My Life With the Saints, which Publishers Weekly named one of the best books of 2006. Father Martin is a frequent commentator in the national and international media, having appeared in such diverse outlets as The Colbert Report, Fresh Air, The O'Reilly Factor, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe, and on the History Channel, BBC, and Vatican Radio. Before entering the Jesuits in 1988 he graduated from the Wharton School of Business.

In his new book Jesus: A Pilgrimage, Father Martin brings the Gospels to life and invites believers and seekers alike to experience Jesus through Scripture, prayer and travel.

Combining the fascinating insights of historical Jesus studies with profound spiritual insights about the Christ of faith, Father Martin recreates the world of first-century Galilee and Judea to usher you into Jesus's life and times and show readers how Jesus speaks to us today. Martin also brings together the most up-to-date Scripture scholarship, wise spiritual reflections, and lighthearted stories about traveling through the Holy Land with a fellow (and funny) Jesuit, visiting important sites in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

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