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Congratulations to Brandeis 1995 Grad Named Louisvillian of the Year

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:43
pTori Murden McClure is the president of Spalding University, in Louisville, Kentucky. Spalding University offers twenty-seven degree programs at the bachelor, master, and doctoral level, to more than 2,000 students. From 2004 through 2009 she served as the vice president of external relations, enrollment management, and student affairs at Spalding University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College, a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, and her juris doctor from the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. In 2005, she earned her master of fine arts in writing from Spalding University. Her non-fiction book, A Pearl in the Storm, was published by Harper-Collins in 2009.
/ppbr /A passionate world adventurer and humanitarian, Ms. McClure is best known as the first woman and first American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was also the first woman and first American to travel over land to the geographic South Pole. An avid mountaineer, Ms. McClure has climbed on several continents. She is a fully certified emergency medical technician in both urban and wilderness areas, and is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), where she currently serves as the chair of the board of trustees./p

Professor Trucios-Haynes Appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 15:20
pProfessor Enid Trucios-Haynes has been appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville. According to the institute’s mission statement, it advances the work, study and practice of peacebuilding, social justice and violence prevention through the development of innovative educational programs, training, service and research. /pp“I am committed to the values of the MAI [Muhammad Ali Institute] relating to the promotion of peace and social justice. The MAI focuses on initiatives that support human dignity, foster responsible citizenship, further peace and justice and address the impact of violence in local, state, national and international arenas,” said Professor Trucios-Haynes, who, in addition to her new director’s role, also serves on the Metro Louisville Ethics Commission, as Vice Chair of the board of the ACLU of Kentucky and on its Executive and Litigation Review Committees, and directs an Immigration Externship at the Brandeis School of Law.  “My longstanding work around the social justice issues in immigration law and policy, as well as international human rights law is clearly related to the mission of the [institute]. The opportunity for collaboration with the Ali Institute is particularly exciting.”/ppOne attractive aspect regarding her work for the Ali Institute, said Professor Trucios-Haynes, is gaining the ability to witness and assist the work of Ali Scholars, whom she called “future leaders in their communities.” In the Ali Scholars Program, the students, among their other duties, are expected to select an expert area related to peace or social justice on which to focus, conduct research on a topic related to his or her expert area, and, finally, design and implement a local, national or international project related to his or her expert area. Part of the program also includes a biannual international trip that helps provide the scholars a global perspective on the lessons learned and matters emphasized during the program; this year, nine UofL students in the Ali Scholars Program visited Rwanda, a country only two decades removed from the genocide that occurred within its borders./ppWith so many great features, staff, and students already, what’s potentially next for the Ali Institute under the direction of Professor Trucios-Haynes?/pp“I hope to expand the presence of the MAI in the university and local community by focusing on local, national and international impact of violence affecting teens,” she said. “I plan to reinvigorate the faculty resource group to work on research projects related to the impact of violence on teens in our local community. At the national level, I hope the MAI can investigate the issues relating to the violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that has led to the humanitarian crisis of the large scale migration of unaccompanied children and families to the United States.” /p

