Faculty Scholarship

Ruby P. Andrew

A “Neo-Abolitionist Trend” in Sub-Saharan Africa? Regional Anti-Trafficking Pattern and a Preliminary Legislative Taxonomy, 9 Seattle J. for Soc. Just. 599 (2011).

Child Sexual Abuse and the State: Applying Critical Outsider Methodologies to Legislative Policymaking, 39 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1851 (2006).

Angela A. Allen-Bell

Louisiana’s Non-Uanimous Jury System: A Legal Injustice for Many Criminal Defendants, Around the Bar (Sept. 2017).

The Incongruous Intersection of the Black Panther Party and the Ku Klux Klan, 39 Seattle U. L. Rev. 1157 (2016).

How The Narrative About Louisiana’s Non-Unanimous Criminal Jury System Became A Person Of Interest In The Case Against Justice In The Deep South,  67 Mercer L. Rev. 585 (2016) (lead article).
A Prescription for Healing a National Wound: Two Doses of Executive Direct Action Equals a Portion of Justice and a Serving of Redress for America & the Black Panther Party, 5 U. Miami Race & Soc. Just. L. Rev. 1 (2015) (lead article).

Activism Unshackled & Justice Unchained: A Call to Make a Human Right out of One of the Most Calamitous Human Wrongs to Have Taken Place on American Soil, 7 Journal of Law and Social Deviance 125 (2014).

Perception Profiling & Prolonged Solitary Confinement Viewed Through the Lens of the Angola 3 Case: When Prison Officials Become Judges, Judges Become Visually Challenged, and Justice Becomes Legally Blind, 39 Hastings Const. L.Q. 763 (2012) (lead article).

Bridge Over Troubled Waters and Passageway on a Journey to Justice: Lessons Learned About Justice From Louisiana’s Response to Hurricane Katrina, 46 Cal. W. L. Rev. 241 (2010) (lead article).

Cleveland Coon

A Mitigating Factor—Television’s Influence on the Criminally Madadjusted: Diminished Capacity at its Best, 5 S.U. L. Rev. 249 (1979).

Alfreda S. Diamond

Black, White, Brown, Green, and Fordice: The Flavor of Higher Education in Louisiana and Mississippi, 5 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 57 (2008).

The Gordian Knot: Higher Education Desegregation in Tennessee, 21 Nat’l Black L.J. 81 (2008-2009).

Serving the Educational Interests of African-American Students at Brown plus Fifty: The Historically Black College or University and Affirmative Action Programs, 78 Tul. L. Rev. 1877 (2004).

Constitutional Comparisons and Converging Histories: Historical Developments in Equal Educational Opportunity under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and the New South African Constitution, 26 Hastings Const. L.Q. 853 (1998-1999).

Becoming Black in America: A Book Review Essay of Life on the Color Line by Gregory Howard Williams, 67 Miss. L.J. 427 (1997-1998).

L.D. Law: The Learning Disabled Law Student as a Part of a Diverse Law School Environment, 22 S.U. L. Rev. 69 (1994-1995).

Disposable Children in Black Faces: The Violence Initiative as Inner-City Containment Policy, 62 UMKC L. Rev. 423 (1993-1994).

Michelle Ghetti

Contemporary Issues in Louisiana Law: Criminal Procedure–Is Technology Creating a Brave New Kafkaesque/Orwellian World?, S.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming Spring 2016).
With Impunity: The Lack of Accountability of a Criminal Prosecutor, 13 Loy. J. Pub. Int. L. 349 (2012).

The Terrorist is a Star!: Regulating Media Coverage of Publicity-Seeking Crimes, 60 Fed. Comm. L.J. 481 (2008).

A Historic Gathering: Introduction to the Southern University Juvenile Justice Symposium, 30 S.U. L. Rev. 297 (2002-2003).

The Diligent Debtor: Love Child of the 60s, 24 S.U. L. Rev. 35 (1996-1997).

