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April 18, 2008 Faculty/Staff Footnotes

Prof. William P. Quigley has peformed the following Community Service/Pro Bono Litigation: Joshua v City of New Orleans, USDC-NOLA – class action challenge to lack of due process in home demolitions in New Orleans. Co-counsel. Ridgely v FEMA, USDC, USDC-NOLA class action challenge to illegal termination of Section 408 housing assistance and recoupment. One of several local co-counsel. Twitty v Gretna, USDC -NOLA – challenge to FEMA trailer removal process in Gretna, Louisiana. One of several local counsel. Allen v HANO, CDC - Orleans – successful action for injunction to halt demolition until approval by New Orleans City Council. Cocounsel. Anderson v Jackson, USDC-NOLA class action on behalf of 4000 families seeking to return to public housing in New Orleans and to prevent HUD from demolishing 5000 affordable housing units – co-counsel with Advancement Project and Jenner & Block; Co-counsel, LeBlanc v Thomas, CDC-Orleans state court action for healthcare reinstatement for the indigent – January 2008, co-counsel; Co-counsel, Mary Burton Riseley, Betsy Lamb, and Jerry Zawada, federal criminal prosecution – anti-torture protest at Fort Huachuca USDC Arizona November 2007- February 2008; Co-counsel, federal criminal defense of 11 protestors at SOA-WHINSEC, USDC - Georgia, November 2007- January 2008; Counsel, US v Louis Vitale, USDC - Arizona- Tucson Arizona and advisory counsel for Steve Kelly – trespass and other state charges at Ft. Huachuca AZ to challenge teaching of torture at Fort. 2007.
 

Prof. William P. Quigley has taken part in the following speeches: Speaker – keynote, Yale University School of Law Conference on Rebellious Lawyering, February 22, 2008; Speaker, “Federalism – Why It Broke Down,” American Association of Law Schools, New York, January 2, 2008; Speaker, “Gulf Coast Civic Works Project and Need for Affordable Housing,” LUCAP, November 15, 2007; Speaker, 2007 National Forum on Human Rights to Housing, “New Orleans and Public Housing Struggle,” November 5, 2007; Speaker, “Racism and Katrina – Who was left behind then; who is left behind now?” Call to Action, Milwaukee, November 3, 2007; Speaker, “WHINSEC-School of the Americas,” Loyola Community Action Project, October 29, 2007; Speaker, “Social Justice Law and Katrina,” DePaul Law School Public Interest Conference, October 9, 2007; Speaker, “Katrina, Law and Social Justice,” Ruth Chance Lecture U. California Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, September 10, 2007; Speaker, several class presentations, U Cal Berkeley Speaker, “Social Justice for Life,” Oakland, CA, August 7, 2007; Moderator, “Tsunami and Katrina – Lessons from Indonesia, Thailand and the Gulf Coast,” July 3, 2007; Speaker, “Katrina & Social Justice,” American Association of Law Schools Clinical Conference, May 2007.
 

Prof. William P. Quigley has authored the following legal publications: Author, “Racial Discrimination and the legal system in the United States: The recent lessons from Louisiana,” United Nations Chronicle 2007, Volume XLIV, Number 3, September 2007; Author, “Human Rights Trump Property Rights – Lawyers Are Called to Become Revolutionaries,” 64 Guild Practitioner 95 (Summer 2007); Co-author, “A Call for the Right to Return in the Gulf Coast,” chapter with Sharda Sekaran in BRINGING HUMAN RIGHTS HOME, edited by Cynthia Soohoo, Catherine Albisa, Martha F. Davis. (2008); Author, “Letter to a Law Student Interested in Social Justice,” 1 DePaul Journal for Social Justice 7 (2007); Author, “Obstacle to Opportunity: Housing that working and poor people can afford in New Orleans since Katrina,” 42 Wake Forest Law Review 393 (2007); Author, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Katrina: Human and Civil Rights,” 81 Tulane Law Review 955 (2007); Author of Book Review, “There is no such thing as a Natural Disaster,” 41 Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy 99 (May-June 2007); Other publications: Author, “Half New Orleans Poor Permanently Displaced,” Counterpunch, 3-4-08; Author, “Locked Outside the Gates: Tasers, Pepper Spray and Arrests in the Struggle for Affordable Housing in New Orleans, Common Dreams, Counterpunch, et al, December 27, 2007; Author, “Twenty Thousand Protest at Fort Benning: Eleven Face Criminal Trials,” November 19, 2007 – Common Dreams, Counterpunch; Author, “Criminal Justice Meltdown,” Counterpunch and others, October 31, 2007; Author, “Jailed for Justice: The Priests Who Protested Torture at Ft. Huachuca,” Counterpunch and others, October 19, 2007; Author, “HUD’s Wrecking Ball – Tightening the Noose around New Orleans,” Counterpunch and others, September 26, 2007. Author, “Katrina and Public Service Law,” Newsweek.com, August 29, 2007; Author, “Ten Most Important Lessons Two Years After Katrina,” August 28, 2007 – Counterpunch and others; Author, “Haitian Prisoner of Conscience Returns: Pere Jean-Juste Comes Home,” August 24, 2007 – Counterpunch and many others; Author, “Fighting for the Right to Education,” New Orleans Tribune and numerous others, August 6, 2007; Author, “Injustice in Jena – Nooses Hang from the ‘White Tree,’” July 3, 2007, Counterpunch, Common Dreams, Truthout, and many others; Author, “How to Destroy an African American City in 33 Steps: Lessons from Katrina,” June 30, 2007 Common Dreams, Counterpunch, Black Commentator, LA Weekly and many others; Author, “How Long Must We Support a Mistake?” Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, June 7, 2007; Author, “Less Meeting, More Fighting: Lessons Learned by Grassroots Katrina and Tsunami Social Justice Activists,” May 28, 2007, Counterpunch, Common Dreams, Truthout, et al.
 

James. M. Klebba, Victor H. Schiro Distinguished Professor of Law, has been elected president of the Harvard Club of Louisiana. Harvard Club of Louisiana membership is open to those who have attended Harvard University or who have been affiliated with any Harvard institution. This includes attendees of Radcliffe and Harvard Colleges, the graduate and professional schools, former professors and administrators, parents, residents and fellows in the medical program, Kennedy School fellows and more. This is Klebba's second term as president.
 

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