Volunteers Transform Law School Courtyards

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:14
p class=p1Check out the transformation that has taken place in the Law School courtyards, to be named the Charles Hebel, Jr., and Carol Hebel Courtyards. The Law School community has turned these previously unused and unattractive spaces into environmentally, humanly, and socially sustainable spaces with (mostly) native landscaping and places to relax and enjoy nature. The landscaping and planting work is done, and in the coming weeks, the courtyards will be power-washed and outdoor furniture will be installed. The soil around the pin oak in the west courtyard will be decompacted later this fall, and eventually hostas will be added around it.  A huge thanks to our donors, Charles Hebel, Jr., a 1955 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, his wife Carol Hebel, and his son Charles Hebel, III, as well as to two University departments – Physical Plant and Communications/Media – which provided major ongoing support for this project. And a huge thanks to all of the members of the Law School community who were involved in conceiving the project, designing the plans, and doing the hard work of preparing the soils, transporting the plants to the law school, and planting the plants. The three dozen volunteers – students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends (including from other academic units) – who worked on the project during the past three weeks include:/p p class=p1Les Abramson/p p class=p1Tony Arnold/p p class=p1Angela Beverly/p p class=p1Ross Bradley/p p class=p1Scott Campbell/p p class=p1Alexandra Chase/p p class=p1Susan Duncan/p p class=p1Jen Ewa/p p class=p1Linda Ewald/p p class=p1Ryan Fenwick/p p class=p1Judy Fischer/p p class=p1Jacob Giesecke/p p class=p1Grace Giesel/p p class=p1James Giesel/p p class=p1Brandon Johnson/p p class=p1Mr. amp; Mrs. Jeremy Kirkham/p p class=p1Emily Kosse/p p class=p1Maria Kosse/p p class=p1Eric Matthews/p p class=p1Matt McClinton/p p class=p1Tyler Miller/p p class=p1Jon-Paul Moody/p p class=p1Ella Neely/p p class=p1Rick Nowka/p p class=p1Mickey Paul/p p class=p1Debra Reh/p p class=p1Laura Rothstein/p p class=p1Eunice Salazar/p p class=p1Shelley Santry/p p class=p1Bailey Schrupp/p p class=p1Chris Schulz/p p class=p1Allison Frakes Smith/p p class=p1Virginia Smith/p p class=p1Michael Van Sickle/p p class=p1Becky Wimberg/pp class=p1nbsp;/p p class=p1a href=http://www.whas11.com/community/Group-of-volunteers-work-to-change-landscape-at-UofLs-Law-school-266634091.htmlThe project was featured on WHAS11/a and a href=http://louisville.edu/uofltoday/campus-news/volunteers-sprucing-up-law-school-courtyardsUofL Today/a as an example of a volunteers giving back to the community./pp class=p1Come, hang out, and enjoy!/p

Check Out the Transformed Courtyards!

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:36
pCheck out the transformation that has taken place in the Law School courtyards, to be named the Charles Hebel, Jr., and Carol Hebel Courtyards.  The Law School community has turned these previously unused and unattractive spaces into environmentally, humanly, and socially sustainable spaces with (mostly) native landscaping and places to relax and enjoy nature.  The landscaping and planting work is done, and in the coming weeks, the courtyards will be power-washed and outdoor furniture will be installed.  The soil around the pin oak in the west courtyard will be decompacted later this fall, and eventually hostas will be added around it.  A huge thanks to our donors, Charles Hebel, Jr., a 1955 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, his wife Carol Hebel, and his son Charles Hebel, III, as well as to two University departments – Physical Plant and Communications/Media – which provided major ongoing support for this project.  And a huge thanks to all of the members of the Law School community who were involved in conceiving the project, designing the plans, and doing the hard work of preparing the soils, transporting the plants to the law school, and planting the plants.  The three dozen volunteers – students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends (including from other academic units) – who worked on the project during the past three weeks include:/ppLes Abramsonbr /Tony Arnoldbr /Angela Beverlybr /Ross Bradleybr /Scott Campbellbr /Alexandra Chasebr /Susan Duncanbr /Jen Ewabr /Linda Ewaldbr /Ryan Fenwickbr /Judy Fischerbr /Jacob Gieseckebr /Grace Gieselbr /James Gieselbr /Brandon Johnsonbr /Mr. amp; Mrs. Jeremy Kirkhambr /Emily Kossebr /Maria Kossebr /Eric Matthewsbr /Matt McClintonbr /Tyler Millerbr /Jon-Paul Moodybr /Ella Neelybr /Rick Nowkabr /Mickey Paulbr /Debra Rehbr /Laura Rothsteinbr /Eunice Salazarbr /Shelley Santrybr /Bailey Schruppbr /Chris Schulzbr /Allison Frakes Smithbr /Virginia Smithbr /Michael Van Sicklebr /Becky Wimberg/ppThe project was featured on WHAS11 as an example of a volunteers giving back to the community: a href=http://www.whas11.com/community/Group-of-volunteers-work-to-change-landscape-at-UofLs-Law-school-266634091.htmlhttp://www.whas11.com/community/Group-of-volunteers-work-to-change-landscape-at-UofLs-Law-school-266634091.html/a.  Come, hang out, and enjoy!/p

