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Crusto presents analysis of BP litigation

December 17, 2010

The Louisiana Board of Regents, in conjunction with the National Science Foundation, invited Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor Mitch Crusto to present an analysis of the BP litigation at a multi-state conference held in New Orleans in early November.

Crusto’s presentation, “Beyond the BP Litigation: Opportunities for Collaborative Research,” provided an audience of scientists, economists, policy decision-makers, and governmental officials details on the various types of claims and opportunities for interdisciplinary research and support.

Crusto concluded that the BP Oil Spill is an unprecedented disaster, the litigation of which provides a multi-faceted opportunity for national and international collaborative research in the areas of law and economics, regulation and systems, environmental risk and community protection.

Crusto also explored new directions for constitutional law at the Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, in September. In his presentation, “Empathetic Dialogues: Toward Value Principles in Constitutional Law,” Crusto argued that judges have a moral obligation to seek justice in their decisions. He explained that empathetic dialogues are embedded in the Constitution as a proven judicial means of achieving value principles of constitutional law.

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