Seizure through the Looking Glass: Constitutional Analysis in Alice’s Wonderland, 22 S.U. L. Rev. 231 (1994-1995).

Shenequa L. Grey

Thirty-Nine Distinctions Between the Louisiana Code of Evidence and the Federal Rules of Evidence, 90 Tulane Law Rev. 727 (2016).

Contemporary Issues in Louisiana Law: Expungement, S.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming Spring 2016).

There’s A Better Way: Why the United States Supreme Court’s Connick v. Thompson Decision is Not Absolutely Outrageous, 13 Loy. J. Pub. Int. L. 469 (2012).

The U.S. Supreme Court Gets it Right in Arizona v. Grant: Justifications for Rules Protect Constitutional Rights, 23 St. Thomas L. Rev. 532 (2011).

Revisiting the Application of the Exclusionary Rule to the Good Faith Exceptions in Light of Hudson v. Michigan, 42 U.S.F. L. Rev. 621 (2008).

Stanley A. Halpin, Jr.

Racial Hate Speech: A Comparative Analysis of the Impact of International Human Rights Law Upon the Law of the United Kingdom and the United States, 94 Marq. L. Rev. 463 (2010).

Looking Over a Crown and Picking Your Friends: Civil Rights and the debate over the Influence of Foreign and International Human Rights Law on the Interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, 30 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 1 (2006).

Beyond Vote Dilution: An Essay on Fair and Effective Representation in the American Democratic System, 22 S.U. L. Rev. 99 (1994-1995).

Waves and Backwashes in Voting Rights Law: Recognition without Implementation of a New Principle Opposing Gerrymandering, 22 S.U. L. Rev. 255 (1994-1995).

Racial Gerrymandering and Southern State Legislative Redistricting: Attorney General Determinations under the Voting Rights Act, 22 J. Pub. L. 37 (1973).

Regina Ramsey James

How to Mend a Broken Act: Recapturing Those Left Behind by No Child Left Behind, 45 Gonz. L. Rev. 683 (2010).

How to Fulfill a Broken Promise: Revisiting and Reaffirming the Importance of Desegregated Equal Educational Access and Opportunity, 68 Ark. L. Rev. 159 (2015).

Russell L. Jones


Louisiana Evidence: Cases, Problems and Materials (2d. Ed.), Harges and Jones, Esquire Books, Inc. 2016. 

Louisiana Evidence - A Treatise, Harges and Jones, Thomson-West Publishing Company, 2007 (updated yearly by the authors).


Terry v. Ohio: Its Failure, Immoral Progeny and Racial Profiling
54 Idaho Law Review 2 at 511, November 2018

A More Perfect Nation: Ending Racial Profiling
41 Valparaiso School of Law - Law Journal 621, Fall 2006

Supreme Court Nominee Judge Samuel A. Alito and the Fourth Amendment, Special Symposium Edition, Southern University Law Review, November 2006.

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It: The Enactment of La.C.E. article 412.2. Spring 2003, 48 Loyola Law Review 17.

Other Crimes Evidence: How Should It Work?
29 So. U. Law Rev. 129 (2002).

L.C.E. Article 412.2: Has It Destroyed a Well-Established Rule?
50 La. Bar Journal 90 (August 2002) [This article was selected best feature article of the year and was given the Stephen T. Victory Award].

Affirmative Action: Should We or Shouldn’t We? 
Southern University Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1996.

African-American Legal Pioneers: A Biography of Vanue B. Lacour,
Southern University Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1995.

Equal Protection Under the Law: The Affirmative Action Debate,
United States Information Service Democracy in Africa Program, 1994.

A Primer on Due Process in American Criminal Procedure,
University of Lagos Law Journal, 1992.

African-American Legal Pioneers: A Biography of Attorney James Sharp Jr.,
Southern University Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1993.

Secondary Boycotts Under the Railway Labor Act After Burlington Northern,
Southern University Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1993.

Racial Disparities in the Bar Examination: A Hypothesis,
Louisiana Law Journal, Vol. 40, No. 4, February 1993.

