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Vienna Calling: Loyola grad teaches environmental law in Austria

Loyola press release - August 2, 2010

Stuart H. Smith, J.D. ’86, a longtime Loyola University New Orleans supporter and environmental advocate, was a featured instructor at the Loyola University Summer International Environmental Law Program at the University of Vienna Law School. Smith, a New Orleans attorney, excels in fighting corporate oil and gas abuses, including the recent Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.

Smith’s sessions focused on environmental issues and radiation, as well as the current oil crisis impacting the Gulf Coast.

The Loyola Summer Environmental Law program is directed by Markus Puder, Ph.D., associate professor of law. Puder teaches comparative, civil and Roman law; environmental and energy law; and public international law and the law of the European Union.

Puder was employed in the Environmental Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory, while holding lectureships at the Georgetown University Law Center and the George Washington University School of Law.

In 2008, Smith, a Loyola College of Law graduate, pledged a $1.25 million gift to the college. Part of the pledge was dedicated to renovating the Dominican Conference Center, which will eventually house existing offices from the College of Law, including the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice.

For more information, please contact James Shields at jshields@loyno.edu or 504-861-5888 or Cheron Brylski at cbrylski@aol.com or 504-897-6110.