Emily Peeler To Serve as Street Law Fellow

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:53
p class=p1Emily Peeler, JD ’13 has been appointed to a fellowship that is a partnership between the National Association of Law Placement and the Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program. The two year position will be in Washington, DC. The Legal Diversity Pipeline program partners law firms with diverse high schools nationally. As a fellow, she will support the program through developing and providing law firms with training and curriculum. She will also facilitate the relationship between the schools and firms. The goal of the program is to teach students about the law and legal careers, encourage them to pursue legal careers, and offer support in that pursuit. /p p class=p2nbsp;/p p class=p1While a law student at Brandeis School of Law, Emily taught in the law school’s partnership with the Central High School Law and Government Magnet program in the Street Law Program.  That work inspired her interest in continuing to work with diversity pipeline program. “I am very excited to continue working with Street Law and being a part of this great program.” /p

Help Needed for Law Scool Courtyards Planting

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:37
span style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanpspan style=color: black; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; font-size: 10ptThe Law School is seeking students, faculty, staff, and alums to help with planting about 300 new plants and flowers in the Law School courtyards, July 9-12 in the mornings (8:30-Noon).  uOur greatest need is for volunteers in the morning of Thursday, July 10./u  If you can help, please email Professor Tony Arnold, a href=mailto:tony.arnold@louisville.eduuspan style=color: #0000fftony.arnold@louisville.edu/span/u/a, or student Jen Ewa, a href=mailto:jennifer.ewa@gmail.comuspan style=color: #0000ffjennifer.ewa@gmail.com/span/u/a, or just show up at the courtyards.  Thank you for your help in transforming our courtyards into beautiful, environmentally sustainable, community gathering spaces that can be well utilized by our entire Law School community./span/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /span

Donate to the Mark Stanziano Criminal Law Moot Court Fund

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:06
p Dear Fellow 1982 Brandeis School of Law Classmates: /p p It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our classmate, Mark Stanziano. Mark was a prominent criminal law attorney and will be missed by so many. As a tribute to our friend we are creating an endowment in his name to permanently fund the criminal law moot court team at the Brandeis School of Law. It will be known as quot;The Mark Stanziano Criminal Law Moot Court Fund.quot; We hope to keep Mark’s legacy alive by helping students improve their skills in the criminal law field. Dean Susan Duncan assured us this gift would be a wonderful way to help current students continue to have the opportunity to compete annually in this competition. Because it is not endowed the school needs to find funding every year. Please join us in remembering our friend by making a donation today. Several of us are pledging $1,000 gifts, however, any amount you are able to contribute will be appreciated and a wonderful remembrance of Mark. /p p You can mail a check to JP Davis at: /p blockquote Office of Development, Brandeis School of Lawbr / 2323 South Brook Streetbr / University of Louisvillebr / Louisville, KY 40208 /blockquote p bYou can also easily a href=https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1157/charting/index.aspx?sid=1157amp;gid=1amp;pgid=1373amp;cid=2451 target=_blankgive online/a/b. Select quot;Otherquot; under designation and type in the name of the fund: iThe Mark Stanziano Criminal Law Moot Court Fund./i /p p In the memory of Mark Stanziano, thank you for your time, consideration, and support. /p p Sincerely, /p p Tawana Edwardsbr / Maggie Keanebr / Lucy Helm /p

