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SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 6

Faculty News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 14:42
div class=contentspan style=font-size: smallThe sixth and final issue of our SSRN Research Paper series this year features articles covering issues in healthcare, environmental law, and legal education.br //span/divdiv class=contentullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2436627iAdaptive Water Law/i/a by Tony Anthony /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2412951iThe Attorney-Client Relationship In the Age of Technology/i/a by Grace Giesel /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2443005iRoads and Schools: Parallel Paths in the Government Role to Education for Students with Disabilities/i/a by Laura Rothstein /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2443932iPromoting Public Health in Health Care Facilities/i/a by Mark Rothstein /span/li/ul/divspan style=font-size: small /spandiv class=contentspan style=font-size: smallMore information about the RPS:/spanullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://www.ssrn.com/link/U-Louisville-LEG.htmlBrowse /a/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=U-Louisville-LEGSubscribe/a/span/li/ul /div

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 6

Latest News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 14:42
div class=contentspan style=font-size: smallThe sixth and final issue of our SSRN Research Paper series this year features articles covering issues in healthcare, environmental law, and legal education.br //span/divdiv class=contentullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2436627iAdaptive Water Law/i/a by Tony Anthony /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2412951iThe Attorney-Client Relationship In the Age of Technology/i/a by Grace Giesel /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2443005iRoads and Schools: Parallel Paths in the Government Role to Education for Students with Disabilities/i/a by Laura Rothstein /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2443932iPromoting Public Health in Health Care Facilities/i/a by Mark Rothstein /span/li/ul/divspan style=font-size: small /spandiv class=contentspan style=font-size: smallMore information about the RPS:/spanullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://www.ssrn.com/link/U-Louisville-LEG.htmlBrowse /a/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=U-Louisville-LEGSubscribe/a/span/li/ul /div

CALI Lessons

Student News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:55
div class=content pspan style=font-size: smallThe bCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction's/b (CALI) Library of Lessons contains over 900 interactive, computer-based legal tutorials covering more than three dozen legal education subject areas. The lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction. Many of your classmates have found them helpful in preparing for their exams. /span/ppspan style=font-size: smallFree copies of the DVD are available at the library's Circulation Desk. You may also view the lessons online. The a href=/library/CALIstudent authorization code and instructions/a are available at the library's website. You must register with your quot;@louisville.eduquot; email address. /span/p /div

CALI Lessons

Latest News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:55
div class=content pspan style=font-size: smallThe bCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction's/b (CALI) Library of Lessons contains over 900 interactive, computer-based legal tutorials covering more than three dozen legal education subject areas. The lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction. Many of your classmates have found them helpful in preparing for their exams. /span/ppspan style=font-size: smallFree copies of the DVD are available at the library's Circulation Desk. You may also view the lessons online. The a href=/library/CALIstudent authorization code and instructions/a are available at the library's website. You must register with your quot;@louisville.eduquot; email address. /span/p /div

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 5

Faculty News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:41
div class=contentspan style=font-size: smallThe latest issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features articles by Professors Arnold, Levinson, Milligan and Mark Rothstein.br //spanullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2324955iTarasoff Duties after Newtown/i/a by Mark Rothstein /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2177015iFounding Worker Cooperatives: Social Movement Theory and the Law/i/a by Ariana Levinson  /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2456358iResilient Cities and Adaptive Law/i/a by Craig Anthony /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2302850iThe Forgotten Right to Be Secure/i/a by Luke Milligan /span/li/ul pspan style=font-size: smallMore information about the RPS:/span/pullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://www.ssrn.com/link/U-Louisville-LEG.htmlBrowse /a/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=U-Louisville-LEGSubscribe/a/span/li/ul /divspan style=font-size: small /span

