Saint Louis Brief

Saint Louis Brief magazine brings to life the past, present and future of SLU LAW through timely feature articles, faculty perspective pieces and alumni, faculty and student profiles. The Brief shares with its 9,000-plus readers an informative view of the many individuals whose footprints have made marks not just in the law school, but also in courthouses, law firms and organizations around the world.

Saint Louis Brief is published twice annually. Please email magazine-related queries, comments and Class Notes to Saint Louis Brief.

Volume 19 Issue 1 (Fall 2017)

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This issue offers an in-depth look at the Legal Clinics' efforts to secure access to life-saving hepatitis C medication for MO residents on Medicaid, featuring alumni Jamie Rodriguez ('10), Katie Landfried ('17), Kelly Smallmon ('17) and Prof. John Ammann ('84). It also describes original research conducted in an FDA seminar (taught by visiting professor Liz McCuskey) by students Michelle Rodman, Lauren Pair and Jeremey King ('18).

The issue spotlights Asha M. Natarajan ('12), a compliance attorney in NYC, and offers a reflection from Roger Goldman, the Callis Family Professor of Law Emeritus, about his career working on police licensing reform.

Finally, the issue honors the 2017 Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame inductees, and outgoing SBA president and Law Journal editor Claire Mispagel ('18) describes why the SLU LAW education is worth supporting.

Volume 18 Issue 2 (Spring 2017)

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This issue covers SLU and Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry (CLAM)'s efforts responding to recent changes in U.S. immigration law and rhetoric, featuring Amy Diemer ('88), Hannah Sullivan ('07) and Prof. Richard Middleton ('09). The issue highlights the LSAC PLUS Program at SLU LAW, which seeks to enhance diversity in law school and the legal profession. The magazine also spotlights alumna Bridget Hoy ('01) vice chair of Lewis Rice's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Prof. Stephen F. Hanlon, general counsel to the National Association for Public Defense (NAPD). Lastly, the issue covers faculty scholarship from 2016 and introduces alumni to the new director of development, Amanda Goldsmith ('07), and alumnus Stephen M. Strum ('88) explains why he supports his alma mater.

Volume 18 Issue 1 (Fall 2016)

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This issue of the Saint Louis Brief focuses on SLU LAW's new dean William P. Johnson, his international interests and his vision for the school. Dean emeritus Mike Wolff offers his 'parting shots.' The issue also recaps the 2016 alumni trip to Dublin and includes a reflection from U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin F. O'Malley ('73). Alums Brendan Berne ('02) and Sara Susnjar ('07) discuss living and working in Paris. Professor Sidney Watson discusses her health law/policy grassroots advocacy course and the future of health care in the U.S. SLU LAW celebrates the second annual Order of the Fleur de Lis, the school's highest honor.

Volume 17 Issue 2 (Spring 2016)


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This issue of the Saint Louis Brief focuses on the Jesuit mission of SLU LAW.  Alums Dana Roberts (’90), Craig Knapp (’90), Emily Rosenfeld (’15), Tino Ochoa (’10), Mark Keaney (’12) and Colleen Keaney (’07) share how they experience the Jesuit mission through their work in a variety of disciplines.  Professor John Ammann (’84) reflects on teaching the mission to his students in the Legal Clinics and four student are highlighted as “ones to watch” for their public interest work outside of the classroom. In addition, Father Pat Conroy (’79) details his experience as the chaplain to the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Volume 17 Issue 1 (Fall 2015)


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In this issue, SLU LAW faculty and students play a role in the city’s entrepreneurial growth; alumna Sara Stock (’02) shares her own entrepreneurial journey; Assistant Professor Justin Hansford reflects on his semester as a Fulbright Scholar; alumni and friends participate in a unique educational opportunity in Dublin, Ireland with U.S. Ambassador Kevin O’Malley (’73); and SLU LAW celebrates the inaugural Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame class.

Volume 16 Issue 2 (Spring 2015)


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In this issue, alumni give insight on their careers as judges; SLU LAW celebrates professors receiving one of academia's highest honors; alumnus Bruce Robert ('73) is profiled; students say 'thank you' for supporting scholarships.

Volume 16 Issue 1 (Fall 2014)


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In this issue, we highlight faculty who bring current events into the classroom; SLU LAW responds to the events in Ferguson, Mo., by providing expertise to media, fighting for open and fair courts and educating the community on various aspects of the law; the Hon. Frank Vatterott ('75) takes a lead on the debate over municipal court reform; we acknowledge our leadership donors for their generous financial support; and alumnus Joe Conran ('70), new chairman of the SLU Board of Trustees, is profiled.

Volume 15 Issue 2 (Spring 2014)


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In this issue, we explore the intersection of medicine and law through the Center for Health Law Studies; we take a look the resources available at the newly-dedicated Vincent C. Immel Law Library; Vice Dean Elizabeth Pendo shares her dedication to community engagement and academics; we bid farewell to nine retiring faculty and staff members; and alumni Patrick Connaghan (‘83) and Nick Gerhart (‘02) are profiled.