Howard Baker, Brandeis Medal Recipient Dies at Age 88

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:18
The Brandeis School of Law notes with sadness the passing of Howard Baker, former United States Senator, White House Chief of Staff, and Ambassador to Japan.  In 2005, Senator Baker received the Brandeis Medal from the law school.  The Brandeis Medal was established to recognize individuals whose lives reflect Justice Brandeis’ commitment to the ideals of individual liberty, concern for the disadvantaged, and public service.  It was awarded for the first time in 1982. Previous recipients include Supreme Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Harry Blackmun, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Steven Breyer and John Paul Stevens; Congressman John Lewis, and journalist Eugene Robinson.br /br /Senator Howard H. Baker first received national recognition in 1973 as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee.  Although his most recent service in public life was as U.S. Ambassador to Japan (2001-2004), and he served as President Reagan’s Chief of Staff from February 1987 until July 1988, he is most known for his service in the United States Senate.  The first Republican ever popularly elected to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee, in 1966, he served until 1985, including two terms as Minority Leader (1977-1981) and two terms as Majority Leader (1981-1985).  Following undergraduate studies at the University of the South and Tulane University, he received his law degree from the University of Tennessee.

Brandeis School of Law is Proud of Our Alumni Who Are Serving on UL’s Alumni Association

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:42
pThe full slate for the 2014-16 board of directors for the Alumni Association is as follows:/ppub

Officers

/b/u/ppTony Fortwengler, 66S, president (executive committee)br /Chris Puffer, 93B, president-elect (executive committee)br /Barbara Gaines Nichols, 67SC, secretary (executive committee)

/ppubAt-Large Directors

/b/u/ppErnest Brooks, 96Abr /
bKeith Cartwright, 83L
br /Greg Cinnamon, 86Lbr /Sean Deskins, 04A, 07L/bbr /
Dr. Amy Farnsworth, 66DMD
br /Sgt. Danny Glidewell, 86JAbr /
Kathy Goodin, 83Bbr /
Josh Hillman, 04S, 05GS
br /Kelly Hodges, 93B, 01GBbr /
Dr. Lowell Katz, 68A, 72MDbr /
Doug Kemper, 86A
br /Mitch Matamoros, 75Kbr /
Terina Matthews, 93E (executive committee)
br /Dan Murphy, 05Bbr /
Tommy Nolan, 03B (executive committee)/ppub

Ex-Officio Directors (non-voting members)

/b/u/ppMarie Abrams, 59A (board of trustees)
br /bBob Benson, 69L (board of trustees)
/bbr /Josh Hawkins, interim executive director (executive committee)
br /bReggie Van Stockum, 79A, 79L immediate past president (executive committee)/bbr /
Kathleen Smith, 70B, 05GE (faculty/staff representative)
br /Lubna Hindi, president of SOAR (Student Organization for Alumni Relations)/p

Courtyards Preparation and Planting: Alumni, Students, Staff, and Faculty Help Needed with Law School

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:14
pThe Law School needs the help of as many alumni, students, staff, and faculty as possible to prepare the Law School courtyards for transformation to beautiful native landscaped spaces and functional gathering/community spaces.  We need LOTS of people to help with preparing the land and soils, transporting plants and flowers (several pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans are ideal), and planting.  We have estimated that this community-building project will take more than 100 person-hours of work.  The days and times for work on the courtyards are:/ppPrep Work (this is important work – we need plenty of people willing to lend a hand):br /   Thursday, June 26: morning, afternoon, and eveningbr /   Friday, June 27: morningbr /   Saturday, June 28: morning and afternoonbr /   Sunday, June 29: afternoon and evening/ppTransporting Plants (part of a caravan – need lots of trucks, vans, SUVs, etc.):br /Either Monday, July 7 or Tuesday, July 8 (timing depends on who is available and when the nurseries are open)/ppPlanting:br /   Wednesday, July 9: morning, afternoon, and eveningbr /   Thursday, July 10: morning, afternoon, and eveningbr /   Friday, July 11: morningbr /   Saturday, July 12: morning and afternoon/ppIf you can help at all, please contact Professor Tony Arnold at a href=mailto:tony.arnold@louisville.edutony.arnold@louisville.edu/a or Jen Ewa at a href=mailto:jennifer.ewa@gmail.comjennifer.ewa@gmail.com/a or (708) 307-4123.  The project is supervised by Jen and Professor Arnold in order to achieve a landscaping plan that was developed by all Law School constituencies in a participatory process and has been funded through the generosity of the Charles Hebel family.  This is a community-wide project that will make the Law School a better place.  Thank you for your help, as we work together to make this project a reality!/p