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 5

Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:41
div class=contentspan style=font-size: smallThe latest issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features articles by Professors Arnold, Levinson, Milligan and Mark Rothstein.br //spanullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2324955iTarasoff Duties after Newtown/i/a by Mark Rothstein /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2177015iFounding Worker Cooperatives: Social Movement Theory and the Law/i/a by Ariana Levinson  /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2456358iResilient Cities and Adaptive Law/i/a by Craig Anthony /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2302850iThe Forgotten Right to Be Secure/i/a by Luke Milligan /span/li/ul pspan style=font-size: smallMore information about the RPS:/span/pullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://www.ssrn.com/link/U-Louisville-LEG.htmlBrowse /a/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=U-Louisville-LEGSubscribe/a/span/li/ul /divspan style=font-size: small /span

2015 Spring Service Learning Opportunity

Student News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:09
pGearing up for Spring 2015 and planning your classes?  Consider this opportunity:/ppHow about celebrating 2015 spring break with service work in Belize or celebrating post Derby with service work in Croatia?  Law is one of several participating disciplines.  The law team in Belize will be led by Dean Susan Duncan and will focus on restorative justice programs by working in schools and communities outside of Dangriga.  The law team in Croatia will be led by Professor Shelley Santry and will focus on domestic violence awareness and prevention by working in schools and communities outside of Zagreb./ppLearn more about this opportunity at Uof L’s International Service Learning Program (ISLP) website a href=http://louisville.edu/islp/http://louisville.edu/islp//a.  The service is rewarding and the memories will last a lifetime!  Plus, you will earn three (3) hours of academic credit and build useful skills. /ppThe class meets weekly (January through April) and orientations will be one evening each week (for Belize starting in January and continuing until just after spring break; for Croatia starting mid-semester and continuing until the end of the term).  Still undecided?  Come to an information session Monday, September 8, 12-1 in room LL75./ppEach location is truly an amazing place and you will love the experience!!!/ppIf you are interested, applications are due now (priority deadline is September 29th!!  You can apply on the ISLP website (a href=http://louisville.edu/student/islhttp://louisville.edu/student/isl/a)./p

2015 Spring Service Learning Opportunity

Latest News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:09
pGearing up for Spring 2015 and planning your classes?  Consider this opportunity:/ppHow about celebrating 2015 spring break with service work in Belize or celebrating post Derby with service work in Croatia?  Law is one of several participating disciplines.  The law team in Belize will be led by Dean Susan Duncan and will focus on restorative justice programs by working in schools and communities outside of Dangriga.  The law team in Croatia will be led by Professor Shelley Santry and will focus on domestic violence awareness and prevention by working in schools and communities outside of Zagreb./ppLearn more about this opportunity at Uof L’s International Service Learning Program (ISLP) website a href=http://louisville.edu/islp/http://louisville.edu/islp//a.  The service is rewarding and the memories will last a lifetime!  Plus, you will earn three (3) hours of academic credit and build useful skills. /ppThe class meets weekly (January through April) and orientations will be one evening each week (for Belize starting in January and continuing until just after spring break; for Croatia starting mid-semester and continuing until the end of the term).  Still undecided?  Come to an information session Monday, September 8, 12-1 in room LL75./ppEach location is truly an amazing place and you will love the experience!!!/ppIf you are interested, applications are due now (priority deadline is September 29th!!  You can apply on the ISLP website (a href=http://louisville.edu/student/islhttp://louisville.edu/student/isl/a)./p

Brandeis School of Law Welcomes the Class of 2017!