Minorities in the Legal Profession: Can They Succeed?,
Thurgood Marshall Law Review, Vol. 12, Spring 1988.

Louisiana=s State-of-the-Art Defense,
Southern University Law Review, Volume 13, No. 2, 1987.

Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:445 and 15:446 - Constant Change and Interpretation,
Southern University Law Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1981.

Book Reviews

Bernard E. Harcourt’s Against Prediction: Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age (2006), George Mason University School of Law Journal of Law, Economics & Policy, Vol. 4, No.1, Fall 2007.

Thurgood Marshall: Warrior at the Bar, Rebel on the BenchDavis and Clark, Southern University Law Review, Fall 1993.

Dream Makers, Dream Breakers: Thurgood Marshall, Carl T. Rowan, Southern University Law Review, Fall 1993.

Black Robes, White Justice, Bruce Wright, Southern University Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1998.

Nadia E. Nedzel

Book: Legal Reasoning, Research,  and Writing for International Graduate Students (Aspen Publishing: 2004; 2d ed. 2008, translated into Chinese in 2013; 3d ed 2012; 4th edition forthcoming fall 2016).

Louisiana Law of Sale and Lease:  Cases and Materials (Vandeplas Publishing Preliminary ed. 2011; First ed. 2012) (with David Gruning).

Rule of Law, État de Droit, Rechtsstaat: Significant Differences in Legal Culture, Juris Diversitas 2015

Rule of Law v. Legal State: Where are we coming from, where are we going to?,  Book Chapter, in Comparison:  The Rule of Law in the 21st Century and the Legal State (James Silkenat, ed. Springer pub.. 2014). Russian version 2013.

Common Law v. Civilian Tradition:  Rule of Law, Economic Development, and Cultural Change, 2 Law of the USA (2014 Ukrainian Law Review, publication delayed indefinitely due to war).

Concealed Carry: The ONLY way to Stop School Shootings (Academic Quarterly 2014).

The Rule of Law: Its History and Meaning in Common Law, Civil Law, and Latin America Judicial Systems, 10 Rich. J. Global L. & Bus. 57 (2010).

Reviving Protection for Private Property: A Practical Approach to Blight Takings, 2008 Mich. St. L. Rev. 995 (2008).

Antidumping and Cotton Subsidies: A Market-Based Defense of Unfair Trade Remedies, 28 Nw. J. Int’l L. & Bus. 215 (2008).

Eminent Domain: A Legal and Economic Critique, 7 U. Md. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class 140 (2007).

A Comparative Study of Good Faith, Fair Dealing, and Precontractual Liability, 12 Tul. Eur. & Civ. L.F. 97 (1997).

Donald North

A License to Kill Your Spouse: A Critical Look at the Admissibililty of Prior Acts Evidence as It Relates to the Louisiana Domestic Violence Exception, 27 S.U. L. Rev. 181 (1999-2000).

The Obstruction of the Extradition Derailment, 28 S.U. L. Rev. 151 (2000-2001).

The Fury within All of Us Yearning to Break Free: Road Rage Comes of Age, 27 T. Marshall L. Rev. 183 (2001-2002).

Christopher K. Odinet

BitCredit and Marketplace Lending, Alabama Law Review (forthcoming Spring 2018).

How Will Trump’s Tax Reform Affect Real Estate Investments and Capital Markets, American College of Real Estate Lawyers-ACREL Notes (December 2017).

BitProperty and Commercial Credit, 94 Washington University Law Review 649 (2017).

Regulating Debt Collection, 36 Rev. Banking & Fin. L. 869 (2017) (with Roederick White).

Of Progressive Property and Public Debt, 51 Wake Forest Law Review 1101 (2016).

Secured Credit: Louisiana and American Perspectives (Aspen 2017) (with L. David Cromwell, Dian Tooley-Knoblett, and John Randall Trahan).