Volume 15 Issue 1 (Fall 2013)


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In this issue, we take a photo tour of Scott Hall and celebrate the new building with an Inaugural Year of Events series; Mayor Francis Slay ('80) brings St. Louis back into the limelight; Professors Nan Kaufman, Chad Flanders and Constance Wagner provide a glimpse into teaching law in China; and alumni Janette Lohman ('81), Tony Gao ('91), Shawn Zhao ('94) and David Zou ('98) are profiled.

Volume 14 Issue 2 (Spring 2013)


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In this issue, we bid a fond farewell to Morrissey Hall and the main University campus with a look back at the history of the School of Law; Dean Michael Wolff discusses his goals for SLU LAW's future; Director of Bar Exam Preparation Antonia Miceli gives insight into the bar exam process; Law Students for Veterans Advocacy supports the veteran community; and alumni Rudy Hasl ('67) and William Brown ('98) are profiled.

Volume 14 Issue 1 (Fall 2012)


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In this issue, Assistant Clinical Professor Brendan Roediger discusses the importance of pro bono work; SLU LAW alumni set out for success outside of St. Louis; Professor Joel Goldstein reflects on the 2012 presidential election; an update on construction of the new downtown law building; and alumni profiles spotlight Natalie Kean ('08) and Reuben Shelton ('81).

Volume 13 Issue 2 (Spring 2012)


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In this issue, the SLU Innocence Club fights for justice; the Gunn Family discuss what it means to be of service to others; SLU LAW celebrates Scholarship Day; a look inside the new Joe and Loretto Scott Law Center; part-time students show commitment to legal education; and the alumni profiles spotlight Dora Schriro ('02) and Adrienne Cochrane ('97).

Volume 13 Issue 1 (Fall 2011)


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In this issue, alumni entrepreneurs discuss their experiences building their own practices; SLU LAW welcomes six new faculty members; alumni practice law in the United States military; faculty focus their scholarship in interdisciplinary studies; and the alumni profile spotlights Robert Scoular ('68). 

Volume 12 Issue 2 (Spring 2011)


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In this issue, SLU LAW welcomes Dean Annette Clark; alumni live the Jesuit Mission in the family and juvenile divisions of St. Louis' Circuit Courts; new alumnae discuss their experiences in the inaugural Health Law Semester in Washington, D.C.; and the alumni profile spotlights Yuri Walker ('05). 

Volume 12 Issue 1 (Fall 2010)


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In this issue, the 2010 Childress Memorial Lecture celebrates SLU LAW's tradition of legal history; Legal Clinic students help Habitat for Humanity welcome families home; the School of Law welcomes eight new faculty members; and alumni profiles spotlight Tommy Smith ('05) and Alvin Wolff ('79).

Volume 11 Issue 2 (Spring 2010)


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In this issue, SLU LAW’s extensive Professional Skills programs provide students a competitive edge; the Career Services Office helps students and alumni find and succeed in their careers; and professors, students and alumni pay tribute to Dean Jeffrey E. Lewis’ tenure as dean over the past decade.

Volume 11 Issue 1 (Fall 2009)


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The Brief captures the legacy of Vincent C. Immel; SLU LAW alumni exemplify how a legal education paves the way for countless career paths; and the ArchCity Defenders provide a holistic approach to criminal defense.

Volume 10 Issue 2 (Spring 2009)


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SLU LAW professors and students at the Legal Clinics work together to profoundly impact hundreds of clients’ lives; faculty members view the Stimulus Package through a legal lens; and alumni profiles spotlight Sidney Greathouse, ’95, general counsel of the Cheesecake Factory, and the Honorable Nannette Baker, ’94, of the Missouri Court of Appeals.

Volume 10 Issue 1 (Fall 2008)


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The Brief details why reporters across the globe repeatedly seek Professor Joel Goldstein’s expertise; SLU LAW professors exemplify “Scholarship in Action;” students travel around the world for public service fellowships; and Professor Amany Ragab Hacking shares her journey to American citizenship at the largest naturalization ceremony in Missouri history.

Volume 9 Issue 2 (Spring 2008)


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The Brief celebrates 100 Years of Women at SLU LAW; Professor Constance Wagner offers insight on “The Changing Tide of Trade;” and Alumni Jeff Cooper, ’95, discusses his career at SimmonsCopper and his love for St. Louis soccer.

Volume 9 Issue 1 (Fall 2007)


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The Center for Health Law Studies brings in national experts to debate how physician-owned facilities and nonprofit hospitals vie for patients in a complex health law landscape; the Legal Clinics form an innovative partnership with the Saint Louis Zoo; and Professor David Sloss discusses foreign relations law through a historical lens.