Brandeis School of Law seeks Director of Academic Success

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:15
uspan style=font-size: smallba href=http://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?jobcode=175898773Apply here/a/b/span/u

Susan Duncan Appointed To Three Year Term as Dean

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:58
pProvost Shirley Willihnganz announced on May 8 that Susan Duncan would be appointed for an additional three years term as Interim Dean.  During the previous two years in which Susan Duncan has served in that role, she has accomplished a great deal and this continued appointment provides the opportunity to continue to place the Brandeis School of Law in a strong position.  Her accomplishments are in the areas of fundraising, connections with alumni/ae, physical plant updates, attention to diversity, staff support, and developing a strategic plan.  Dean Duncan joined the law school faculty in 1999 and is a 1991 graduate of the law school herself.  In accepting the appointment, Dean Duncan stated that, “Serving as the dean for the past two years has been an honor and a privilege.  I thank the President, the Provost, and the law school faculty and staff for their faith in me and look forward to working with all of them on advancing our school.  The strategic plan sets forth a vision that is very exciting.  I know our alumni and friends will help us execute this plan allowing our school to reach new heights.”/ppa href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/deanduncan-appointment.pdfClick here to read the full story.  /a/p

2014 Law School Graduate Named UofL Top Scholar

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 16:07
p class=p1a href=http://louisville.edu/scholars/2014/hartsellJosh Hartsell/a, a May 2014 graduate has been selected as a finalist to the a href=http://www.pmf.gov/becomeapmf/index.aspxPresidential Management Fellows Class of 2014/a. A total of 609 students (518 individuals were selected as PMF Finalists and 91 individuals were selected PMF STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Finalists) were selected. The PMF Program received approximately 7,000 applicants for the 2014 application cycle. Mr. Hartsell will spend the next two years working in Washington, D.C. on international trade policy as part of a leadership development program./p

