Congrats for making it through your first week back! If you need a break, check out the Luminarias de la Ley Exhibit in Burns lounge. It’s an inspirational exhibit that tracks the history of Latina attorneys in the United States. It’s on display at Loyola through August 30, 2017, so go now!
Kudos to the Juvenile Innocence & Fair Sentencing Clinic (JIFS) for the many appellate victories they already have earned this year. Notably, one of the cases handled by the JIFS was granted review by the California Supreme Court! Volunteering for the JIFS is a great way for students to write briefs and engage in oral arguments, while being assisted and supervised by Loyola faculty, including Professors Sean Kennedy and Chris Hawthorne, and staff attorneys Susan Harbart and Efty Sharony. It’s a great way to get involved and hone your legal writing and adversarial skills.
On a national note, protestors are on a 10-day trek from Charlottesville to Washington D.C. to deliver a message of love and anti-racism. Through we may not be able to be with them person, we can be with them in spirit. Similarly, let’s all send our best thoughts and prayers to all those in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Happy Labor Day!
This week’s Weekly Round-Up written by Professor Maureen Johnson.