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Loyola Law students

recently won the national mock trial competition sponsored by the Black Law Students Association in Washington, D.C., defeating teams from LSU, Florida State and other law schools. Team members included Germani Hardeman, Shari Graham, Thaddeus Johnson and Bonycle Thornton. Teams from 100 law schools participated in the competition.


The New Orleans MDA Muscle Walk

raised $48,774 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. More than 550 participants turned out March 3 for the event, which will benefit locals with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases. Among the supporters on hand were the 610 Stompers and Kerizma, a Louisiana "variety band" whose front man, Derrick Rivere, has muscular dystrophy.


Kevin Hagan,

a New Orleans native studying at Dillard University, was selected by President Barack Obama's administration to be among the spring 2012 class of White House interns. Interns work in one of many White House departments, from the Office of the First Lady to the Office of Digital Strategy.


Sal Perricone,

senior litigation counsel for the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans, confessed to leaving hundreds of often-disparaging comments on the website as "Henry L. Mencken1951." Perricone, a veteran prosecutor, confessed after River Birch landfill co-owner Fred Heebe sought a court order to reveal the identity of "Mencken," who often wrote about the U.S. Attorney's office and the targets of its investigations — as well as local judges and political figures. Attorneys, especially federal prosecutors, are supposed to refrain from commenting on cases outside the courtroom.

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