Student News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:04
divA total of 94 entering students began their formal study of law at Brandeis School of Law on August 18, including 88 full-time students and 6 part-time students. /divdivbr //divdivThis year, our law school drew students from 45 different cities, 50 colleges and universities, and 18 states.  The law school also welcomed 3 transfer students and 3 visiting/international students. /divdivbr //divdivAmong the Class of 2017, one student was a professional airline pilot with 13 years of flight experience with several major airlines; another served as a missionary in Southern Italy for 2 years; and one student was a volunteer with a community agency in California helping young people to steer away from gang activity and street life. Additionally, one student was a major league baseball player for 7 years, earning Rookie of the Year with the Detroit Tigers, and another student was a writer and producer for television newscasts. All bring varied backgrounds and experience to Brandeis School of Law. /divdivbr //divdiv“What an interesting class – Airline pilot, Baseball player, Community activist...,” Dean Susan Duncan said. “Add a law degree to these credentials, and the possibilities are endless!”/divdivbr //divdivFor more information about our entering class profile, please visit a href=/admissions/profilehttp://www.law.louisville.edu/admissions/profile/a. /divdivbr //div

Brandeis School of Law Welcomes the Class of 2017!

Latest News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:04
divA total of 94 entering students began their formal study of law at Brandeis School of Law on August 18, including 88 full-time students and 6 part-time students. /divdivbr //divdivThis year, our law school drew students from 45 different cities, 50 colleges and universities, and 18 states.  The law school also welcomed 3 transfer students and 3 visiting/international students. /divdivbr //divdivAmong the Class of 2017, one student was a professional airline pilot with 13 years of flight experience with several major airlines; another served as a missionary in Southern Italy for 2 years; and one student was a volunteer with a community agency in California helping young people to steer away from gang activity and street life. Additionally, one student was a major league baseball player for 7 years, earning Rookie of the Year with the Detroit Tigers, and another student was a writer and producer for television newscasts. All bring varied backgrounds and experience to Brandeis School of Law. /divdivbr //divdiv“What an interesting class – Airline pilot, Baseball player, Community activist...,” Dean Susan Duncan said. “Add a law degree to these credentials, and the possibilities are endless!”/divdivbr //divdivFor more information about our entering class profile, please visit a href=/admissions/profilehttp://www.law.louisville.edu/admissions/profile/a. /divdivbr //div

Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition Sign-up Deadline Today

Student News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:07
pToday is the last day to sign up for the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition. You must submit your Agreement to Compete and Waiver to the Moot Court Board office by 4 p.m. today. Contact Sana Abhari for details at a href=mailto:sana.abhari@gmail.comsana.abhari@gmail.com/a. /p

Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition Sign-up Deadline Today

Latest News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:07
pToday is the last day to sign up for the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition. You must submit your Agreement to Compete and Waiver to the Moot Court Board office by 4 p.m. today. Contact Sana Abhari for details at a href=mailto:sana.abhari@gmail.comsana.abhari@gmail.com/a. /p

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy signup deadline is Monday, September 1st

Student News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:37
span style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=line-height: 170%span style=line-height: 170%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 9ptIf  you are interested in discussing Summer 2015 volunteer legal intern positions or Assistant Public Advocate positions after graduation, please log into Symplicity and click the KY Department of Public Advocacy session to apply.  The deadline to apply is Monday, September 1st./span/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=line-height: 170%span style=line-height: 170%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 9ptInterviews will be on Friday, September 19th. /span/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /span

Janet Lewis Wins KBA Writing Competition

Student News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:13
p class=p1Janet Lewis, a 3L student at Brandeis, won First Place in the recent Kentucky Bar Association Annual Student Writing Competition for her article on “The First Amendment and Social Media: Primary Students’ Constitutional Rights to Freely Speak Outside of the School.” In the paper, she noted that the U.S. Supreme Court has not yet created a test to guide school districts on whether they may permissibly/constitutionally regulate out-of-school/off campus student social media speech. Following the rules of the iTinker/i and iWatts/i, she proposed a test that the U.S. Supreme Court should use.  Her proposed rule would provide that: “In order for school officials to permissibly quot;regulatequot; or discipline a student for out-of-school speech on social media, the school must follow the iTinker-Watts/i test to show that the speech is either: (1) purposefully brought into the school by the student-creator and by doing so, the out-of-school speech caused a material and substantial interference with the discipline of the school bor/b (2) a quot;true threat.quot; Without satisfying either prong, the school cannot justifiably/constitutionally disciplining the student for an out-of-school opinion, speech, or expression.  /p