Who Rules Louisville? A Three week intensive Course on the City May 12 to June 2

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 14:42
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font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWho rules Louisville?  Who wants to turn Louisville into a wasteland that is starting to look like the next Detroit in Smoketown and West Louisville?   What kind of policies work that create urban regeneration in places like Old Louisville, East Russell, Norton Commons and NuLu?   What can we learn from the economic success stories of Portland (Oregon), Amsterdam and Australia?   Who and where is the command and control center of Louisville?/spanspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black/span/ppspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWe are bringing in the power brokers of Louisville from the rich to the poor, the fourth estate, developers and environmentalists; and many world class urban thinkers./span/ppspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWe are inviting speakers for our Introduction to the City class May 12 to June 2:/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackCongressman John Yarmuth;  Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Councilmembers David James and Tom Owen, Tom Fitzgerald, Kentucky Resources Council, Dr. Julian Ageyman Editor of Local Environments and Professor at Tufts; Wendell Berry, Kentucky book author; Greg Squires George Washington University; Marilyn Melkonian developer of 12,000 affordable houses in 22 cities; Courier Journal Editorial Board members; LEO editors and Louisvilleky.com; Wesley Meares, Georgia Regents University;  Larry Gough, green developer;  Ricky Jones, Chair Pan African Studies; Cathy Hinko, Director of Metro Housing Council;  environmental justice field trip with Russ Barnet, Director of KIESD;  field trip to Norton Commons as a new urbanist development;   field trip to NuLu to meet with developer and green visionary Gill Holland;  Jackie Green, Mayoral candidate;  philanthropists such as Edie Bingham and Christy Brown; all are invited to come to our table for peaceful discussion and debate in room 117!  We are also teaming up with the Festival of Faiths to attend a few sessions with Julian Ageyman and Wendell Berry and many others we will get you involved in:  /span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blacka href=http://www.centerforinterfaithrelations.org/sacred-earth-sacred-self/http://www.centerforinterfaithrelations.org/sacred-earth-sacred-self//a/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black/spanspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackMost of these speakers have already been confirmed and some are still trying to fit it into their schedule. /span /ppspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black/spanspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWe are still verifying dates and times but we should have a confirmed schedule as we move to the end of the week.    We will be reading reports produced by the city.  /span /ppspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackFine Print: /span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackIntroduction to the City:  Public Administration, Planning and  Policy.   session 1: three week session in May /span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackfirst day- May 12--last day- June 2/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.--with class consent some class times  can be adjusted to better fit student  schedules /span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackSession 1 (May 12- June 2, 3 week)/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackSpecial Topics: The City: Public Admin, Policy, amp; Planning/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackUPA680-01/PLAN680-01/PADM683-01   /  credit hours: 3/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackno pre-requisites required, open to all UofL graduates students, advanced undergraduates by permission of instructor.  /span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackJohn I. Gilderbloom is a Professor of  Planning  at UofL which is ranked as one of the best academic programs  in the nation.  Dr. Gilderbloom currently directs the multi-million dollar  Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods (a href=http://sun.louisville.eduhttp://sun.louisville.edu/a). Dr. Gilderbloom  has been honored with numerous awards  including the Presidential Medal for Distinguished Faculty Research at the University of Louisville.    In an international poll of thousands of Urbanist, planners and architects, Professor Gilderbloom was ranked one of the “top 100 urban thinkers in the world.quot;  He enjoys singing in the shower, writing and surfing.  /span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWhy?/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black/spanspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWhy do people in West Louisville / Portland have shorten lives by up to ten years on average? /span /ppspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWhy does Louisville rank as having some of the worst air, water and soil toxins  of any city in the nation?/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWhy is climate change our most pressing problem we face as a civilization?/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWhy can't Louisville come up with policy and planning solutions to end these problems?/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWhat cities provide models that create prosperity, fairness, green living and reduces catastrophic climate change?/spanspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black/span/ppspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black/spanspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackquot;Introduction to the City quot; is a three week intensive course taught from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. to  give a comprehensive  overview of the city by looking closely at Louisville's political, planning and policy outcomes of decision making.  Half the class is taught outside the classroom with field trips.  We will spend  time touring the city (walking, biking and bus) and learning about struggling and prosperous neighborhoods.   My  approach is to study the players who shape the city:  elected leaders, government, developers, non-profits, news media,  and citizen groups. Our city shapes our life chances but we shape our city: it a dialectic.   We will meet with elected officials from our Congressman, Senator, Mayor, Councilmembers, Neighborhood Associations, and non-profits such as Leadership Louisville and Louisville Central Community Center. This class will attempt to understand the root causes of our problems and come up policy prescriptions that work; we will look at bad examples from Havana to Detroit and good examples from Portland to Amsterdam. We will show you how my urbanist colleagues can access a treasure trove  of data from Photo Archives, MLS, Deed records, PVA office, Kentucky State Data Center, Planning Department, Health, and Economic Development.  Graduate students from Sociology, Geography, Political Science, Planning, History, Art History, Law, Public Health, Women's Studies, Pan African Studies, and Public Administration are welcomed  to take this course.    We will provide room for advanced  undergraduates.     If you have any questions, please contact Dr. John Gilderbloom at a href=mailto:jigild01@louisville.edujigild01@louisville.edu/a or call him at 502-852-8557./span /p