Volume 8 Issue 2 (Spring 2007)


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In this issue, SLU LAW students and faculty provide legal assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina; Professor Sandra H. Johnson discusses off-label prescriptions and the drug safety policy debate; and SLU LAW alumni share what public service means to them.

Volume 8 Issue 1 (Fall 2006)


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In this issue, the Center for International and Comparative Law announces the addition of the Summer Law Program in Berlin; human rights attorney Hauwa Ibrahim shares her experience pursuing justice in Nigeria; and alumni profiles spotlight Jacqueline Albus ('99), FBI special agent, and Stephen J. Murphy ('87), U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Volume 7 Issue 2 (Spring 2006)


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In this issue, Judge Theodore M. McMillian ('49) is remembered by colleagues for his impact on the community; the Saint Louis University Law Journal celebrates its 50th volume; and law student John Steffy discusses his summer experience working as a legal editor in the Ukraine.

Volume 7 Issue 1 (Fall 2005)


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In this issue, SLU LAW welcomes new faculty members; Professor Susan McGraugh discusses her time spent in China training attorneys in criminal defense advocacy; and Joel K. Goldstein graciously accepts his appointment as the Vincent C. Immel Professor of Law.

Volume 6 Issue 2 (Spring 2005)


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In this issue, members of the SLU LAW community participate in the St. Louis Urban Issues Symposium to provide affordable housing to the community; Joan Killgore, '00, discusses changes in HIPAA policy for health care attorneys; and alumni profiles include Joe Conran ('70), attorney at Husch & Eppenberger, LLC and Bret Cohen ('93), a ranked Massachusetts' top employment defense attorney.

Volume 6 Issue 1 (Fall 2004)


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In this issue, SLU LAW spotlights five of their dedicated students; female graduates of the 70s discuss their personal and professional stories; and Professor Michael Korybut reflects on the benefit of knowing one's particular learning style in law school.

Volume 5 Issue 2 (Spring 2004)


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In this issue, three SLU LAW alumni discuss the inner workings of mediation; Professor Sandra H. Johnson discusses legal advancements in identifying, treating, and managing patient pain; and Illinois Supreme Court Judge Philip J. Rarick ('66) discusses effective advocacy at the appellate level.

Volume 5 Issue 1 (Fall 2003)


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In this issue, scholars, students, and practitioners join together to consider the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education 50 years after the case's ruling; the Legal Clinics continue a 30-year dedication to provide students with a law firm setting that allows them to interact with the legal community; and SLU LAW remembers former teacher and student, Gerald T. Dunne ('48).

Volume 4 Issue 2 (Spring 2003)

In this issue, SLU LAW spotlights United States Court of Appeals Justice Theodore McMillian ('49); students are encouraged to partake in experiences beyond the classroom; and Dean Jeffrey E. Lewis and Campaign Chairman Dennis Donnelly discuss the School of Law's campaign goals.

Volume 4 Issue 1 (Fall 2002)

In this issue, adjunct professors are spotlighted for their contribution to the School of Law's curriculum; Northwestern School of Law Professor Thomas W. Merrill analyzes Supreme Court dynamics and the influence of justices upon the Court; and legal scholars examine the current state of health care.

Volume 3 Issue 2 (Spring 2002)

In this issue, Mary Pat McInnis is welcomed as the assistant dean and director of Career Services; Professor Alan M. Weinberger discusses the importance of dissenting opinions; and former American Bar Association President Martha W. Barnett shares eight lessons she learned about being a lawyer.

Volume 3 Issue 1 (Fall 2001)

In this issue, Supreme Court of Missouri Judge and former Saint Louis University Law Professor Michael Wolff reflects on his career as a lawyer through the perspective of a judge; the SLU LAW Leadership Council works to improve their community through ambitious objectives; and 10 new faculty members are welcomed to the School of Law.

Volume 2 Issue 2 (Spring 2001)

In this issue, Professor Stephen Thaman focuses on the evolution of criminal procedure from a comparative prospective; SLU LAW hosts the ABA Young Lawyers Regional Client Counseling Competition; and graduates discuss the family-like atmosphere found at the School of Law.

Volume 2 Issue 1 (Fall 2000)

In this issue, four graduates detail their backgrounds, experiences, and dreams after graduating from the School of Law; former head of the law library, Eileen Searls, is honored for 48 years of service; and eight elderly Alzheimer's patients have a place to call home due to the hard work of students at the Legal Clinics.

Volume 1 (Spring 2000)

In this issue, Dean Jeffrey Lewis details a day in the life of the SLU LAW dean; Interim Dean Roger Goldman reflects on his experiences teaching, writing, and serving the community; and a commitment to public service brings three School of Law professors to the Supreme Court of Missouri.

For back issues from 2000-2003, please call (314) 977-3077 or send an email to Saint Louis Brief.


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