Janet Lewis Wins KBA Writing Competition

Latest News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:13
p class=p1Janet Lewis, a 3L student at Brandeis, won First Place in the recent Kentucky Bar Association Annual Student Writing Competition for her article on “The First Amendment and Social Media: Primary Students’ Constitutional Rights to Freely Speak Outside of the School.” In the paper, she noted that the U.S. Supreme Court has not yet created a test to guide school districts on whether they may permissibly/constitutionally regulate out-of-school/off campus student social media speech. Following the rules of the iTinker/i and iWatts/i, she proposed a test that the U.S. Supreme Court should use.  Her proposed rule would provide that: “In order for school officials to permissibly quot;regulatequot; or discipline a student for out-of-school speech on social media, the school must follow the iTinker-Watts/i test to show that the speech is either: (1) purposefully brought into the school by the student-creator and by doing so, the out-of-school speech caused a material and substantial interference with the discipline of the school bor/b (2) a quot;true threat.quot; Without satisfying either prong, the school cannot justifiably/constitutionally disciplining the student for an out-of-school opinion, speech, or expression.  /p

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy signup deadline is Monday, September 1st

Student News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:34
pIf  you are interested in discussing Summer 2015 volunteer legal intern positions or Assistant Public Advocate positions after graduation, please log into Symplicity and click the KY Department of Public Advocacy session to apply.  The deadline to apply is Monday, September 1st./ppInterviews will be on Friday, September 19th. /ppnbsp;/p

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

Student News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:23
pAre you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you./ppThe Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. The training will begin at b9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014/b followed by a clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Judicial Center downtown. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. /ppStudents will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Students do not need to commit to attending each clinic. Completion of the LBA Pro Se Divorce training also allows students to participate in the Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinics which are scheduled at various times throughout the year. /ppbInterested second and third year students should contact Jina Scinta at a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a to sign up by Thursday, September 4./b/ppnbsp;/p

TODAY! Learn about the Equal Justice Works Career Fair for Public Service How to Get Funding

Student News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:21
pIf you're interested in job opportunities with government agencies and public interest organizations, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session on the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on bThursday, August 28 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 177/b. Dean Hajek and law students who have previously attended the conference will be on hand to answer questions and provide more details. All students are invited to attend./ppMark your calendar for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on October 24-25 in Washington, D.C. The largest public interest career fair in the country, the EJW Conference gives law students from across the country the opportunity to interview with non-profit and government agencies, network with other public interest-minded law students and attorneys, and attend advising and skill-building workshops. The registration and application deadline for submitting resumes is September 16. Dean Hajek will discuss UofL funding for this Conference and how students can apply to have expenses for the trip paid by the law school./ppFor more information on the Conference and Career Fair, go to a href=http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair title=http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfairhttp://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/a/ppFor a list of employers attending the Career Fair, go to a href=http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/employer/2014 title=http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/employer/2014http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/employ.../a/ppLunch will be provided. /ppnbsp;/p

Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition Sign-up Deadline

Student News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:42
If you want to compete in the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy competition but were unable to attend the information meeting there is still time to sign-up.  You must contact Sana Abhari at a href=mailto:sana.abhari@gmail.comsana.abhari@gmail.com/a as soon as possible and submit the Agreement to Compete and Waiver to the Moot Court Board office no later than Friday, August 29, 4 p.m.

Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition Sign-up Deadline

Latest News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:42
If you want to compete in the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy competition but were unable to attend the information meeting there is still time to sign-up.  You must contact Sana Abhari at a href=mailto:sana.abhari@gmail.comsana.abhari@gmail.com/a as soon as possible and submit the Agreement to Compete and Waiver to the Moot Court Board office no later than Friday, August 29, 4 p.m.