Lucy Helm, '82, General Counsel at Starbucks, Accepts Graduation Speaker Call

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:48
p class=p1img src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Lucy%20Helm%20Photo%203n.jpg / /pp class=p1The Brandeis School of Law is pleased to welcome back Lucy Helm as the 2014 Graduation Speaker.  Ms. Helm has been a partner (employee) at Starbucks for more than 13 years. In May 2012 she was appointed executive vice president, general counsel and secretary after serving as interim general counsel. In her role, Ms. Helm leads the Global Law amp; Corporate Affairs department, including 190 legal and compliance partners (employees) in 14 offices around the world. She also serves as a member of Starbucks senior leadership team and supports the company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Helm is well known for her commitment to diversity and social justice and the National Law Journal recently named her one of a href=http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202648667420?kw=America%27s%2050%20Outstanding%20General%20Counselamp;et=editorialamp;bu=National%20Law%20Journalamp;cn=20140331amp;src=EMC-Emailamp;pt=Daily%20Headlinesamp;slreturn=20140322092843America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsels/a. We are very proud of Ms. Helm!/p

Law School Adopts Strategic Plan

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:35
!--[if gte mso 9]xml /xml![endif]--!--[if gte mso 9]xml Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /xml![endif]--!--[if gte mso 9]xml /xml![endif]--!--[if gte mso 10] style /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:Table Normal; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri,sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:Times New Roman; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} /style ![endif]-- pAt its April 15 Faculty Meeting, the law school faculty passed its Strategic Plan.  This process began a year ago with the formation of a committee of faculty, staff, and students  and input and advice from a very diverse advisory committee of regional alumni, lawyers, and lawyers practicing in other professions was formed to give feedback to the strategic planning process.   The Strategic Plan is a result of 18 committee meetings, several faculty and staff discussions, student forums, and discussions with the advisory committee, alums, members of the legal profession, and members of the university community.  My thanks to all who provided input into this thoughtful and comprehensive process. A special thanks to the committee and the co-chairs Laura Rothstein and Tony Arnold!!/p pnbsp;/p pThe need for a major strategic planning process was a result of several factors.   These include the significant forces of change affecting legal education, the legal profession, and higher education, which require that the Law School change some aspects of what it is doing if it wishes to meet current and future needs and demands. Among these forces are market forces within legal education and the legal profession, the increasing recognition of the importance of development of professional skills, and changes in public funding of higher education and other resource challenges. The plan is neither a complete rejection of all existing structures and functions nor is it only an incremental change. During the Strategic Planning Process, there was close monitoring of ongoing developments within legal education and the legal profession nationally.  This was also an opportunity for the law school to re-examine its research mission.  The goal was to be a proactive approach resulting in a plan that was flexible and allowed for changes.  It contemplates a continuing role of a Strategic Planning Committee that will review and analyze actions in areas that align with the University of Louisville 2020 Plan and the law school's own mission.  /p pnbsp;/p pThe following is the mission statement that is a revision of the previous mission statement.  This better reflects the current and dynamic goals of the law school./p pbLaw School Mission /b/p pThe University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is a premiere small public law school with a mission to serve the public. Located in the Louisville urban community, it is part of a large comprehensive research university with a state legislative mandate to be a nationally preeminent metropolitan research university. The Law School is guided by the vision of its benefactor and namesake, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, to: /p p1. Educate students in skills, knowledge, and values for lifelong effectiveness in solving problems and seeking justice by giving them outstanding opportunities to: /p ul type=discliDevelop knowledge of the basic principles of public and private law; /liliDevelop effective skills of legal analysis and written communication, legal research, conflict resolution, problem solving, and other fundamental skills; /liliUnderstand diverse perspectives