Pardo installed as Walter D. Coles Professor of Law
Rafael Pardo, a bankruptcy and commercial law expert, was installed recently as the Walter D. Coles Professor of Law.
David M. Becker, professor emeritus of law, 87
David M. Becker, the Joseph H. Zumbalen Professor of the Law of Property Emeritus, died April 17 in St. Louis. He was 87.
Class Acts: Marcus Meyer
Former Bears basketball player Marcus Meyer will graduate with a juris doctorate from the School of Law and will work for a St. Louis law firm.
‘A story to tell’
Since launching in 2014, the WashU Prison Education Project has offered dozens of courses to incarcerated students at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center, a men’s prison located in Pacific, Mo. Last fall, the project expanded to a second facility, the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Vandalia, Mo.
Goldman Sachs’ sale won’t allow smooth return to investment banking
The Goldman Sachs Group is considering a sale of its consumer banking business, but regulations will mean it can’t simply return to being an investment bank, said Andrew Tuch, an expert on financial and securities regulation in the School of Law.
Hook named director of law library
Peter Hook has been appointed director and associate dean of the Law Library at the School of Law. Hook, who comes to the university from the University of Notre Dame Law School, will begin his role July 1.
What’s ahead for 2023
What changes and trends could we see this year? WashU experts in areas from artificial intelligence to climate to fashion share their insights.
Proposed Missouri library rule violates First Amendment
A proposed rule that would restrict minors’ access to public library books without parental consent “would make Missourians less free and less informed,” said Greg Magarian, a professor of law and a First Amendment expert.
New rules needed to govern consumer privacy
A proposed federal commercial surveillance rule would be an important and overdue change in U.S. consumer protection, said Neil Richards, a privacy law expert at the Washington University School of Law.
Harawa to receive award from law school group
Daniel Harawa, an associate professor of law and director of the School of Law’s Appellate Clinic, has been selected to receive the 2023 Derrick A. Bell Jr. Award, given by the Association of American Law Schools’ Minority Law Teacher’s Section.