The Unfinished Business of Dodd-Frank: Reforming the Mortgage Contract, 68 SMU Law Review 653 (2016).

Community Collateral: Security Rights in Common Interest Community Declarations, Probate & Property (July/August 2016) (with Randy P. Roussel).

Louisiana Secured Transactions: Statutory Supplement, Commentary, and Selected Forms—A Deskbook (West Academic 2016).

Fiscal Policy and Urban Growth Challenges: US Perspectives on Property Tax Reform in Warsaw, 61 Studia Iuridica (2016).

Gay Marriage and the Problem of Property, 93 Washington University Law Review 847 (2016) (commentary essay with Andrea B. Carroll).

Super-Liens to the Rescue? A Case Against Special Districts in Real Estate Finance, 72 Washington & Lee Law Review 707 (2015).

Payday Lenders, Vehicle Title Loans and Small-Value Financing: The CFPB’s Proposal to Regulate the Fringe Economy, 133 Banking Law Journal 263 (2015) (lead article).

Banks, Break-Ins, and Bad Actors in Mortgage Foreclosure, 83 University of Cincinnati Law Review 1155 (2015).

The Use of Bank Contractors in Mortgage Foreclosure: Contractual Considerations and Liability Concerns, 29 Probate & Property (Jan./Feb. 2015).

Commerce, Commonality, and Contract Law: Legal Reform in a Mixed Jurisdiction, 75 Louisiana Law Review 741 (2015) (invited).

Fairness, Equity, and A Level Playing Field: Development Goals for the Resilient City, 50 Idaho Law Review 217 (2014) (invited symposium contribution).

The Perils of Primacy: Successor Liability for Lenders Turned Declarants in Louisiana Common Interest Communities, 74 Louisiana Law Review 777 (2014) (invited).

Testing the Reach of UCC Article 9: The Question of Tax Credit Collateral in Secured Transactions, 64 South Carolina Law Review 143 (2012).

Towards a Convention for the International Sale of Real Property:  Challenges, Commonalities, and Possibilities, 29 Quinnipiac Law Review 841 (2011) (lead article).

Comment, Laying to Rest An Ancien Regime, Antiquated Institutions in Louisiana Civil Law and Their Incompatibility with Modern Public Policies, 70 Louisiana Law Review 1367 (2010).

Okechukwu Oko

Lawyers in Fragile Democracies and the Challenges of Democratic Consolidation: The Nigerian Experience, 77 Fordham L. Rev. 1295 (2009).

The Challenges of Democratic Consolidation in Africa, 43 New Eng. L. Rev. 165 (2009).

The Challenges of International Criminal Prosecutions in Africa, 31 Fordham Int’l L.J. 343 (2008).

Seeking Justice in Transitional Societies: An Analysis of the Problems and Failures of the Judiciary in Nigeria, 31 Brook. J. Int’l L. 9 (2005).

Confronting Transgressions of Prior Military Regimes Towards a More Pragmatic Approach, 11 Cardozo J. Int’l & Comp. L. 89 (2003-2004).

The Problems and Challenges of Lawyering in Developing Societies, 35 Rutgers L.J. 569 (2003-2004).

Subverting the Scourge of Corruption in Nigeria: A Reform Prospectus, 34 N.Y.U. J. Int’l L. & Pol. 397 (2001-2002).

Consolidating Democracy on a Troubled Continent: A Challenge for Lawyers in Africa, 33 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 573 (2000).

Partition or Perish: Restoring Social Equilibrium in Nigeria through Reconfiguration, 8 Ind. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 317 (1997-1998).

Lawyers in Chains: Restrictions on Human Rights Advocacy under Nigeria’s Military Regimes, 10 Harv. Hum. Rts. J. 257 (1997).

Laboring in the Vineyards of Equality: Promoting Diversity in Legal Education through Affirmative Action, 23 S.U. L. Rev. 189 (1995-1996).

Unveiling the Clock of Deception: Determining When Ignorance or Mistake Should Excuse Criminal Responsibility in Louisiana, 23 S.U. L. Rev. 213 (1995-1996).