that influence and are influenced by the law and its institutions, through a diverse faculty and student body, and through legal research and scholarship; /liliUnderstand their ethical responsibilities as representatives of clients, as officers of the court, and as public citizens responsible for the quality and availability of justice; /li/ul p2. Produce and support research that has a high level of impact on scholarship, law, public policy, and/or social institutions; /p p3. Develop and pursue interdisciplinary inquiry; /p p4. Actively engage the community in addressing public problems, resolving conflicts, seeking justice, and building a vibrant and sustainable future through high-quality research and innovative ideas, and application of research to solve public problems and serve the public; /p p5. Actively engage diverse participants in an academic community of students, faculty, and staff that is strengthened by its diversity and its commitment to social justice, opportunity, sustainability, and mutual respect; and /p p6. Develop and use resources efficiently, effectively, and sustainably to achieve mission-critical goals and strategies and to ensure student access to relatively affordable legal education. /p pnbsp;/p pThe plan includes a revised mission statement and sets out Goals and a detailed set of Strategies in the following areas /p pbEducation and Curriculum: /b In keeping with the mission of a comprehensive public research university in an urban environment, ensure that students develop skills, knowledge, and values for lifelong effectiveness in solving problems and seeking justice.b /b/p pbResearch: /bProduce and support research and scholarship that have a high level of impact on scholarship (i.e., the academic body of knowledge and ideas), law, public policy, and/or social institutions. High-impact scholarship includes a diverse range of scholarship and diverse measures of impact. Impact is achieved collectively as an academic unit of scholars, as well as individually over a period of years. Most scholarly impact is not ascertainable immediately upon publication./p pbInterdisciplinary Inquiry: /bDevelop a strong program of interdisciplinary education, scholarship, and service./p pbCommunity Engagement: /bActively engage the community in addressing public problems, resolving conflicts, seeking justice, and building a vibrant and sustainable future through high-quality research, innovative ideas, and application of research to solve public problems and serve the public./p pbDiversity: /b The Law School will actively engage diverse participants in an academic community that is strengthened by its diversity and its commitment to social justice, opportunity, sustainability, and mutual respect./p pbResources: /bIncrease resources, including developing new sources of funding, that enable the Law School to fulfill the critical aspects of its mission and to achieve its goals and strategies, while also adhering to the Law School's long-standing commitment to students' access to a relatively affordable J.D. program. Use resources efficiently, effectively, and sustainably to maximize outcomes for resources expended, including setting priorities for the use of limited funding, time, effort, and expertise.  Promote sustainability in the Law School community and environment, and build partnerships with the University and broader community to seek sustainability./p pnbsp;/p pThe next step will be for the Strategic Planning Committee to develop specific steps (we identified 92 strategies) that should be taken to implement the plan.  /p pnbsp;/p !--[if gte mso 9]xml /xml![endif]--!--[if gte mso 9]xml Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /xml![endif]--!--[if gte mso 9]xml /xml![endif]--!--[if gte mso 10] style /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:Table Normal; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri,sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:Times New Roman; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} /style ![endif]--

Professor McNeal Delivered the Keynote Address at Harvard Law School Conference

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 21:16
span style=font-size: small; font-family: 'Times New Roman'Professor Laura McNeal was invited to give the keynote address at Harvard Law School on April 15 for the quot;/spanspan style=font-size: small; font-family: 'Times New Roman'40 Years After Milliken: Remedying Racial Disparities in Post-Racial Society Conference.quot; Professor McNeal's talk, quot;From Hollow Hope to New Beginnings: Achieving Educational Equity in the Post-Milliken Era,quot; will critique a series of landmark Supreme Court cases to illustrate how the Court's color-blind rhetoric has undermined efforts to achieve substantive equality in K-12 education. Professor McNeal will also be participating in a panel discussion on the barriers to equal education opportunity in the Post-Fischer era./spanspan style=font-size: small; font-family: 'Times New Roman'br //span