Professor Paul Horwitz was recently quoted in a FOX 10 news article titled Alabama tries to ‘thread that needle’ on fighting vaccine mandate; legal expert says law on solid legal footing.
Professor Joyce Vance authored an opinion piece this week for MSNBC titled Steve Bannon’s subpoena case is taking longer than we want it to. That’s a good thing.
Professor Deepa Das Acevedo was recently voted to the Law and Society Association’s Class of 2024 Board of Trustees. Read the announcement using the link below!
Alabama Law students Ben Grimes, Robby Moore, and David Wickenheiser performed well in the 15th Annual Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition in October. Twenty-eight teams from across the country participated in the Zoom-based competition. The Alabama Law team, coached by Professor Kimberly Boone, made it to the quarterfinals and went on to win a Top Five Brief Award.
Alabama Law 2L, Crystal Armstrong, recently received the 2022 Deborah J. Broyles Diverse Scholar Award from the global law firm, Reed Smith LLP. The Deborah J. Broyles Diverse Scholar Award offers a $20,000 scholarship and summer associate position to two law students nationwide who demonstrate academic excellence, are committed to DE&I, and serve as a valuable addition to the firm’s culture.
Armstrong is the first Alabama Law student to ever obtain this award, and she asserts that part of her success stems from her choice to transfer to Alabama Law after her first year of law school at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
“I wanted to attend a law school that would prepare me for a successful legal career. Alabama Law fit that description,” Armstrong stated.
This decision was motivated by a desire to be closer to family, but also due to the law school’s low faculty to student ratio, high rates of future career success, and the many externship programs offered at Alabama Law.
“As a law student at Alabama Law, I have been afforded the opportunity to hone my legal research and writing skills by participating in the externship program. As an extern with the UA Office of Counsel, I am required to research complex legal questions, summarize my findings, and consult with attorneys. Thus, my additional experience with legal research and writing will serve as a valuable tool next summer,” Armstrong explained.
Armstrong also credits her success in obtaining the scholarship to the combination of her past summer externship experience with Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings and Lightfoot, Franklin & White and her previous work experience as a school psychologist.
Armstrong’s internship will begin this summer and last 10 weeks in the law firm’s Dallas office.
Professsor Joyce Vance authored an opinion article for The Washington Post titled Yes, the U.S. government should settle with families separated by Trump-era policies.
Professor Tara Grove was recently quoted in an article on Supreme Court legitimacy in The National Law Journal. Her Harvard Law Review essay The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Dilemma, which reviews Richard Fallon’s Law and Legitimacy in the Supreme Court, was also referenced in the piece. You can access the full article on The National Law Journal’s website (subscription required to access the article).
Professor Richard Delgado was recently interviewed, by Raul A. Reyes of NBC News, about his work on Critical Race Theory for an article titled ‘Manufactured boogeyman’: Latino critical race theory pioneers, advocates push back. The piece highlights the book, Critical Race Theory: An Introduction, which he co-authored with Professor Jean Stefancic.
Professor Tara Grove was recently quoted in The New York Times article titled In Texas Abortion Law Case, a Spotlight on Brett Kavanaugh.