Legal Education and Training in Nigeria, 6 Afr. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 271 (1994).

Contemporary Law Practice in Nigeria, 38 J. Afr. L. 104 (1994).

Judith Perhay

The Natural Step: A Scientific and Pragmatic Framework for a Sustainable Society, 33 S.U. L. Rev. 249 (2005-2006).

Louisiana Coastal Restoration: Challenges and Controversies, 27 S.U. L. Rev. 149 (1999-2000).

John K. Pierre

The Substance of Things Hoped For: Faith, Social Action, and Passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 46 Cumberland Law Review 423 (2016) (with Jonathan C. Augustine).

History of De Jure Segregation in Public Higher Education in America and the State of Maryland Prior to 1954 and the Equalization Strategy, 8 Fla. A & M U. L. Rev. 81 (2012-2013).

After Katrina, A Critical Look at FEMA’s Failure to provide Housing for Victims of Natural Disasters, 68 La. L. Rev. 443 (2008) (co-authored with Gail Stephenson).

Using Intra-Family Sales in Estate Freezing: The Prospects in the Year 2000 and Beyond for Private Annuities and Self-Cancelling Installments Notes, 24 S.U. L. Rev. 207 (1996-1997).

Wow – Tax Relief for Rental Real Estate Activities from Passive Loss Rules under the 1993 Revenue Reconciliation Act, 21 S.U. L. Rev. 45 (1994).

A Comparison of the Rules on Formation of Sales Contracts under the Louisiana Civil Code and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: What Buyers and Sellers Should Know, 20 S.U. L. Rev. 189 (1993).

Agricultural Financing – Louisiana Adopts Article 9: The Impact on Farm Finance Planning, 19 S.U. L. Rev. 27 (1992).

The Accountant’s Legal Liability to Third Parties in Louisiana: Search for a Middle Ground, 18 S.U. L. Rev. 135 (1991).

The Consequence of Default to the Debtor under Part 5, Chapter 9 of the Louisiana Commercial Laws: A Primer on Debtor’s Rights, 18 S.U. L. Rev. 21 (1991).

The Divisibility of Military Retired Pay in Louisiana in Light of McCarty, Mansell and the Uniformed Former Spouses Protection Act, 17 S.U. L. Rev. 149 (1990).

Paul A. Race

Understanding the Medical Record in Shoulder Dystocia Cases: Why These Cases Sometimes Should Have a No-Fault Recovery, 39 Cap. U. L. Rev. 593 (2011).

ADA Amendments Act of 2008: The Effect on Employers and Educators, 46 Willamette L. Rev. 357 (2009).

Willmai Rivera-Perez

What the Constitution Got to Do with It: Expanding the Scope of Constitutional Rights into the Private Sphere, 3 Creighton Int’l & Comp. L.J. 189 (2012).

Dolphin Delivery: The Constitutional Values Standard and its Implications for Private Law in Quebec, 36 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 59 (2010).

Wendy Shea

Almost There: Unaccompanied Alien Children, Immigration Reform, and a Meaningful Opportunity to Participate in the Immigration Process, 18 U.C. Davis J. Juv. L. & Pol’y 148 (2014).

Gail S. Stephenson

Contemporary Issues in Louisiana Law: Louisiana Civil-Law Notaries, 43 S.U. L. Rev. 93 (2016).

Sanctions for Frivolous Civil Appeals in Louisiana, 75 La. L. Rev. 1125 (2014-2015).

Reaching the Top of the Docket: Louisiana’s Preference System, 56 Loy. L. Rev. 155 (2010).

Student Body Diversity: A View From the Trenches, 38 Cumb. L. Rev. 71 (2008).

After Katrina: A Critical Look at FEMA’s Failure to Provide Housing for Victims of Natural Disasters, 68 La. L. Rev. 443 (2008).

