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Loyola University School of Law hosts panel discussion on environmental racism

Loyola press release - September 28, 1999

(New Orleans)—The Louis Westerfield Legal Society of the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law will hosts a panel discussion titled "Environmental Racism: Does It Really Exist" on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999 at 6:30 p.m. in Gisevius Moot Court Room 308 in the School of Law. The law school is located at 526 Pine St.

Panel members include Monique Harden with the Earth Justice Legal Defense Fund; Melvin "Kip" Holden, a Louisiana state representative; Nanette Jolivette, professor of law at Southern University in Baton Rouge; and Richard Saver, environmental attorney with Stone, Pigman Law Firm in New Orleans. Mitchell Crusto. assistant professor of law at Loyola, will moderate the discussion.

The Louis Westerfield Legal Society honors the late Louis Westerfield who served as the first African–American dean of the Loyola law school from 1990-94. The society is a network of Loyola School of Law alumni and friends whose objectives include providing a network of support to the law school overall, and its African-American and women students and alumni in particular. The society presents annual scholarly forums and lectures, and provides tuition and book scholarships.