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Crusto presents at conference in Virgin Islands

August 10, 2012

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor Mitch Crusto, J.D., spoke to Louisiana judges and lawyers about a citizen’s constitutional right to legal counsel and lawyers’ duty to serve the unrepresented. Crusto spoke at the Louisiana Judicial Council’s 18th Annual Southern CLE of Louisiana in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands in June. His presentation, “Do Lawyers Have a Duty to Serve the Unrepresented,” explored a citizen’s right to effective counsel in the plea bargaining process in criminal law cases in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court’s Frye and Lafler decisions.

Also in June, Crusto joined other distinguished law professors from various law schools at the Third Annual John Mercer Langston Writing Workshop at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Mass. The workshop was created in response to a shortage of African-American males teaching law and consisted of several work-in-progress sessions and various panels designed to address writing, teaching and other issues facing African-American males in law academics.

Additionally, Crusto’s 2009 article from the University of Miami Law Review, “Obama’s Moral Capitalism: Resuscitating the American Dream,” was recently listed on Social Science Research Network’s top 10 download list for the sub-topic of “Other Predatory Lending.”

For more information, contact Crusto at mfrcrusto@loyno.edu.

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