Keeping it Real: Developing a Culturally and Personally Legal Writing Curriculum, 10 J. Gender Race & Just. 67 (2006).

Damages for Frivolous Appeal, 45 La. L. Rev. 137 (September 1984).

Police Expert Witnesses and the Ultimate Issue Rule, 44 La. L. Rev. 211 (1983-1984).

Mark A. Thurmon

Federal Trademark Remedies: A Proposal for Reform, 5 Akron Intell. Prop. J. 137 (2011).

Confusion Codified: Why Trademark Remedies Make No Sense, 17 J. Intell. Prop. L. 245 (2010).

Recent Developments in Trademark Law, 9 Wake Forest Intell. Prop. L.J. 1 (2009).

The Rise and Fall of Trademark’s Functionality Doctrine, 56 Fla. L. Rev. 243 (2004).

Ending the Seventh Amendment Confusion: A Critical Analysis of the Right to a Jury Trial in Trademark Cases, 11 Tex. Intell. Prop. L.J. 1 (2002-2003).

Recent Developments in Trademark Law, 5 Tex. Intell. Prop. L. J. 155 (1996-1997).

When the Court Divides: Reconsidering the Precedential Value of Supreme Court Plurality Decisions, 42 Duke L.J. 419 (1992-1993).

Shawn D. Vance

How Reforming the Tort of Negligent Hiring Can Enhance the Economic Activity of a State, Be Good for Business and Protect the Victims of Certain Crimes, 6 Legis. & Pol’y Brief [i] (2014).

How the Supreme Court’s Toyota Decision Impacted the View of EEOC’s Regulatory Authority, 26 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 475 (2005).

Trying to Give Private Sector Employees a Break: Congress’s Efforts to Amend the Fair Labor Standards Act, 19 Hofstra Lab. & Emp. L.J. 311 (2001-2002).

Prentice L. White

We Want Our Lives Back Too: Expanding Absolute Liability to Include a Recovery for the Victims of Ecological Catastrophes, 3 Seattle J. Envtl. L. 101 (2013).

Absolute Immunity: A License to Rape Justice at Will, 17 Wash. & Lee J. Civil Rts. & Soc. Just. 333 (2011).

When Theory Met Practice: Teaching Tort Law from a Practical Perspective, 10 T.M. Cooley J. Prac. & Clinical L. 311 (2008).

You May Never See Your Child Again: Adjusting the Batterer’s Visitation Rights to Protect Children From Future Abuse, 13 Am. U. J. Gender Soc. Pol’y & L. 327 (2005).

Stopping the Chronic Batterer through Legislation: Will It Work This Time, 31 Pepp. L. Rev. 709 (2003-2004).

Roederick C. White, Sr.

Regulating Debt Collection, 36 Rev. Banking & Fin. L. 869 (2017) (with Chris Odinet).

How the Wheels Come Off: The Inevitable Crash of Irreconcilable Jurisprudence: Laws Based on Orthodox Judeo-Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Society, 37 S.U. L. Rev. 127 (2009).

The Matrix Phenomenon: The Belief that the Lawyer Disciplinary System is Designed to Give Lawyers Another Chance: Revisiting Penological Theory, 32 S.U. L. Rev. 1 (2004).

What Right to Privacy – The Risk to the Voluntary Mental Health Patient as a Result of Louisiana’s Current Forcible Medication Statute, 24 S.U. L. Rev. 1 (1996-1997).

Constitutional Ethics: Lawyer Solicitation of Clients Recent Development, 23 S.U. L. Rev. 307 (1995-1996).

Constitutional Ethics: Lawyer Solicitation of Clients, 22 S.U. L. Rev. 275 (1994-1995).

The Typical Cost Reimbursement Lawyer Employment Contract: A Conflict of Interest in General, A Prohibited Transaction Specifically and How to Protect the Rights of Clients, 30 S.U. L. Rev. 33 (2002-2003).

Lawyer Fee Sharing Agreements, 25 S.U. L. Rev. 227 (1997-1998).